The day a bear came to school
We had an unexpected visitor during the night! It was a lost bear! What a mess he had made!
The bear was looking for somewhere warm, dry and cosy to stay and asked the children if they could help him find somewhere suitable. So after a little think, the children decided we may find somewhere suitable at the park. So we cancelled our plans for the day and decided to go on a walk to Ashcombe park to look for a den for our special visitor!!
The foundation stage is a very important year in your child’s education. We warmly welcome you to Ashcombe Primary School and look forward to working with you and teaching your child.
There are 7 areas in the foundation stage curriculum and these 7 areas are of equal importance:
The prime areas of learning
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
Specific areas of learning
- Understanding the world
- Expressive design
For us to be effective in teaching we need to:
- Work in partnership with parents
- Use the children’s interests
- Create first hand experiences
- Make learning fun, enriching, challenging and playful.
- Give the children real problems to solve and scaffold their learning
We will host a literacy and numeracy evening in October.
We continually assess your child’s learning through daily observations. During the year we will report on the early learning goals and characteristics of learning.
The working day
We have three carpet times of approximately twenty minutes.
- Another for modelling activities, world and creative e.t.c.
Three learning sessions which include:
- One group working with an adult
- One group taking part in a self-sustained activity
- Two groups learning through self-initiated play
There will be time for the children to break for fruit, milk and a story mid-morning.
During the week we also include a P.E. session (in hall or outside), music, Jigsaw (P.S.E scheme of work).
Our school day finishes with stories and songs.
Sarah, Sarah & Nikki