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St Peter's Church of England (VA) Primary School

One Family, Aiming High, Learning Together with God

Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Foundation Stage 

We are delighted to welcome you to our Foundation Stage class - this page will develop with more information over the school year.  We hope that you will find all the information here that you require, if you have any suggestions we will be pleased to hear from you. 

 

Foundation Stage staff
Miss Wooding - Foundation Stage Lead

Mrs Jefferys - F1 teacher 

Miss Hey - F2 teacher 

Miss Chapman - Foundation stage practioner 

Mr. Tatham - Foundation stage practioner 

Mrs Sutherland - Foundation stage practioner 

 

If you have any queries or concerns across the year please contact the class teacher.

Miss Hey - ashleyh@spmillend.herts.sch.uk 

Mrs Jefferys - yearn@spmillend.herts.sch.uk

Miss Wooding - lauraw@spmillend.herts.sch.uk

Next week in the Foundation Stage

The staff have been working hard preparing the classroom for the children's arrival on Monday morning. The children will spend the week exploring their new environment and continuing to build relationships with their teachers and peers. 

 

The main book focus for this week is 'So Much' by Trish Cooke. The children will be focussing on their family.

 

 

Makaton sign of the week is - Toilet

 

Prime areas

Create a member of your family using playdough 

F1 -threading beads onto a string

F2- Threading beads onto a string - creating a repeating pattern

Weekly PE lesson 

Sharing information about their home life and family.

Storytime, joining in with familar nursery rhymes 

Exploring the new classroom, using the toilet and washing hands 

Knowing when they are hungry - snack table

 

Specific Areas 

F1 - Nursery rhymes, story time and exploring mark making in the writing workshop

F2 - Daily phonics, guided reading and forming letters in the writing workshop

Library books will be sent home on Friday to be returned the following Wednesday.

F1 - Matching by colour 

F2 - Matching by pattern 

Who lives with me? Children will talk with a staff member about who lives in their home and then stick their family members onto onto a house shaped template. 

The children also will have the oppotunity to explore the role play area (home) and imaginatively explore and create in the small world and loose part workshops.

Weekly Timetable

Organisation

 

  • F1 - PE - The children have PE on a Tuesday morning.
  • F2 - PE - The children have PE on a Wednesday and Friday. Please can the children come into school wearing their PE kits.
  • Please provide a water bottle daily so the child have access to water throughout the day.
  • Children are provided with a free fruit snack daily.
  • Please provide wellington boots that can remain in school. This is so the children can enjoy exploring the outdoor area in the wetter weather.
  • Please bring a coat to school daily.

Foundation Stage aims

  • To provide an opportunity for children to reinforce skills, reflect and build upon their learning in the classroom.
  • To further foster the partnership between home and school for the benefit of your child.
  • To involve parents (and other adults) in pupils’ work
  • To encourage the development of independent learning
  • To encourage the development of pupils’ organisational skills, self-discipline and confidence

 

Our expectations

Please note: These expectations will be added and built on throughout the year as and when the children are ready for them. 

  • Children are encouraged to find out information, bring in books or object of interest or a similar related task pertaining to the focus topic being carried out.
  • Library  – children will be bringing home library books on a Friday to be returned the following week on a Wednesday
  • F2 (4-5 year olds) - Every Friday (after the October half term) the children will be bringing a reading book to enjoy at home. 5 – 10 minutes daily practise.
  • Tapestry – sharing with you what the children do at school as well as you sharing with us what you do at home together.
  • Independence -encouraging the children to do things independently is really important as they move through the school. This includes getting dressed, cutting food, and putting coats and shoes on.
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