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Welcome to Foundation Stage - Reception!
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Foundation Stage Reception

Staff

Miss Lloyd – Butterflies Teacher/EYFS Leader/Deputyt Head Teacher
Mrs Benn – Ladybirds Teacher Cover:
Ms Andrews - TA
Mrs Groves – TA
Miss Blackburn - TA

Welcome to Foundation Stage!

The curriculum for children at West Hill is guided by the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework’, which sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

There are three prime areas:-
-Communication and Language
-Physical Development
-Personal, Social and Emotional development

These 3 prime areas strengthened and applied through the 4 specific areas
-Literacy
-Mathematics
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design.

Children will be involved in a mixture of adult led, child initiated and whole class activities throughout the week, based in classrooms or outside. 

All the children may eat a free meal at school because they are under 7 years of age. If you prefer, you can send your child with a packed lunch in named lunch box, but no fizzy drinks or glass bottles please. If you are eligible for Free School Meals for your children as they move up through the school, please apply immediately, as this affects school funding.

Homework

Children's book bags need to be in school every day, and parents and carers should listen to their child read for a few minutes every day, and write in their reading diaries. We will listen to the children read as often as possible and change their books when they are confident with them. At different points of the year we introduce reading challenges to keep the children enthusiastic about reading. 

Children are set a weekly homework task, in their homework books every Wednesday which is due in school on Mondays.

 

Foundation Stage Reception

We like to celebrate all our children's achievements - whether made at home or at school.  We love to hear about the things they enjoy, it helps us to create a ‘well-rounded’ picture of who each person really is. ‘Star Moments’ can tell us about anything of interest that families like to share. For example, children’s favourite bedtime story, the day their first tooth fell out, how they built a tall Lego tower, got an award or prize in a club they attend and many more besides! Each child is unique. What he/she enjoys doing or achieves for the first time is personal to them and should be recognised whenever it takes place, regardless of when their friends did something similar.

Children can also share their enthusiasms during 'Show and Tell on Thursday afternoons.

Children have a log on for 'RM easimaths' and 'Bug Club' which can be found in homework books. If you have any issues or questions about this please ask a member of staff.

PE Info

PE kits should be in school at the beginning of each half term and stay in school until the end of the half term. They will then be sent home. Children's names need to be on all items of clothing. No earrings can be worn for PE so these need to be removed on PE days. PE day this term is Monday.

Additional info 

We have regular parent’s afternoons, where you are invited to come into school and see how your child learns. We will let you know when these are by text message.

We encourage children to have access to water throughout the day as this is proven to increase concentration. Please send your child into school with a named water bottle. Squash is not allowed in their drinking bottles.

Remember to send in 50p per week tuck money. This can be done weekly or termly. We will be out on the playground from 8:45 daily if you need a chat about your child.

Please make sure all school uniform and PE kit is labelled clearly with your child’s name.