Foundation Stage• Flows on from Nursery.• Consistency in planning – across year group.• 7 areas of learning.• Prime areas: PSED, Physical Development, CLL• Specific areas: Mathematics, Literacy, Knowledge of the World and Expressive Art and Design.• Indoor and outdoor activities.• Hands-on.• Specialist subjects (Music, PE, French)• Builds on from prior learning.• Caters to individual needs.• Listening skills.• Main focus this term is independence!
Personal, Social and Emotional Development• Developing friendships and relationships with other people.• Manners and respect to all.• Sharing, turn-taking.• Independence.• Houses (badges), class rules and rewards (certificates and sticker charts).
Communication and Language Literacy• Communication and Language - 3 main areas; Listening and Attention, Understanding, Speaking.• Literacy – 2 main areas: Reading and Writing.• Phonics – Letters and Sounds.• Reading – Homework.• Poems.• Mark making/Writing.• Handwriting.
Mathematics• 2 areas; Shape, Space and Measure Number• Practical, hands-on activities.• Homework - Friday.• Maths is everywhere!
Physical Development• Main areas: Moving and Handling, Health and Self Care• Moving and Handling: PE, Games, fine motor control.• Health and Self Care: Toilet habits, wiping nose, healthy eating, changing.
Understanding the World• Covers: People and Communities, The World and ICT.• To foster curiosity in the world around us.• Integrated themes throughout all areas of learning. This term – Myself, My Body & My Family and Space.
Expressive Arts and Design• Art, Drama, Music, DT, Cooking, Construction.• Using imagination.• Harvest Festival – Wed 10th Oct (11am)• Nativity Play – Wed 5th Dec (11am)
House Keeping• Wednesday afternoon (half-days).• Boys routines – independence.• Late – sign in at the office.• Drink bottles – go home on Friday and back on Monday.• Uniform – caps and blazers everyday (and bookbags!).• Greetings – shake hands and look at adult in the eyes.• Afternoon leaving – 2 classes at a time.• Lockers – child must be accompanied by adult.• Everything named (with waterproof labels).• Visits this term.
House Keeping (cont’)• Fruit/veg snack provided at break.• Lunch – we encourage boys to try ALL foods and use a knife and fork. We reward good table manners and staff sit and eat with boys.• Parent’s Evening – 14th Nov• Trips: Polka Theatre – 29th Nov• Communication – school/class/Reception newsletter, message book.• Reading workshops – Tues 2nd Oct and Tues 16th Oct.• Timetables