Foundation Stage 1 & 2
Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage!
Foundation 1 (Nursery) and Foundation 2 (Reception) are being taught in the same building from September 2017. It is a big change for all of us but we are already beginning to see the benefits of working as a unit. We have a very experienced and dedicated team of staff. They are:
Miss Boraston - Early Years Foundation Stage teacher
Mrs McCoy, Mrs Richards, Mrs Cleave, Mrs Munson - Nursery Nurses
Miss Farrier - Nursery Nurse Assistant
Miss Crawford, Mrs Joyce, Miss Thomson - Teaching Assistants
Miss Prout - Mealtime Assistant
The Early Years Foundation Stage recognises that children learn best through play. There are 3 Prime areas of learning (Physical Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language) and 4 Specific areas (Mathematics; Expressive Arts and Design; Understanding of the World). The Prime areas contain essential skills which children need to help them learn.
Our Learning Project this term is 'Will you read me a story?' We will be exploring traditional tales and a wide range of other stories. Children will be encouraged to develop their understanding of the language of stories. You can help at home by talking to your child about stories, asking them to describe characters and settings and suggesting what might happen next.
We started our project with a very exciting memorable experience. We decided to focus on the magical elements of stories and were visited by an expert potion maker (also known as Mrs McCoy!) who made some lovely fizzing potions. We have lots of exciting plans for the next few weeks including making our own wands, mixing potions and acting out Room on the Broom. We will also be reading lots of traditional tales, building castles, being knights and dragons and lots more exciting activities.