Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Year Practitioners
Mrs Knowles – Foundation Stage Coordinator, Lower Foundation Teacher
Mrs Thornton- Lower Foundation, Teacher (part time)
Mrs Wheeler – Lower Foundation, Nursery Nurse
Mrs Marshall – Upper Foundation Class 1, Teacher
Mrs Stewart – Teaching Assistant
Mrs O’Neill- Upper Foundation Class 2, Teacher (maternity leave)
Miss Tandy – Upper Foundation Class 2, Teacher (part time – maternity cover)
Miss Balmond – Upper Foundation Class 2, Teacher (part time)
Miss Norton – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Turner – Pupil Premium Assistant (maternity leave)
The Early Years Curriculum
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) Is made up of 7 areas of learning.
3 Primary areas of learning:
- Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)
- Communication and Language (C&L)
- Physical development (PD)
4 specific areas of learning:
- Literacy (Reading and Writing)
- Mathematics (Number and Space, shape and measures)
- Understanding the world (UTW)
- Creative development (CD)
We enjoy learning outdoor and we play outside everyday. Please bring your rain coat, hat, sunglasses and sun cream so we can learn outside.
LION CUBS (Nursery)
Welcome to Nursery. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;
- • Colours
- • Pets
- • Nursery Rhymes
- • Growth
- • Dinosaurs
- • Minibeasts
Our Topic this Half Term
This half term you child’s topic is – Dinosaurs
Please see below for our weekly Learning Flower Letter which outlines our weekly focus in Nursery.
Learning Flower Week Beginning 10/5/2021
Reading at Hendal Primary School
Phonics: Your child will learn to read following the ‘Floppy Phonics Sounds and Letters’ Programme. This programme is designed to support the rigorous and systematic approach to teaching synthetic phonics. The programme offers opportunities for multi-sensory learning. Our caring teaching staff plan exciting lessons to meet the needs of all individual children.
Reading: Our phonics resources are fully integrated with our ‘Oxford Reading Tree‘ scheme of books. These books include the well-known characters, storylines and illustrations of Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog! Our reading books are organised into coloured bands based on the level of challenge and length of text. We have a wide selection of other books within the coloured bands to ensure children are exposed to a variety of texts with the intention of all children developing a love for reading that will ensure success in adult life.
Welcome to Foundation stage. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;
• Marvellous Me
• On The Way Home (Traditional Tales)
• When I Grow Up (People who help us)
• Handa’s Surprise (The world/animals around the world)
• Whatever Next (Space)
•Rosie’s Walk (Journeys)
Click the link below for more information including our exciting Topic Launches, Educational Visits, Aspire Afternoons, Parent Partnerships and Finales.
You can also speak to your class teacher for additional information.
Our Topic this Half Term
This half term you child’s topic is – Whatever Next
Please click on the link below for more information.
What is going on this Half Term
Friday Morning: Your child will pick a library book with their teacher every Friday to share at home.
Topic Launch: Rocket Crash in Foundation
Educational Visit/Visitors: Walking through Space in NASA’s virtual lab
Aspire Afternoon/Parent Partnerships: Garden Fate TBC
Topic Finale: Bowland’s Farm visit TBC
Leo the Lion’s Reading Challenge
Leo the Lion is taking a break from visiting homes at the moment but has set us a reading challenge. You will find the challenge below along with some of the contributions we have received so far. Keep it up!
Things to Remember
Please send you child with the correct equipment on the following days:
EVERYDAY – book bag
Wednesday – Homework is to be handed in
Friday – Library morning. Homework handed out
PE kit- to be sent on Monday and to take home Friday for washing
If you need any support or have any questions regarding how you can support your child’s learning at home or require further resources please speak to you child’s class teacher.
We welcome any opportunities for parents to share their skills and knowledge.
Please listen to your child read at home every day and record this in your child’s reading record.
Milk is available to children at a cost of £1.00 per week from the term that your child turns five. Letters will be sent home as a reminder. Families who are in receipt of low income benefits will qualify for free milk for their child.
To register and pay for milk online, please click on the following link; http://www.schoolmilkuk.co.uk/
We ask for a £1 voluntary contribution each half term to help towards buying baking supplies.
Parents and Carers will be invited into school at 3:00pm on Wednesdays to share your child’s learning journey and English books.
Please see the School Dinners page or Mrs Brailsford in the school office for more information about our School dinners.
Please take a look at our bright, stimulating and language rich environment…