From Little Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow
Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage at Boynton Primary School
Class Teacher - Miss Moss
Nursery Nurse - Miss Mac
Teaching Assistant - Miss Davies
Our Foundation class has an indoor and outdoor area and a corridor space. We also use the woodland area and playground in the school grounds. Our Nursery and Reception children work together most of the day. This helps our older children to develop their personal and social skills, helping and supporting the younger children. It ensures the younger children settle into Nursery quickly as they have excellent peer role models to learn from. The mixed age class also provides a seamless transition from Nursery to Reception for our youngest children.
The provision in the Foundation class is enhanced regularly in response to the children’s changing needs and interests. We plan carefully to ensure the children are continually learning through their play. Writing, reading and mathematical skills are planned into the unit each week. Children are provided with many opportunities for developing their personal, social and communication skills within their play.
Please take a look at our Information Brochure for September 2023
Spring 1 Term
This term we will be exploring transport and travel . We will be learning about different types of transport such as buses, cars, planes and trains and comparing modern transport to that of the past. We will link these to our two books for the first half term - Mr Gumpy's Outing/Motorcar and Oi! Get Off Our Train! Using Mr Gumpy's Outing/Motorcar we will explore different kinds of boats, floating and sinking and then move onto looking at different cars. We will then explore journeys on trains using Oi Get Off Our Train! We are also hoping to have a very exciting trip to the Streetlife Museum in Hull during the Spring term!
In Maths we will be continuing to deepen our knowledge of 1-5 while beginning to look at numbers 6-10. We will explore begin to explore time linked to journeys we might have.
We are very lucky to have Miss Mac trained in Forest Schools and we are hoping from September to start having a Forest School session for our EYFS class once a week! We will keep you updated on Class Dojo as to what your child will need and when.
As a school we are moving towards using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds from September 2023. We have purchased new reading books from Collins in line with this and we are looking forward to starting this new exciting phonics journey! We will teach phonics every day and the reception children will take part in decodable reading sessions 3 times a week.
There are resources for parents available on the website https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk to help with pronunciation and letter formation.
Our youngest children in Nursery will also be following the Little Wandle scheme and through this will learn to distinguish sounds around them and play games to build the foundations for more formal phonics teaching. They will take part in activities such as learning to listen for the first sound or last sound in a sequence, distinguishing environmental sounds and begin to enjoy rhymes and music.
The Foundation children start their day at 8.50 am. Home time is 3.30 pm.
8:50am: Wake Up Shake Up, Register, Days of the Week,
9:40am: Free Flow and Adult Led Activities – time to explore indoors and outdoors while we work with our friends. Reception - Guided Reading - Monday/Wednesday/Friday
10:25am: Topic/Literacy Session
10:45am: Free Flow and Adult Led Activities – time to explore indoors and outdoors while we work with our friends.
11:30am: Tidy Time and Story
12:00pm: 1:00pm Lunch Time & Playtime
1:10pm: Register, Dough Disco,
1:20pm: Maths Input
1:45pm: Free Flow and Adult Led Activities – time to explore indoors and outdoors while we work with our friends.
3:00pm: Tidy Time
3:10pm: Singing, Story, Circle Time
3:30: Home time
PE is on a Wednesday afternoon.
Reception reading books will be changed on a Friday.
Library books will be changed for Reception and Nursery on a Monday.
You can find out more about our curriculum for both Nursery and Reception below. You can also find out more about our activities on Class Dojo.
We have a personalised curriculum based on the assessment of each child’s learning and this is documented in the 'Profile' tab on your child's Class Dojo. You can also add wow moments/experiences from home to their profile which are lovely moments to share in school with the class!
The children in the Early Years Unit learn indoors and outdoors through supported play and one to one work with an adult.We go outside in all weathers to please ensure they are dressed for the weather.
We closely monitor the progress of each individual child to ensure they reach their full potential.
Mathematical skills in Early Years can be developed in every area of provision. Each day the children take part in a more formal, short hands on session where they sing number songs and learn about number sense. We begin to learn to recognise and write numbers to 10 initially before moving on to numbers to 20 later in the Reception year. We look at patterns, shape, time and money throughout the year.