Welcome to the

Foundation Stage

 

Staff

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

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 - FS2G

Mrs C. Randall - FS2D

Mrs D. Lockwood - FS2B

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 20th September - Children start full time

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 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

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 6

All About Me - Who am !?

As the children start school we learn all about them! We learn similarities and differences between ourselves and others and spend lots of time talking about what we do with our families, things with enjoy and those we don't. 

We create our self portraits and draw family pictures as well as play games to develop our social skills and build relationships

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This area of learning and development is our main focus for this term - settling the children in, building realtionships and getting to know our new school and EYFS environments. We also work on independence and ensuring the children are beginning to take responsibility for themselves and their belongings. 

 

Communication and language

Communication and Language runs through everything we do throughout the year here at Byron. We learn to listen and give our attention to others - responding appropriately sharing our own thoughts, ideas and opinions respecfully. 

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.