Mrs Arnold, Miss Key, Miss Jones, and Miss Ward would like to welcome you to our exciting Foundation Stage unit.
PPlay is vital, as it is through play that young children learn and grow. It helps them understand the world around them as well as helping them to develop socially and emotionally. We believe that all children should be able to play and learn in a safe stimulating range of environments with adults who understand and care about them.
Our unit uses the EYFS Profile to assess the children’s achievements in all areas of the EYFS curriculum. Our activities and environment allows each individual child to learn through high quality play, that is tailored to their needs and interests, allowing them to develop at their own pace, have fun, make friends and learn as they play to reach their full potential.
We are working hard to further develop our provision indoor and outdoor, as we strive to provide the best provision for all our children to support them in reaching their full potential. We are a strong team and pride ourselves on providing a warm and caring environment where our children feel happy, safe, secure and confident to explore, learn and have FUN.
As readers we will … be focusing on phase 1 and 2 phonics. We will also be meeting our reading characters and having a go at answering different types of questions using these.
As scientists we will … investigate, research and learn about the types of animals that live on a farm. We will discuss animals and their young.
As geographers we will … look at where plants grow best and why. We will compare and contrast English growing conditions to other areas within the world.
As historians we will … look at farming equipment and how it has developed over the years.
As writers we will … be writing labels, lists and captions for the texts that we are reading. We will be using our independent writing skills in all our learning areas. We will write our own story based on Farmer Duck, Stuck in the Mud and Little Red Hen.
As mathematicians we will … be learning to count to 5/10 and 20. We will be measuring different items and discussing if we think they are light or heavy.
As artists and designers we will … be very creative! We will create camouflage pictures by looking at animal patterns and making our own prints. We will create moving farm scenery and split pin animals.
In R.E we will … begin to explore ourselves. We will be asking ‘Who am I?’ We will also begin to explore the harvest festival and where our crops come from.
As Responsible Citizens we will … learn about being different. We will explore different food and traditions. We will also learn about the right to have food.
As Enterprising Learners we will … be reflective learners. We will look at our work and think what we have done well and how could we improve next time.
We will celebrate our learning by … starting our own learning journey books and learn to be proud of our work.