Early Years




Welcome to Foundation Stage!
Our topics for the Summer Term will be Traditional Tales and On The Farm. Each week we will centre our learning around a theme linked to one of these topics. During Summer One our traditional tales will include St George and the Dragon, The Frog Prince and Beauty and the Beast. We will also have a week learning about the Muslim festival of Eid and the period of Ramadan. During Summer Two we will share stories including The Three Little Pigs, Rosie’s Walk and The Enormous Turnip.
We will support our learning with a visit to Stonehurst Farm on June 12th and with other curriculum days within school to which parents are invited. Please see the Foundation Stage noticeboard for more information.

Reading: Please read with your children at home. Reading Is a very important skill in developing early literacy so the more the children practise the better they will be! All children have a reading book with a numbered level on it (1, 2, 3, etc) – this is for them to read to you. They also have a library book for you to read to them. Please record any reading they do in their Reading Diaries so that we can give them their Reading Stars! We will help the children to change their books regularly within school.

Maths: The children will be practising counting to 20, and back again. We will be learning to find one more and one less than a number and to add and subtract single digit numbers. They will learn to recognise and name more 2D and 3D shapes and will have opportunities to play and learn using lengths, weights, time and money.

English: The children will continue to practise their phonic skills, learning new sounds and using them to read and write words. We are challenging all of the children to write sentences in the context of stories, recounts of exciting events and captions

Other Important Information:

Learning Journeys: All learning journeys are kept in the children’s classrooms. If you would like to view them please talk to your child’s class teacher. You will receive half-termly emails with the latest updates to their electronic learning journey via 2BuildAProfile. If you have trouble accessing these emails please talk to your child’s class teacher.
Within the learning journeys you will see evidence of all the 7 Areas of Learning that your children are covering whilst in the Foundation Stage. If you want any more information, please come and talk to your child’s class teacher!

Homework: We will send an activity home every Friday. Please complete and return it to school by the following Wednesday. It will usually be linked to our week’s theme and they are designed to be fun for you to do with your children!

PE: We currently have PE on Monday and Wednesday. Your child needs a white t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls. Please label everything with their name. Children can leave their PE kits in school. We will send them home when they need washing!

Long Term Plan

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS);have created a Long Term Plan for the school year, you may view it by clicking on the link below.

The long term plans at Hazel Community Primary School have been written to provide a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum that will motivate and engage the pupils at Hazel. The Long Term plans may sometimes change due to extra-curricular opportunities and additional visits.

Reception Long Term Plan – 2018-2019

Autumn 2
Our topic for the second part of the Autumn Term was ‘All About Me’

We learnt about our bodies and thought about how to keep them healthy. The children shared what they were good at and set goals for themselves based on things that they want to learn to do. We also talked about our families and the things that make us all special and unique.

The children also learnt about family celebrations. We learnt about Diwali and Bonfire Night and, as we moved towards the end of the year, we learnt the story of Christmas.

Click the link below to learn more about the story of Diwali

Let’s Celebrate Diwali (bbc.co.uk)

Autumn 1
In Autumn 1 our topic was Nursery Rhymes.

We learnt to sing lots of nursery rhymes in school. Perhaps you could ask your child to sing them to you at home as well!

We have based our work around these rhymes. Click on the links to sing along at home!
Incy Wincy Spider (bbc.co.uk)
The Grand Old Duke Of York (bbc.co.uk)
Humpty Dumpty (bbc.co.uk)
Dingle Dangle Scarecrow (youtube.com)
Hickory Dickory Dock (bbc.co.uk)
Oats and Beans and Barley Grow (bbc.co.uk)