Welcome to the
Foundation Stage

 

Staff

Mrs V. French - EYFS Phase Leader

Mrs V. French and Mrs C Dawson - Class Teacher - FS2DF
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.

Alternatively you can contact us by email on- 

earlyyearsbyron@thewestbrooktrust.org

 

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 - FS2DF
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:

Tuesday 23rd February- children return to school.  

 

Thursday 1st April - end 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 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 ~"How Do Things Grow?"

Our topic for terms 4 and 5 is 'How do things grow?'.

Below is our Knowledge organiser link for the topic.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

In PSED this term we will be working on developing confidence speaking in a variety of situations.  The children will be focusing on reflecting on their learning and forming positive relationships with their peers and considering how the choices they make have an impact on the wider world.

Communication and Language (CL)

Within CL this term the children will be talking about the observations that they make about the world around us.  They will be developing their scientific vocabulary and being encouraged to explain their knowledge and understanding. 

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 learning about similarities and differences between ourselves and using our observational skills to compare different living things.  

We will be finding out about how animals grow and change and discovering how to keep ourselves and animals healthy.

We will be learning about what happens to ingredients when we cook them and developing our scientific vocabulary.

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

In EAD we will be continuing to develop our observational skills by exploring a variety of media to create images of animals and other living things.  We will be using our artistic skills to create cards and gifts for special people .

As part of our exploration of ways to stay healthy we will learn different dances and exercises.