Welcome to the Foundation
2020 - 2021
Routines and systems:
* We start the day in our Key Worker groups, welcoming the children, sharing their news and introducing activities for the day.
*This is followed by ‘Busy time’ where the children explore the activities and initiate their own learning through play both indoors and outdoors.
*In the middle of the morning we have a speaking and listening or phonics session in our key worker groups.
*Children then return to busy time and for the F1 children the morning ends with stories or songs.
*In the afternoons the F2 children will have their numeracy teaching and also have the chance to read with an adult.
Throughout the day children also work at targeted activities and in small groups with staff to develop their skills in the different areas of the curriculum.
The staff in the Unit this year are Mrs Owens and Miss Cartledge who will work mainly with F1 and Mrs Wregg and Mrs Wright who will work will F2.
National Breakfast Scheme
Each day after registration, the children will have the choice to partake in breakfast sitting in small table groups; a variety of cereals Mon-Thur and bagels on a Friday. Research has shown a direct link between the breakfast habits of children and their educational attainment, with children in primary schools where breakfast is provided achieving on average up to two months’ additional academic progress over the course of a year. Our exciting National School Breakfast Programme, in partnership with Magic Breakfast and funded by the Department for Education, is working to support our schools to improve access to healthy breakfasts and learning.
Our Spring Topic to start January 2021 is