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Miss B. Masters - EYFS Phase Leader and Class Teacher - FS2M
Mrs Z. Darley - Class Teacher - FS2D
Mrs V. French/ Mrs F. Baptie - Class Teacher - FS2BF
If you would like to speak to a member of the team please pop into the office to make an appointment or fill in the contact form on the front page of the website.
Children's learning in the Foundation Stage (EYFS) is supported by a team of teaching assistants (TAs).
Our TAs support in all classes as well as teaching phonics each day.
Mrs I. Kohannova - FS2M
Mrs D. Lockwood - FS2BF
Mrs T. Bates - FS2D
The Foundation Years website includes lots of information about the curriculum as well as advice and resources for parent(s) / carer(s). Clicking on the logo above will take you directly to the website.
Dates for the Diary:
16th January- Height,weight and hearing checks
Tuesday 5th February- Parent Consultations
Thursday 7th February- Parent consultations
15th February- Tag day
15th February- Last day of Term
Phonics and literacy
For more information on the teaching of phonics and literacy at Byron click here.
A big focus within the EYFS is having a clear understanding of numbers 0-20 and beyond. We are supporting the children to count, recognise, match numeral to quantity, order and write these numbers effortlessly.
Below are links to two documents showing what children are able to do in maths by the end of FS2. These documents can support your child's mathematical learning at home.
In the EYFS the children access the outside area on a daily basis. This is achieved through 'freeflow' where the children have the opportunity to move freely throughout the FS classrooms, conservatory and outside area.
We start PE lessons in term 5 where the children will be participating in team games, balancing activities and throwing and catching. This is carried out once a week and provides the children with an opportunity to change into their PE kits.
In term 5 please make sure that the children have the correct kit for their lesson and that it is named:
Indoor PE: shorts, t-shirt and bare feet in the hall
Outdoor PE: shorts, t-shirt and trainers (in warm weather) or jogging bottoms, t-shirt, jumper and trainers (in cold weather).
During all PE lessons, children need to have their hair tied back and earrings removed. It is school policy not to tape over earrings, they must be removed by the children themselves, adults cannot help them with this.
Our Unit of Work ~"People who help us"
Our topic this term is 'People who help us'.
What special number do we have to phone in an emergency? We will be visited by Fire Fighters who will show us around the fire engine and talk to us about the special uniform they wear. Police will talk about how they can help us stay safe and look after each other. Paramedics will show us a real ambulance and how they can help people in an emergency on the way to hospital. Vets – our pets need looking after too? We will find out how a vet helps animals.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Within PSED this term we will be embedding the children's understanding our 'rules' which are:
'We are gentle'
'We are kind and helpful'
'We tell the truth'
'We work hard'
'We look after the things in our school'
Can your child remember these rules and tell you about them?
We will also be working on explaining our own knowledge and understanding and asking questions of others.
Communication and Language (CL)
Within CL this term we will be encouraging the children respond to several instructions. The children will be encouraged to use their language to recreate roles and experiences in play situations.
In literacy we will be completing our RWI sessions daily. We will be reading to an adult each week and would love as much support from home as well. If you read at least three times a week you will be rewarded with a 'WOW' at the end of the week.
In mathematics we are learning to count to 20 and beyond. We will work on recognising numbers and matching number to quantity; beginning to order numbers as well. We will be looking at 2D shapes and patterns, using these throughout our play. We will also be introduced to using positional language in our play through the use of beebots.
Understanding the World (UtW)
In UTW we will be visited by several people who help us and learning about their role in the community. In the outside area we will listen carefully and describe the similarities and differences between sounds we can here.
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
In EAD we will be using a range of media and materials to make representations of our experiences with the people who help us. We will be developing our construction skills to create representations of the vehicles that are used by the emergency services.