COVID-19 Update – please note due to the pandemic our session times and lunchtimes are staggered. Please call the office or ask your child’s teacher for your child’s drop off/pick up times.
In line with government guidance, our stay and read is temporarily postponed.
Welcome to EYFS
Our foundation stage admits children from the term after their third birthday into our Foundation 1 class, and then into our foundation 2 class the term after their fifth birthday.
We aim to provide a balanced curriculum which enables each child to develop personally, emotionally, physically, creatively and intellectually to their full potential.
We provide a fun, exciting, stimulating environment in which your child can grow and learn safely. Our curriculum is based on you child’s interests and led by staff observations which ensure children have the opportunities for purposeful play both indoors and outdoors which lead them on their next steps in learning.
We start each day at 8.45 with a stay and play session, and encourage parents to join our staff in supporting their children in their learning.
F1 Opening times – Morning session 8.45 – 11.45
Communication and Language
A key focus for our children is giving them time to communicate as a whole class, we sit down with the children at the start of the day and give them time to talk about how they are feeling and what they are going to do during the day. This enables staff to get the children talking to each other and to the group, and find out about their interests.
F1 children also have the opportunity to take Home Bear home for the weekend, this encourages the children to talk about what they did at the weekend with Home Bear. F2 children have home school diaries to be completed by parents and children, these will be shared to encourage communication with the class on a Monday.
We encourage children to make marks and tell staff what they are drawing. We focus on giving the children as many opportunities as we can using a wide range of resources and equipment throughout the setting. We know that all children are different and tailor our provision to meet their individual needs.
Numbers can be found all around the setting, we work in small groups to look at numbers and shapes throughout the week, and staff are quick to recognise and praise children when they use numbers in their play. We have also developed the foundation stage to give children opportunities that allow them to use the language of size and shape during continuous provision.
In F1 and F2 children will have the opportunity to take home a library book that will be changed weekly. Foundation 2 children will also have an individual reading book and reading journal for parents to support and enjoy their reading at home.
Stay and read is on Wednesday morning 8.45 – 9.15.