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Foundation Stage

Welcome to Reception at Great Malvern Primary School!


 

Hello and welcome to the Fabulous Foundation Stage!

 

 

At Great Malvern Primary School learning is fun and it all starts in the Foundation Stage classes. At school our motto is 'Learn by doing' and we do a lot!
 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term 2017

 

We are all very excited about starting another new school year. We have trips, adventures, visitors and much more planned for our new children.


This half term we will be helping the children to settle into their new class and their new school. We will be helping the children to make new friends and to develop their social skills. We want the children to enjoy school and for them to have a positive start to school life. We will be working on developing the characteristics of effective learning which are essential skills for the children to make progress. 

 

 

                                           Characteristics of Effective Learning are:

Playing and exploring-engagement

Finding out and exploring

Playing with what they know

Being willing to 'have a go'

 

Active Learning-motivation

Being involved and concentrating

Keeping trying

Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

 

Creating and thinking critically-thinking

Having their own ideas

Making links

Choosing ways to do things.

 

 

 

Our current  topics are 'Autumn & Harvest' and 'Number rhymes.'

We will also be beginning our Read,write inc phonic sessions.

 

Your child has chosen a book for you to share with them at home.You are welcome to change this book in the morning when you bring your child in. Please make sure your child has their book bag in school every day. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns you are always welcome to speak to a member our  Foundation stage Team.

 

 

 

 

                            How to help your child at home

 

Independence skills

 

In Reception we expect the children to go to the toilet on their own, manage their own hygiene and to look after their own things. You could help at home by:

 

  • Let your child have a try on their own first!
  • Try to put your child in clothes which are easy for them to put on and take off.This is particularly important on P.E days(tights are tricky).
  • Naming all clothes helps your child to find the right ones.
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  • Reading

    We want to encourage a love of reading . Try and share a book with your child at bedtime or another times of the day. Your child will  be bringing home a book to share.

     

  • Visit the library
  • Encourage your child to choose books about things that that interest them. This could be a Superman annual or a Barbie comic. Maybe even information books about Dinosaurs or Space!
  • You could read words anywhere e.g. back of a cereal packet, sign posts, birthday cards
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  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

     

    We want to encourage a love of number.You can help your child by asking them to help solve problems like how many apples do we need?

  • Sings songs like "Five fat sausages sizzling in the pan...one went pop and the other went BANG!" How many sausages are left?
  • Counting every day things.For example,how many number of trees on the way to school, or how many buttons on your cardigan.
  • Show me 5 fingers or give me 4 leaves etc.
  • Get your child to help you cook; measuring ingredients and sharing food out.
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  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World

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  • Talk to your child  about what they have done during the day.
  • Encourage your child to understand their past and present for example looking at photos of their families or special events.
  • Talk to your child about their local environment,the places and people around them
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  • Physical Development
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  • Enjoy going outside
  • Go to the park and have some fun!
  • Explore what your body can do. "How high can you jump?", "How fast can you run?", "How high can you stretch?"
  • Improving smaller movements like pencil grip by using small construction toys or threading beads etc.
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  •  Creative Development

     

  • Get messy - get out the paints, chalks and have some fun!
  • Role play - remember anything can be made into a prop.
  • Imaginative play-cars,trains,dinosaurs etc
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                                             Our photo Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception Pets

We have 2 bearded dragons called Lizzie and Oliver. 

 

 

We have 2 degus called Thor and Loki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

 

A huge thank you to everyone who supports the Foundation Stage on a daily basis: parents/ carers and the PTFA. The parental support our school receives is simply second to none and it is with your help that we make our school the friendly, caring family that it is.

Thank you

The Foundation Stage Team


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