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1 Ravensworth Terrace Primary School Curriculum Meeting for Parents 25th September 2015

2 The Foundation Stage Curriculum PRIME AREAS 1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development 2. Communication and Language 3. Physical Development These are crucial for developing children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Then there are 4 SPECIFIC AREAS 4. Literacy 5. Mathematics 6. Understanding the World 7. Expressive Arts and Design

3  Become self-confident and self aware  Making and building relationships  Know what their own needs are  Become independent  Manage feelings and behavior - tell the difference between right and wrong  Become more aware of the needs and feelings of others.

4  Encourages children to develop conversational skills in a rich language environment and in a range of situations.  Will help children to develop listening and concentration skills.  Enables children to express themselves and understand and act on instructions given to them.

5  Supports children’s healthy development.  Provides opportunities for using a range of large and small equipment.  Helps them to develop a sense of space around themselves and others.  Encourages balance.  Develops practical skills such as dressing, undressing etc.  Handling equipment and tools effectively including pencils for writing.  Fine motor skills

6 Reading- Continue a rhyming string  link sounds and letters  Segment sounds in words and blend them  Read words and simple sentences  Aware of structure of stories and non fiction books Writing- Encourages children to develop pencil control and to begin to make marks on paper.  Communicate meaning through clearly identifiable letters  Write for a wide range of purpose- name, labels.

7 Number  Helps children to count up to twenty and beyond.  Supports children's understanding and use of numbers, as well as calculating simple addition and subtraction problems. Shape, space and measure  Encourages the use of mathematical words such as greater, smaller, heavier, lighter, more, less etc.  Develops skills in comparing and sorting objects.  Supports children’s understanding of shape and size including 2D and 3D shapes.

8 Understanding the World  People and communities- helps children to gain an understanding of their world  Encourages them to look at changes over time (History)  Encourages them to explore, observe and investigate their environment (Science)  Helps to develop designing and making skills (DT)  Will give your children the opportunity to understand and use information and communication technology and understand how it is used in homes and schools (ICT).

9  Inspires children to explore colour and colour changes.  Helps them to explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques  Experiment with colour, design, and textures  Develops an interest in music, singing, music-making and dancing.  Develops confidence and imagination.

10  Development Matters!  Each child’s level of development must be assessed against the early learning goals. For each early learning goal it must be determined if a child is working towards it (emerging), working well within it (established) or working beyond it (exceeding).  Characteristics of effective learning: playing and exploring (engagement) active learning (motivation) creating and thinking critically (thinking)

11 Learning Journals  Narrative observations  Anecdotals  Photographs  Child initiated work My World Books  No set time to bring them in  Share with teacher/class/peers  Contribute to assessment  “A home learning journal”!

12  This is how we teach your children to read and write.  Letters & Sounds ( 6 phases)  Oral segmentation (what sounds can you hear in goat?)  Recognising and blending letters together to read.  Writing the letters which make the sound they can hear.  Tricky words sounding out sound buttons  Sound books  Letter formation/direction/where to start  Letters & Sounds, Jolly Phonics, Read, Write, Inc  Reading books. Phonics

13 How many sounds?

14 t e n...

15 s h o p r a i n

16 c h i m p c r u n c h

17 Phonics screening test June 2016 Alien words as well as normal words

18  Engage children in conversation and encourage them to listen carefully as well as offer their views.  Support their independence.  Help them to understand that others may not have the same life style as them or the same interests.  Complete all homework (sound books, reading books, maths).  Book bags in school every day. Check for letters please. What you can do to help and support your child.

19 Water bottle All clothing named! Sun cream and hat in summer Book bag everyday PE bag - left in school Attendance is important! Free fruit in the morning Things to Remember Punctuality Uniform is compulsory. Jewellery Extreme haircuts

20  School Website:   Espresso   (see a member of staff for home access user name and password)  Useful websites: USEFUL LINKS

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