Excellence, Aspiration, Inclusion, Respect

We love learning in Early Years! In Foundation we work from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The children develop through playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically.

During the day, your child will take part in a range of activities in both the indoor and outdoor areas including:

  • small and large group teaching sessions
  • whole class direct teaching sessions
  • time to plan their own learning and choose their own activities inside and outside
  • story time.

Learning is planned in a cross-curricular way ensuring that children can make connections between English and other areas of the curriculum. Lessons are designed to challenge all pupils with many opportunities for teachers and pupils to assess the learning taking place.

Each term Foundation focus on a topic and focus learning across this topic.

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Marvellous Me

 Amazing Animals  Once upon a time

 PE

Mrs Sparkes

Mrs Nourish

Thursday

Thursday

Children are asked to wear their PE into school on the day of PE. 

Please ensure a pair of trainers is also at school for other days when they are on the school field for break and lunch times.

 

Our progressive and developmentally appropriate curriculum builds on the previous experiences of our children and covers 7 Areas of Learning:

Communication and Language

Children are provided with opportunities to experience a rich language environment in order to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and listening in a wide range of activities. A lot of time is spent developing their vocabulary.

Physical Development 

In both the indoor and outdoor areas, children are encouraged to be active and to improve their skills of coordination, control and movement within their fine and gross motor skills. 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children are provided with experiences and support to help them develop a positive sense of themselves and others, to form positive relationships and develop respect. Children learn how to manage their feelings, to understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Literacy

Children are encouraged to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of exciting reading materials to ignite their interest.

Here is a video detailing childrens first steps into Phonics, the way that we teach and also ideas of how you can help at home. 

Mathematics

Children are provided with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers and calculating simple addition and subtraction problems. They are also developing their knowledge of shapes and measuring.

Understanding the World

Children are naturally curious. We offer a wide range of experiences that encourage them to ask and find answers to questions about the world around them.

Expressive Arts and Design

We encourage our children to express their thoughts, ideas and feelings in a variety of ways, e.g. through art, music, movement and role play.

Physical Education

We will be having PE lessons on a weekly basis. Children are to wear PE kit on their PE day. To support the children with their changing, please encourage independence at home.

Assessment

At the end of the academic year all Foundation Stage children will be assesed against the National Foundation Stage Early Learning goals. All results will be reported to parents within their child's individual annual reports. 

Home Learning

Foundation homework expectations are as follows: 

  • regular practice of sounds and word cards, including recognising 'tricky words
  • reading - once children are ready to take home reading books, daily home reading should take place and recorded in a home/school message books
  • practising formation of letters using the Kinetic letters sheet will be sent home once covered in school.

Websites to try at home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

http://www.ictgames.co.uk/

If you need anymore information about the Foundation Stage, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see Mrs Steph Nourish, our Foundation Stage phase leader.

 

Topic of the Term FS

Foundation Long Term Plan

Foundation to Year 1 Transition Information

Contact the School

Brixworth CEVC Primary School

Froxhill Crescent
Brixworth
Northampton NN6 9BG
Phone : 01604 883900

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Our Values

The schools's core values of Inclusion, Aspiration, Excellence and Respect are central to its ethos and culture and connect to the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerence of those with different faiths and beliefs.

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