|Helen Steele||Natalie Williams|
|Claire Vickery (p/t)|
The unit is staffed by specially trained Foundation Stage teacher and support staff and we are very lucky to have two, well-resourced classrooms (Green Room and Blue Room) as well as a covered outside area that can be accessed in all weathers. We have a large garden that is available to the children throughout the day and offers opportunities for nature investigations, sand, digging, water play, building, imaginative play and more!
We are a happy team who love to engage the children in investigating, exploring and developing learning both inside the classroom and out. We believe that it is important that our youngest children are encouraged to learn in an environment that enables them to make choices and to assume responsibility for their learning by following their interests and enthusiasms. The reception age children and nursery children work closely together, supporting each others learning adventures.
The Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework is used to support an integrated approach to the learning, development and care of the children. In FSU the three prime areas of learning are:
We place great emphasis on these three areas as it is important that we ignite our children’s curiosity, encourage their enthusiasms and build their capacity to learn, to form relationships and to thrive.
These three prime areas are strengthened and applied through the four specific areas of:
The children in FSU follow a daily routine which allows adults to plan learning opportunities that best meet the needs of the children and that focus on the basic skills of reading, writing and number work.
We value parents as partners and emphasise the importance of home and school working together. As well as occasional topic linked home/school projects we would like you to spend 5 - 10mins sharing a book with your child every day.
Autumn Term 21
We look forward to welcoming all the children into school and will be working hard to get to know everyone, establish routines and settle into the Foundation Stage Unit.
This term our theme is 'Traditional Tales'. We will be transforming the classrooms into a world of enchanted forests and woods, with castles, cottages, princes and princesses, magical people and maybe even some wolves and giants......but only friendly ones! We will be using both fiction and non-fiction texts.
As we move into autumn, we will observe the seasonal changes in the garden and are looking forward to spending as much time outdoors as we can, enjoying the changeable weather that autumn brings!