Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

We love learning in Early Years! In both Nursery and Reception we work from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The children develop through playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. There are 7 areas of learning which are divided into the prime (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development) and specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design).

Autumn term

Our Project this half term is focused on identity and diversity and hope to strengthen everybody’s sense of belonging to Foxfield School.. We will be focusing on communication skills as the children create books and videos all about their families and share what makes them special. Through a variety of printing techniques the children will create a map to show the make-up of our wonderfully diverse Nursery children and their Families,

Our Literacy learning this term is focused around the book ‘whoever you are’ by Meme fox. Through this story we will explore the cultural diversity within our school and celebrate the children’s uniqueness. We will focus on the similarities and differences between ourselves and develop our knowledge of other languages, foods, religions and cultures.

This term in Numeracy the children will develop their number skills through practical experiences. Our focus will see children reading, writing, matching and counting numbers to 20. Through our topic of ‘Whoever you are’, we will spend time looking at different homes around the world and the children will be exploring shapes through both two and three dimensions three dimensions. 

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Websites to try at home

Throughout the year the Reception children will be attending education visits. The details of the trips will be sent to you separately nearer the time. Please see your child’s class teacher if you are interested in supporting us.

To see some images from our learning please click here

If you would like some information on how to help your children at home please click here

Please click here to read the statutory framework for the Key Person Approach.

If you need anymore information about the Foundation stage, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see Miss Williams, our Foundation stage phase leader.