Our Class Saint is St Therese of Lisieux
Welcome to the Foundation Stage
The staff in the Nursery are Mrs Taylor (Nursery Lead and Mini Saints Lead), Mrs Stokes and Miss Lowell (Senior EYP).
Each child in the Foundation Stage has a key worker group. We use these key groups to develop our communication and language, through conversation and turn taking games.
Our PE session is on a Thursday; we do ask that the children come to school in their PE kit for this session.
Our School Day
The day runs from 8:45am until 3:00pm.
Each morning Key Workers hear individual readers so please ensure reading books are in each day. Fruit and milk is provided free of charge throughout they day. The children have hot lunches, for a small fee, which they share in the classroom environment with their teachers to encourage table manners and communication skills.
A member of the Early Years team is always available in the morning or afternoon at the classroom door to pass on any messages. Appointments can also be made at the school office.
Our Topics are linked to our RE Curriculum and are as follows:
Our Wonderful World. A Saviour is Born. We are Family. All Aboard. Spread the Word and Gather Together.
These topic areas then link to a story and a rhyme that we share with the children.
They share the children's interests and what they would like to learn, they then decide on a focus and what activities they might like to take part in. This is completed every two weeks; topics may stretch if the children show an increased interest.
We are lucky that the children get to experience a range of trips, visitors and experiences throughout the year.
Autumn: Library, Postbox, Carol Singing and Santa Train.
Spring: Apple Tree Town, Animal Encounters and the Local Shop.
Summer: Sports Day, Swimming provision, Farm and Beach Day
We ask that children read at home each night, children will be sent home with a library book this is to be used as shared read to build their story telling skills and develop their imagination. Books without words are also used, this is for the children to discuss the picture and develop their vocabulary.