My name is Miss Smith and I would like to take this opportunity to say Hi, and to welcome you all to the Foundation Stage. Here is where your children will build up their confidence, independence and social skills through many enjoyable and interactive activities.
Here at St Michael’s your children will have access to whole class carpet time sessions, which will include: numeracy focused sessions, phonics sessions, reading workshops and circle times for developing personal, social and emotional skills. Your children will also have access to child initiated play throughout their school day and access to our outdoor environment. Every Friday your child will be taking part in Forest School led by our Qualified Forest School Leader Mrs Ainsworth. All of our staff in the Foundation Stage are very committed and dedicated and spend their time supporting, observing and enhancing all children’s play as well as teaching activities indoors and outdoors.
During your child’s time in our Foundation Unit, they will be taught from the EYFS Framework where they will be learning through playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which will take place both indoors and outdoors. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. To find out more about the EYFS Framework, please follow this link: https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf
We hope you and your children enjoy your time in the Foundation Stage, you know where we are if you need to talk to us or ask us any further questions, no matter how small you think the question may be.
Our door is always open.
Foundation Staff J