Welcome to Foundation Stage 1!
Our Team Highlights of 2021
Acorns Class Teacher
Miss Jones Miss L Holliday
Acorns Teaching Assistant Acorns Teaching Assistant
Where do I live?
In FS1 we have been thinking about the local area. The children have enjoyed talking about where they live, what their streets are like and what buildings and features can be seen around Wath.
Who works with me?
The children had the opportunity to learn more about our school and draw the different members of staff.
How do I look after the environment?
The children in FS1 have also shown a great interest in caring for their environment. They have been particularly interested in the minibeasts that appeared in our outdoor area. They looked after them, built them homes where it could be safe and helped them on the road to recovery.
Acorn class is made up of 3 and 4 year old children. Some of our children attend AM or PM places and other children
attend the setting for 30 hours per week. Our aim in Acorn class is to provide a happy and engaging environment which
enables our children to develop in the seven areas set out in the EYFS curriculum. Each day we learn about phonics,
maths and literacy. Children have access to an indoor and outdoor continuous provision which enables them to explore
and get involved in numerous learning activities.
At Wath Central, our curriculum is underpinned by a variety of concepts that link to the wider world, making an impact in
today's society. Due to the impact of COVID-19, a recovery curriculum will be established at the start of the academic year
and a focus on children driving the learning focus will be prominent throughout school.
In FS1 the children will be introduced to Phase One Letters and Sounds. The aim of this phase is to foster children’s
speaking and listening skills as preparation for learning to read with phonics.
Phase one has 7 aspects. This consists of:
· environmental sounds
· instrumental sounds
· body percussion
· rhythm and rhyme
· alliteration (words that begin with the same sound)
· voice sounds
· oral blending and segmenting
The children will then be introduced to Phase Two Letters and Sounds where they will begin to say recognise and say the sound for each letter.
Children can make marks both indoors and outdoors. Mark making activities involve using chalks, brushes and
water, paint, pencils and pens. The children through these activities can develop their gross motor and fine motor
Children have the opportunity to access activities while working both inside and outside while in Nursery. They
have the chance to develop their Maths skill and language while accessing the continuous provision in the setting.
Children in FS1 can go outside in all weathers to complete focus activities and to access the continuous provision. While outside they are able to develop their physical skills, imagination and creativity.
Each week children can choose a book from our lending library to take home and read, returning the book the following week.
Children can also borrow ‘Wordless Books’ each week to share at home.
We encourage children to play out in all weather, so please send appropriate clothing. We would also appreciate it is you could send spare clothes for your children to wear if needed.
Keeping in Contact - At Wath Central, we share our achievements on various platforms. For day-to-day communication, we use ClassDojo where we share what we get up to during the day and communicate with parents about upcoming events. We also use our twitter (@wathcentral) to celebrate recent successes from our year group. Finally, keep checking here for highlights and recent happenings within our classrooms.
Helping at Home - Can you support your child's learning at home? Click here to visit our curriculum pages for tips and advice to support your child with online learning.