Foundation Stage 

 

Welcome to Anlaby Foundation Stage.  We work as a unit and cater for a maximum of 60 children divided between 2 classes. Our classes are named Inkpen and Rosen after two extremely popular young children’s authors.

 

Our aim in Foundation Stage is to provide an exciting learning environment where children are secure, happy, active and able to learn by following their own interests. Our foundation area has two large classrooms and an outdoor area, each is arranged into areas of learning. For much of the day children can explore these areas, supported by adults who extend their learning.

We like to take every opportunity to learn outdoors. Outdoor play gives children the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that would not be practical inside.  It also gives children who prefer to be outdoors different ways to practise skills that have initially been introduced in the classroom. We have a new all-weather play surface which allows the children to use the outdoors more extensively in bad weather. We also have a grassed area which has room for den building, a wildlife area, a mud kitchen and a magical fairy garden.

 

Who’s Who?

Mrs Oliver – Foundation Stage Leader

Inkpen Class – Mrs Oliver

Rosen Class – Mrs Britton/Miss Hopps

Mrs Gibson – Nursery Nurse

Mrs Harrington -  Teaching Assistant

Mrs Langdale - Teaching Assistant

 

Miss Rudkin – Nursery Teacher

Miss Stanley - Nursery Teaching Assistant

Miss English - Nursery Teaching Assistant

 

 

Spring Term planning

 

Our topic for the Spring Term is Journeys, and we will use the story We're Going on a Bear Hunt as a starting point for this. The children will be involved in many exciting learning opportunities using this book. We will be using our extensive school field to explore, investigate and go on our own bear hunt. Our role play area will be an airport and our reading areas will be transformed into a forest in FS1 and a cave in FS2. Please see below for further details of the learning that will be taking place in all our areas.

 

 Reading

 

We follow the Read, Write, Inc Programme to introduce phonics and reading in the early years. The children learn how to blend and segment words very quickly. They learn to apply their skills by reading RWI books for their appropriate level that support and develop what they have learnt in their phonic lessons. 

 

Maths

Maths is taught through focused short sessions, and activities.  The children also investigate number and shape, space and measure through our continuous provision, both inside and outside.

 

We update our Foundation blog weekly and it has lots of photos and information about everyday life in our unit. This has proved very popular with parents and has received thousands of views since we started it in March 2015. Please remember to check for updates and add any comments that you would like. We love your feedback on the photos we share.

Click here to visit the blog.

 

We pride ourselves on having a very strong, experienced teaching team in Foundation Stage. We are always available to talk to parents after school, by telephone, or by appointment. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.

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