Welcome to Sycamore Class!
Our Foundation Stage Unit has 60 children split into two classes. Sycamore class is taught by Miss Chapman and Willow class is taught by Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Busler. Foundation Stage have 3 teaching assistants every morning and 2 in the afternoons. The teaching assistant hours are covered by Mrs Gladwin, Mrs Croucher, Mrs Raszpla, Mrs Hillyer, Mrs Semanaj, Mrs Robinson, Ms Layton and Mrs Walker. We have 4 indoor classrooms, 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.
This term is all about getting to know each other. The children are all settling in well and learning our routines and rules. We will be spending the first few weeks introducing the children to all of the classrooms and outdoor spaces. We will be joining in with their play and observing them to give us a clear picture of where each child is developmentally. Once the children have all settled we will begin putting the children into smaller groups for adult focused learning for some of the day. The children will still spend much of the day engaged in child initiated learning.
There are lots of exciting events happening this term including ‘First Day at School’ photo feature in the local paper, individual photos, Harvest Festival, One World themed week and an outdoor learning day where we will be working with our Year 1 & 2 buddies. 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 practising 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 practising 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 your child's class teacher if you have any questions or queries.
ART APRONS, WELLIES AND RAINCOATS must be in school every day and please remember to name them.
PE - Foundation Stage start PE after Christmas although we do lots of physical activity outside this term. Our PE day is on Wednesday mornings so please make sure that your PE kits are in school on this day and all items are named.
Growth Mindset: Tylers Green First School is a Growth Mindset School and encourages children to have a positive outlook with their learning. We have two superheroes, MEG and MITCH, to support this ethos. Please look for the link below to see the acronyms for MEG and MITCH, and how they can help the children learn.
Please have a look on the school calendar for any significant dates that your child will be involved in during the term.
Please look on the links below for the Curriculum Overview, and additional websites that can support your child's learning at home.