The children in Foundation Stage have settled well into school life at Woodcote and are very happy. They are all excited about their learning and are motivated to learn through rich and challenging experiences! They have plenty of opportunities to explore and are given chances to take risks in their learning too. The curriculum is play based and is centred around children’s interests with a balance of whole class, child-initiated activities, independent learning and adult-led learning.
The children learn through the three prime areas; Communication and Language (CL), Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) and Physical Development (PD) and the four specific areas Literacy (Lit), Maths (M), Understanding the World (UW) and Expressive Arts and Design (EAD). We aim for our children to become well-rounded individuals who are independent, resilient and confident in themselves and with others.
Our learning journeys
Each child will have their own learning journey which will contain evidence of their learning and experiences both at school and home. Parents are encouraged to add their own information on their child so that the learning journey becomes a home/school partnership.
The Autumn half term
Our themes for this half term are: Autumn, Night and Day and Celebrations. The children will be observing and discussing the changes in our local environment during autumn, they will be learning about nocturnal animals and what jobs people do at night and all about different celebrations around the world. Please see attached termly curriculum information.
Our P.E day this half term is Wednesday and we also follow the ‘Big Moves Programme’. Please can you check that all items are clearly named (including the bag) so we can easily return any lost items to you. Earrings should be removed and long hair tied back on PE days. In the Foundation Stage, children are not given homework. However below there are some ideas for activities that will assist your child in their learning:
- Read with your child as often as possible, remembering to write a comment about the book in the yellow reading diary.
- Continue to use your high frequency words at home, practicing reading and writing them.
- Look out in your book bags and reading diary for specific numbers, phonemes and words to learn.
The Spring half term
Our themes this term are: Winter, Superheroes, Space and Spring. The children will be observing and discussing the changes in the local environment during Winter and as we move into Spring. We will also be reading and sharing books about Superheroes and taking a trip into Space. It is another very busy and exciting term. Please see the attached termly curriculum information.
Our P.E day this term is on a Tuesday.
Mrs K Palumbo