Foundation Stage 2

Information for parents:

In the Foundation Stage we have 2 members of teaching staff, Miss Degg and Mrs Clixby.

The Foundation Stage is divided into two classes for direct learning time, before merging together as a unit in the continuous provision.

We aim to provide a balanced curriculum which enables each child to develop personally, emotionally, physically, creatively and intellectually to their full potential through both direct teaching and learning through play.

Our children access a range of activities, both indoors and outdoors which cover each area of the curriculum. Direct teaching includes Phonics, Literacy and Maths alongside Music, R.E, P.E. and Topic lessons.

In F2 we have a number of achievement support officers. Miss Pickering, who also leads speech and language interventions for our young children, Miss Burr, Mrs Schofield and Mrs Wilson.

All adults work closely with our children in all areas of learning. We also observe children and ensure they have opportunities for purposeful play both indoors and outdoors. This also helps us ensure we know how to move children on in their learning.

Communication and Language

It is really important for children to develop their communication and language. Each day children are given the opportunity to talk during circles where they are able to talk about their feelings and things they enjoy doing in school. Each week two children are chosen to bring an item from home for our Show and Tell. Children enjoy this and gain confidence talking to the class about what they have brought in.

Literacy

In F2 children are encouraged to make marks and tell someone what their marks mean. When children are able we encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to write words and short captions. Over the year children will develop their writing into short sentences. We provide children with opportunities to write and draw throughout the provision. Each classroom also has a reading area with plenty of books children can enjoy at their own leisure. We use talk for writing within Literacy lessons enabling children to retell stories. These books are also available in our reading areas for children to retell the stories to their friends. Children take home a reading book which is changed at least once each week. We encourage parents to complete their reading journals to show the enjoyment of reading at home. We encourage children to read at home three times each week. We also have a reading bear that one child takes home each week. It includes a bear, books and hot chocolate that children can enjoy with their families. Children are also able to take books from our home library once a week.

Maths

We have daily maths lessons but we also have numbers all around the setting. Children are able to independently engage with numbers and shape during play. We also plan for opportunities both indoors and out for children to engage in maths activities.

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