Our Snape site offers a vibrant, purposeful learning environment for children in their Foundation years at Primary School – from nursery through to year one.
Our class teacher is Mrs Harper and our teaching assistants are Miss Brownsword, Mrs Forster, Mrs Morley and Miss Thomas.
Foundation Stage is all about fun and learning through active, collaborative play. We make time to play with our children and model good quality interactions. Play is fundamental to every child’s development and we aim to develop every child’s play in a positive and constructive way. Children learn best through their own interests. Our role is to provide activities that motivate and inspire our learners whilst preparing children for a smooth transition into KS1. We recognise that the value of every individual is central to our Christian vision. We value our partnership with parents, grandparents and the local community.
Our facilities are tailored to the needs of this age group with lots of space including a well-resourced classroom, a library, a hall, and a spacious outdoor learning and play area.
The 7 areas of learning within the Foundation Stage are:
- Communication and Language (CL)
- Physical Development (PD)
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
- Literacy (L)
- Mathematics (M)
- Expressive Art and Design (EAD)
- Understanding the World (UW)
National curriculum subjects in Year 1 :
- design and technology
- art and design
- physical education
At our school we place a great importance on Reading and we would ask you to encourage your child to read their school reading book everyday and record this with a signature and a message in the reading record books.
PE kit and spare clothes stay in school. PE kits are sent home at half-term to be washed.
How You Can Help at Home
- Reception children will take home the phonics sounds they are learning each week to practise at home with family.
- Information about our what we learn each week will be in our 'Super Star' books.
- Encourage your child to practise writing their first name as much as possible with the correct use of upper and lower case letters.
- Talk to your children about their day; ask them lots of questions!
- Please try to read with your child every day, and engage them in discussing and retelling stories together. School reading books will be sent home each day; please ensure they are brought to school daily and always write in the Reading Record so we know your child has read at home.
- Count anything and everything! Simple addition, subtraction, division (sharing equally) exercises can be great fun!
- Play games involving counting.
- Encourage your child to solve practical problems.
- Look at shapes around the home and on journeys.
- Look at patterns in the environment.
- Explain when you are measuring at home or in the garden.
- Allow children to handle coins and help them to recognise them.