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Welcome to the Foundation Stage​

 

Photos will be added every couple of weeks, so take a peek and see what we have been up to.

 

New photos added 11th March 2019

 

 

 

Welcome to the Foundation Stage here at St. Joseph's.

 

The Foundation Stage a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

 

In the Foundation Stage here at St. Joseph's your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language;

  • Physical development; and

  • Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy;

  • Mathematics;

  • Understanding the world; and

  • Expressive arts and design.

    These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.

    Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.


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Welcome to the Reception Class! Please have a look at some of our areas.

10th September 2018 Re-telling the story of The Enormous Watermelon.

13th September 2018 The children enjoy exploring the garden.

25th September 2018 Physical Development The children enjoy driving their cars round the hall. They practised balancing and jumping of benches. They had a great time.

26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants.

26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 1
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 2
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 3
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 4
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 5
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 6
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 7
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 8
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 9
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 10
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 11
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 12
26th September 2018 After reading the story - Ailens Love Underpants, the children designed underpants. 13

5th October 2018 The children celebrated the end of the Come and See topic - Myself with Class 3. The children sang a song they had learnt about how special their name was and then they shared their Come and See books. To finish our celebration the children had a drink and a biscuit.

11th October 2018 The children enjoyed building with the wooden blocks. Fantastic team work.

11th October 2018 The children enjoyed building with the wooden blocks. Fantastic team work. 1
11th October 2018 The children enjoyed building with the wooden blocks. Fantastic team work. 2
11th October 2018 The children enjoyed building with the wooden blocks. Fantastic team work. 3
11th October 2018 The children enjoyed building with the wooden blocks. Fantastic team work. 4

31st October 2018 In our Come and See lesson the children role play a Baptism. The children learn about what it is to be welcomed into God's family.

15th November 2018 The children enjoyed using the magnifying glasses to look for signs of Autumn.

16th November 2018 The children had a fabulous time on our Autumn walk. A great time was had by all.

20th November 2018 The children helped to pot on saplings.

The camels from our Nativity play

The Angels from our Nativity

The Kings from our Nativity.

Mary, Joseph and the different knew from our Nativity.

Th shepherds and the sheep from our Nativity.

The little stars and the big star from our Nativity.

The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 1
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 2
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 3
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 4
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 5
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 6
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 7
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 8
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 9
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 10
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 11
The little stars and the big star from our Nativity. 12

18th January 2018 Our trip to St Joseph's Church. We had a wonderful time being shown round by Mrs Gilbertson. We learnt so much about how we celebrate in Church.

23rd January 2019 The children had to accurately count out the correct beans for Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk. They counted up to 20 beans. The children also measured beanstalks from tallest to shortest, using cubes to help them.

1st March West End Productions - bringing a book to life through dance. How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

1st March People Who Help Us The day a Police Officer came to Visit

6th March People Who Help Us - The day a Nurse came to see us.

7th March World Book Day - Books in Boxes. Sharing our books with Year 3

8th March Our visit to Adlington Library

8th March Our visit to Adlington Library  1
8th March Our visit to Adlington Library  2
8th March Our visit to Adlington Library  3
8th March Our visit to Adlington Library  4
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