Welcome to Foundation (Class F)
In Class F we are all about learning through play. We spend a lot of our time exploring, experimenting and getting messy both inside and outside.
Our class teacher is Mrs Wootten.
Mrs Wootten was married in the summer holidays this year. She enjoys going on long hikes in all weathers, her favourite this year was walking Helvellyn in the Lakes! She also loves travelling and camping.
We are supported in our learning by Mrs Spence.
Mrs Spence has two young boys and enjoys spending time away in her caravan with them and her niece and nephew. She also enjoys spending time outside exploring with the children and family dog Poppy. Her favourite place to visit is St Mary’s lighthouse where they like to go rock pooling or watch the sun rise.
In Class F we learn a lot of our curriculum through playful interactions. We ensure that our curriculum covers all 7 areas of learning, outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. We work towards all children achieving the 17 Early Learning Goals within each area of learning by the end of their time in Class F.
The 7 areas of learning within the EYFS curriculum are as follows:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Both the indoor and outdoor classrooms are set up to support and enhance learning and development throughout the year. We use a balance of child-initiated and adult-led learning to support progress in all the 7 areas of learning. During the Autumn Term we will be focusing on the prime areas of learning, particularly looking at our emotions and well being.
Once children have settled into school life, we will begin our daily phonics sessions, where we use the Read Write Inc program. All children will have a library book to share at home to enjoy a range of stories. When children are ready, they will take home a phonics reading book as well – this book will match the sounds they have already learned in phonics.
PE and Forest School in Class F
On Monday we have P.E. with Mr Storey and will be developing our movement and motor skills.
On Wednesday we have P.E. with Scott from Sports Cool and Mrs Wootten and will be developing our rolling and bowling skills through games.
On Friday we have balance bike sessions led by a sports coach Darren and we will also take part in forest school learning opportunities with Mrs Wootten and Mrs Spence.
In Class F we use child interests to support and expand our learning through play, therefore our topics can change and develop unexpectedly to follow these key interests. We often focus on celebrations and seasons throughout the year, which will be taught through provision in the environment and planned small group sessions. Click here to see our long term overview with what we will be learning this year.
We use knowledge mats to learn about our topics and the vocabulary and sticky knowledge we need to remember after this topic.
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