Welcome to the Foundation Stage!

We have a wonderful team working within our Reception and Nursery Class. Miss Baxter is our class teacher and we are very lucky to have Mrs Regan and Miss Byrne as our class teaching assistants.

Our FSU has undergone lots of very exciting changes and we are very excited to show you all. We have recently invested in lots of beautiful new furniture to enhance our FSU area and develop our skills in relation to all areas of learning. We have also invested in lots of new home and guided reading books as our ‘big’ aim is to foster a love of reading alongside developing our reading skills and growing into confident, independent readers.

If you have any questions or would like to know more then please contact school directly and we will be happy to help.

 

Reading:

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Monday’s and Thursday’s. Please ensure book bags are in school every day so your children can read with their teachers. 

Every time you read at home and comment within your child’s reading record book, they will earn 1 reading star. For every 10 stars they will earn a reading certificate for them to display proudly at home.

We strongly encourage you to read with your child every day. Phonic information, sound mats and letter formation cards will also be included within your child’s book bag along with information about how best to support reading at home.

PE:

PE will take place every Thursday morning. Can children please arrive at school wearing their PE kits every Thursday ready for the session.

Our FSU garden:

We are fortunate to have a wonderful outdoor area which we use every day rain or shine. Could you please ensure that your children are sent to school with appropriate footwear and warm clothing on our wet and windy days and have spare clothing and wellies in school contained in a backpack for those unpredictable weather days.

 

SEESAW:

https://web.seesaw.me/

To keep you up to date with messages, photographs and videos, we use a great app called Seesaw, which you can download on your phone and receive notifications instantly about your child. You will receive a letter detailing how to access this at the beginning of the year so please set this up as soon as possible. If you need any assistance, then our FSU staff will be more than willing to help.

 

Useful websites:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-early-years/z6bgnrd

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrAtBtQnvCE

Youtube: Singing Walrus and Super Simple songs for mathematical development.

Brilliant Book List:

Below is a list of books recommended for children in Reception and Nursery. They make perfect presents for Christmas and birthdays and help to develop a huge variety of skills including vocabulary development, listening skills, social and emotional skills and your children’s mathematical development.

 

 

 

 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

Elmer by David McKee

Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

Meg and Mog by Helen Nicholl

Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivien French

Peace At Last by Jill Murphy

Peepo! by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson

Argh Spider by Lydia Monks

Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale

Ten Little Dinosaurs by Mike Brownlow

The Duck and the Truck by Jez Alborough

The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson

The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson

The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

The Scarecrows' Wedding by Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Where's Spot? by Eric Hill

Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Kipper by Mick Inkpen

 

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