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 - Class Teacher - FS2F

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 - FS2F

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 April- Children return to school

20th April- Silly sock tag day

7th May- Bank Holiday Monday

25th May- 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 should know and be able to do in maths to be ready for year 1 and ideas to 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 reception 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 ~"Stories"

Our topic this term is 'Stories'. Below is an outline of what the children will be learning.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Within PSED this term we will be continuing to follow 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 looking at how we are similar and how we are different from one another.

Communication and Language (CL)

Within CL this term we will be encouraging the children to ask questions and listen carefully to the answer given. For example, before the children choose an activity they ask their partner "What are you going to do?" "Why?"

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 to encourage this as well.

Mathematics

In mathematics we are learning to describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.  The children are learning to solve practical addition and subtraction problems. We will also be learning about time. 

Understanding the World (UtW)

In UTW we will be looking closely at similarities and differences. We will also be working on completing simple program on the computer. 

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

In EAD we will be working on selecting the appropriate media and materials to capture our experiences.