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Early Years Foundation Stage

We believe that the Early Years is building the foundation blocks which paves the way throughout a child's education. There are 4 main themes that underpin the Early Years, 1. Unique Child, 2. Positive Relationships, 3.Enabling Environments, 4. Learning and Development. We also record on the Characteristics of Effective Learning and these are Playing and exploring, Active Learning and Creative and Critically Thinking.

The Early Years is split into 7 areas oflearning. We have Prime areas which are Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Then there are Specific Areas which are Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. If you hav any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.

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Summer 2

This half term our topic is 'Traditional Tales'. We are really enjoying listening to a variety of traditional tales, such as, 3 Little Pigs, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood. The children have loved re-telling the stories in their own words, sequencing stories, making story maps and role-playing with friends. We know that traditional tales start with 'Once upon a time' and usually end with 'Happily Ever After'. Here are some photographs of us from this half term.

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Once upon a time...

Summer 1

This half term our topic is 'Under the Sea!' Each week the children's learning will be based on a story. We will be learning facts about sea creatures as well as making up our own.

Sealife Centre - Manchester

On Wednesday 10th May, the Foundation Unit are going to the Sealife Centre. The children are going to be able to explore the aquarium and find out lots of wonderful facts all about different sea creatures.

Check back for photographs of our trip.

Welcome back!

Spring 2 - Up the Beanstalk

Our topic this half term is called “Up the beanstalk” and we will be looking at growth. We are hoping to plant sunflowers and grow cress. We will be looking at the life cycles of butterflies and frogs. We will be looking at a wide range of books both fiction and non fiction around this topic.

 

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Spring 1

This half term our topic is 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'. We have lots of stories about bears and we will also be looking at non-fiction books. We will be encouraging children to sequence and re-tell some of the stories. We intend to focus on a different bear story each week with activities based on these stories.

Chinese New Year

We have been celebrated Chinese New Year! The children have loved learning the Chinese New Year story. They have been role-playing with the masks, tried Chinese food and even had a go at some Chinese writing.

Autumn 2

This half term in Nursery and Reception our topic is 'Let's Celebrate!' We will be looking at things that we like to celebrate! Some of the topics that the children will be learning all about are; Bonfire night, birthdays, Remeberence Day, Christmas, Diwali and many more! We will also be looking at the different shapes and patterns around us. As part of our celebration topic we will be practising for our Christmas Production!

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Diwali

Children in Need

The children had a fantastic day all in aid to raise money for Children in Need! They came to school either in their pajamas, non uniform or something spotty! We had lots of fun painting and sticking Pudsey Bears!

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Christmas 2016

We had lots of fun during the lead up to Christmas! There was a visit from Santa, we had a Christmas Party, we practised wrapping presents, we made Christmas decorations and cards, we had 2 Elves throughout December and we performed our Christmas Nativity 'A Miracle in Town'.

We're going on a Bear Hunt

Forest School Activities

We have been taking part in Forest School Activities with Jo Hutchison and we are really enjoying exploring our wonderful woodland area. The children have been on a nature walk, made pictures using different materials and they have been on a treasure hunt! Here are some pictures! Enjoy!

Reception Class Assembly

On Tuesday 24th January, Reception class showcased their work to the rest of the school and friends and family. They did a fantastic job! They sang beautifully and spoke so clearly so that everyone could hear! They were amazing! Well done all of Reception!

Halloween Activities

The children have loved exploring the room as there were lots of Halloween activities. They could paint pictures of pumpkins, they could make spells by reading CVC words, they could hammer small nails into pumpkins and they could use tweezers to collect spiders and eyeballs! The children had a fantastic week and enjoyed telling the adults all about their Halloween night!

Diwali

Aswell as celebrating Halloween we also celebrated Diwali. The children loved learning about Diwali. We also looked at the Rama and Sita and story and the Reception children enjoyed role-playing using the little puppets. We also enjoyed making little Divas.

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Autumn 1

Welcome back to the Foundation Stage where our adventures begin! The children in Nursery and Reception are having a great time settling into our new classroom. We are learning the rules of the classroom and the routine of the day. We are getting to know the staff and making lots of new friends. Take a look at our newsletter by clicking here for some extra information.

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Phonics evening information

On Tuesday the 20th September we had our annual Phonics Meeting. We had a good turn out and lots of questions were asked. The evening was all about how we teach reading and writing in the Early Years. Below is the presentation and if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to as a member of the team.  

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Magnificent me!

This half-term our topic is 'Magnificent Me'. We are exploring  our new surroundings inside and outside using our five senses. We will spend time talking about oursleves, our interests, our families and all the things that make us unique!

all about me

Early Years Foundation Stage information

We believe that the Early Years is building the foundation blocks which paves the way throughout a child's education. There are 4 main themes that underpin the Early Years, 1. Unique Child, 2. Positive Relationships, 3.Enabling Environments, 4. Learning and Development. We also record on the Characteristics of Effective Learning and these are Playing and exploring, Active Learning and Creative and Critically Thinking.

The Early Years is split into 7 areas oflearning. We have Prime areas which are Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Then there are Specific Areas which are Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. If you hav any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.

Click here to view the presentation.