Welcome to FS1
Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be
The FS1 team would like to welcome you to our FS1 page.
Here you will find lots of information about all the fun things FS1 are learning about as well as homework and some useful information to support our learning.
Meet the teaching team
Mrs. Baines, Mrs. Groves and Mrs. Allen are pleased to be the staff working in FS1 this year.
We are really looking forward to an exciting year working with the FS1 children and parents/carers.
We held a welcome meeting at the start of term, where we shared lots of useful information about the learning and end of year expectations for FS1. You can see a copy of the information below.
Our learning this Term
This term we are learning about 'Autumn'.
In the first half term we have enjoyed finding out about Squirrels and Hedgehogs,looking at the colours and shape of autumn leaves, and exploring different root vegetables. We even made and tasted our own pumpkin soup! 'Percy the Park-Keeper also visited us to help us tidy up our Nursery garden. Next half-term we will be finding out about bonfires and fireworks, talking about 'Dark and Light' and thinking about bedtime routines, and thinking about clothes we wear in colder weather. Percy has also promised us a return visit, and will hopefully bring us some more of his animal friends for us to meet and find out about.
Our Learning Journey
Look at our amazing learning journey so far this term.
We started off our 'Autumn ' study area by finding out lots of amazing facts about Squirrels and Hedgehogs, and even had a visit from a real hedgehog! We enjoyed collecting and sorting leaves in our Nursery garden and using them to produce lot of creative work. We listened to the story of 'Pumpkin Soup' and enjoyed making and tasting our own soup. During half-term we all collected lots of natural autumn objects and we have been very busy finding out what all these objects are called and how they grow. We have also talked about Light and Dark and thought about how it is important to have a regular bed-time routine. We are ending our learning about Autumn by completing lots of activities linked to the story of Stick Man.
We have completed lots of fantastic homework this half term which is on display for you to look at in Nursery.
We really appreciate the support parents/carers give to their children and this certainly has a positive impact on their learning.
All children regularly receive stickers for bringing in their homework to share.
As parent/carers you can support your child in developing a love of reading.
Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.
You can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together.
The library is free to join and gives your child access to 100's of books to borrow.
Each half-term we choose five 'Core Stories' that are linked to our current learning; these are read every week so that the children become very familiar with them and can talk about the characters, different events and recall key phrases from the story.
Our current 'Core Stories' are:
Oi Frog ! - a rhyming text that is lots of fun
Percy the Park-Keeper stories, linked to our Autumn theme.
Light and Dark- an information text
Peace at Last- lots of lovely sound effects to help to tell the story.
We do have a list of books/authors that we would recommend to you to share with your child available in Nursery-please ask for a copy if this would be helpful.
As they start Nursery each child is given a blue 'Diary' which is kept in their reading folder. We really like to hear about experiences and celebrations your children have enjoyed outside Nursery. Please use this diary to record these events- you can stick in photographs, leaflets, tickets, pictures your child has drawn etc. If your child can say anything about what they have enjoyed, please record this in their own words in the diary too! If your child does have any 'news' to share, please place their diary in the basket in Nursery so they can tell their friends all about what they have been doing!
Every Friday we complete lots of different activities that help to strengthen all the muscles in our bodies. We come across to the main school hall for a Movement session which the children always find lots of fun! To help your child move freely and fully enjoy this session, we ask please that they come to Nursery on Fridays in joggers/leggings and trainers/plimsolls - top half of uniform can stay the same, or they are welcome to wear a T-shirt or tracksuit top. Thankyou.