Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage

Here you will find newsletters and planning for each term or half term to keep you up to date on what your children are learning about in school, as well as some links to useful websites that you may wish to view at home with your children.

Curriculum Information

EYFS Curriculum Letter - Summer Term 1 2017

EYFS Long Term Planning Grid

EYFS Parents' Guide

Useful Links

The Phonemes of the English Alphabet Code - Synthetic Phonics

How to Learn the Letters and Sounds of the Alphabet

ICT Games - A super site with literacy and numeracy games for all abilities.

BBC - The Little Animals Activity Centre - A fun way to learn and play.

Class Update

Welcome to Acorns! We are an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ Foundation unit, which is filled with energy and active learning. Over the last three years we have achieved above National results. We believe that it is due to our core values of learning through the children’s play and passion. We have an excellent indoor and outdoor environment that is led by the children’s needs and interests. Our curriculum is planned by the children, whom have weekly input into the following weeks learning. This has led to some exciting opportunities over this term; such as making giant rockets, having a Cypriot banquet and building a large ‘fire’ for the roleplay firemen to put out.

Forest Learning

There is another reason why our Foundation class is called Acorns and that is because we are wild about outdoor learning! This term our learning has been focused on the woods. We started with the term with a visit to a Forest School session at Battram Woods, where we learnt about the animals, trees and habitats.

The children then wanted to explore our own woods, so we went on an adventure to find signs of wildlife in the Woolden Hill woods. We built a log storytelling circle and read stories whilst cooking marshmallows on a fire!

Many of our children have greater levels of engagement when outdoors. Our Foundation team recognises this and are all highly skilled at developing learning through outdoor experiences. Acorns encourage independence and risk taking through a safe and engaging environment.

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