Welcome to Foundation
We have two classes - Sunflower and Buttercup
Our Teachers are Miss Dawkins and Miss Johns
Our Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Champ, Mrs Vaessen and Miss Sharman
We are proud of our caring, creative and happy environment where all children are valued equally and encouraged to achieve their full potential. Over the course of the year, we will support our children in developing their:
Love of Learning
Children develop their learning and skills through exploratory play opportunities during exploring time and by working in small, focused groups with adults. Exploring time allows children to engage in free-flow independent play and planned exploration opportunities within the indoor and outdoor learning environments. Through play children develop language skills and creativity, social and intellectual skills and learn to regulate their emotions. Teachers plan and resource exciting and engaging activities each week for children to choose from in order to provide a challenging environment to support and extend the learning of key concepts linking to the Early Years Foundation Stage. Teachers take account of children’s interests and developmental next steps when planning each activity. Children have the opportunity to self-select resources, practise new ideas and skills, they take risks, show imagination and solve problems on their own or with others within a safe and secure environment.
There is a clear focus on developing a love of learning, independence and resilience through these first hand play experiences. Teachers and Learning Support Assistants support children during exploring time through observation and appropriate intervention through questioning and reflection to support and extend learning and development. Please click on the curriculum map link to see information about our latest topic. Children also take part in planned small group adult-lead Literacy and Mathematics activities during exploring time to support the development of reading, writing, number and shape, space and measure.
We have our weekly PE session on Wednesday morning with Mr Goddard. The children really look forward to their PE sessions and cannot wait to 'wow' the adults with their amazing skills. PE will take place in the school hall for most of the year to develop children's understanding of space and movement. We will start going outside in the summer term to focus on developing skills ready for sports day! Please could PE kits be named as items of clothing can go missing very easily. Mrs Champ will be teaching Buttercup class every Wednesday with the support of Miss Sharman.
Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by a member of the Foundation Stage Team. Please could you write a comment and sign the book when you have read with your child. We will also send out home learning challenges every two weeks. These are fun activities to complete at home in order to support your child's understanding of key concepts being taught in school.
Click on the link below to see more information about our Foundation Stage provision.
Curriculum Maps and Timetables
The Indoor Environment
The indoor environment provides stimulating learning opportunities for the children to experience activities which reflect the seven areas of learning. The children have access to a wide range of resources in both child initiated and adult led activities.
The Outdoor Environment
The outdoor environment mirrors the indoor learning environment within the Sunflower and Buttercup classes and it is used throughout our daily routine. Children will be able to access resources to develop the seven key areas of learning. Outdoor learning is key to developing children’s independence, physical development and to offer exploration and investigation opportunities.