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Ashmead Foundation Stage Department 2014 - 2015. Parents Meeting 25 th June 2014. Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage. The Team. Miss Whitehead Miss Dukes Miss Pooley Mrs Culverhouse Mrs Holder. Miss Davis Miss Gadd Mrs Reece Mrs Kneba Mrs Kapoor .

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the team
The Team
  • Miss Whitehead
  • Miss Dukes
  • Miss Pooley
  • Mrs Culverhouse
  • Mrs Holder
  • Miss Davis
  • Miss Gadd
  • Mrs Reece
  • Mrs Kneba
  • Mrs Kapoor

Miss Pooley – Early Years and Key Stage One SEN Coordinator

settling in process
Settling-in Process
  • Parents meeting and chance to meet your child’s class teacher.
  • Tour the department
  • Moving On Morning – 1st and 14th July 9.30-11.00 a.m.
  • Transition visits with Pre-Schools
  • Parent meetings in the afternoons in September
  • Home Visits
  • Staggered entry
starting in september
Starting in September

All Children start in September

  • Home Visits on 4th and 5th September
  • Morning sessions: 8.45 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. week beginning 8th September
  • Parent’s Meetings in the afternoons this week
  • 15th September: Autumn born in full time
  • 22ndSeptember: Spring born in full time
  • 29th September: Summer born in full time
day in the life of a reception child
Day in the life of a Reception child
  • Registration
  • Phonics – Letters and Sounds
  • Teacher initiated and independent activities
  • Mathematics Activities
  • Lunch Time and Playtime
  • Letters and Sounds Activities
  • Teacher initiated and independent activities
      • Story Time/Circle Time
the foundation stage 7 areas of learning
The Foundation Stage7 areas of learning
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Physical Development
    • Mathematics
    • Literacy
    • Understanding of the World
    • Expressive Arts and Design
communication language and literacy
Communication, Language and Literacy

Exploring the meanings of new words

Interacting and negotiating with others

Listen and respond to stories with enjoyment

Sustaining attentive listening

Using language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences

personal social and emotional development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Awareness of their needs, feelings and views

Circle time

Maintain attention and concentrate

Talking about our homes and families


Taking turns

Working as part of a group

Interested, excited and motivated to learn

physical development
Physical Development

Shows awareness

of space

Importance of keeping healthy

Demonstrates coordination

and control

Uses large equipment

Developing fine and gross motor control

Moves with confidence

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely


They write simple

sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Hears and says the initial sound in words.

Knows that information can be retrieved from books and computers.

Writes own name and other things such as labels and captions.


Sorting shapes and using language to

describe shape

Making patterns

Counting groups of objects

Addition and subtraction in practical situations

Ordering numbers

Using language more and less

Writing a number to match a set

understanding of the world
Understanding of the World

Shows curiosity by exploring the


Asking questions

Exploring our own and others cultures

Investigating objects and materials using their senses

Finding out about past and present events

Looking closely at similarities and differences, patterns and change

expressive arts and design
Expressive Arts and Design


colour in two dimensions

Recognise repeated sounds and patterns

Explores different media

Develops imagination

Sing simple songs from memory

Match movements to music

Respond in a variety of ways to what they see, hear, touch and feel

early years philosophy
Early Years Philosophy

Key ways that children’s learn:

  • Playing
  • Being with other people
  • Being active
  • Exploring new things and experiences
  • Talking to themselves
  • Communicating their ideas
  • Meeting physical and mental challenges
  • Being shown how to do things
  • Practising, repeating and applying skills
  • Having fun!

“Play underpins all development and learning for young children.”

EYFS Practice guidance 1.17 2008

“All the areas must be delivered through planned, purposeful play, with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities.”

EYFS Statutory Framework 2008

observations and the foundation stage profile
Observations and the Foundation Stage Profile
  • 17 Early Learning Goals
    • Emerging
    • Expected
    • Exceeding
  • Observations during child-initiated activities and adult-led group work.
  • Photographs
  • Work
foundation stage profile
Foundation Stage Profile
  • Use evidence from observations and books to aid our judgement at the end of the year on the Foundation Stage Profile.
  • Information is then passed on to Year 1 teachers.
  • Discuss progress during Parent’s consultations and within the end of year report.
our topics this year
Our topics this year

Autumn 1: The Colour of Us

Spring 1: Rumble in the Jungle

Spring 2: Handa’s Surprise

Summer 1: The Growing Garden

letters and sounds
Letters and Sounds
  • Phonic programme
  • Use of Jolly phonics actions
  • Letter name and sound
  • Reading and Writing
  • Blending - reading
  • Segmenting - writing
  • Use of phonics books
  • Phonic games
  • Letter and Sounds website
  • Letters and Sounds meeting with Miss Whitehead on 9th October

Recap, Introduction, Practise and Apply

s a t p i n m d g o c k

home reading
children to be encouraged to read daily

talking about the stories,

finding sight words

recognising sounds,

predicting what will happen….

Damaged books - £3

Reading Records

Please write in the reading record when your child reads at home

3 times and then the book is changed

Home Reading
ashmead school promises
Ashmead School Promises
  • We keep hands, feet and objects to ourselves.
  • We follow instructions from adults.
  • We speak kindly to each other.
  • We ask permission to leave the room.
  • Independent skills including toileting
  • Jewellery
  • Attendance/Sickness/Timekeeping
  • Holidays
  • Water bottles – no juice!
  • Wet weather
  • Parking – not in Blythe Close or Cole Road
  • Walking up the path before and after School
  • Hot Meals – practice using knifes and forks
  • Lunches – No Sweets or chocolate bars! Only chocolate biscuit bars. Open packaging themselves. Not TOO much food!
  • LABEL EVERYTHING! – coats, jumpers, socks, shoes, pots, containers, book bags,
  • P.E Bags in the Summer Term
parents school link
Parents/School link
  • Sign up to Parent’s meeting in September
  • Curriculum meetings in September
  • Parent Mail
  • Parent’s Consultations in first term
  • Send in notes of achievements for our Parent’s Praise board
  • Travelling Ted with diary
  • Story Sacks
  • Reading records and reading with your child
  • Homework Calendars
  • Letter from department over the holidays.
  • Parent Praise Tree
  • PTA – Miss Abi Dukes
story sacks lending library
Story SacksLending Library…
  • What is a story sack?
  • Contents…
  • How can they be used?
  • When will they be taken


Enjoy using

the story sacks!


Autumn Homework Calendar

Complete 15 boxes! Colour the boxes in and return your book by Thursday 21st October


Working with your child at home

The play activities that are suggested to make the most impact are:

  • Reading and Sharing books
  • Going to the Library
  • Going on visits
  • Playing with Letters and Numbers
  • Singing songs and rhymes
  • Drawing and painting pictures
  • Pencil/Paintbrush grip: Encourage your child to draw and write with a variety of materials
  • Name recognition and writing
  • Dressing and undressing on their own, buttons etc….
  • Playing with friends

Studies suggest that children with a strong home learning environment are ahead in both social and cognitive development. They show advanced language ability, higher levels of confidence, cooperation, and social ability. This advantage continues throughout School and at the age of seven they are more likely to score higher on the SATs.

first day monday 8 th september 2014
  • 8.45am come to Playground via Blythe Close
  • Come straight to the classroom door.
  • Bring a coat with a hood, book bag, water bottle and lunch
  • Encourage the children to carry their own equipment and put them away.
  • Collect from department via main playground at 12.45pm. Let us know if you will be late to pick up your child.
what to do next
What to do next…
  • Complete Initial Meeting Form
  • Fill in application form and return this form to the office along with birth certificateasap
  • Let us know any medical issues.
  • Order uniform/book bag and NAME IT!
  • Buy water bottle from school office
  • Let the school know of any change in contact details!
further information
Further Information
  • Admissions Issues – Angela Magnocavallo
  • Medical – Faye Sinclair
  • Admin – Amanda Simpson
  • SEN – Miss Charlotte Pooley
  • Outside Agencies – Mr Pickover

Thank you very much for listening.

Please take some time to look at the Home Visits timetable or sign up for a meeting at School

Please feel free to come and look around the department and meet with your child’s new teacher