Year Groups

Foundation – EYFS

Please view our Welcome Booklet and details of Nursery Provision Options. Please also note that In September of the academic year that children have their fifth birthday, they begin ‘F2’. These children form our Reception Class and attend school full time.

Learning Overview – Autumn One – 2020

Hello and welcome!

This half term we will be working hard at getting to know the children and settling them back into school routines. We will be washing our hands lots and learning to follow the school rules.

At the moment there will be no reading diaries and no reading stars due to COVID. We will be changing our books once a week.

This half term our topics will be Getting to know you and Just like me!

Some of our number jobs will be matching and sorting, making comparison and exploring pattern.

Details about a virtual adventure book and tapestry will follow shortly.

Please private yammer your child’s class teacher if you have any queries.

Reading List Ideas

Literacy

  • To find out information about our community and people who help us, by using non-fiction books and ICT.
  • Finding out about non-fiction books: index, glossary and alphabetical order.
  • Writing labels, captions and recipes.
  • Writing our own non-fiction books about people who help us.
  • Learning about different sounds in our environment as part of phase 1 letters and sounds. This acts as a support to encourage listening for sounds in spoken words. F1
  • To recognise and apply phase 3 phonemes. F2
  • To hear different stories about Pancake Day and Easter: Mr. Wolfs pancakes, The big pancake, Mamma Anya’s pancakes.
  • Developing pencil control to form letters correctly.

Mathematics

  • Counting with 1:1 accuracy to 10, 20 and if appropriate beyond.
  • Recognising and writing numbers to 10, 20 and if appropriate beyond.
  • Using measures for size, weight, time and capacity.
  • Begin to say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Physical

Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school, at all times.  F2

  • PE is every Monday F2
  • F2 children will also have the opportunity to work with a coach from Notts. Forest Football club on a Tuesday afternoon this half term. She will be helping us with throwing and catching ball skills and showing us, many new team games.
  • All children are encouraged to spend some of the session each day outside. This enables them to develop physical skills where larger movements are needed.
  • Every child will be taking part in a Forest Fun session throughout the year, whatever the weather. This involves children taking part in messy play activities. All children need a pair of wellies in school. Please ask your child’s class teacher for the day and time of each session.
  • Developing fine motor skills and hand eye coordination, through threading, cutting and mark making.

Creative Arts and Design

Children will have the opportunity to develop their imagination and creativity in a variety of ways throughout each day. Paint, play dough, cutting and sticking, musical instruments and storytelling happen every day.

  • Children will be developing their observational skills through lots of still life painting, drawing, pastels and chalks.

Understanding the World

  • Learning about similarities and differences between themselves and others.
  • Finding out about different occupations that our parents do.
  • Finding out about people who can help us.
  • Selecting and using technology to support learning.

PSED

Children will be developing their understanding of the school expectations and rules, through circle time, with a strong focus on sharing, taking turns, looking after everyone and everything.

Communication and Language

Children will rehearse and speak in front of others, asking questions and sharing our own knowledge and ideas. We will be talking about, justifying our opinions and listening to the opinions of others. We will be asking questions of our many visitors this half term.

Homework

Please continue to read every night with your child. This really does help and bedtime stories are a special time. F2 please check your child’s reading diary for new key words that your child needs to read and spell – All F2 children should be well on their way to recognising the tricky or common exception words:

to, the, no, go, I, into, we, me, he, she, be, was, my, you, her, they, all, are

Teachers of F2 children

Mrs. Mayhew, Mrs. Topliss, Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Miola

Teaching Assistants with F2 children

Miss Sanders

Teaching Assistants working with F1 children

Mrs. Cope, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Still and Mrs. Crawford

Please feel free to pop in to see us for further information.

Thank you

The Foundation Team.

F1 – Nursery Timetable

7.30 – 8.50: Breakfast Club (fee payable)
8.50 – 9.10: Registration
9.10 – 9.30: Letters & Sounds
9.30 – 10.30: Active Learning
10.30 – 10.45: Milk, Fruit and Circletime
10.45 – 11.20: Literacy & Numeracy Activities – Outside and Inside
11.20 – 11.30: Preparation for Lunchtime
Part Time AM 11.20 – 11.45: Books, Rhymes & Stories
11.30 – 12.30: Lunchtime
12.30 – 12.45: (PM Nursery arrive) Registration
12.45 – 1.05: Letters and Sounds
1.05 – 2.05: Active Learning
2.05 – 2.20: Milk, Fruit and Circletime
2.20 – 3.05: Literacy & Numeracy Activities – Outise and Inside
3.05 – 3.25: Books, Rhymes and Stories
3.25 – 3.30: Preparation for Hometime
3.30 – 5.30: After School Club (fee payable)

F2 – Reception Timetable

7.30 – 8.50: Breakfast Club (fee payable)
8.50 – 9.10: Registration
9.10 – 9.30: Letters & Sounds
9.30 – 10.30: Active Learning
10.30 – 10.45: Milk, Fruit and Circletime
10.45 – 11.20: Literacy & Numeracy Activities – Outside and Inside
11.20 – 11.30: Preparation for Lunchtime
11.30 – 12.30: Lunchtime
12.30 – 12.45: Registration & Silent Reading
12.45 – 1.05: Writing & Handwriting Practice
1.05 – 2.05: Active Learning
2.05 – 2.20: Milk, Fruit and Circletime
2.20 – 3.05: Literacy & Numeracy Activities – Outside and Inside
3.05 – 3.25: Books, Rhymes and Stories
3.25 – 3.30: Preparation for Hometime
3.30 – 5.30: After School Club (fee payable)

All day Nursery (Little Hollies) 8.50am – 3.30pm

If you are working parents/carers of 3 and 4 year olds, you may be eligible for a further 15 hours free childcare in addition to the existing free 15 hours early education. This is known as the 30 Hour Entitlement. Please also see www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk and www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for full details regarding the eligibility criteria. *You will need to reapply for this every 3 months. – *Lunchtime charges for All day  nursery children will be from 11.30am until 12.30pm and has a supervision cost of £4 per day. Please provide a packed lunch

Fee Paying Session – Morning and Afternoon

(8.50am-11.50am & 12.30pm-3.30pm)

If you would like extra sessions, these are available and must be pre-booked one month in advance.

The cost for each session is £20 which includes lunchtime supervision

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