Welcome to the
Foundation Stage

 

Staff

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:

3rd September - Staff Development Day

4th September - Children Return to Sschool

4th/ 5th September - Stay and Play Sessions 9-11 or 1-3

6th/ 7th September - Part Time 8:40-11:45

10th/ 11th/ 12th September - Part Time with Lunch - 8:40 - 1:15

13th September - Full Time 8:40-3:30

4th October - FS2 Open Meeting for Parents of Children Starting School in September 2019

9th October - Parents Evening

11th October - Parents Evening

19th October - TAG Day

19th October - Last Day of Term

These are some of the websites that we like to use in school:

http://www.ictgames.com/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/ 

Curriculum
Information

 

Phonics and literacy

For more information on the teaching of phonics and literacy at Byron click here.

 

Maths

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.

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf 

http://www.early-years.org/parents/docs/maths-through-play.pdf

 

Physical Education

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 ~"Colours and celebrations"

 

Our topic this term is 'Colours and celebrations'.

We will get dressed up and look at ourselves in mirrors – how will our reflections change? We will be sorting shiny objects and materials. We will think about our feelings and how these will change our facial expressions. We will be performing a production to the school and our parents to celebrate Christmas. 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Within PSED this term we will be embedding the children's understanding our 'rules' which are:

'We listen' 
'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 instructions. The children will be encouraged to use their language to recreate roles and experiences in play situations. 

Literacy (L)

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. 

Mathematics

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 Playing percussion instruments. In the outside area we will listen carefully and describe the similarities and differences between sounds we can here. What sound did you hear on firework night? We will be describing the sounds we hear and colours we see.

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

In EAD we will be practising our christmas production in readiness to perform to the parents. We will be talking about the different colour fireworks we saw during fireworks night and exploring the different colours we make when we mix colours together.