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                         Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage!

 

Foundation Stage Teacher

Mrs S Smith

 

Teaching Assistants

Mrs H Buckingham and Miss C Roberts

 

All EYFS staff are happy to discuss your child's progress and welfare at any time.

 

Kindergarten and Reception together form  the Foundation Stage Unit.   Much of the learning is organised around themes or topics.  All Foundation Stage children will follow the same topics and there will be times

of the day where activities will be mixed, alongside times that are dedicated to activities specific to

the age and needs of different groups of children. 

 

Kindergarten is where most children begin their journey at The White House School.  Here pupils are encouraged to learn and develop through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and

child-initiated activities.  Staff ensure that all seven areas of learning and development are covered

(current EYFS requirements) and that each pupil's progress is regularly assessed and recorded in

an individual and personal Learning Journal. 

 

We deliver the seven areas of the EYFS curriculum in Reception through a mixture of formal and informal activities. You will find some information about the work we cover in class near the classroom door and a newsletter dedicated to Reception will be given out at the end of each week detailing what your child has been learning in class that week and offering suggestions as to how you can build on this at home. If you need more information please speak to a member of the Reception staff. 

 

Foundation Stage children are included in many whole-school activities, such as Language Week, the Christmas Nativity Play, Sports Day or even visits from touring theatre companies.

 

The children are given regular outdoor playtime and have their own store of outdoor toys as well as being able to enjoy the gym facilities in the school hall.

 

EYFS children are asked to bring a bottle of water in every day and a piece of fruit for their snack.  Kindergarten children are offered free school milk.

 

We hope your child will have an enjoyable time in the EYFS.

 

Summer Term

 

Welcome back to a very different Summer Term. Whilst we have not been able to come in to school, the children have been having lots of fun with their Home Learning. The topic for this half term is 'Growing'. Here are a few pictures of things the children have been doing.

 


    

 

 

They have been continuing to learn their letters and their numbers.

 

 

   

 

Lots of our work has been based around planting different seeds and watching them grow. The children have been helping to look after them to make sure they grow healthy and strong. We have looked at lots of different books with plants and seeds in them including Supertato, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and The Princess and the Pea. All of our work this term has been based around these books.

 

    

 

Look how much their beanstalks have grown in a few weeks. They are now ready for planting in a larger pot before being transferred to a vegetable bed outside.

Spring Term

 

Happy New Year!

 

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break and are ready for the term ahead.

We have lots of fun activities planned around our new topics

'Winter', 'Spring Festivals' and 'Pirates'.

 

        

 

We had great fun celebrating World Book Day. Here are a few of our children in their costumes with their favourite books.

 

 

 

On Well-Being Day, we made 'Masks of Courage' to help us be brave.

 

 

 

 

We had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year. We made dragons and lanterns and wrote our names in Mandarin. In PE, we enjoyed playing the drums to Chinese music whilst others performed a ribbon dance

and a dragon parade. We also made a palace for the Emperor whilst learning about 3D shapes.

The parents were invited to our joint assembly with Class 1 and see all of the lovely things we had been

doing over the last few weeks.

 

 

 

This term we are thinking about the season 'Winter'. The children have been thinking about what weather

we see during this season. They have also been learning about what happens to the animals during winter.

We have learnt how some birds stay in our country all year round but also, that some birds migrate.

We have talked about how we can help feed the birds in winter.

The children have had fun bird watching and recording the birds they have seen. 

 

AUTUMN TERM

 

Welcome to The White House School!

 

We hope you have all had a lovely summer and are ready for your first term.

 

Our main topic this term will be 'All About Me'. In addition to these, our mini-topics will include 'Harvest and Autumn' and 'Christmas'.

 

We had lots of fun at Christmas. Here we are enjoying our Christmas lunch.

 

 

We had a lovely time at the local library where we were involved in a workshop about the book, 'The Cave'.

 

  

 

We enjoyed our walk to look for signs of Autumn.

 

   

 

 

Reception children had a great trip to Weston Park where we found out all about toys from the past. When we got back to school we compared the toys we had played with on our trip to the toys we play with now.  We found lots of similarities and differences.

 

   

 

   

 

 

Previously in Reception ...........

 

Foundation Stage Concert

We had lots of fun at our Foundation Stage performance of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. The children enjoyed performing for their families. We then made the most of the sunshine and moved outside, where we all shared the picnic we had prepared in the morning.

 

 

 

Two big furry ears .........Two big goggly eyes ....... IT'S A BEAR!!

 

Castles

We had a great trip to Chirk Castle on Red Nose Day.

 

 

 

  

 

   

 

 

 

 

To finish our topic on 'Castles' we enjoyed a medieval banquet and a Knight's Tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

We made apple crumble at harvest time.

 

   

 

We enjoyed a visit from the local police.

 

 

   

 

   

 

  

 

   

 

 

We had a great trip to RAF Cosford.

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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