Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage

England Class

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Mrs. Edwards Teacher 

Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bourne Teaching Assistants


Key information: 


A typical day in England Class looks like this:

8:45am to 9:00am: Name Writing Practise

9:00am to 10am: Phonics 

10:00am to 11:00am: Child Initiated Play both indoors and outdoors

11:00am to 11:45am: Maths

11:45am to 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm to 1:30pm: Dough Disco and Circle Time

1:30pm to 3:00pm: Topic input and Child Initiated Play both indoor and outdoors

3:00pm to 3:30pm: Story time and Show and Tell (Fridays)


What have we been learning?


We have been busy little bees and have finished phase 2 AND phase 3 of Essential Letters and Sounds, our phonics scheme.  This means that we recognise all of the letters in the alphabet, plus 22 digraphs and trigraphs!  We are now working on being able to blend these sounds in our reading books.

In our writing, we are learning to write sentences that match a picture.  Firstly, we think of what is happening in the picture and how we can say that in a sentence.  Then we think of how we can make that sentence better, which is helping to develop our vocabulary.  Lastly, we are working on forming our letters correctly, remembering our finger spaces, capital letters and full stops!



We have been looking at the composition of 10.  Early in the term, we looked at the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.  We learnt how to use a tens frame and place counters on them, using them to count to a specific number and notice what that number looks like.  We compared numbers to find out if they were greater than, less than or the same as each other. We then took a break from numbers and explored the topic of measurement.  The children had fun measuring length, height and weight.  We used measuring tapes and compared objects to see which was longer or taller and we learnt how to use measuring scales! In the last part of the term, we explored the topic of number bonds to 10.  We learnt the nursery rhyme, 10 green bottles and used it to see two groups within 10.  We also learnt how to use a part, part whole model to explore how two groups make ten. Lastly, the children had lots of fun using our Numberblock resources to find which Numberblocks add together to make ten.  This means that the children can automatically recall all of their number bonds to ten.  Well done England Class !!!


Topic: Bonfire Night

We have been learning all about Bonfire Night and Fireworks.  We have been looking at sound vocabulary such as: whoosh, bang, crash, screech, boom and how they match the fireworks.  In art, we have been looking at printing, using toilet rolls to make fireworks.


Topic: Diwali

We have been learning all about the Hindu story of Rama and Sita and how Rama rescued Sita from the terrible Demon God: Ravana, with help from the Monkey God: Hanuman.  We made Diva Lamps out of clay and when they dried we then painted them.  Lastly, we painted Rangoli patterns, that Hindu’s put on the paths outside their front door. 


Topic: Autumn 

We have been learning all about Autumn and the changes in our environment.  We went on an autumn walk and hunted for conkers, acorns and leaves.  We looked at the colours of reds, oranges, yellows and browns.  Lastly, we looked at what will happen to the animals that live in our town, that some will be hibernating.