Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage!
We are pleased to welcome you to the EYFS page of our school website. Our aim in the EYFS is to help you and your child to settle into school life so that your child’s first experience is good. We aim to work with you as partners in the education of your children. You will from time to time, be invited to the school to discuss your child’s progress and also hear about our approach to the curriculum. As a Church School we see every child as a unique individual and aim to bring out the very best from each child within a caring Christian environment. Our main aim is that children, parents and carers feel happy, secure and valued so our children can progress confidently and happily through their school life.
In Nursery we have children who attend either a morning session, an afternoon session or who are part of our Seedlings wrap around group.
Seedlings children either attend all day on a Monday and Tuesday and a Wednesday morning, or the attend on a Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and all day Friday. Seedlings stay for their lunch at school 2 days per week and some even enjoy having a school dinner!
Staff in Acorns
Mrs Saville (Teacher)
Mrs Hough (Teacher)
Mrs Gavaghan (Bursery Nurse)
Mrs Lambert (Nursery Nurse)
Mrs Blackburn (SEN teaching Assistant)
Our Saplings children are Reception children aged 4 and 5. They are split into 2 rooms - Jungle room and Forest room.
Staff in Saplings
Miss Gillespie (Forest room teacher, EYFS lead and Assistant headteacher)
Mrs Winwood (Jungle room teacher and SENCO)
Mrs Michie (Nursery Nurse)
Mrs Houchin (Teaching assistant/Cover supervisor)
Mrs Worsman (SEN teaching assistant)
Parental involvement in the Foundation Stage
We love our parents to be as actively involved in their child's education as possible!
Every Wednesday, parents are invited to join us at the beginning of the school day to 'Stay and Play.' We love to share our learning with our parents and siblings love joining in too!
We regularly go out of school on local visits to learn about the environment around us. We visit the library many times throughout the year, visit St Giles Church and have previously been to visit Morrison's to do some shopping! Without our parents, these visits could not happen, so thank you very much for your support!
We hold workshops each term to help parents feel more comfortable with different aspects of our curriculum. In the Autumn term, this is a phonics workshop, in the Spring term this is a Maths workshop and in the Summer term this is a Motor Skills workshops with a focus on Physical development.
In Saplings class, parents are invited to come and read with us at the end of every day! We open our doors at 3pm to share books with our parents. We love to share stories as a class and parents can come and read with their child, change their books and talk to staff. In Acorns, Story time
Ways in which you can support your child’s learning at home.
Home and school both play a vital role in the education of children. We like to work alongside parents to teach children the skills that they will need throughout their life. We will provide your child with a book bag and reading book when we feel that they are ready, please share this book at home with your child and record comments in the reading record provided.
- Share stories together and talk about your child likes.
- Encourage him/her to draw, colour, write and use scissors.
- Share music and songs with your child.
- Begin to teach him/her to put on and take off coat, socks, shoes and other clothes.
- Talk together and share conversations.
- Encourage your child to ask questions and talk about what they are doing.
- Teach him/her to use the toilet properly and to wash hands afterwards
- Point out numbers and words in the environment - in shops, on buses etc.
- Sing Nursery rhymes and number songs.
Please browse the galleries to see our exciting learning in the Foundation Stage!