Class Teacher: Miss A. Leivers
Teaching Assistants: Miss K.Richardson & Mrs L.Baxter
Hello, and Welcome to Foundation Stage 2, Happy Hedgehogs!
“The three prime areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving”. These areas are: communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.
There are four specific areas help support a child’s education, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are: literacy, mathematics , understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
In September 2021, the curriculum for EYFS has been changed and improved. Here is a link to our new and improved EYFS Curriculum:
The sounds are taught in the following order:
Children who are able to recognise all set 1 sounds and read the ditties with no support, will then be moved onto a coloured reading RWINc book. This is to be their class and home reading book.
Whether your child is reading a school book, keyring sounds, books from home, we please ask that you record a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps us know what we need to focus on when reading with your child in school.
It will also go towards their number of reads count too. For every read a child does at home, they will be rewarded:
50 reads- Bronze certificate
100 reads- Silver certificate
200 reads- Gold certificate
250+ Governor’s Award
(Please note that only 1 read per day is counted).
Amongst the ditties and the coloured book band books, children will come accross RED words– these are known as tricky words/ high frequency words which your child will regularly find in all books. These are important words for them to become familiar with as they will be using these words frequently in their reading and writing in their future years in school.
We will also teach foundation subjects :
PSHE- using the Jigsaw programme.
In Foundation Stage, all learners experience a broad, balanced and varied curriculum, which is relevant to their stage of development. Thoughtfully planned, child-centered topics change from half term to half term, and are used as a vehicle to teach the whole EYFS curriculum. We are following the Cornerstones topics. This year, our topics include:
Autumn 1 -‘All about Ourselves, Houses and Homes, Scarecrows and Traditional tales and Stories with Familiar Settings.’
Autumn 2 – Do cows drink milk?- Autumn walks, Farms and Farm Animals, Celebrations and Festivals, Hanukkah, Christmas
Spring 1 – Will you read me a story?- Chinese New Year, Arctic animals and Fantasy Worlds including Princess and Dragons!
Spring 2 – Do zebras have stripes? Pancake day, Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, Handa’s Surprise, African Safari, Tiger who came to tea and Easter.
Summer 1 – What can you see in the summer? Life-cycles and Habitats, Growth, Minibeasts, Sunflowers, Jasper’s Beanstalk and the Enormous Turnip.
Summer 2 – ‘Are we nearly there yet? Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…’ (including Journeys, Transport and Pirates!).
Useful websites for information and games to play with your child
Read Write inc phonics- https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/programmes/phonics/
Phonics Play- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Teach Your Monster to Read- https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Hairy Letters- https://www.nessy.com/uk/apps/hairy-letters/
Oxford Owl Maths- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/
Maths is fun- https://www.mathsisfun.com/games/