About this class
Our Early Years Foundation Stages at Manadon Vale provides a warm and nurturing environment where our youngest learners can explore and discover the world around them through play-based activities and experiences.
Meet the team
Miss Amy Ranjbar
Mrs Lisa Moulding
Mrs Ruth Coupland
Please ensure all school uniform is clearly named.
Book Bag (named):
All children require a book bag which they will need to bring every day.
Water bottle (named):
A clear, water bottle with a sports-flip lid. NO JUICE PLEASE!
The children are invited to bring a healthy snack (clearly named) for their morning playtime snack. In addition to this they will have the opportunity to have milk each morning and choose apiece of fruit every afternoon in school.
Outdoor Games: Tuesday
Indoor PE: Thursday
On PE day, please wear PE kit into school.
Tapestry is the online learning journal we use at school to share your child’s achievements. We appreciate feedback from parents and encourage comments made following the observations we make in school. In addition to this we ask parents to include any observations of learning or achievements from home.
We are looking forward to a fun year and thank you in advance for working in partnership with us as your child starts their school journey.
Yearly Overview of Foundation Stage
We plan to deliver the following topics over the year, although these are open to change. This is because we often find learning opportunities following children’s interests or what is happening in the wider world.
- All About Me
- Traditional Stories
- New Life
- A Life on the Ocean Wave
- A Life on the Ocean Wave (continued)
Termly Overview of Foundation Stage
This term we will focus on the children settling in and becoming familiar with our rules and routines.
We will be introducing new phonemes in phonics and whilst also reinforcing those we have already taught. This will also include learning some digraphs. Much of the focus will be on segmenting and blending phonemes to read and write simple words. We will be learning ‘harder to read and spell words (those which are irregular such as ‘I’, ‘no’, ‘the’) for the children to try to recognise and read.
We will also be looking at some traditional tales this term, including ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘The Three LittlePigs’. The children will be developing their use of story language by sequencing the main features of stories. There will be role play and small world activities based around traditional tales aspart of our Continuous Provision.
In maths we will be continuing to think about how numbers are represented, comparing numbers and counting moveable and static objects accurately (1:1correspondence). We will be learning about the properties of 2D shape, positional language and sequencing events in a typical day. We hope to make gingerbread when we learn about language relating to size, length and weight.
We will also be learning about one more and one less and beginning to add and subtract, recognising the appropriate symbols.
We will be looking at information texts, poems and rhymes, and stories as part of our work on Dinosaurs this term.
We will be continuing to introduce new phonemes and reinforce those we have already taught. This will include more digraphs (where two letters make one sound eg. ch, sh, th, ee). Much of the focus will be on segmenting (sounding out) and blending (putting the sounds back together) to make simple regular words. We will be introducing more ‘harder to read and spell’ words for the children to try to recognise and read.
We will be continuing with our work focusing on deepening understanding of numbers up to 10, this will include composition of all numbers to 10 and continuation of subitising skills. We will be beginning to explore number bonds (pairs of numbers) to 5 and eventually will ask children to recall these without the support of resources e.g. 10s frames and double sided counters. We will be looking at numerical patterns, counting beyond 20 and discussing what we notice. Our exploration of 2D and 3D shapes and their properties will be continuing.
We will be reading a range of stories, rhymes and non-fiction books looking at pirates and sea life as part of our work thisterm.
We will be continuing to work on phonics by introducing new phonemes and reinforce thosewe have already learnt. We will also be practising reading and writing more ‘harder to read and spell’ words and going over previous learning in preparation for Year 1.
We will be re-visiting addition and subtraction again this term to ensure that the children are confident in using these skills. We will be recalling +/- facts to 5 and also some number pairs that total 10, so we will also be spending some more time consolidating these skills. We will also be looking at developing spatial reasoning skills and direction along with halving, doubling and sharing.
We will be continuing to focus on learning to count in 2s,10s and 5s and using these number facts to solve problems. The children will build upon their knowledge of pattern, applying this skill to recognising odd and even numbers.
Over the half term holiday, we would like to invite the children to make a weather diary - this can be completed as creatively as your child likes! These will be used to help support your child's learning in class.