Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage!
Foundation Stage Teacher
Mrs S Smith
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.
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'.
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.
Foundation Stage Concert
We made apple crumble at harvest time.