Welcome to the

Foundation Stage

 

Staff

Mr S. Gullett - EYFS Phase Leader/ Class Teacher - FS2G

Mrs Z. Darley - Class Teacher - FS2D

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

 

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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 - FS2G

Mrs C. Randall - FS2D

Mrs D. Lockwood - FS2DF

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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:

Wednesday 6th September - Start part time

Monday 18th September - Start full time

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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

 

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

 

Maths

 

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A big focus within the EYFS is having a deep understanding of number. We are supporting the children to count, recognise, match number to quantity and order numbers effortlessly. Recognising quantities without counting; known as subitising and automatically recalling number bonds to 5 and then 10, are also steps within our curriclum to enable the children to gain that deeper understanding of number. 

 

Physical Education

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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 or by an adult prior to the children starting school that morning, adults in school cannot help them with this.

Our Unit of Work for Term 3

Who helps us?

Who helps us?

There are people all around us and in our lives who help us.  During the term we will find out about lots of the different people we are supported by and what they do for us.

 

Firefighters

Normally a crew from the fire station comes to school to talk to us.  We explore what the firefighters do, what equipment they use and how we would contact them if we need them in an emergency. 

We practice what we would say if we phoned 999 in an emergency.  Learning our address is an important part of this!

Police Officers

Normally a PCSO comes to school to talk to us.  They show us the equipment they use and the special clothes that they wear.

Paramedics

Normally a paramedic comes to school and brings an ambulance with them for us to look at.  We learn to ask questions and this helps us find out about their job.

Vets

Normally the veterinary nurse comes to visit us in school.  She brings lots of equipment to show us which we are able to explore.

Postal Worker

We explore our role play post office in the conservatory.  We consolidate the learning of our address and look at addresses on envelopes and packets.

Road Crossing Patrol

Our road crossing patrol comes in to visit us.  They reminds of the safe places we can cross the road.  We make STOP signs and use them in our role play with the bikes and trikes.

 

Literacy 

We will be continuing RWI lessons, moving into our new groups, recapping the initial Set 1 sounds and saying them speedily. We will also be learning how to write the letters accurately using the correct pencil grip and sitting position and the different handwriting phrases. 

Please remember to check your child's contact book every day for information and messages. Each week there will be a sticker in there that tells you what will be happening and what learning will be taking place in the classroom.