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.
Mrs Byron, Mrs Bridge and Mrs Wilson
- We have an open door policy
- Please send in book bags every day
- Please bring a coat (named) to school everyday
- Please keep checking your child’s name is visible on any uniform
- Please encourage your child to stand with you in the mornings and not play on the equipment that has been set up outside
- Please don’t let them walk on the wet grass/mud
- A pair of wellies (named) are now needed in school
- To read a word you need to blend the sounds together c a t = cat
- To write a word you need to segment the word. dog = d o g
- The first sounds taught are single letters, the first 6 sounds always taught are: s a t p i n
- Later in the year they will learn diagraphs e.g sh ch ee
Helping at home
Sight word cards to support reading and writing
Sight word reading books
Your child will be issued with their first reading book which will be one that contains only sight words.