Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to FS1

Hello…

Mrs Chapman, Miss English, Miss Curnow, Ms Beevers, Mrs Simpson and Mrs Welford welcome you to Foundation One. Throughout this page you will find information about your child’s learning as well as important dates for the diary. If you need to contact one of us, please do not hesitate to get in touch at the school door, by email or by contacting the main school office.

Notice Board

Please ensure your child is wearing sensible footwear and no earrings so they can access the outdoor play area safely!
Home Loan Activities – we expect children to take home an activity pack weekly and a book for you to share with your child five times a week.

06/09/19 – Class photos
24/25/09 – 19 Open Evening
11/10/19 – Harvest
16/10/19 – Individual photos
06/12/19 – Christingle
12/12/19 – Christmas Performance
19/12/19 – Christmas Party

Welcome to Foundation Stage One!


We are a dedicated, caring and energetic team who view every child as a unique and competent learner. We foster strong and secure relationships where children feel safe and happy to take risks, are confident and capable learners and build the resilience to explore the world and find out new things.
Our effective early years’ curriculum is carefully structured; recognising the different starting points and the individual needs. There are opportunities for children to engage in activities planned by the adults and those they plan and initiate themselves. We observe and respond appropriately to children, informed by the knowledge of ‘how children learn and progress’ through developmental milestones. The rich, stimulating and purposeful learning environment enables children to practice key skills, develop knowledge and understanding of themselves, their community and the wider world.
We strongly believe that children can do anything as long as they have the passion, the drive, the focus and the support!

Big Ideas
Autumn
Who Am I? (1 week)
Self-confidence and self-awareness – What’s in a name? What’s special about me?
Managing feelings and behavior – Understanding rules, responsibilities and expectations

Time travellers (6 weeks)
Family and community links

Communication and Language – Who do I belong to? What’s special about me?
People and Communities – Why is my community important to me? has a sense of own family and relations and is aware of lives of people who are familiar to them

The World – notices features in environment, comments and asks questions about where they live
Shape, Space and Measure and Expressive Arts and Designs – Exploring materials, patterns and constructing own buildings

Lest We Forget (2 weeks)
World War and Unicef Links

Communication, Understanding and Being Imaginative – Why did they leave? Where did they go? The Travels of Paddington Bear *refugees
People and Communities – Links to events and experiences of familiar people
The World and Technology – Journey to another place, Control toys

Let me entertain you! (6 weeks)
Self-confidence and Speaking – Perform to an audience and learn lines and songs
People and Community – Community links *Enterprise

Spring

Our Changing World (6 Weeks)
(minibeast, plant life and global citizen)

Understanding and The World – Are Eggs Alive? What changes have happened? Local environment, Explore and observe

Technology – Children make book about changes

Animal Magic (6 Weeks)
Understanding and The World – Are all animals pets? Explore, ask and answer questions and notice similarities and differences, Caring for animals
Expressive Arts and Design – Habitats and homes *build and construct, Patterns

Summer

Faster, higher, stronger! (5 Weeks)
Physical Development – Who is the fastest…highest…strongest? Physical Development, Olympics, Nursery Sports Day
Self-Awareness and Self-Confidence – Aware of successes and capabilities, Build resilience
The World and People and Communities – Local stadium and athletes

Music, lights, action (7 Weeks)
Speaking
Expressive Arts and Design (music and dance)
– Music and performance

Early Year Foundation Stage

Development Matters