Foundation Stage

As we begin an exciting new school year, our learning in EYFS will be based around ‘Community Heroes’.  During the first half term we will be reading the core text ‘Superhero ABC’ by Bob McLeod.  We will be exploring our similarities and differences, and what makes us heroes.  During the second half term, we will continue our theme of ‘Community Heroes’ through the core text ‘Something Beautiful’ by Sharon Dennis Wyeth.  We will learn about heroes who serve our community such as the fire brigade, the police and doctors and think about how we could be heroes in our own community.

In Literacy, we will be starting to develop our phonic knowledge for reading and writing, and through our speech.  We will be applying our phonic knowledge in Autumn One by describing what makes us a hero.  We will write superhero names for ourselves and describe our superhero skills.  In Autumn Two we will be applying our phonic knowledge to write letters of thanks to community heroes. 

In Mathematics, we will be introducing Numicon while learning our numbers to 10. We will be recognising numerals and quantity by practicing our one-to-one correspondence. We will be exploring shape and pattern through the environment, for example going on shape hunts. We will also be reviewing 2D shapes and using everyday language to comment on capacity, length and weight.

During the Autumn Term, the pupils will learn about a Growth Mindset and how they can become fantastic learners. 

Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read, and by taking children to the local library to read about our topics.  Practicing counting and number skills when out and about will support children’s development and understanding in Maths.  In line with the termly theme based on ‘Community Heroes’, reading your child a story or your favourite story focusing on people who serve our community will help them to develop their ideas.  If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home please see your child's class teacher.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school and are actively seeking parent volunteers for our class trips and classroom support.  Please speak to your child’s teacher if you are able to help.