Nursery

Hello and welcome to all Puffins!

Autumn Term 2017

AREAS OF LEARNING FOR THE FOUNDATION STAGE

Nursery and Reception

 

Weekly themes

Foundation Stage planning is carried out on a weekly basis with a variety of topics being selected this term. We plan through topics for each term – for the Autumn Term 2017, Nursery and Reception will focus on the Magical Me, My family and Families Around the World, People who Help Us and Festivals. Teaching and learning will be determined by both staff and children.

Activities are both child led and adult led in order to cover all of the 7 areas of learning. Each half term both Nursery and Reception parents are able to view the Long term plans outlining the activities that we plan to deliver.

A Guide to Foundation Planning

We use the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Development Matters documents to aid our planning. These documents outline the key skills that children should achieve during certain age ranges, e.g. 30-50 months old and 40-60 months old. We plan a range of practical, play based activities to ensure that children have been given a range of opportunities to develop these skills and demonstrate their learning.

The seven areas of learning through which the children learn, have been broken down into the 17 assessment scales.  These are outlined within the table below:-

 

Prime Areas of Learning

Personal, Social and

Emotional Development

 

Making relationships

Self-confidence and self-awareness

Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development

 

Moving and handling

Health and self-care

Communication and Language

 

 

Listening and attention

Understanding

Speaking

Specific Areas of Learning

Literacy

 

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

 

Numbers

Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

 

 

People and communities

The world

Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

 

 

Exploring and using media and materials

Being imaginative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the

Class teacher.

 

TOP Tips

  • Read, read and read!
  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems!
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds- don’t forget endings!
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Have fun!

 

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