Welcome to the
Foundation Stage

 

Staff

Miss B. Ford - EYFS Phase Leader and Class Teacher - FS2F
Mrs Z. Darley - Class Teacher - FS2D

 Mrs F. Baptie - Class Teacher - FS2B

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 - FS2B

Mrs C. Randall - 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:

Settling in sessions

Taster session- Tuesday 3rd September, 9am- 11am

Taster session- Wednesday 4th September, 1pm- 3pm

Children attend- Thursday 5th & Friday 6th September, 8.40am- 11.45am

Children attend- Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th September, 8.40am-1.15pm

Thursday 12th September-Children begin full time, 8.40am-3.30pm

 Tuesday 15th October & Thursday 17th October- Parent's evening

Tuesday 22nd October, 3.30pm-5.15pm- Infant Film event

Friday 25th October- TAG day and 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 ~"All about me"

 

Our topic this term is 'All about me.

We will take a walk around our school to find out about the adults who work there. We will talk about friendships; being kind and helpful and the things we like. What is our most cherished possession? We will discover new words to describe ourselves. 

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Within PSED this term we will be teaching the children 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?

Communication and Language (CL)

Within CL this term we will be encouraging the children to listen and respond to ideas expressed by others in conversation. 

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 will be working on finding the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them. We will be developing our mathematical language to name 2D shapes and applying our learning through of 2D shape when we go on a shape walk around the local environment.

Understanding the World (UTW)

We will compare hand sizes with our friends. Our artistic skills will help us to paint stunning self-portraits. We will be taking a walk around our local environment to look at shapes and numbers.

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

In EAD we will be using a range of media and materials to create our self-portraits. We will be using a range of tools and techniques to create gingerbread men.