FS2 – Reception
Welcome to Foundation Stage 2
In Foundation Stage 2 (FS2) we have two classes named Daffodil and Bluebell, who share an exciting and engaging indoor and outdoor provision where children enjoy learning through play.
Miss Bowden is the teacher of Daffodil class and Miss Johnson is the teacher of Bluebell class.
In our school we strive to establish an Early Years environment which provides for all its pupils, a happy and secure environment in which to learn and be cared for. It is a place where every child is recognised as an individual and is helped to understand that they have great value for being themselves!
In our classroom we consider ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ which promote positive attitudes to learning, an enthusiasm for knowledge and the confidence to become successful learners.
Characteristics of Effective Learning
- Playing and Exploring
- Active Learning
- Creating and Thinking Critically
Children will explore, discover and investigate in our learning Landscape using a range of open ended resources, following their own interests and access adult led learning time. We believe that children learn best when they are engaged in real, hand on, exciting experiences. Adults facilitate, extend and challenge children’s learning.
Meet the Teachers
In Reception we have two classes named Bluebell and Daffodil
Miss Bowden – Daffodil Teacher
My favourite part of being a teacher is that I get to spend every day exploring, experimenting and being creative! I love the way that creativity gives us opportunities to try out new ideas, new ways of thinking and problem-solving without boundaries. The lessons I enjoy teaching the most are Art and Writing. I especially enjoy sharing a new book with the children in my class, I love the magic of bringing a story to life and how a book can take you on a new adventure!
Miss Johnson – Bluebell Teacher
Hi, I’m Miss Johnson and I am Bluebell class teacher; I love working in Reception as I get to spend time with children who are starting out on their school journey. My favourite part of teaching is when I’m exploring and learning outside. I believe the outdoors brings out the best in children as it encourages them to take risks, investigate and experience new things and work cooperatively with their peers.
Click through pictures of our children in the setting
Click through some pictures of our indoor and outdoor Learning Landscape
Check out the videos of our space
The Early Years curriculum
A little guide to help you get to grips with it!
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and Early Years professional describe the time in your child’s life between birth and 5 years. EYFS follows its own curriculum divided into seven areas. These areas are made up of prime areas and specific areas. Each area of learning has a set of related expectations for typical development through the Early Years.
The prime areas are:
- Personal, social and emotional development (making relationships; self-confidence and self-awareness; managing feelings and behaviour)
- Communication and language (listening and attention; understanding; speaking)
- Physical development (moving and handling; health and self-care)
The specific areas are:
- Literacy (reading; writing)
- Mathematics (numbers; shape, space and measures)
- Understanding the world (people and communities; the world; technology)
- Expressive arts and design (exploring and using media and materials, being imaginative)
Most children will start Reception being secure in the knowledge, understanding and abilities within the 30-50 month phase and beginning to demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and abilities within the 40-60 month phase.
By the end of Reception, most children will have reached the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) at the expected level. Some might still have knowledge skills and understanding which are emerging whilst others may be exceeding these Early Learning Goals in some areas. (The terms ‘expected’, ’emerging’ and ‘exceeding’ are how we communicate your child’s level of development at the end of the Reception year.)