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1 Pre-School Parents Meeting 15th September 2015
The Foundation Stage Pre-School Parents Meeting 15th September 2015

2 Staff

3 Development Matters The Early Years Curriculum gives National Guidance of Expected Development for children from birth to 5 years of age dependent on their age. By the end of the Foundation Stage (end of Reception) some children will be at an Exceeded Level, others will be at the Expected Level and some children may still be at an Emerging Level. (still working towards these expectations)

4 The Foundation Stage Preschool accept children when they reach the age of three.(36 months) The Foundation Stage continues to the end of the Reception year.(0-60 months) The Foundation Stage prepares children for learning in Key Stage1 (Y1/Y2) and is consistent with the National Curriculum.

5 Unique Child Each child is different and we take their Characteristics of Effective learning into consideration when planning activities. Through careful observations, discussions with you and your child we will endeavour to match learning to their individual needs and styles of learning.

6 Foundation Stage Areas of Learning and Development
These are also subdivided into different of areas of learning. The Prime Areas focus on the Personal, Social and Emotional Dev’t, which again is broken down into specific aspects Ie making relationship Self confidence & self awareness and managing feelings and behaviour.

7 They identify developing knowledge, skills and understanding.
Age Range Development Matters 22-36 months Interested in others’ play and starting to join in. Seeks out others to share experiences. Shows affection and concern for people who are special to them. May form a special friendship with another child. 30-50 months Show increasing confidence in new situations. Talk freely about their home and community. Take pleasure in gaining more complex skills. Have a sense of personal identity. 40-60+ Express needs and feelings in appropriate ways. Have an awareness and pride in self as having own identity and abilities. Each age range has clearly defined expectations for all Areas of Learning. They identify developing knowledge, skills and understanding. Progression is shown by what each child has achieved in the different age ranges. The opposite table shows an example of Personal, Social and Emotional development: Making Relationships

8 Prime and Specific Areas of Learning
The curriculum is split into; Prime Areas of Learning These areas support learning in all other areas and are fundamental throughout their time in Pre-School. Specific Areas of Learning These include essential skills and knowledge and provide important contexts for learning.

9 Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Prime Areas Personal, Social & Emotional Development To develop a strong sense of ‘self’. To develop confidence and self esteem. To encourage children to work together and to work with adults. To manage feelings and behaviour.

10 Prime Areas Physical Development
To develop & improve skills in coordination & control. To feel positive & confident about their bodies & keeping healthy. To develop a positive sense of well being.

11 Communication and Language
Prime Areas Communication and Language This is split into: Listening and attention Understanding Speaking

12 We feel that the Prime Areas of Learning are the most essential areas for children’s readiness for future learning and healthy development It provides for early intervention where necessary

13 Specific Areas of Learning
Literacy Reading Exploring books Listening and making sense of stories Recognising their own name (and others) Beginning to recognise labels etc in their environment Writing Early mark making Name writing

14 Specific Area Mathematics
To develop and encourage an understanding of number, space, shape & measures. To develop problem solving, prediction, decision & pattern making skills. All through Exploration and Play

15 Understanding of the World
Specific Areas Understanding of the World The World-to develop skills that help children to make sense of the world they live in. These form the foundation to later learning in History, Geography, Science Technology & ICT. People and Communities-to give opportunities to explore issues of gender, religion, culture & disability etc.

16 Expressive Art and Design
Specific Areas Expressive Art and Design Exploring and using media and materials-to create & express themselves through Art, Music, Dance & imaginative play. To have opportunities & time to explore & develop ideas. Being imaginative- using role play, small world activities and all art and craft work

17 Assessment Focussed Ongoing Observations (Learning Journals which will be shared with you at the end of every term - your input is greatly valued) Aspects (Beginning and End of Year)

18 Extra Activities Spanish ICT PE Assemblies Church Assemblies
Christmas Production Forest School Music

19 Topics All About Me Festivals/People Who Help Us Healthy Me
Mini Beasts Growing Favourite Stories/Nursery Rhymes

20 How You Can Help Encourage your child to come into Pre-School independently PLEASE name ALL items of clothing including shoes Encourage your child to be independent when dressing. Encourage healthy Lunch Boxes/School Lunches. Encourage lots of physical outdoor play e.g. ball skills/using large play equipment in the garden, park etc. Speaking and listening activities/interaction. Encourage mark making/ colouring.

21 Foundation Stage Unit Every Friday afternoon children from Preschool and Reception come together and do a variety of activities Gardening Cooking Painting Crafts Bikes / Balls Music

22 Foundation Stage Unit Preschool and reception share resources and activities on a daily basis. We use the role play area, conservatory and kitchen.

23 Children’s Names Your child is expected to recognise and know their registered name in order to learn to write it at Pre-school. For example if a child’s registered name is Henry but is called Harry.

24 Finally Thank you all for coming this evening. Any questions?

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