Welcome to our Foundation Stage
Our Foundation Stage Team
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What do we learn? How do we learn?
At Spring Hill our Early Years Department consists of two reception classes. We learn in an indoor and outdoor environment specifically created to deliver the Early Years curriculum.
Learning is a mixture of child-led play and activities working with adults. The curriculum is delivered through the Prime areas and Specific areas. Prime areas are PSED (Personal, Social, Emotional development) Communication and Language and Physical development. Specific focus areas include Numeracy, Literacy, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding of the World.
The Foundation Stage monitors pupil progress and supports the transition of pupils from entry on the first day of school until their progression to Key Stage One.
Key learning in this department includes phonics, reading, mark making, developing fine and gross motor skills, counting and early ICT skills.
Our 'Weekend Workout' is given out each Friday and is to be returned to school on Monday. They are designed so that the children can share their learning with family members. Please help your child to complete their homework, discussing it and asking questions to help reinforce their understanding. If your child is absent or their Weekend Workout gets misplaced you can find a copy here.
When your brings child home their reading book it will be a wordless book to start with. Please discuss the events that can be seen in the illustrations with your child. Additional to this you could discuss any similar experiences your child may have had at home or with family. Please share this book with them a few times over the coming week and encourage them to talk about what they can see.
Please write a comment in the Pupil Organiser whenever you read with your child and return it in the folder every day in your child’s reading bag. This book will be changed each Monday, so please make sure it is signed and returned to school on the correct day. It cannot be changed if it is not signed.
We are very lucky to have lots of new books this year. Please use the plastic folder to keep it safe as any lost, damaged or marked books will incur a charge of £5.
To help support your child with their phonics and reading click here
Stay and Play
Our 'Stay and Play' sessions have now finished for this term. Please keep checking for new dates.