Staff in foundation stage
|Assistant Principal for the phase||Miss Kiselis|
|Teachers||Nursery Class||Miss Healy|
|Class 1||Miss Burke|
|Class 2||Miss Kiselis|
|Senior Teaching Assistants||Mrs Oliver|
|Teaching Assistants||Mrs Douglas|
The curriculum in foundation stage
The curriculum is split into three termly, whole-school topics. Every year group has their own key learning outcomes for each topic.
Autumn term – Who I Am and How I Learn
|Personal, social and emotional development||I show interest in others’ play and am starting to join in.
I can express my own feelings such as sad, happy, cross, scared, being worried.
|I am confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.
I am aware of my own feelings and can usually adapt my behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.
|Communication and language||I can engage in imaginary role play sometimes building stories around toys and objects.
I can remember and join in with rhymes and familiar stories.
|I can see some similarities and differences between people.|
|Physical development||I move freely and with pleasure and confidence in a variety of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running etc.
I can usually manage washing and drying my hands
|I can show some understanding about good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene.|
|Literacy||I can hold a book, turn the pages and indicate and understanding of pictures and print.||I can recognise my own name.
I can identify sounds in words, in particular, initial sounds and use some identifiable letters to communicate meaning.
|Maths||I can use number names to 5 and sometimes count accurately.||I can talk about the routine of the day and use language like before, after.|
|Understanding the world||I can remember and talk about significant events in my own experience.||I can remember and talk about significant events in my own experience.
I can use ICT to capture my learning in different ways e.g. take photos and record my own voice.
|Expressive arts and design||I can engage in imaginative role play based on my own first hand experiences.||I can engage in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences.|
Spring term – Heroes and Villains
|Personal, social and emotional development||I can express my own preferences and interests.
I can try to help or give comfort when others are distressed.
I am aware that some actions can hurt or harm others.
|I know that some behaviour is unacceptable and can talk about my own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences.|
|Communication and language||I have a developing understanding of simple concepts (e.g. big/little)|
|Physical development||I move freely and with pleasure and confidence in a variety of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running etc.||I know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.|
|Literacy||I can talk about events and characters in books.||I can talk about events and characters in books and can make suggestions about what might happen next in a story.
I can use vocabulary and events from stories in my play.
I can segment and blend the sounds in simple words and use this knowledge to write labels and captions for my work.
|Maths||I notice simple shapes and patterns in pictures.||I can use shapes to make pictures, patterns and arrangements and incorporate these into my logo and costume design.|
|Understanding the world||I seek to acquire basic skills in turning on and operating some ICT equipment.||I explore different materials and can talk about some of their similarities and differences and about why things happen and how things work.
I show an interest in different occupations and ways of life e.g. Everyday heroes in the public sector.
I can use ICT to contribute to the making of a short film about Heroes and villains.
|Expressive arts and design||I am beginning to use my imagination by playing make-believe games.||I can explore how sounds can be changed to create a unique soundtrack for my character.
I can use available resources to create props to support role-play.
Summer term – Time Travellers
|Personal, social and emotional development||I am confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate.|
|Communication and language||I use a variety of questions (e.g. what, where, who)|
|Physical development||I show control in holding and using jugs to pour, hammers, books and mark-making tools.
I can hold a pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using a whole-hand grasps
|Literacy||I can talk about events and characters in books.||I can demonstrate my understanding of different periods in the past when talking about what I have read.
I can write simple sentences which can be read by myself and others. (diary/non fiction text).
|Maths||I use some language of quantities, such as “more” and “a lot”.
I know that a group of things changes in quantity when something is added or taken away.
|I can use everyday language to talk about size, weight, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.|
|People and communities||I can start to show an interest in different occupations and ways of life.|
|Understanding the world||I can ask questions about aspects of my familiar world such as the place where I live or the natural world.
I can talk about some of the things I have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.
I can start to develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.
|I can make observations of pre-historical animals & plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
I can talk about the features of my own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.
I know about similarities and differences between myself and others, and among families, communities and traditions in different periods in history.
I know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.
I demonstrate that I know that information can be retrieved from computers and use ICT to find out new information about the past.
|Expressive arts and design||I can represent my own ideas, thoughts and feelings of periods in the past through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.
I can safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function to represent my ideas.