Foundation Stage 1
Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) Basics
|What are the timings of the school day?||7.25am – 12.30pm|
|Where do children learn?||2 classrooms (with 1 teacher and 2 inclusions assistants in each),
1 shared classroom,
|Where should I collect my child at the end of the day?||Children should be collected from their classrooms (please use the gate closest to Foundation Stage when collecting)|
|What do children need to bring to school?||School bag, Snacks and water,
Spare clothes including socks and underwear,
Crocs or similar
|Can my child borrow books?||Foundation Stage have a library session each week. Children will take out a book and return it the following week.|
What will FS1 pupils learn?
The Foundation Stage Curriculum consists of 7 areas of learning:
1. Personal, social and emotional development
2. Communication and language
3. Physical development
6. Understanding the world
7. Expressive arts and design
Characteristics of Effective Learning
We want your child to be an effective learner. In order to do this we know that certain attitudes and skills will enable them to both engage more in the learning opportunities available and make good progress. The new curriculum asks us to specifically look for, encourage and develop these traits and attitudes.
To support your child in developing The Characteristics of Effective Learning outlined in the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage document we have devised our 6Rs. Each of the qualities we wish to develop in order to make our children effective learners is associated with a specific creature. Click here to read our 'Characteristics of effective learning' PDF document.
Behaviour and Rewards
We have a consistent approach across the Foundation Stage to encouraging good behaviour including praise and rewards, class rules, warnings and thinking time.
Each day a child will be chosen as the ‘Star of the Day’ – rewards are not only for academic achievements, they can also be for behaviours including listening, being a good friend or making good choices.
We use a stop, think, talk and make up approach to handling conflict.