Foundation 1 2021 - 2022

Your teachers are:

F1A - Mrs Noakes with Mrs Kendrick, Miss Burgwin and Ms Horton

F1B - Mrs Williams with Mrs Makinson

F1C - Miss Birch with Mrs Evans

 

Assistant Headteacher - Mrs Binks

If you missed our Zoom welcome presentations for our new starters in September 2022, the presentation is at the bottom of this page - F1 New Parent Induction Presentation.

 

Please see Mrs Noakes' and Mr Cassidy's welcome videos below:  -

https://www.loom.com/share/b7f59485981343079122a90d751db148 - video from Mrs Noakes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I4Ax-QQJ7g - video from Mr Cassidy

Our teachers have also produced videos reading a story for their new pupils:

https://youtu.be/IaIkEUoOskI - F1A video with Mrs Noakes

https://youtu.be/aNTY-rZgVGc  - F1B teacher video with Mrs Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfC-6GvqSpc - F1C teacher video with Mrs Evans

 

Welcome to all of our 2021-22 F1 children and families. We are looking forward to a fun filled year. Please check the website and your child's Seesaw account for regular updates on our learning activities.

Your child will be provided with a Seesaw account. If you have any issues with logging into Seesaw please email the school .

Below is a sample timetable for F1 - if you have any question please speak to your class teacher.

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The children will be set activities on Seesaw each Friday. These are to be completed on Seesaw and should be completed before the following Wednesday.

 

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Below is a summary of the different focuses within our curriculum during the summer 1 half term.

 

Literacy:

In Literacy we will be learning all about bees, caterpillars, butterflies and birds.

We will be looking at the life cycle of caterpillars and how they turn into butterflies, while also practicing our letter writing. The children will be exploring bees and their behives and learning about the importance of bees. Later in the half term we will be learning how birds build their nests. The children will practice orally telling each other about what they can see, hear, feel, taste and notice. The children will be encouraged to mark make to represent what they have learnt. We teach all of our literacy lessons through books and some of the books for this half term are below.    

Bees.jpgcaterpillar.jpg

 

Our focus during the coming weeks will be oracy (encouraging the children to vocalise their thoughts, share ideas and listen to their friends), mark making and sentence stems (children using the same sentence opening for example "I can see...", "I can hear..." etc)

We will be encouraging lots of mark making to explore the starting blocks of writing.

Mathematics:

In Mathematics the children will learn one number each half term. During that time they will explore everything about the number to gain a full understanding of all of the mathematics concepts. This half term we will be discovering all about the number 4. We think about what 4 means, how we can find 4 and what other ways we can show 4. We we be looking at the stories Bear in a Square, Bear loves Squares and Perfect Square.

perfect square.jpg   bear in a square.jpg

 

 

Knowledge and Understanding:

The children will look spring. We will be exploring the changes that are happening around us and what happens as things get warmer. During this half term the children will be exploring lots of life cycles and catergorising food as healthy and unhealthy.

Art:    

This half term we will be introducing the children to the artist Josef Albers. We will discuss his work and how he used squares in his artwork.

 

PSED: 

At St George's we have a RESPECT framework, which the children follow throughout the school. Each half term the children learn about different characteristics of learning. The fith characteristic is excellence. Excellence is about showing care towards your work to ensure it is the best it can be.

Alongside each characteristic of learning the children will also be introduced to a Learning Hero. Each Learning Hero is someone who shows our characteristic of learning, and this will help the children to learn more about the excellence characteristic.

In F1 our Learning Hero for Summer 1 is the BumbleBear. BumbleBear shows excellence throughout the story as he becomes the best bee he can be, even though he is a bear. The children will explore his story. 

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The children will continue to learn our Georgie Bear Rules and how we need to behave in our classroom to ensure we can all learn in the best environment. The rules are:

  • Using our listening ears
  • Using our looking eyes
  • Sitting on our bottoms on the carpet
  • Having kind hands, kind feet and kind words
  • Using walking feet
  • Using our indoor voices

 

Forset School:

We are a "Forest School" school at St George's. During the children's year in Foundation 1 they have the opportunity to attend forest school in our Centenary Garden.

While at Forest School the children learn about the different seasons, mini-beasts, birds and much more. The children are allowed to experience nature first hand and enjoy being allowed to dig in the mud in all weathers. 

Physical Education (PE):

Every Thursday the children will have a PE lesson, children can attend school wearing their full PE kits, if they prefer. The children will be taught PE from a fully trained PE specalist, Miss Rimmer.

Music:

This year we have a new music room within the EYFS building. We are lucky to have a specialist music teaching attending school every Friday, allowing every child to take part in a exciting new music programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Below is a summary of the different focuses within our curriculum during the spring 2 half term.

 

Literacy:

In Literacy we will be learning all about the snails, spring and Easter.

We will be looking at the trails which snails make and using our fine motor skills to follow their trails, while also practicing our letter writing. The children will be exploring Spring, the differences we can see around us and the effect those changes have. Later in the half term we will be celebrating Easter. We will be noticing the world around us and learning about different festivals. The children will practice orally telling each other about what they can see, hear, feel, taste and notice. The children will be encouraged to mark make to represent what they have learnt. We teach all of our literacy lessons through books and some of the books for this half term are below.    

Snail Trail book.jpg   matisse.jpg

Our focus during the coming weeks will be oracy (encouraging the children to vocalise their thoughts, share ideas and listen to their friends), mark making and sentence stems (children using the same sentence opening for example "I can see...", "I can hear..." etc)

We will be encouraging lots of mark making to explore the starting blocks of writing.

Mathematics:

In Mathematics the children will learn one number each half term. During that time they will explore everything about the number to gain a full understanding of all of the mathematics concepts. This half term we will be discovering all about the number 3. We think about what 3 means, how we can find 3 and what other ways we can show 3. We we be looking at the stories Norman the slug with a silly shell, Triangle, and Going on an Egg Hunt.

norman.jpg   triangle.jpg  going on an egg hunt.jpg

 

Knowledge and Understanding:

The children will look spring. We will be exploring the changes that are happening around us and what happens as things get warmer. During this half term the children will be exploring growth during science week. The children will also learn about festivals, including Easter.

Art:    

This half term we will be introducing the children to the artist Matisse. We will discuss his work and how he ‘painted with scissors’ -  explaining how he made his pieces of art by using painted paper which he cut out.

drawing with scissors.jpg

PSED: 

At St George's we have a RESPECT framework, which the children follow throughout the school. Each half term the children learn about different characteristics of learning. The fourth characteristic is passion. Passion is having a love for something which you are doing.

Alongside each characteristic of learning the children will also be introduced to a Learning Hero. Each Learning Hero is someone who shows our characteristic of learning, and this will help the children to learn more about the positive characteristic.

In F1 our Learning Hero for Spring 2 is the artist Matisse. Matisse shows passion through the art he produces. The children will explore his work.

 

The children will continue to learn our Georgie Bear Rules and how we need to behave in our classroom to ensure we can all learn in the best environment. The rules are:

  • Using our listening ears
  • Using our looking eyes
  • Sitting on our bottoms on the carpet
  • Having kind hands, kind feet and kind words
  • Using walking feet
  • Using our indoor voices

 

Forset School:

We are a "Forest School" school at St George's. During the children's year in Foundation 1 they have the opportunity to attend forest school in our Centenary Garden.

While at Forest School the children learn about the different seasons, mini-beasts, birds and much more. The children are allowed to experience nature first hand and enjoy being allowed to dig in the mud in all weathers. 

Physical Education (PE):

Every Thursday the children will have a PE lesson, children can attend school wearing their full PE kits, if they prefer. The children will be taught PE from a fully trained PE specalist, Miss Rimmer.

Music:

This year we have a new music room within the EYFS building. We are lucky to have a specialist music teaching attending school every Friday, allowing every child to take part in a exciting new music programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a summary of the different focuses within our curriculum during the spring 1 half term.

 

Literacy:

In Literacy we will be learning all about the season on Winter and the difference we can see around us. Later in the half term we will be celebrating Chinese New Year and Pancake day. We will be noticing the world around us and learning about different festivals. The children will practice orally telling each other about what they can see, hear, feel, taste and notice. The children will be encouraged to mark make to represent what they have learnt. We teach all of our literacy lessons through books and some of the books for this half term are below.    

Secrets of winter.jpg Dragons in the city.png Mr Wolf Pancakes.jpg

 

Our focus during the coming weeks will be oracy (encouraging the children to vocalise their thoughts, share ideas and listen to their friends), mark making and sentence stems (children using the same sentence opening for example "I can see...", "I can hear..." etc)

We will be encouraging lots of mark making to explore the starting blocks of writing.

Mathematics:

In Mathematics the children will learn one number each half term. During that time they will explore everything about the number to gain a full understanding of all of the mathematics concepts. This half term we will be discovering all about the number 2. We think about what 2 means, how we can find 2 and what other ways we can show 2. We we be looking at the stories Simon Socks, Odd Socks and Hooray for Birds.

Simon Sock.jpg odd socks.jpg Hooray for birds.jpg

Knowledge and Understanding:

The children will look winter. We will be exploring the changes that are happening around us and what happens as things get colder (and then warmer again). The children will also learn about festivals, including Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day and Pancake Day.

Art:    

This half term we will be introducing the children to the artist Matisse. We will discuss his work and how he ‘painted with scissors’ -  explaining how he made his pieces of art by using painted paper which he cut out.

PSED: 

At St George's we have a RESPECT framework, which the children follow throughout the school. Each half term the children learn about different characteristics of learning. The third characteristic is Self Awareness. Self-awareness is showing confidence, taking pride in our work and having the confidence to try new things, knowing how you feel and what you are good at and trying new things and asking for help when you need it.

Alongside each characteristic of learning the children will also be introduced to a Learning Hero. Each Learning Hero is someone who shows our characteristic of learning, and this will help the children to learn more about the positive characteristic.

In F1 our Learning Hero for Spring 1 is The Messy Magpie. Morris, the magpie, shows self-awareness by making good choices by recycling the litter, and asking for help from his friends.

The messy magpie.jpg

The children will continue to learn our Georgie Bear Rules and how we need to behave in our classroom to ensure we can all learn in the best environment. The rules are:

  • Using our listening ears
  • Using our looking eyes
  • Sitting on our bottoms on the carpet
  • Having kind hands, kind feet and kind words
  • Using walking feet
  • Using our indoor voices

 

Forset School:

We are a "Forest School" school at St George's. During the children's year in Foundation 1 they have the opportunity to attend forest school in our Centenary Garden.

While at Forest School the children learn about the different seasons, mini-beasts, birds and much more. The children are allowed to experience nature first hand and enjoy being allowed to dig in the mud in all weathers. 

Physical Education (PE):

Every Thursday the children will have a PE lesson, children can attend school wearing their full PE kits, if they prefer. The children will be taught PE from a fully trained PE specalist, Miss Rimmer.

Music:

This year we have a new music room within the EYFS building. We are lucky to have a specialist music teaching attending school every Friday, allowing every child to take part in a exciting new music programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a summary of the different focuses within our curriculum during the autumn 2 half term.

 

Literacy:

In Literacy we will be celebrating Spooky Week, Diwali and Christmas. We will be noticing the world around us and learning about different festivals. The children will practice orally, telling each other about what they can see, hear, feel, taste and notice. The children will be encouraged to mark make to represent what they have learnt. We teach all of our literacy lessons through books and some of the books for this half term are below.    

foggy foggy forest.jpgwithces kitchen.jpg

 

Our focus during the coming weeks will be oracy (encouraging the children to vocalise their thoughts, share ideas and listen to their friends), mark making and sentence stems (children using the same sentence opening for example "I can see...", "I can hear..." etc)

We will be encouraging lots of mark making to explore the starting blocks of writing.

Mathematics:

In Mathematics the children will learn one number each half term. During that time they will explore everything about the number to gain a full understanding of all of the mathematics concepts. This half term we will be discovering all about the number 1. We think about what 1 means, how we can find 1 and what other ways we can show 1. We we be looking at the stories Dear Zoo, Colour Zoo and 1, 2, 3 To the Zoo.

Dear zoo.jpgColour Zoo.jpg1 2 3 zoo.jpg

Knowledge and Understanding:

The children will look "potions", using vinegar and bicarb to creating bubbling poitions. The children will also learn about festivals, including Diwali and Christmas.

Art:    

This half term we will be looking at using natural autumn objects to make pieces of art. At St George's we refer to using natural objects in our learing as "Loose Parts" and the children will explore leaves, conkers, sticks and pine cones to create art..

PSED: 

At St George's we have a RESPECT framework, which the children follow throughout the school. Each half term the children learn about different characteristics of learning. The second characteristic is Empathy. We think about how it is important to understand our feelings and the feelings of others.

Alongside each characteristic of learning the children will also be introduced to a Learning Hero. Each Learning Hero is someone who shows our characteristic of learning, and this will help the children to learn more about the positive characteristic.

In F1 our Learning Hero for Autumn 2 is The Colour Monster, by Anna Llenas. The Colour Monster doesn't understand his feelings at the start of the story unitl his friend helped him to see his different emotions and understand them. We hope that understanding the feelings of The Colour Monster will help the children to show empathy towards their friends.

colour monster.jpg

The children will continue to learn our Georgie Bear Rules and how we need to behave in our classroom to ensure we can all learn in the best environment. The rules are:

  • Using our listening ears
  • Using our looking eyes
  • Sitting on our bottoms on the carpet
  • Having kind hands, kind feet and kind words
  • Using walking feet
  • Using our indoor voices

 

Forset School:

We are a "Forest School" school at St George's. During the children's year in Foundation 1 they have the opportunity to attend forest school in our Centenary Garden.

While at Forest School the children learn about the different seasons, mini-beasts, birds and much more. The children are allowed to experience nature first hand and enjoy being allowed to dig in the mud in all weathers. 

Physical Education (PE):

Every Thursday the children will have a PE lesson, children can attend school wearing their full PE kits, if they prefer. The children will be taught PE from a fully trained PE specalist, Miss Rimmer.

Music:

This year we have a new music room within the EYFS building. We are lucky to have a specialist music teaching attending school every Friday, allowing every child to take part in a exciting new music programme.

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a summary of the different focuses within our curriculum during the autumn 1 half term.

 

Literacy:

In Literacy we will be learning all about Autumn. We will be noticing how nature changes as we move into autumn using all of our senses. The children will practice orally, telling each other about what they can see, hear, feel, taste and notice. The children will be encouraged to mark make to represent what they have learnt. We teach all of our literacy lessons through books and the books for this half term are below.    

Goodbye Summer.jpg

  Leaf man.jpg

Leaf trouble.jpg

Say Hi.jpg 

Our focus during the coming weeks will be oracy (encouraging the children to vocalise their thoughts, share ideas and listen to their friends), mark making and sentence stems (children using the same sentence opening for example "I can see...", "I can hear..." etc)

We will be encouraging lots of mark making to explore the starting blocks of writing.

Mathematics:

In Mathematics the children will learn one number each half term. During that time they will explore everything about the number to gain a full understanding of all of the mathematics concepts. Before looking at numbers the children explore different skills involved in mathematics, including pattern, comparison, colour and sorting. After half term we will learn mathematics through books to give the children a hook into the lessons.

Knowledge and Understanding:

The children will look at what happens to our food when it is cooked and they will make some taste autumn food. They will also explore their "Own Life Story" and how it makes us who we are.

All of our Knowledge and Understanding learning can be found throughout our continuous provision where the children can choose what activities they want to engage in.

Art:    

This half term we will be looking at using natural autumn objects to make pieces of art. At St George's we refer to using natural objects in our learing as "Loose Parts" and the children will explore leaves, conkers, sticks and pine cones to create art..

PSED: 

At St George's we have a RESPECT framework, which the children follow throughout the school. Each half term the children learn about different characteristics of learning. The first characteristic is Resilience. We think about how it is important to keep trying our best, and how they can show resilience in their learning.

Alongside each characteristic of learning the children will also be introduced to a Learning Hero. Each Learning Hero is someone who shows our characteristic of learning, and this will help the children to learn more about the positive characteristic.

In F1 our Learning Hero for Autumn 1 is The Little Red Hen, from the Traditional tale "The Little Red Hen", the hen shows lots of resilience when trying to ask her friends to help her to bake the bread. The Little Red Hen continues to try her best in every activity, even when her friends do not help her. We hope that understanding how The Little Red Hen shows resilience will help the children to show resilience in their learning.

Little red hen.jpg

The children will also be learning our Georgie Bear Rules and how we need to behaviour in our classroom to ensure we can all learn in the best environment. The rules are:

  • Using our listening ears
  • Using our looking eyes
  • Sitting on our bottoms on the carpet
  • Having kind hands, kind feet and kind words
  • Using walking feet
  • Using our indoor voices

 

Forset School:

We are a "Forest School" school at St George's. During the children's year in Foundation 1 they have the opportunity to attend forest school in our Centenary Garden.

While at Forest School the children learn about the different seasons, mini-beasts, birds and much more. The children are allowed to experience nature first hand and enjoy being allowed to dig in the mud in all weathers. 

Physical Education (PE):

Every Thursday the children will have a PE lesson, children should attend school wearing their full PE kits. The children will be taught PE from a fully trained PE specalist, Miss Rimmer.

Music:

This year we have a new music room within the EYFS building. We are lucky to have a specialist music teaching attending school every Friday, allowing every child to take part in a exciting new music programme.

 

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