Daffodils

Daffodils

Teacher

Mrs Stewart (Assistant Head Teacher)
Mrs Stewart (Assistant Head Teacher)

 The Foundation Stage has its own curriculum which emphasises learning based on play and experiences. It is a broad, balanced and purposeful curriculum. The Foundation Stage is delivered through planned play activities to help ensure all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential and experience the best possible start to their education.

 

The Seven Areas of Learning and Development:

Prime Areas

 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 Communication and Language

Physical Development

 

Specific Areas

 Mathematics

 Literacy

 Understanding of the World

 Expressive Arts and Design

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 Successful Personal, Social and Emotional Development is critical for very young children in all

aspects of their lives and gives them the best opportunity for success in all other areas of learning. We believe that it is crucial that we provide the experiences and support to enable children to develop a positive sense of themselves.

 

Communication and Language

 Communication and Language depend on learning and being competent in a number of key skills,

together with having the confidence, opportunity, encouragement, support and disposition to use

them. This area of learning includes communication, speaking and listening in different situations and for different purposes, and using past, present and future forms accurately.

 

Physical Development

 Physical development in the Foundation Stage is about improving skills of co-ordination, control,

manipulation and movement (Fine and Gross motor skills). Physical development has two other very important aspects. It helps children gain confidence in what they can do and enables them to feel the positive benefits of being healthy and active.

 

Literacy

 Reading- children read and understand simple sentences. Using the "Letters and Sounds" scheme. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud. Children enjoy and recognise a wide range of texts, including, signs labels, instructions, stories and information books.

 Writing- Children use their phonic knowledge to write words which match their spoken sounds. Children write for a variety of purposes.

 

Mathematics

 Mathematical development depends on becoming confident and competent in learning and using key skills. This area of learning includes counting, sorting, matching, seeking patterns, making

connections, recognising relationships and working with numbers, shapes, space and measures. Mathematical understanding should be developed through stories, songs, games and imaginative play, so that children can enjoy using and experimenting with numbers. This includes numbers with two digits.

 

Understanding of the World

 In Understanding of the World children are developing the crucial knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world. It includes helping

children develop the skills of observing, predicting, exploring, investigating, interpreting, discussing, decision making and using tools and materials appropriately

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 Expressive Arts and Design is fundamental to successful learning. Being creative enables children to make connections between one area of learning and another and so extend their understanding. This area of learning includes art, music, dance, role-play and imaginative play.

 

This year we will be looking at the following topics:

Myself, an introduction to the school, their teachers and their new friends.

Festivals and Celebrations, we will look at Eid, Diwali and Christmas.

Food, we will look at foods from around the world, we will also be growing our own food.

Animals, we will look at new life and other animals from around the world.

Fairy Tales, we will find out who has been sleeping in the bears bed.#

Minibeasts, we are going on a bug hunt.

 

As a mum or dad, how can I help with my child’s learning?

All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.

Even when your child is very young and is not yet able to talk, talking to them helps them to learn and understand new words and ideas. If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.

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