Welcome to the Foundation Stage! 

                  HONEY BEES & BUMBLE BEES!        

   Autumn Term 2018 

 

                                                                     

HONEY BEES (MRS BARKER & MISS LANGSTON - FSB)

 Mrs Barker teaches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Miss Langston teaches on Monday and Thursday.

Mrs Malaniuk and Mrs Riley are the class TAs.

Above - Honey Bees' representatives on the School Council

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TIMETABLE INFORMATION

PE - Tuesday (Miss Langston)

FRENCH - Wednesday (Madame Binns)

MUSIC - Wednesay (Miss Hudson)

                                                                     

BUMBLE BEES (MRS GORTON - FSG)

Mrs Gorton teaches her class everyday and Miss Langston teaches them on Tuesday afternoon.

 Miss Hunt and Miss McCarthy are the class TAs.

Above - Bumble Bees' representatives on the School Council

TIMETABLE INFORMATION

PE - Tuesday (Miss Langston)

FRENCH - Wednesday (Madame Binns)

MUSIC - Wednesday (Miss Hudson)

Our Curriculum

In the Reception year at school our curriculum is based on ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (EYFS).

There are 7 areas of learning – 3 prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development) and 4 specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design).

At Chesham, the 4 themes of the EYFS underpin all our planning, practice and provision - A Unique Child, Positive Relationships and Enabling Environments, which together equal Learning and Development.

We also plan for, observe and assess the way in which your child approaches learning. This is done through the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ and we report on this at the end of the Reception year.                                                     The 3 characteristics are Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.

Children participate in daily Literacy, Maths and Phonics sessions. These sessions are interactive, multi-sensory and adapted to different learning styles. Children often discuss their learning with ‘talk partners’ and are supported by a teacher and a teaching assistant.

Our Literacy sessions are based around a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Shared reading and writing is modelled and children also have the opportunity to compare texts/videos/web-based writing.

Our Maths sessions are often energetic and collaborative. We sing lots of songs and use lots of different resources to aid learning. The majority of our guided work is practical and there is lots of photographic evidence of the activities in the children’s books.

For our Phonics sessions we use a scheme called 'Letters and Sounds'. In Reception we cover phases 2, 3 and 4 of a 6 phase scheme of work.

Click here for Phase 2.

Click here for Phase 3.

Click here for Phase 4.

Useful websites;-

www.teachhandwriting.co.uk

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.crickweb.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk

Here are some dates for your diary for the Autumn Term;-

Monday 3rd September:  School reopens for the start of the 2018 Autumn Term.

Friday 19th October: School closes for ther half-term holiday.

Monday 29th October: School reopens for the 2nd half of the Autumn Term.

Thursday 20th December: End of term. (School closes at 2.30pm)

 

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Below - Our outdoor work/play areas & indoor work areas

    

    

    

            

      

                                               

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