Open Session For Prospective Parents- 17th October, 10am

Foundation Stage - Lions

Welcome to Foundation Stage!


Lovely Lions look, listen and learn

The EYFS Curriculum
The Early Years curriculum (EYFS) sets standards for the learning development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. It features the 7 areas of learning and development. It sets out expected developmental milestones in the 7 areas of learning. These areas of learning encompass aspects of all those 'subjects' in later phases of education. Teachers and teaching assistants work as a team of foundation stage practitioners and skilfully link learning intentions based upon themes and following children's interests. This is a strong emphasis on active play based on learning. 
Find out out more about our curriculum by clicking on our Key skills documents.
 Termly Overview
At Barleyhurst Park Primary School we are determined to foster an environment that enables our youngest learners to be happy and motivated. We aim for children to be excited, enthused and to think and work creatively. We nurture children in order for them to feel secure, valued and respected. This enables them to flourish both socially and academically. 
Below are our half termly overviews, showing the learning opportunities available to the children each half term.   
Foundation Stage 2
In our early years foundation stage we meet the needs of all our children through a challenging and exciting environment full of interesting and exciting provision. Our attached information guide outlines what to expect in our Foundation Stage 2 environment. 
Attached is a  guide outlining how we teach reading within the foundation stage. 
Useful websites
Please find attached useful websites you may wish to share with your child at home. 
See how we learn
The lovely lions are always incredibly busy exploring their learning environment...have a look
We cooked and tasted noodles during our Chinese New Year week. Yummy!
We built houses out of different materials using different joining techniques.  'The Big Bad Wolf' tried to blow them down later with a hairdryer!!  It was fun to see which one was the strongest.
We have been using 2D shapes  and our own ideas to create pictures during busy time.  We have also learn about repeating patterns.
We walked to Melrose shops and used our shopping lists to buy items for Mothers's Day afternoon tea.