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Foundation Stage's Diary

We are a team of very happy staff and children. The staff include: Miss Amy Sabin (Class Teacher); Miss Pilling (Class Teacher); Mrs Jo Hope (Teaching Assistant) Mrs Claire Blois (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Janet Clarke (Teaching Assistant). We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which promotes an exciting, first experience of school and helps to instill a love of learning in the children. We love to have fun and try to create a happy, relaxed and stimulating environment both inside and outside the classroom. We want to give the children a smiling start to their school career. Please have a look at our diary page to see us at work and play.

Summer 2

Ecclesfield Teachers - Monday, May 27, 2019
Well once again another half term has flown by! What a fantastic half term full of fun and creativity!

We have experienced first hand the life cycle of a butterfly, written our own creative narratives about the hungry caterpillar and embedded our knowledge, skills and understanding of numbers up to 20.

Dates for your diary:
Wednesday 5th June-Class photographs
Monday 10th June-Breakfast morning 
Friday 21st June-Wentworth Garden Center visit 
Thursday 4th July-Lions Teddy Bear Picnic
Friday 5th July-Tigers Teddy Bear Picnic
Thursday 11th July-End of year reports 
Tuesday 16th July-Informal Parents Evening 
Monday 22nd July-Sports Day
Wednesday 24th July-Break up for summer 

Have a wonderful break and we look forward to diving into our 'Monsters in the Garden' topic further next half term! 

Foundation Team 

Summer 1: Monsters in the Garden

Ecclesfield Teachers - Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Well once again another term has flown by and all the staff in F2 are exceptionally proud of you all!

Next term our topic will be 'Monsters in the Garden'. We look forward to exploring a variety of mini-beasts and plants and getting to know our key text 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' extremely well. 

The children will sequence the life cycle of a butterfly in literacy, explore symmetry in the creative area and solve a range of mini-beast problems in the maths area. To see more of what we'll be getting up to please have a look at our Summer 2 curriculum newsletter on the website. 

Dates for your diary:
Thursday 18th April-Easter assembly 
Monday 29th April-Breakfast morning 
Wednesday 1st May-Lions visit Ecclesfield Library 
Wednesday 8th May-Tigers visit Ecclesfield Library 
Friday 24th May-INSET day (break up for half term)

Have a wonderful 2 week break and we look forward to kick starting our next topic upon your return.

Thank you,  
Miss Sabin and the F2 team

Spring 2: Commotion in the Ocean

Ecclesfield Teachers - Saturday, February 23, 2019
Welcome back!

This half term we will be continuing with our 'Commotion in the Ocean' topic. Following the children's interests we will be exploring more about the life of a pirate and sea creatures such as sharks and sting rays.

We are especially excited about our educational visit from Pirate Ron on Monday 11th March.

Other dates for your diary:
Monday 4th March-Breakfast morning
Friday 8th March-World Book Day (more details to follow)
Friday 15th March-Red Nose Day (more details to follow)

We hope you are well relaxed after the half term holiday and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Who is ready for Spring 1?

Ecclesfield Teachers - Thursday, January 03, 2019

Thank you for a fantastic first term at school to all our wonderful children and families. 

We hope you have all had a great Christmas and are ready and raring to go with our new topic 'Commotion in the Ocean' when we return on Tuesday 8th January. 

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Some dates for your diary: 

Monday 14th January-Breakfast morning 8.40am-9am

Wednesday 23rd January- Lions visit Ecclesfield Library 1.30pm

Wednesday 30th January- Tigers visit Ecclesfield Library 1.30pm
Thursday 31st January- Pirate workshop with parents (letter to follow)

Wednesday 6th February and Wednesday 13th February-Formal Parents Evening Dates 

Enjoy the rest of your holiday and we'll see you bright eyed and busy tailed on Tuesday morning.

Foundation Team

Autumn 2

Ecclesfield Teachers - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This half term we are very excited to be continuing with our 'Walking Through the Jungle' theme. This will include an exciting visit from 'Sam's Safari'. The interactive session will focus on identifying and naming a variety of rare and exotic insects, mammals, reptiles, molluscs and amphibians from around the world. Most of the animals can be handled and touched by the children giving them access to many different textures of skin and fur.

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Also this half term we will be exploring celebrations including Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas. 

Please view our curriculum newsletter on the website for more information about teaching and learning. 

Welcome to Foundation!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Thursday, August 30, 2018
Hello to all of our new children and families, 

We look forward to starting our Foundation year together soon and cannot wait to get to know you all over the academic year. Our first topic will be 'Walking through the Jungle'. As well as learning about life in the jungle and about jungle animals and their young, we will also be sharing your wonderful summer projects (your memory boxes). This is a lovely way to get to know each other and for the children to identify similarities amongst themselves. In addition, we will start our first floor book together where the children's questions drive our topics. 

Please ask if you are unsure about anything and remember our door is always open! This transitional period is very exciting but also huge for families and we recognise all routines are new and can be a little daunting, but you're not alone! 

Don't forget to check the classroom whiteboard daily for parental notices and diary dates for parental workshops, parents evenings and family activities. 

Have a wonderful last week of the summer holidays and we look forward to welcoming you into your new classroom on Tuesday 4th September.

A reminder of the first week of school:

Tuesday 4th Sept-8.40am-12pm
Wednesday 5th Sept-8.40am-1.15pm
Thursday 6th Sept- 8.40am-1.15pm
Friday 7th Sept- 8.40am-3pm (full time) 

See you soon!

Miss Sabin and the Foundation Team