Foundation

I miss being at school when it‘s half term and the weekend!’ (Anonymous child in Foundation Stage)

Welcome to our Foundation Class!

Thank you for visiting our class page.

Foundation teacher Mr Poote is supported by learning assistants Mrs Wallace and Mrs Batson and together they provide a welcoming and nurturing environment for your child’s so important first year at school.

As well as the stimulating classroom, there is a wonderful secure outdoor area for the children to use for imaginative play and social activity, which also enhances the children’s learning experiences in conjunction with the curriculum. In addition, we have developed a ‘wild area’ which further supports outdoor learning opportunities and includes the following – Mud kitchen and workshop, water pulley systems, ‘trim-trail’ obstacle course, bird hide, den making resources, ‘mini-beast hotels’ campfire area, planting and digging areas and a range of wild flowers and plants to explore.

Please feel free to come and visit us and see how we learn in Foundation at Long Crendon!

Class Information Pack

Please click on the following link to see our class information booklet.

Foundation Stage Welcome Pack

Class News

Learning through play…

FS – Class Information and Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey at Home

Please follow the links below for more information…

Home Learning Links:

Free on-line reading books for home

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

EYFS Home learning – Daily Activities to do at home

https://www.eyfshome.com/

Twinkl Resources for Parents

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Planning:

Please refer to the following information about the curriculum that we have adapted, in conjunction with the new EYFS framework and non-statutory Development Matters Documents, at Long Crendon School.

FS Curriculum Intent Statement

FS Long Term Curriculum Map

Development Matters Document

Please note that the curriculum is designed with our children’s interests and needs in mind and specific activities, topics and projects will change. We plan and assess on a daily basis and the skills and knowledge taught is often ‘in the moment’ and in context to the children’s learning journeys. 

Information about the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum:

The following links give information about how the EYFS is a collaboration between home and school and how important it is to have regular input from parents and carers.

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Statutory Framework for the EYFS

A Parents Guide to the EYFS at Long Crendon School

Video link to accompany our Parents Guide to the EYFS at Long Crendon School

Reception Baseline Assessment

Shared Communication:

Information from parents and carers is crucial in order to create a better picture of your child and how well they learn, what interests they have and any questions or concerns you may have. We have produced a sheet called a ‘Wow moment’ which is designed to share any learning opportunities you have observed at home. We then follow this up with your child at school to further praise/promote their achievements with the class. Please follow the link below and print off and fill out as many ‘wow moments’ as you like!

Wow Moments Message to Parents.docx

Information about our phonics scheme, reading and writing support materials:

Jolly Phonics

Phonic Lessons Introduction

Jolly Phonics Actions

Early Reading and Writing Guidance

Ideas for shared reading

Pencil Grip and Letter formation

Tricky Word Bank

Jolly Phonics Word Bank

Outdoor Learning:

We feel that outdoor learning is a very important element to the children’s experience in and out of school. The following document highlights the main reasons for providing opportunities for children to learn outside the classroom.

Effective Practice Outdoor Learning

Internet safety activity:

Online safety at home for ages 4-5

Online safety at home activity 2 for ages 4-5

Online safety at home activity 3 for ages 4-5

Online safety at home activity 4 for ages 4-5