Welcome to the Foundation Stage 2023
Our names are Mrs Worby and Mrs Durrant, and we are the class teachers in Foundation Stage, Ms Shell and Miss Shepherd support us in the classroom.
Our Foundation Stage Christian value is belonging. We choose a child to be a Christian Value Champion, they are a role model for showing the school value to the school and wider community.
We deliver a rich play-based curriculum in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our classroom is a space where each individual is valued and encouraged to initiate their own ideas, resulting in a fun, busy and stimulating environment, where children have confidence to make choices and take risks. We create meaningful topics to ignite children’s thinking, imagination and a love of learning. This enables the children’s skills and knowledge to grow and develop.
On this page, you will be able to discover what your child will be learning about in class each term. Please access Weduc for further information, photos and reminders.
Phonics and Reading
When the children join us in reception they will be already on their reading journey. From starting school, children will be taught phonics daily, following the Sounds-Write scheme.
Children will bring home reading books and we expect children to read at home for a short time each day.
The children are encouraged to use their phonic knowledge when writing using the sounds they have already learnt. Children will participate in role play and acting sessions, we call these ‘Creation Station’. Children will all belong to Drawing Club where they will enjoy stories and using their imagination to draw and make codes.
We use Mathematics Mastery throughout the school. In our class, maths is a practical subject based around the language of maths, patterns, shapes, size and numbers to 10.
In the Autumn term we will be thinking about ourselves and celebrations. This will include thinking about our friends, our families and our birthdays. We will learn about Diwali, bonfire night, Remembrance Day, Christingle and Christmas.
Children participate in PE every day as they have access to our exciting outdoor area. Children will also run around the running track daily and have opportunities to ride our balance bikes.
PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting. We are very lucky to have an amazing Forest School area on our school grounds on the corner of Coppice Lane and Main Street.
Children have Forest School sessions every week on Thursdays with Mrs Durrant.