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In Foundation Stage we use Class Dojo. It is used to encourage and praise skills which we believe are important, such as working hard, being a good friend and using good manners.

 

We also use Class Dojo to communicate more easily with parents, by being able to instantly share messages, updates and photos from the class. Parents can also see how your child is doing daily from home and why your child received their Dojo points.

 

Each parent and child will be given a unique account code which enables you to access Class Dojo from home.

 

Please note that Class Dojo is a secure, online tool that only teachers, parents of children in Foundation Stage and your child can access. There is a class story page where we put on updates for the whole class and important messages.

 

Parents can also contact the teachers via parent messages about any queries.

Our children absolutely love Class Dojo! They are excited about earning points and 'reaching for the stars' everyday. They can even customise their own Dojo monster!

 

 

 

Foundation Stage

 

Starting school is a special and exciting time for children and their families. Early years practitioners have the unique and important role of making their pupils' first experiences of school a happy one. At Woodsetts we organise a range of events and activities to ease this transition from preschool to our Foundation Unit. From the very beginning, we aim to build positive partnerships with all of our families, working together in the best interests of the children and their development.

 

As it is widely accepted that young children learn best through well-planned and purposeful play, we deliver a creative and fun curriculum to foster imagination and inhibition. To engage and motivate our children, many learning experiences are based on our children's own interests. Most of our activities happen in small groups but there are also several daily whole class sessions. These focus on aspects of literacy, numeracy and phonics. There is, of course, plenty of storytelling, singing and imaginative play too!

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To bring inspiration and innovation to every child through highly ambitious teaching and learning which challenges young minds to ‘Reach for the Stars!’

OUR AIMS

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we aim to provide a safe, happy and caring environment where children find learning an enjoyable experience. We ensure that all children feel secure, included and valued and are given opportunities and encouragement to build positive relationships with adults and each other.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year (Foundation 2). The EYFS is based upon four principles;

1. A Unique Child

2. Positive Relationships

3. Enabling Environments

4. Learning and Development

The Foundation Stage here at Woodsetts comprises of one Foundation 1 class (Woodsetts 1 morning session) and one Foundation 2 class (full time).

We also offer wrap around care for F1 children in an afternoon. Please contact the school office to find out more about this.

Foundation 1 - 3 to 4 year olds

Foundation 2 - 4 to 5 year olds

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Foundation Stage Curriculum Overview

Woodsetts Primary School

FS Topic Overview Cycle 1

Please note: there may be amendments, for example, due to time constraints or visits being fully booked/too costly.

FS Cycle 1 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic Title Traditional Stories Celebrations Around the World Amazing Animals/Easter Bugs’ Life Commotion in the Ocean
Possible Visits & Magic Moments Local Park (gym trail)

Church

Chatsworth House

Rotherham Transport Museum Aston Springs Farm Forest School The Deep, Hull

Dance in the rain

Walk through leaves

Carve a pumpkin

Go to teddybear’s birthday party

Act in a live nativity

Feed an animal

Go to a christingle service

Make a guy Fawkes

Build a snowman

Make a snow angel

Bath a baby

Grow a cress head

Make a wormery

Bring up a butterfly

Make a minibeast hotel

Handle a sea creature

Paddle in the sea

Bury someone in the sand

Build a sandcastle

History Hans Christian Anderson  

Guy Fawkes

Gunpowder Plot

Christopher Columbus David Attenborough -
RE - How do we celebrate special times? (Christmas, weddings, christenings, birthdays) - How do we celebrate special times? (Easter) - -
Suggested Books

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes – Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears – Emily Gravett

I Want My Potty! – Tony Ross

The Elephant and the Bad Baby – Elfrida Vipont

My Big Shouting Day – Rebecca Patterson

A Goodnight Kind of Feeling – Tony Bradman

Tell Me What it’s Like to be Big – Joyce Dunbar

Bumble-Ardy – Maurice Sendak (birthdays)

Harry and the Dinosaurs Have a Happy Birthday – Ian Whybrow

Moomin and the Birthday Button – Tove Jansson

The Nativity Story – Juliet David

The Night Before Christmas – Clement C Moore

Mr Men The Christmas Party – Adam Hargreaves

Here Comes the Train – Charlotte Voake

Cars and Trucks and Things that Go – Richard Scarry

Planes and Rockets and Things that Fly – Richard Scarry

Noah’s Ark Bible Story

The Lark in the Ark -Peter Bently

Noah’s Ark Bible Story

The Lark in the Ark -Peter Bently

Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell

Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm - Axel Scheffler

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen

The Cat in the Hat – Dr Seuss

Gorilla – Anthony Browne

I Want My Hat Back – Jon Klassen

Where’s Spot? – Eric Hill

Peck Peck Peck – Lucy Cousins

Mouse is Small – Mary Murphy

Actual Size – Steve Jenkins

Chick – Ed Vere

Monkey and Me – Emily Gravett

Silly Suzy Goose – Petr Horacek

Meerkat Mail – Emily Gravett

The Night Before Easter – Natasha Wing

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

Tiny – The Invisible World of Microbes – Nicola Davies

Monkey Nut – Simon Rickerty

The Storm Whale – Benji Davies

This Is Not My Hat – Jon Klassen

The Singing Mermaid – Julia Donaldson

Oliver Who Was Small but Mighty – Mara Bergman

Smiley Shark – Ruth Galloway

Jolly Olly Octopus – Tony Mitton


FS Topic Overview Cycle 2

Please note: there may be amendments, for example, due to time constraints or visits being fully booked/too costly.


FS Cycle 2
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic Title My House and Other Buildings Let’s Party A few of our Favourites Things Growing/Easter Healthy Eating Seaside
Possible Visits & Magic Moments A Walk in the Woods

Church

Chatsworth House

Visitors – firefighter, dentist, nurse, police, health visitor etc Cinema Green Scene Garden Centre & Winter Gardens, Sheffield/Ministry of Food Cleethorpes

Dance in the rain

Walk through leaves

Carve a pumpkin

Go to teddybear’s birthday party

Act in a live nativity

Feed an animal

Go to a christingle service

Make a guy Fawkes

Make a snow angel

Build a snowman

Walk through a springtime wood

Make a sandwich

Make a smoothie

Handle a sea creature

Paddle in the sea

Bury someone in the sand

Build a sandcastle

History  

Guy Fawkes

Gunpowder Plot

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St. George

Mary Magdalene

Jamie Oliver Blackbeard
RE - How do we celebrate special times? (Christmas, weddings, christenings, birthdays) - How do we celebrate special times? (Easter) - -
Suggested Books

I Love My Mummy – Giles Andreae

Guji-Guji – Chih-Yaun Chen

The Odd Egg – Emily Gravett

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy – Lynley Dodd?

Not Now, Bernard – David McKee

Aunt Amelia – Rebecca Cobb

A Place to Call Home – Alexis Deacon

A Bit Lost – Chris Haughton

The Bog Baby – Jeanne Willis

Za-Za’s Baby Brother – Lucy Cousins

Harris Finds His Feet – Catherine Rayner

My Dad Thinks He’s Funny – Katrina Germein

The Big Ceremony – Ozi Okaro (weddings)

The Snowman – Raymond Briggs

Christmas Time – Alison Jay

Father Christmas Needs a Wee – Nicholas Allan

A Christmas Story – Brian Wildsmith

The Jolly Postman – Janet and Allen Ahlberg

A Day at the Fire Station – Richard Scarry

Cops and Robbers – Allan Ahlberg

Elmo Visits the Dentist – P J Shaw

Kevin and the School Nurse – Martine Davison

Each Peach Pear Plum – Allan Ahlberg

Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Meg and Mog – Helen Nicholl and Jan Pienkowski

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo – Anna Kemp

Big Scary Monster – Thomas Docherty

But Martin! – June Counsel

Wanda and the Alien – Sue Hendra

 The Easter Story – Juliet David

My Story of Easter – Karen Williamson

I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato – Lauren Child

The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr

Lunchtime – Rebecca Cobb

The Odd Dog – Claudia Boldt

Lenny has Lunch – Ken Wilson-Max

Delicious! – Helen Cooper

Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Just Ducks – Nicola Davies

Cats Ahoy! – Peter Bently

The Pirates Next Door – Jonny Duddle

Lucy and Tom at the Seaside – Shirley Hughes

Counting Birds – Alice Melvin

 

 

The Federation's EYFS Policy can be viewed by clicking the image below.

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Meet the team

 

Foundation 1 Staff

 

 

Class Teacher - Grace Rushby

Teaching Assistant - Jasmine Baker

NNEB/ HLTA – Samantha Shaw

Foundation 2 Staff

 

Class Teacher and Foundation Leader – Rosie Braidley

Teaching Assistant – Sinead Willey

 

The Foundation Stage staff work as part of a team and we work as a unit, children from the classes have opportunities to work together during free flow times, accessing shared continuous provision. EYFS staff plan and work together to ensure continuity and progression, providing age and stage related activities to suit all our children. Children are also taught within their own class groups, they are taught in a variety of ways; in whole class groups, small group work, pairs and individually. We are dedicated to providing excellent pastoral care and education to those children in our care.

 

EYFS AREAS OF LEARNING

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a curriculum from birth to five years old. We follow the strands set by this curriculum and concentrate the learning opportunities on the seven areas of learning (3 Prime and 4 Specific) which are;

 

PRIME

 

1. Personal Social and Emotional Development

 

2. Communication and Language

 

3. Physical Development

 

 

SPECIFIC

 

1. Literacy

 

2. Mathematics

 

3. Understanding the World

 

4. Expressive Arts and Design

 

 

Childcare Choices, the cross-government childcare brand and campaign has launched today, providing parents with a single point of information for all the government funded childcare offers, including the two new offers: 30hours free childcare and Tax Free Childcare. 

Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support.
 
Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
 
The introduction of the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will begin on 28 April, for parents of the youngest children. It will be gradually rolled out over 2017 – cutting childcare costs for working families across the UK by up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.
 
On top of this, from September this year parents of three and four year old children living in England will be able to apply for a new 30 hours free childcare offer, worth around £5,000 per child.
 
The Childcare Choices website includes a Childcare Calculator (www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator) for parents to compare all the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for their families.
 
Through the site parents can also pre-register for email alerts that will notify them when they can apply, as well as providing details of existing government childcare offers.

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Woodsetts Primary School is part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust.  White Woods Primary Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.  It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company Number 8589470) whose registered office is at Whiston Worrygoose J&I School, Hall Close Avenue, Whiston, Rotherham , S60 4AG.

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