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Foundation Stage 1




Teacher: Miss Christie

Teaching Assistants: Miss Gregson, Miss Somerset and Miss White


Welcome to Summer 2022!


Miss Christie, Miss Gregson, Miss Somerset and Miss White are eager to begin this term with your children!


During this term, your children will continue to build on their friendships and use their independent skills in all areas of Nursery life. For those children who will be moving on in September, we will begin the transition process and give them lots of opportunities to continue to develop the skills they need for the next stage of their school life!


Our over-arching statement for Term 5 will be

Roots, shoots and muddy boots!

Over the term, we aim to explore the question…

If I squish a spider, does it really matter?


Using a range of ‘hooks’ including familiar books and interesting photographs, the children will explore a range of garden themed activities including plants, insects, weather, wildlife and fruit and vegetables. We know that children are more likely to engage with their learning if presented with meaningful contexts and have a keen interest in the subject matter. Therefore, staff remain open on the path we take to explore new concepts and skills.


Staff are always willing to discuss ways in which you can help your child at home. Feel free to ask if you require some inspiration or ideas about a specific area of learning!


Key statements for this term (including child friendly version):

Communication and Language (CL)

Be able to express a point of view and to debate when they disagree with an adult or a friend, using words as well as actions. (3-4 years)

Understand ‘why’ questions like: “Why do you think the caterpillar got so fat?” (3-4 years)

I can explain my ideas and use words I have learnt to further explain myself.

I can give simple answers when using resources or my experiences to help me.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Develop appropriate ways of being assertive. (3-4 years)

Talk with others to solve conflicts. (3-4 years)

Find solutions to conflicts and rivalries. (3-4 years)

I can get my point across without shouting.

I can talk to my friends when I don’t agree.

I can suggest different games to involve everyone or agree to share.


Physical Development (PD)

Start taking part in some group activities which they make up for themselves, or in teams. (3-4 years)

Collaborate with others to manage large items, such as moving a long plank safely, or carrying large hollow blocks. (3-4 years)

I can take part in games such as tag and hide and seek.

I can create an obstacle course using the large blocks or create a tower with crates.


Mathematics (M)

Know that the last number reached when counting a small set of objects tells you how many there are in total (cardinal principal)(3-4 years)

Begin to describe a sequence of events, real or fictional, using words such as ‘first’, ‘then’… (3-4 years)

I can count to four and tell you there are four without having to count again.

I can explain what I did to complete a job or play a game.

Literacy (L)

Understand the concept – read English from left to right and from top to bottom. (3-4 years)

Write some letters correctly. (3-4 years)

I can use my finger and pretend to read the words on a page and move my finger in the right direction.

I can write some of the letters in my name and others that I have learnt.


Understanding the World (UW)

Plant seeds and care for growing plants. (3-4 years)

Understand the key features of the life cycle of a plant and an animal. (3 -4 years)

I can plant seeds and water them over time.

I know that animals and plants grow and become bigger.


Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

Create their own songs or improvise a song around one they know. (3-4 years)

Explore different materials freely, to develop their ideas about how to use them and what to make. (3-4 years)

I can change the words to my favourite songs and include my songs in my games.

I can make models using recycled materials.


Don't forget book bags are needed EVERY Wednesday. If your child wants an extra opportunity to become the 'Reading Champion', please upload 'book experiences' on Tapestry by Tuesday evening of that week! All children are given the opportunity to be 'Reading Champion' as we look to recognise the children enjoying books while they're with us!