Welcome to F1
This term we have welcomed some new children into F1, it has been lovely to see the existing children helping them settle in and showing them around our classroom!
Miss Howard- F1 Teacher
Mrs Collinson- F1 Teaching Assistant
Attendance and Punctuality
Staggered start and finish times have been introduced to reduce the number of parents/carers arriving at the school site at any one time.
Parents/carers should drop their children off at the Foundation playground gate in the morning, and collect them from there at the following times
F1 start time is: 8.55am
F1 finish time is: 11.45am
30 Hour F1: 8.55am - 3pm
Staff will be available to support you.
Please exit the area promptly and maintain social distancing of 2 metres outside the school-grounds when dropping off and collecting your child.
Our F1 class is a bubble so they do not mix with other children outside of their bubble.
All children will participate in regular hand washing throughout the day and where possible will be encouraged to socially distance.
Please encourage regular hand washing at home and if possible get your children to use soap dispensers themselves as his will help them independently wash their hands in school.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The curriculum consists of the following areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This term your child will continue to develop their relationships with their peers and adults. We will work on turn taking and sharing through day to day provision, activities and games and become confident to ask adults for help and support with this. We will be working with our peers engage in narratives or build something together as a team.
Communication and Language
This term, children will continue to be exposed to lots of music, song and nursery rhymes, they will have the opportunity to join in with songs and stories and we will focus on starting to recall and answer questions about stories. We will work on narratives and acting out stories. We will also work on instructions and explaining how to make something such as play dough. In the areas of provision children will be encouraged to talk and listen to adults and peers and to focus on independent and adult led activities.
This term we will be learning ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Jaspers Beanstalk’. We will learn the stories, act out the stories and continue our learning through the areas of provision. We will extend language by looking at vocabulary and using tricky language from the stories as we are playing. We will also learn about instructions and recipes.
In maths we will focus on a number a week. Through this we will be encouraging using number and shape language in the areas of provision and will focus on counting objects as well as counting jumps, claps, and steps. We will compare groups of objects and use the language of more and less. We use maths and problem solving in all areas of our classroom and outdoors.
Understanding the world
F1 will learn about their environment at home and in school, as well as our local area. We will investigate why and how we can look after our environment and talk about things we do and do not like. We will grow plants and investigate growth, decay and changed over time.
Expressive Arts and Design
F1 will continue join in with their favourite nursery rhymes. They will engage in narratives in the home corner, small world and construction. F1 will represent their learning in the creative area where they will use different materials to create.
Moving and Handling and PE
This term in the classroom we will be focusing on fine motor skills using play dough, tweezers, pencils and paintbrushes to make marks and represent our learning and creativity. In PE the children will follow instructions and learn different ways of moving such as skipping, sliding, hopping and shuffling. The children will also learn to walk and balance on some equipment.
Foundation 1 will have P.E. on Wednesday with Miss Howard and Mrs Fielding.
Your child must come to school wearing their full P.E kit. Ideally this should consist of
- Hooded/zip up jacket/sweatshirt,
- tracksuit/jogging bottoms/leggings,
- Old/cheap trainers (preferably not pumps as PE will be held outside as much as possible.)
Remember children should not wear expensive clothes as there is risk of them getting torn or muddy during outdoor PE sessions.
This year, we are using a new style of foundation subject curriculum, which has been written specifically for our children by our teachers. Children will learn about the world around them through a dilemma-led story including fictional characters and heroes. We hope these lessons will inspire children to not just learn about their world but to become an active citizen who can make a difference in the world they live in. Our next topic is ‘How can we look after our environment?’.
n RE we follow the ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ syllabus. The topics this term are:
‘The Holy Family’ (Spring 1)
‘Good Friends’ (Spring 2)