A very warm welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit
Seedlings and Saplings
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the Summer Term we hope you have all had a lovely break.
Our topic for the next half term is ‘Do All Stories Have a Happy Ending?” We will be exploring this topic through a range of Traditional Tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Little Pigs.
For the latest Covid 19 guidance and advice please refer to the documentation available on the school news section.
For more detailed information please see the class newsletters below.
To ensure we are complying with all advice to ensure the safety of the children and staff we will continue to ensure that the unit is well ventilated by opening windows and, as always, providing outdoor play, whatever the weather? With this in mind, please ensure your child wears suitable, warm clothing, a water proof coat or alternatively wears a sun hat and sun cream if we get some lovely sunshine.
The Early Years Team
Arrival and Finish Times
|Nursery/Seedlings Arrival Time||8.30am and 12.30pm afternoon children|
|Nursery/Seedlings Collection Time||3.30pm|
|Reception/Saplings Arrival Time||8.45am|
|Reception/Saplings Collection Time||3.15 to 3.25pm|
Arrival and collection points for Seedlings will be the main entrance to the unit located opposite the main school reception.
Saplings will arrive at the main entrance and be collected at the classroom door leading onto the main playground.
Tuesday 19th April School Reopens
Wednesday 27th April Nursery class trip to Smithills farm.
Thursday 5rd May Election Day. – School closed for Voting
Friday 6th May Reception class trip to Blackpool Zoo
Monday 2nd May Bank Holiday – School closed
Friday 27th May Term ends
Our topic for the next half term is ‘Do all stories have a happy ending?” We will be exploring this topic through a range of Traditional Tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man.
We follow the Revised Foundation Stage Curriculum 2021 which is currently split into 7 areas:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Seedlings- In the Seedlings we will be following Phase 1, Experiencing Phonics. The children will take part in daily activities taken from the seven strands which are:
Rhythm and Rhyme
Oral Blending and Segmenting
Saplings- In the Saplings, we are learning to be independent in our writing remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We are also beginning Phase 4 of Phonics and learning to read words with consonant blends.
Seedlings- The focus this half term is 'Comparing Groups, Simple Number Problems and Shape'
Saplings- The focus this half term is 'Counting and Problem Solving' and we are also exploring money and its uses.
This half term our themes for RE will be Friendship and Special Places.
EdStart will be continuing to working with our children each Thursday morning. Sapling children will require a PE kit of shorts and tshirt and pumps. Seedlings do not need a PE kit but are able to come to school in their trainers on Thursdays.