- Artie’s Log
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Foundation stage is made up of Nursery and Reception class.
In Nursery there is a teacher, Mrs Simpson and two TAs; Miss Hibbert and Miss Grogan. Reception is made up of one teacher, Miss Thornley and a Teaching Assistant, Mrs Powell.
Although there are two separate classes in different buildings, both classes plan together from the spring term. Throughout the year, Nursery and Reception work together in celebrations such as; Christmas, Eid, Easter, Diwali and Chinese New Year. They also take part in other joint activities such as the bug day. This provides continuity and enables children to cope well with the transition from Nursery to Reception.
Nursery and Reception both follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, planning both focused and enhanced activities. There is a balance of teacher planned topics to spark interest and topics which are child initiated. These often vary from year to year.
This year some of the topics we have covered are:
We are special, Seasons, Space, Water, Light, Carnival, Minibeasts, Jack and the Beanstalk, Going on a Bear Hunt.
We work inside and outside throughout the year so wellies and a warm waterproof coat with a hood are essential ALL year round. Children also need hats, gloves etc when the weather requires. Please make sure all clothes are labelled.
Most of all in Foundation Stage we learn by having FUN!