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1 MILLBROOK INFANT SCHOOL Foundation Stage Curriculum Evening

2 Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum The curriculum has 3 prime areas of learning and development: Personal Social and Emotional Development Physical Development Communication and Language And 4 specific areas of learning and development : Literacy Mathematics Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design

3 Prime areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas. Personal, Social and Emotional Development  Making relationships  Self- confidence and self- awareness  Managing feelings and behaviour Physical Developmen t  Moving and handling  Health and self-care Communication and Language  Listening and attention  Understanding  Speaking

4 Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. Literacy  Reading  Writing Mathematics  Numbers  Shape, space and measure Understanding the World  People and Communities  The World  Technology Expressive Arts and Design  Exploring and using media and materials  Being imaginative

5 We will make observations to assess your child’s understanding and level of development. The Characteristics of Effective Learning are~ playing and exploring active learning creating and thinking critically

6 Reading and phonics ~ Mrs Kelly & Mrs Stilwell Handwriting ~ Mrs Dexter & Miss Packer Communication and Language ~ Mr Bennett Mathematics ~ Mrs Norton

7 First stages of reading at Millbrook Phonic skills ~ children need to know the letter sounds and how to put them together for reading 6 sounds per week ~ learning sounds rather than letter names first. Sound books ~ these will be brought home to reinforce learning and include the letter formation and sound/action

8 Jolly phonics Learning the s sound Action: Weave your hand like a snake, making an ‘s’ shape saying sssss. Children learn in a fun, multi-sensory way using songs and actions.

9 Reading words We begin by looking at our first books, white level without text to encourage telling stories from pictures. We model word/sentence reading in class. Children have individual books and pots with words in to read and check at school and home. Pink level books have 24 words in them; these are the words that will be in the word pots. Children read individually to the teacher or teaching assistant.

10 Reading A child is usually heard read at least once a week ~ please keep reinforcing their new words at home. Keep the sentence books and word pots in your child’s book bag. When your child consistently knows these 24 words they move onto orange level. New words are added to the pot to ensure continued success. Children work through the scheme at their own pace.

11 Reading Children will also bring home reading books each day. Please share these with your child, reading to them and encouraging them to read to you as they gain confidence.

12 Blending to read Blending to read is the process of saying the sounds in a word and putting them together to read the word. and making It is a technique every child will need to learn and can be started form the beginning. This will improve with practice.

13 Reading at home Use phonics ~ look at phonics in sound books and practise Learn to recognise tricky words by sight (those which cannot be sounded out phonically). Also look the context and pictures to help in understanding the text. Look at and talk about printed language in their environment on food packets, road signs, labels, leaflets etc. use a range of strategies.... Repetition is the key!

14 Writing gross motor skills fine motor skills

15 Tripod grip Pencil Hold Writing

16 Children begin by making marks on paper - ‘wiggles and squiggles’. Later they begin to give meaning to these marks. They start to use their knowledge of letters and sounds in their writing. They are able to write some simple, familiar words as their knowledge increases.

17 What can you do to help? Encourage children to draw, paint, etc. Show children your writing, shopping lists, things to do, birthday cards. Make scrap books, write postcards, party invitations. Develop fine motor skills by cutting, sewing, dot-to-dot etc. Helping to perfect letter formation – see guide and information in sound books.

18 Communication and language The children need to develop their speaking and listening skills as they are used throughout the curriculum. If children understand language, they can predict what might come next when they are reading. They can also recognise when their reading doesn’t make sense.

19 How to listen well

20 How do we do this? We play games that involve taking turns, using memory repeating recalling and adding. We have carpet sessions where we use and improve our developing skills. We sing songs to develop recall and memory. If things are said incorrectly, we model the correct language rather than correct. runned ran

21 The children could be taking on a role. Taking on a role helps to develop a child’s vocabulary.

22 The children could be explaining something. They may be explaining to a friend or an adult.

23 We’ll also look at how a voice can be varied. ! ! !

24 How can you help?

25 Think about the questions you ask. Do you like sweets?

26 Think about the questions you ask. Why do you like sweets?

27 Mathematics Millbrook Infant School

28 Mathematics is fun! Practical play based activities Enjoyment Practical and mental maths

29 Early Years Foundation Stage Numbers Shape, space and measures

30 Children need to be able to solve problems They need to be able to explain… What they have done How they have done it

31 What you can do to help? Point out numbers around you, on houses, cars, when out shopping, etc Count, add and subtract anything and everything - socks, cars, shopping, cutlery, fingers and toes! Sing counting songs and rhymes Talk about the shapes and patterns you can see in the environment Compare quantities, who has the most sweets? Which shopping bag is heavier?

32 Children learn best when they are involved in practical activities. They need to play with resources, talk about what they are doing, ask questions and find solutions.

33 Enabling environments At Millbrook we value strong partnerships between children and the adults We provide exciting resources Flexible indoor and outdoor experiences First-hand experiences and challenges. We make the children’s leaning fun and playful!

34 Websites You may find these websites useful to support your child at home: / /index.htm & &AgeGroup=1

35 Any questions?

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