Happy New Year! Great to have you back. Looking forward to a great Spring term!

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Class Teacher -  Mrs A Godfrey and Miss E Acheson (currently on Maternity leave)

Teaching Assistants

- Mrs D Extance
- Mrs J Walters
- Mrs L Bentley
- Miss A Passfield 

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Spring 2020

SPRING TERM

We are thinking about ‘Helping Heroes’ this term and have started by looking at people who help us in our community and family. The children have done some fantastic thinking about what sort of helping jobs people can do and they have told us about many of you who are in these caring professions!

We have read ‘The Jolly Postman’ and ‘Zog’ and will be reading more stories about people in different jobs, who help in different ways.

The children are continuing to develop their confidence in hearing the sounds they need in their writing, trying to remember what those sounds look like and starting to write short words and sentences.

In the next half term we will start to think about ‘Machines’ and will be finding out about machines and technology at home and at school, as well as reading information books and stories about different kinds of transport.

We will think about inventors and how we have to sometimes try and try again before getting something right and how important it is to keep trying!

In our maths we are continuing to use numbers up to 20 and we have started adding small numbers together to see ‘how many altogether’. We will be looking at 2D shapes and after half term starting to look at 3D shapes. We will be trying to describe the shapes and notice their similarities and differences.

The children will continue to have lots of opportunities to play outside, to enjoy musical instruments, painting and other creative activities and small world play. We will continue to enjoy various kinds of sensory play such as playdough, slime, water and sand and to explore role play, including hospital play and shops.

HOME LEARNING

We will continue to post ideas for learning at home, as well as your child’s learning in the classroom, so please keep checking Tapestry every week.

Please also keep sharing your lovely photos and comments on Tapestry. We so enjoy seeing them and the children love sharing their photos at carpet time! Thank you.

Thank you for reading with your children at home. Please remember to sign your child’s reading record every time you read their school reading books. The children receive certificates when they reach a certain number of ‘reads’ and we count how many times you have signed the reading record to see how many times they have read at home.

Please try to read as often as possible at home. Just a few minutes to read a page or two of their book and to practise any new sounds is so helpful to their learning.

PE

PE lessons will be on Thursdays for this term. We will usually be inside in the hall and will have bare feet, but please ensure your child has a white t-shirt and grey, black or blue shorts or soft trousers to wear.

Thank you for all of your help, and please come to us with any questions or concerns you may have.

Our Curriculum Map can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Foundation Stage Curriculum Map

A few reminders...

  • Please can you provide your child with a snack to eat during afternoon play time. We are part of the ‘Healthy Schools’ initiative and we ask that this is a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit or vegetable.
  • We request that all items of uniform are clearly labelled with your child’s name, including PE kits. Often children will be wearing the same size jumpers and without names we cannot tell who they belong to.
  • Please remember that the class water bottle must only contain water! We will be checking them regularly and empting out anything that isn’t water.
  • With the autumn weather fast approaching please provide children with a raincoat and named wellington boots, even if the weather in the morning looks fine. We like to take our learning outside and children may miss out as we do not have spare sets for the whole class.