Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage page!
Here you can find out about what we are learning, important events and what Early Years is all about.
Our teachers are Mrs White (Nursery) and Miss Carr (Reception)
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Danaher and Miss Russell
Please don’t hesitate to speak to any member of our team if you have an concerns/queries.
At St. Clare’s we empower every individual to aim high and reach further. Together we work in partnership with our community to help each person develop the skills needed to face their future and to help them become TERRIFIC citizens whose values are grounded in the Catholic Christian caring ethos we promote. Through effective assessment we can measure the progress of each child on their learning journey.
At St Clare’s Primary School, our curriculum is designed to be creative, inspiring, challenging, and memorable and to provide all children with opportunities to expand their horizons and develop skills that will enable them to be confident, successful learner who will reach their full potential.
Although the Curriculum sets out academic expectations, we want more for our children. In order to enrich their learning and meet the high expectations that we have for them, four main drivers underpin our curriculum ensuring that it is enriched, personalised and aspirational;. These are ‘Honesty, Independence, Growth and Happiness’.
An integral aspect of the curriculum is that children are prepared for the future – during their time in the school, they become fantastic role models and the very best version of themselves. Their individual identity is valued and our children are kind and caring while also aspiring to be the best that they can be in whatever area they choose to pursue. We believe that every child is unique – they all have the potential to achieve; and our broad, varied curriculum allows every child to excel now and in the future based upon their own personal strengths, interests and core values.
From their different starting points, all children will make good progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically. Knowledge, understanding and skills will be secured and embedded so that children attain highly and are fully prepared for their time outside of the Foundation Stage.
Please make sure all of your child’s clothes and shoes are clearly labelled with their name to avoid anything going missing. Please also ensure coats and PE kits are clearly labelled.
Please send your child with a water bottle to use in class, clearly marked with their name (Water only please). The water bottles will remain in school until the end of the week. We will fill your child’s bottle up every morning and empty it every evening.
Letters & Sounds Phonics
Please practise the letter sounds that we are covering each week as often as possible. In Nursery, children have been given Phase 2 flashcards and in Reception class, children have been given the Phase 2 and Phase 3 flashcards to practise with. As well as these, children also have sets of High Frequency Words to practise their on sight-reading.
Reading books and Activities
Once the class teacher feels your child is ready, they will receive a reading record and book. Please share your child’s reading book with them as often as possible. If you could sign and comment each time, we would greatly appreciate it. Reading books will be changed once a week.
Nursery Session Times
Drop off – 8.45-9.00
Pick up– 11:30-11:45
Please ensure that your child is dropped off/ picked up within the specified times to minimise disruption and ensure that our staff can set up for the next session and get the half hour lunch that they are entitled to. Thank you.
Drop off– 12.30-12.45
Pick up – 3:00-3.30
What are we learning about?
This half term our topic is Come Fly With Me. We will be learning all about the world we live in, starting with where we live and the things around us. We will then compare our findings to Africa and compare and contrast with where we live.