Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage Unit at Wold Newton Foundation School
Class Teachers - Mrs Richardson, Mrs Rix
Nursery Nurse -Mrs Shores
TA - Mrs Symonds
Class bear - Barney
In our FSU class, our Nursery and Reception children work together to learn and develop their skills in a friendly and colourful, creative environment.
The school day will commence at 8:50am where children are to be dropped off at the Foundation playground. We ask that you follow the marked one way system when leaving the grounds.
If your child is staying for a school dinner this is from 11:50am until 12:30pm. Please collect your child at 11:50am if they are going home for dinners. The end of the school day will be at 3:30pm and we ask you to promptly collect your child at 3:25pm if you have a child in another year group.
PE will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon with a focus on movement and ball skills for this term. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit and pumps/trainers with them on these days.
We use class dojo to communicate with both parents and children www.classdojo.com and regularly share things that are going on in the classroom. Please message if you wish to speak to any member of staff.
Spring 1st half Term 2022
This term our topic will be 'A Musical Winters Tale '. For the Winter element of our topic we will be learning what life is like in Winter and how animals adapt to winter conditions.
For the musical aspect of our curriculum we will be looking at a range of instruments, how they are played and the sounds that they make. We think about how we express ourselves by moving to different types of music in PE. We will be designing and creating our own instruments.
In Maths we will be focusing on the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 to gain a good understanding of them. We will also be learning about combining two groups and making pairs. To link with our topic we will be learning about length, height and time and will be focusing on ordering events within the day.
Our class texts will be, Peter and the Wolf, Beauty and the Beast & The Mixed up Chameleon.
In Literacy we will be using our writing skills to create wanted posters to try to find the Wolf. In Expressive Art and Design we will be painting our own pictures of Beauty and drawing pictures in mirror frames of people who are important to us. We will also focus on colour mixing to create colourful Chameleons and paintings of own mixed up animals from the story.
Spring 2nd half Term 2022
We will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday in the EYFS this term by making our own pancakes in class and then choosing the toppings that we would like to put on top of them.
We will also be celebrating World Book day and are asking children to come dressed as their favourite book character.
This half term we will be learning about the changes that take place as the season changes from Winter to Spring. We will be developing our outside learning environment by making an outside creative rainbow area to encourage construction and mark making . We are also building on ideas put forward by the children to improve our mud kitchen area to include plants, herbs and other resources they can include in their potions and mixtures that they create.
Our class text that we will be sharing together this term are Noah's Ark (Two by Two, Noah's Story in Rhyme), The Enormous Caterpillar and The Easter Story.
In Literacy we will be focusing on sequencing the stories using images and objects, begin able to retell the story to others using the books and images, making simple predictions based on the events in the stories told and being able to using language from the stories within play and discussions.
Baseline Assessment 2021
We will be using Jolly Phonics to introduce the Nursery children to phonetical sounds but then we will go onto use 'Letters and Sounds' to teach phonics.
Your child will be sent home with a phonics book and a reading book to share. We ask that you practice phonics sounds and reading with your child at least three times per week and sign their reading record.
Please find attached below information about the importance of sharing books with your child and ways to support you to do this.