Foundation 1 2016-2017

Stackhouse

Miss Gallagher

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Shaw

Teaching Assistant

Class Teachers:

Mrs A Stackhouse and Mrs J Ryan

Learning Support assistants:

Miss B Gallagher & Mrs D Shaw

 

In Foundation the children are encouraged to become independent learners and critical thinkers therefore our curriculum is child-led. This means we will explore and develop children’s own thoughts and interests. Lastly, we will observe the characteristics of the children’s learning, for instance whether a child shows curiosity about objects, events and people.

The ways in which the children in F1 engage with other people, including their peers and the learning environment underpin the learning and development across all areas of learning and support the children to remain an effective and motivated learner. We hope to encourage the children in the setting to play and explore, be an active learner and create and think critically, through the seven areas of learning which include:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Physical Development
  3. Communication and Language
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding the World
  7. Expressive Arts and Design

 

In F1 we focus on the Prime areas of learning which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. Over the next half term we will be learning about farms and food.  We will be visiting Whirlow Farm.

Communication and Language

The children will experiment with sounds in the environment. They will begin to develop a repertoire of songs and rhymes and begin to join in with familiar stories. The children will have the opportunity to give meaning to the marks they make. Not to mention practising to write their names using their name cards.

Physical Development

At the start of each session the children will be following a physical program of movement called “activate 5”. “Activate 5” are age-specific,  inclusive repeated patterns of movement to music. The program helps children to become  better co-ordinated, better balanced, more agile and it improves their concentration and listening skills. Plus it’s very fun!

Personal, social & emotional development

The main focus for Nursery will be in this area, as adults will be establishing routines and boundaries for the new children as well as reminding the older F1’s of the expectations. There will be lots of emphasis on sharing, taking turns and modeling how to play kindly with others.

Mathematics

The children will be learning counting rhymes and songs in order to practise saying number names in the correct order. They will begin to use their number knowledge to count items in their play such as how many cups they have in the home corner. Children will begin to sort objects by colour, size and shape. Near the end of the year, the children due to start F2 in September 2017 will be encouraged to explore, length, weight, capacity and time.

Understanding of the World

The children will be learning about a variety of topics throughout the year, such as Food, Clothing, Body parts and Furniture. They will also explore season changes from summer to Autumn and how animals are affected by this. We will also explore and learn about celebrations that occur during the different terms such as Bonfire Night, Eid, Christmas, Easter and Purim.

Expressive Arts and Design

Children will explore creating on a small and large scale. We will encourage the children to use a range of materials and media such as paint, playdough, cardboard boxes, chalk and glue. The children will also access the home corner and small world areas across the setting, such as the home corner. These areas will encourage children’s social and emotional development as well as help develop their imaginations.

Literacy

We hope the children will take a keen interest in the huge range of books on offer, both fiction and non-fiction. Every day at the end of the session the children will be read a book by an adult. The adults will continue to encourage the children to mark make in a variety of different ways.

 

 

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Foundation 1: News items

RNLI visit, by Ms Gray

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Foundation 1: Gallery items

Foundation 1: Events items

Staff Training Day, by Mrs Hall

Class photographs, by Mrs Hall

Staff Training Day, by Mrs Hall

Contact the School

Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Netherthorpe,
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834
enquiries@netherthorpe.sheffield.sch.uk