Welcome to the
Foundation Stage

 

Staff

Mrs B. Ford on maternity leave as of 20th December

Mrs J. Langthorne - EYFS Phase Leader

Mrs J. Langthorne and Mrs C Dawson - 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 - FS2F
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:

 

Monday 6th December - Staff Development Day

Tuesday 7th December - Children back to school

Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th February - Parent Consultations

Tuesday 11th February - Infant Film Night

Friday 14th February - TAG Day

We also have lots of visitors this term from different People Who Help Us

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 number 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 in school cannot help them with this.

 

Our Unit of Work ~"People Who Help Us"

 

Our topic this term is 'People Who Help Us'.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Within PSED this term we will be ensuring the children are secure in 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 as well as beginning to answer 'how' and 'why' questions. 

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. 

Understanding the World (UTW)

We will be thinking about the different People Who Help Us and how they help us; finding out if they wear a special uniform and what important jobs they do

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

In EAD we will be using a range of media and materials to create art work around what we have discovered from the different People Who Help Us.