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17th November 17
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Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Foundation Stage Unit.

This is our team.

 

 

St Anne’s Foundation Stage Unit consists of an open plan layout divided into areas of learning.  In each area, there are basic resources which are clearly labelled so children can find things independently.  We also make enhancements to areas by linking activities to current themes or interests to support and enhance children’s learning. 

                                    

THE CURRICULUM

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework sets out the learning and development stages for children from birth to five years. The children learn across seven areas:

The Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional,

Communication and Language

Physical Development

The Specific Areas 

Literacy

Maths

Understanding the World

Creative Arts and Design

Characteristics of Learning

The framework supports children’s learning and development through:

Playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically

Through these characteristics we aim to develop children into resilient, independent, enthusiastic learners who are willing to have a go, take risks and keep trying.

 

OUR TOPICS

 

Term

Topic

Literacy Focus

.R.E Topics

Autumn 1

Teddy Bears

Myself 

Harvest/Autumn

Global Week – Africa

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Little Red Hen

Handa’s Surprise

Myself

 

Welcome

 

Autumn 2

People Who Help Us

 

Christmas 

Non-Fiction - Prayer

 

Cinderella

 

The Story of Christmas

Judaism

 

Birthdays

Spring 1

Weather

 

  Chinese New Year

A Snowy Night

 

Story of the Chinese New Year

 

Celebrating

 

 

 

 

Spring 2

Ormskirk

The Three Little Pigs

 

The Gingerbread Man

 

Gathering

 

Growing

 

Summer 1

Growing- Plants and Animals

 

Hinduism 

Jack and the Beanstalk

 

The Enormous Turnip

 

Good News

 

Hinduism

 

 

Summer 2

Space

Journey

Brunel Bear

Aliens Love Underpants

 

The Hare and the Tortoise

 

Friends

 

Our World

 

 

These topics are not always followed rigily and maybe adapted due to seasonal changes or to follow children’s interests.

For further details please refer to:  The Early Years Parent’s guide. 

 

 

CURRICULUM

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What to Expect When

We introduced the "What to Expect When" Government publication at the recent Curriculum Meeting.

We shall use this as a basis for our Parent/ Teacher meetings over the coming weeks to form a baseline assessment for your child.

PHONICS

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We are now introducing short daily phonics sessions in class.

The children practise and learn phonics every day using a variety of resources and activities. Once the first set of letter sounds has been taught, the children will learn to blend the sounds into words.

 

s-a-t                 sat

p-i-n                 pin

 

The children will also learn to segment by splitting up the word into the different sounds it contains:

pin                   p-i-n

mat                  m-a-t

 

This is the initial stage of learning to spell words.

 

The children are split into small differentiated groups for their daily phonics sessions.

 

Please select your child’s phonics teacher link to find the sounds covered in their group.

MRS SEDDON

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WC 6/11/17 : Word file (29.7k)
WC 16/10/17 : Word file (27.6k)
WC 9/10/17 : Word file (26.6k)
WC 2/10/17 : Word file (26.1k)

MRS PHILLIPSON

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WC 6/11/17 : Word file (29.7k)
WC 16/10/17 : Word file (27.6k)
WC 9/10/17 : Word file (26.6k)
WC 2/10/17 : Word file (25.6k)

MRS BIRMINGHAM

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WC 6/11/17 : Word file (29.7k)
WC 16/10/17 : Word file (25.1k)
WC 9/10/17 : Word file (25.1k)
WC 2/10/17 : Word file (25.1k)

MRS SCOTT

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WC 6/11/17 : Word file (29.7k)
WC 16/10/17 : Word file (25.1k)
WC 9/10/17 : Word file (25.1k)
WC 2/10/17 : Word file (25.1k)

Homework

Children will receive a phonics sound pack at the beginning of the year: this will include letter cards, whiteboards and pens.  Children are encouraged to use the letter cards to blend and segment words.  Each child will receive a words list based on the phonics they have covered in class, which will ensure their consolidation of the phonics.

Once the children have learnt a bank of phonics and are beginning to blend words, they will bring home two reading books per week.

The children will be expected to learn a selection of high frequency words which will link to their phonics phase. 

Once the children are settled into school, we will use ‘Education City’, a learning platform, to set weekly homework for Mathematics.  Education City is an excellent learning platform which will encourage your children to learn in a fun way.

 

Parental Involvement

We value the voice of the parent and are glad to hear of any important developments your child has made at home.  We will be sending home a termly ‘All about me sheet’ which will enable you to communicate your child’s current interests. 

We also invite you to send in your child's  ‘WOW’ ticket which you will be able to use to inform us of any significant achievements out of school, for example, swimming 10 metres.

Website Suggestions!

If you would like to support your child in any of the topic areas mentioned above please have a look at www.educationcity.com

Home

You may also want to explore the following:

 

Learn your alphabet

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/alphablocks-games

 

Learn to count

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

 

Fun ideas for reading

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/fun-ideas/age-4-5--2

Our Leaf Man Pictures inspired by the book by Lois Ehlert!

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Reception's World's Biggest Coffee Morning!

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The Reception children held a coffee morning to welcome our parents into school.

They hade made banners and a range of wonderful cakes!

Thank you so much for your very generous donations. We raised £275 for Cancer MacMillan.

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