Welcome to the Foundation Stage Page – The Beginning of an Educational Adventure
Learning Through Play whilst Walking Kindly in the Footsteps of Jesus Christ as we Live and Learn.
- We ask for a contribution of £2 per term, per child to cover the cost of items such as gardening, cooking and playdough ingredients, together with snacks for Forest School days. Please hand to any member of staff. Thank you.
- PE is every Monday – FS2 children must have the correct, named kit in school. FS1 children remove shoes and tights or socks, so please ensure they can manage their own shoes.
- Library books are changed every Thursday.
- Reading books are checked every Monday and Friday and will be changed on those days if your child is ready for a new book.
Staff Names and Roles:
Foundation Stage Leaders – Miss Chapman Foundation Stage Co-ordinator and Foundation Stage 1 Teacher and Miss Matthews Foundation Stage 2 Teacher
Teaching Assistants – Miss Vaughan, Mrs Scott and Mrs Owen
Care Assistants – Miss Freeman
Ways to help at home:
Every day please…..
- Talk to your child whilst playing with their favourite toys – when possible extend their play eg when playing with bricks or creating a picture, Plan>Do>Review (ie talk about what they want to make, make it together and then talk about what they like best or might want to change).
- Share at least one story – talk about the pictures and encourage them to predict what might happen or how a character is feeling.
- Spot words around the home – notice what letter sounds are in them (maybe link with their name), try to blend the sounds together (read the word) or talk about what the words mean.
- Practise writing (see below on the handwriting link for more ideas).
- Choose one of the maths activities on the challenge sheet below.
Once a week please….
- Draw a picture – child to have a go at writing their name and maybe add some labels together. Please save to bring it back to school to add to your child’s learning journey.
- During Lent, please encourage your child to ‘do something for others’ – to help, to share, to care.
- Help your child to know the story of Easter – reading from a children’s Bible or watching the story re-told on CBeebies/topmarks/bbc.co.uk (teach)/youtube – The Beginner’s Bible
How can I help at home this document gives you lots of fun ideas of how to support your children to develop in all areas of learning. The first two pages are aimed at children in FS1 and the second two pages for children in FS2 – but all ideas can suit children’s different interests.
playdough recipe – a quick and easy playdough recipe so that you can help your children develop strong fingers and wrists, creative skills, communication skills as they talk about the changes they see and make and social skills as they play together with you.
The BRW Maths Challenge eg – fun maths challenges to do at home
handwriting – please take the time to practise letter formation and name writing – with pencils and paper or water and paintbrushes outside. It is a good idea for children to copy a model and only write their name from memory once they have mastered the correct formation.
List of useful websites for EYFS:
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Lots of phonics based games for children to play
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?AgeGroup=1 Top marks has lots of different maths activities for children to play
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games?page=3 CBeebies has lots of interactive stories and games for you to play
https://www.youtube.com – youtube is great to watch the following on:
- Numberblocks – this helps children to understand numbers up to and beyond 10 by using different characters
- Tricky word song – these help children with reading and spelling words such as; I, go, to, he, she etc
- Jolly Phonics songs and actions – these help children read and say different sounds
- Alphablocks – these shows help with segmenting and blending sounds in words
- Cosmic Kids – yoga suitable for young children