Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to FS1

Hello…

Miss English, Mrs Bateman, Mrs Simpson, Mrs Welford Mrs Palin 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

Children in FS1 will enter school through the Nursery gate
Morning 8.45-11.30
Afternoon12.15-3.15
Collection will be through the same gate.

fs1@skeltonprimaryschool.co.uk

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
Chapter 1—What is umphh? (1 week)
PSHE, Well-Being, Behaviour, Aspirations In week one we want to create a sense of belonging amongst the children to their new class and environment, to learn about expectations for the year, to establish a positive classroom charter, to set targets to learn about our school and what it means to give a little extra oomph.

Way back when? (6 weeks)
History
This is the first of two history units. In FS1 children will explore…

Lest we forget (2 weeks)
Remembrance and History and Art
At Skelton we celebrate Remembrance in a big way and commemorate with a Church service. In FS1 the children will explore…

Deck the halls! (5 weeks)
Enterprise, community, DT and Science links
Christmas is a busy time of year and we ensure that we make the most of it by designing, evaluating and making Christmas decorations to sell at the Christmas fayre

Spring

What A Wonderful World (6 Weeks)
Geography and Science
This is where we teach the children about the world, what it looks like and how we need to look after it.
Lost Worlds (6 Weeks)
History
This is the second of two history units. In Year FS1 the children explore…

Summer

Faster, higher, stronger! (5 Weeks)
PE, British Values, Olympics, Ancient Greeks
Sports Day!
This unit will repeat every 4 years in line with the Olympic cycle

Can You See Me? (7 Weeks)
PSHE, Music, Performance
An opportunity to reflect on current affairs in the world, our school curriculum and to provide the children exposure to difference especially cultures, ethnicities, races and disabilities. An amazing opportunity to celebrate diversity in the world and educate our children as tolerant and respectful people.

This Is Me (7 Weeks)
PSHE
This is the transition period in school where children meet the new teachers and prepare for a move. They will celebrate what makes them special and relect on the year and their achievements, current aspirations and next year.