Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage Unit at Wold Newton Foundation School
Class Teachers - Mrs Richardson, Mrs Rix
Nursery Nurse -Mrs Shores
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.
If your child is staying for a school dinner this is from 12 until 12:30pm. Please collect your child at 12 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 Monday (for Reception( and Thursday afternoon (for Nursery and Reception) with a focus on movement and gym 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.
Juice and biscuits
Every Friday playtime we offer juice and biscuits to all children in the school for a cost of 50p. Please send your child with their money in a named envelope and hand it to the class teacher.
Spring 1st half Term 2023
This term our topic will be 'Who lives in a house like this?'. In our topic we will be learning about houses and wher both people and animals live. We will also be looking at what life is like in Winter and how animals adapt to winter conditions in their habitats.
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.
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 mass, capacity, length, height and time and will be focusing on ordering events within the day.
Our class texts will be Kippers, Snowy Day, Snowbear, It's Chinese New Year, Peter and the Wolf and The Story of Valetines Day.
Spring 2nd half Term 2023
During the 2nd half term we will be learning about the city of London and the houses and buildings that are there.
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.
We will be reading the story of the Queens Knickers, The Great Fire of London and The Emperors New Clothes.
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. Reverend Barbara will be coming into school to share with us the Easter Story.
We will also be celebrating World Book day and are asking children to come dressed as their favourite book character.
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.