Foundation Stage

Nursery

A new school year is here! Welcome to the new children starting at Foxfield this year and welcome back to the children from last year. We are looking forward to starting this year with our topic “Our community” which will see the children develop a sense of self and understanding of the world as we explore our own and other cultures within our community. Our core text this term is “Whoever you are” by Mem Fox. This term we will spend time building relationships, with the children and families. We will be creating a family display with photos of siblings, grandparents, and pets, and anyone that is special to our children to help them feel part of the Foxfield family.

Reception

Our firs topic of the year will be ‘Our Enchanted World’ and our core texts include ‘Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and the Wizard of Oz’. These books allow us to explore different worlds and reflect on what makes our world special. In addition to this, the children will be focusing on their own culture. We will be discussing the meanings and origins of our names and where our families originate. Our focus of “Numbers in the environment” will see children reading, writing and counting numbers to 20. We will also be looking at shapes in our environment and providing children with mathematical challenges in class.

Please find below a few websites that you may find useful to explore at home with your child to support their learning in the EYFS curriculum

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/topics/primary.shtml#early_years_foundation

http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/games/

 

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.