Foundation 1 Class Page
At Dawpool your child will have their designated class team. However, our Foundation Stage staff work closely as a team, working flexibly between Foundation 1 and Foundation 2. This ensures all staff know all children well and the children gain confidence communicating with a small group of familiar adults.
The Foundation Team are Mrs Poston, Mrs Heron, Mrs Hood, Ms Johnson, Mrs Vickers and Mrs Ellis. If you have any questions, worries or concerns, please do speak to any of the Foundation Staff who are ready and able to help you.
During our time in Foundation 1, we will undertake activities linked to all areas of the Early Years Curriculum;
Prime Areas; Communication and Language; Personal, Social and Emotional Development;
Specific Areas; Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Sessions will also include RE, HeartSmart and Forest Schools.
Activities will be linked to our class topic which is ‘This is Me'. We aim to use children’s films and books as a hook for learning to help us find out more about ourselves and the world around us. Throughout the year we will select films based on the interests of the children and that enable us to cover all requirements of the Early Years Curriculum.
We will talk about where the film is set and find out where this country is on a map. We will then the theme of the film as a way of guiding our planning.
The very nature of the EYFS curriculum enables us to go with the interests of the children. The activities we plan are for a guide only.
We may complete planned activities, adapt planned activities or remove activities from the planning and replace with something more suitable. It is all dependent on how and where the children’s interests take us.
Activities are designed to cover several weeks, if needed.
- putting their own coats on
- putting their own shoes on
- going to the toilet by themselves
- washing and drying their own hands.
- Sitting at the table at meal times and using a knife and fork.