Foundation Stage 1
The FS1 Team
Mrs Eggington - Teacher
Mrs Plummer - Assistant head/Class teacher
Mrs Jackson - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Barber - Teaching Assistant
Miss Craggs - Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Welcome to Foundation Stage 1
In Nursery we work closely with Parents/Carers to help start the journey into learning.
This term we will be settling in new children and helping children to make new friends.
Our approach to your child's learning centres around children's interests and learning through play. We aim to provide a range of opportunities for children so that learning is meaningful.
Our focus for this Autumn Term is all about ourselves including what makes us unique.
We will explore different festivals celebrated by different cultures, learn the traditional tale 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and learn about size and shape.
A half-termly newsletter will be published to share with Parents/Carers more detailed information around the learning that is taking place and provide useful information for how Parents/Carers can support at home.
We have an open door policy in Nursery, so please do not hesitate to speak to staff; we are here to help and provide support.
This week we have been learning about the wider world and Chinese New Year. As part of our learning we heard the story of ‘The Great Race’ and why this year is the ‘Year of the Tiger’. We made our own tiger masks, dragon puppets and developed our scissor skills to make Chinese lanterns. The children could remember lots of facts to explain about how and why the New Year is celebrated.
In Nursery we have been celebrating National Nursery Rhyme Week. Each day we have learnt a new rhyme and have performed them both in Nursery on our outdoor stage and at home with our adults too. We have become excellent at using Makaton signs to help us learn all the new words. We used the rhymes in our play, making our own rhyme bus as well as props to use in our performances. Well done children what stars you have been!
To start the new term we have been learning about Diwali. We learnt the story of Rama and Sita and how good triumphed over bad. As part of our learning we made Diyas and decorated our own tealight holders. Children really enjoyed the hands on experience of making their own salt dough. Children helped measure the ingredients, mix, stir, knead and roll the dough before adding their own decoration. We hope our adults enjoy using them as much as we did making them!
This week we have started our learning on the season Autumn. We have been talking about the changes we see around us at this time of year. As part of our learning we read the story ‘We’re going on a leaf hunt’ by Steve Metzger. The children had lots of fun exploring our wider school grounds collecting fallen leaves to use in their create learning back at Nursery. We learned the names of some of the trees we saw and also the reason for why they could see the leaves falling off trees as they watched.
Summer - 30.4.21
This week in Nursery we were very lucky to be visited by the
The children were very excited to see a music concert taking place in the Hall. The children watched with excitement as the story ‘The Dog Who Could Dig' by Jonathan Long and Korky Paul was brought to life with musical accompaniment. The children thoroughly enjoyed hearing the story and learning the songs.
In early years education we know that music not only supports learning and development, but has a positive effect on wellbeing and enhances the lives of children with special educational needs.
What a super way to spend an afternoon!
Summer - 23.4.21
It has been wonderful to welcome our children back to Nursery this week and to see everyone’s smiley face again. The children have excitedly been sharing news of their Easter holiday adventures.
This half term we are exploring the theme ‘New Life’ and to start off the term we have had some special visitors. Over the term children will be witnessing first hand the life cycle of both frogs and butterflies.
This week children have learnt some simple facts about frogs, created puppets and made their own life cycle hats. We have been so pleased to hear how engaged children have been with sharing their learning with you at home too.
As a class we have been practising the song ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’ and children have been able to use their number knowledge in their singing. Why not ask your child to perform the song for you at home!