Welcome to St. Mary`s R.C. Primary School

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Transcript Welcome to St. Mary`s R.C. Primary School

The Foundation Stage
at Acton CEVC Primary
“Adults who help children
to play are adults who
help children to learn.”
What is the Early Years
Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage
(E.Y.F.S.) is the stage of education for
children from birth to the end of the
Reception year.
It is based on the recognition that
children learn best through play and
active learning.
The E.Y.F.S. has 4 themes. These are:
A Unique Child
Positive Relationships
Enabling Environments
Learning and Development
Within the theme of Learning and
Development there are 7 areas. All areas
are connected to one another and are
equally important.
Prime Areas:
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Physical Development
Communication and Language
Specific Areas
• Literacy
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Personal, Social and
Emotional Development
The children will be learning to:
become self-confident;
take an interest in things;
know what their own needs are;
dress and undress independently;
become independent;
tell the difference between right and wrong.
Physical Development
The children will be learning
• move confidently;
• control their body;
• handle equipment.
Communication and
The children will be learning to:
• talk confidently and clearly;
• enjoy listening to stories, songs and
• Communicate effectively with others.
The children will be learning to:
• develop an understanding of maths through stories, songs,
games and imaginative play;
• Recognise numbers and count reliably
• become comfortable with numbers and with ideas such as
'heavier than' or 'bigger’;
• be aware of shapes and space.
The children will be learning to:
hear and say sounds, and link them to the alphabet;
Read a range of books, increasing their vocabulary and
understanding of stories and their structure;
read and write letters and familiar words;
learn to use a pencil effectively.
Understanding of the World
The children will:
• explore and find out about the world
around them, asking questions about it;
• build with different materials, know about
everyday technology and learn what it is
used for;
• find out about past events in their lives
and their families' lives;
• find out about different cultures and
Expressive Arts and
The children will explore:
• colours and shapes;
• making things;
• role play;
• Singing, dancing and making music.
What a typical day looks like….
845 Wake and Shake
850 self registration and morning jobs
920 Assembly
930 Phonics session
9.40 Provision (selection of activities related to the children’s
interests and needs)
SNACK will take place during the morning
1130 Carpet session (topic, music, RE)
1150 LUNCH
110 Wake and Shake
115 Register / Carpet session – Maths Mastery
130 Provision
230 PLAY
245 Reflection time and story
315 HOME
The Learning Journal
Learning Journals are used to record the
achievements and developments that each
child makes within their first year at
school. A learning journal will include photos
and observations made by all staff working
within the classroom. These observations
are then used to make individual
assessments, as well as to inform next step
planning .
From September, we will be introducing our new online
learning journals! We have decided to create individual
‘learning journals’ for your child through a piece of
educational software called ‘Tapestry’. By logging on with a
secure username and password you will be able to view all
of your children’s observations, photographs and even
video from their time in Reception.