Welcome to Sycamore Class!
Our Foundation Stage Unit has 60 children split into two classes. Sycamore class is taught by Miss Cozens and Willow class is taught by Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Lawson. Foundation Stage have 3 teaching assistants every morning and 2 in the afternoons. The teaching assistant hours are covered by our fantastic Teaching Assistants - Mrs Gladwin, Mrs Croucher, Mrs Raszpla, Mrs Hillyer, Mrs Semanaj, Mrs Rose and Mrs Walker. We start our day in 2 registration groups but spend the rest of our time in much smaller groups. We have 4 indoor rooms, 2 outdoor areas, a large field area and woodland. Around 50% of our time is spent outdoors so we dress according to the weather and make the most of our fantastic outdoor resources. The children take an active role in their learning including planning new topics and themes and how we will explore them. This makes Foundation Stage a fun and exciting place to be.
Welcome to the Autumn Term in Foundation Stage and welcome to all the children who are starting school for the very first time. Our topic for this term is “Ourselves” and we will be using this to find out about ourselves, each other and the Foundation Stage environment.
There are lots of exciting events happening this term including ‘First Day at School’ photo feature in the local paper, Ward Hendry individual photos, Outdoor Learning Day, Harvest Festival. Christmas festivities will include our Christmas Show, Christingle at St. Margaret’s Church and our Christmas party.
We encourage the children to be as independent as possible and we will be practicing doing things for ourselves. Parents can support this by encouraging their child to practice how to put on wellies and shoes, zip up coats and turn sleeves the right way through and to use the toilet and wash their hands independently. We will also be practicing how to write our names using correct letter formation.
This is our first term at 'Big School' and it is important that children feel happy and secure. Please do come and speak to Miss Cozens or another member of the team if you have any questions or queries.
ART APRONS, WELLIES AND RAINCOATS must be in school every day
20th September 9.30am Foundation Stage Parents Meeting
27th September Outdoor Learning Day.
16-20th October Design and Technology Theme Week
20th October Break Up for Half Term
30th October INSET Day
31st October Return to School
10th November Remembrance Day Service TBC
22nd November Parents Evening
23rd November Parents evening
12th December 9.30am Foundation Stage Christmas Production
19th December Christingle Service
19th December 2pm Break Up for Christmas
Please take a look below for additional information and curriculum overviews for the Autumn Term.