|Helen Steele||Tanya Medlin|
|Lisa Seabourne (p/t)|
|Claire Vickery (currently on maternity leave)|
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 utilised 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 19
This term as we settle into our new classes, we will be thinking about the importance of working together and supporting each other, sharing equipment and being kind. We are beginning with the story 'The Smartest Giant in Town' by Julia Donaldson.
We will be continuing the theme of GIANTS through other activities and will be finding out about some of the giants that feature in Cornish myths and legends. We are looking forward to working on the story 'The Giant of Jum' especially making a giant cake! Watch this space!
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