Welcome to Foundation Stage!
Learning through play!
In Foundation, your child will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. This sets the standards for the learning, development, and care of your child. The things your child will learn in Foundation have been organised into three prime areas of learning:
Communication and Language
Personal and Social Development
And four specific areas of learning:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
What will my child do in Foundation?
In the EYFS, play is a very important part of your child’s development and most learning will be introduced through a mixture of carefully planned play and some adult-led focused activities. There will also be opportunities for your child to choose activities that appeal to them, following their own particular interests.
Don’t be too concerned if your child says that they have been playing all day – it just means that they have been lucky enough to have experienced staff who have made their learning fun and enjoyable! As the Foundation year progresses, the learning may start to become more formal, ready for Year 1 and the National Curriculum.
Further really useful information for parents from Oxford Owl can be found here:
This will be an exciting and challenging year for the Foundation Stage children as they make new friends, settle into routines and access new and exciting activities both indoors and outdoors. We will be focusing on getting to know each other and finding out the children's interests to incorporate into our learning.
At the beginning of term the children will be given school library books to take home and share with their family. This will be a brilliant way to get to know the children's favourite books and build on early reading skills. We are looking forward to our book launch where children will be given their first school reading book.
Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. Don't forget to sign the reading record.
P.E days will be on a Monday. No children should bring a PE kit to school. Please wear appropriate P.E kit to school on those days. Prepare for these sessions to be outdoors unless weather does not allow for this.
In Foundation Stage, each child has their own display space. Children can choose what to put on their interest wall such as work that they are proud of, certificates or photos of out of school activities and pictures of their family. Please feel free to send certificates or items from home that children would like to share.
Useful links to use at home
Please use the links below to support home learning.
If you forget your passwords at anytime please let a member of the Foundation team know so we can help.