Foundation Stage/Year 1

Welcome to our Foundation Stage/Year 1 page!

We are really excited to welcome you to our class page. We hope you will find lots of useful information about our school day but if you can’t find the answer to your question here then please feel free to ask us!

Who will I meet?

There are two classes in Foundation Stage/Year 1.

Class P/C – Mrs Creighton, Mrs Purnell and Mr Vazifdar

Class JJ – Miss Jones, Mrs Wright and Miss Howarth

What will I need at school?

Each day you will need to bring with you your book bag, water bottle and coat. Please make sure they all are clearly labelled with your full name.

You will also need to make sure you have a pair of wellies in school all the time. We will spend a lot of time outside and will aim to go out in all weathers so it is really important you have suitable footwear.

What will I eat in school?

First we will have snack time in school during the morning, we will have milk (free for all children under 5) and fruit (supplied to all infant children). We will enjoy this together and spend time talking about what we have been learning. At lunchtime we will go into the dining hall and have a delicious dinner prepared by our kitchen staff; Mrs Viles and Mrs Hunt. You can find a copy of the menu for each day in the Parent section of the website.

What will I learn at school?

At school we will learn through the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which includes both prime and specific areas of learning. We will focus on leaning through play and each term we will have a different theme. We will put our medium term plans on the website for Mums, Dads and Carers to look through.

What can I do at home?

Our focus for home learning is reading, reading and more reading!

Please share books at home at least 3 times per week and record it in your Reading Record. This can be any book, and reading doesn’t need to be limited to the book that you child brings home from school.

We will also focus lots on phonics during Foundation Stage and Year 1 and we will send home the sounds we have been learning each week along with some words to have a go at reading.

How can parents and carers help at home?

· Help to practise holding a pencil correctly.

· Help to learn to use a knife and fork to cut and eat their own food independently.

· Help to practise writing their name using correct letter formation.

· Help to practise writing, ordering, recognising and counting out numbers 1-20.