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Foundation Stage Unit 2014-2015. Our staff Mr Alex Harrison Foundation Stage Coordinator Responsible for the overall management of the Foundation Stage.

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1 Foundation Stage Unit

2 Our staff Mr Alex Harrison Foundation Stage Coordinator Responsible for the overall management of the Foundation Stage Unit To ensure regular communication with parents Class teacher of the ‘Lions’ group

3 Our staff Mrs Aimee Bentinck Part-time Foundation Stage teacher Mrs Lesley Eichel Part-time Foundation Stage teacher Class teachers of the ‘Tigers’ group

4 Mrs Yayoi Vender Mrs Jana Lipovsekova Mrs Martina SchwarzMiss Monika Hermanova Teaching assistants

5 Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Self confidence and self awareness – Managing feelings and behaviour – Making relationships Communication and Language – Listening and attention – Understanding – Speaking Physical Development – Moving and Handling – Health and self-care Prime Areas

6 Specific Areas Literacy – Reading – Writing Mathematics – Numbers – Shape, space and measures Understanding the world – People and communities – The World – Technology Expressive arts and design – Exploring and using media and materials – Being imaginative

7 Learning Through Play All areas of the EYFS are taught cross curriculum throughout the day. Through play children discover new things about the world they live in. Children need to be interested in what they are learning and enjoy what they are doing. They develop new skills and build new relationships. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and ensure our activities are child led, and tailored to each individual child’s needs. We will also be using numbers, developing language, looking at books, investigating the real world and using a variety of tools. We will be cooking, planting seeds, making things from everyday items, making cards, junk models and exploring our world by introducing each other’s cultures through stories, clothes, pictures and foods.

8 Plan of the day `A little insight into what happens in the Foundation Stage during the day!`

9 Plan of The Day 8.15am – 9.00am: staggered start + independent activities 9.00am – 10.00am: circle time + follow up activities 10.00am am snack and outside play 11.00am – 12.00pm: follow up activities 12.00pm – 1.15 pm: lunchtime + playtime 1.15pm – 2.30pm: circle time + follow up activities 2.30pm – 2.45pm: snack & closing circle 2.45pm – 3.00pm staggered finish

10 Drop Off The children arrive at school any time from am until am. Parents are encouraged to bring their child into the classroom and quickly settle them before saying goodbye. Teachers encourage the children to choose an activity to complete individually or with their friends.

11 We have circle times every day The first circle begins at 9am:  Take the register  We have several types of focus circle times, e.g.: literacy, numeracy or IPC Circle times

12 IPC Focus Activities We have frequent circle times where the focus is the current IPC unit, which will be followed up by related activities. A wide variety of guided activities ensures that each child receives a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the year. IPC topics : All About Me Houses & Homes Up & Away Animals Let’s Pretend Sand and Water

13 A range of activities are available at any one time for the children to engage in. Some of these are teacher-led or teacher- initiated activities, and each may be an inside- or outside- based learning activity. The children have opportunities through the day to take part in them. Each guided activity is carefully adapted to ensure all children benefit at their own level. Focused Activities & Independent Play Sessions

14 All teachers talk in English and the children are encouraged to communicate in English so no child or teacher is excluded. We try to support children in their own language if needed. Children are encouraged to be independent in selecting free choice activities as well as taking drinks, using the toilet, putting on aprons etc. All children are expected to help make sure the classroom is tidy at the end of each session. Focused Activities & Independent Play

15 Snack Children go to the toilet and wash their hands before eating their snack. Children are to bring a healthy snack from home. No nuts please, due to allergies. Hand held food preferred. Please label your child’s snack box and water bottle with their name.

16 Lunch – The children are given soup, a main course and a dessert. Children are encouraged to try different foods. Please inform the teacher or Anna in the office if your child will be having lunch from home or if your child has any allergies.

17 End of the day 2.30 – 2.45pm The children are given a drink and a small snack at the end of the day. If another adult is collecting your child please inform the teacher and provide a photocopy of their ID. FS2 children will be taken to their clubs.

18 Things to remember P.E. on a Monday afternoon for FS2 children. Children should bring clothing that is suitable for games, shoes with non-marking soles and their house t-shirt. Library time will be on Tuesday afternoon, books will be changed once a week.

19 Mathematics Mathematics is taught in circle times and as adult- led activities. The children may work altogether or more usually in smaller groups. Mathematics learning focus Number songs and games involving number knowledge. Working with numbers, using tangible objects. Recite, count accurately, recognise and write numbers. Often taught Verbal problems involving addition and subtraction. Recognising shapes and their properties. Understand and use the vocabulary related to length, weight and capacity. E.g. taller, longer. Use money in realistic situations.

20 Examples of Mathematics Activities

21 In the FSU a lot of emphasis is placed on communicating in English and developing language skills. This is done continuously, and through games, activities and circle times. We work with a phonics programme mainly in the FS2 group. Writing emerges through many activities linked to fine motor skills, mark making, and attempting to write sounds using phonic knowledge. When children are on the reading scheme we change their reading books regularly, but not just after reading it once. All children have the opportunity to choose a library book to take home once a week. Every day the children get the opportunities to listen to stories. Language & Literacy


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