Children

Foundation Stage

Miss J Swinscoe, EYFS Leader
Miss J Swinscoe, EYFS Leader
Miss Achillea, EYFS Teacher
Miss Achillea, EYFS Teacher
Miss G Unwin, EYFS Teacher
Miss G Unwin, EYFS Teacher
Mrs L Nussey, EYFS Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Nussey, EYFS Teaching Assistant
Mrs M Chambers, EYFS Teaching Assistant
Mrs M Chambers, EYFS Teaching Assistant

Hello and welcome to the Foundation Stage

Our Foundation Stage begins with Foundation Stage 1 (FS1).  The FS1 children join us for either a morning, afternoon session or a full day.  The children start FS1 the term after they turn 3 years old.   In September of the academic year that children have their fifth birthday, they begin Foundation 2 (FS2). These children form our FS2 and attend school full time.

What do we provide?

Foundation Stage 2 Provision for full time pupils

(Pupils who are aged 5 or will be celebrating their 5th birthday in this academic year) All day FS2 8.50am – 3.30pm. (Doors open at 8.40am) Pupils attend school all day.  Free School Meals are provided. FS2 pupils are able to attend our Breakfast Club and After School Club, please enquire at the School Office.

Foundation Stage 1 Provision for 3 and 4 year olds

Morning FS1 8.50am – 11.50am – (Doors open at 8.40am) Universal free 15 hours provision from the term following a child’s third birthday.

Afternoon FS1 12.30pm – 3.30pm Universal free 15 hours provision from the term following a child’s third birthday.

All Day Foundation Stage 1. 8.40am – 3.30pm – 30 Free Hours

(Doors open at 8.40am) Working parents/carers of 3 and 4 year olds may be eligible for a further 15 hours per week of free childcare in addition to the existing free 15 hours. This is known as the 30 Hour Entitlement. Please also see www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk and www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for full details regarding the eligibility criteria.

*You will need to reapply for this every 3 months.

** A £4 charge will apply for children attending FS1 all day to cover the cost of childcare whilst the children have lunch.

Top up Foundation Stage 1 Afternoon/Morning Session

(For children not accessing the 30 free hours)

If your child attends FS1 in the morning or afternoon, you also have the option to attend an extra session each day.  For a charge of £20, your child can stay for the afternoon or morning on top of their usual session.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum

In the Foundation Stage, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and work towards our Early Learning Goals. We work hard in an environment that is carefully planned, exciting and stimulating. Our environment is designed to support the seven areas of learning and to help us explore the world around us to become independent learners.

Autumn Term Learning

In Autumn, we look at getting to know the children inside out! We learn about their likes and dislikes and get to know them. Our topic is Traditional Tales where we will look at different classic stories like The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff. In maths, we are looking in depth at numbers 1-5.

Foundation 1 – Morning Timetable

8:40 – 9:05 – doors open and registration.

9:05 – 9:30 – daily dollop.

9:30 – 11:00 – COOL (choose our own learning) time.

11:10 – 11:30 – letters and sounds.

11:50 – home time.

Foundation 1 – Afternoon Timetable

12:30 – 1:00 – doors open for afternoon fs1.

1:00 – 1:10 – lunch time registration.

1:10 – 1:30 – daily dollop.

1:30 – 2:40 – COOL time.

2:40 – 3:00 – letters and sounds.

3:00 – 3:30 – home time groups.

Foundation 2 – Daily timetable

8:40 – 9:05 – doors open and registration.

9:05 – 9:30 – daily dollop literacy.

9:30 – 11:00 – COOL (choose our own learning) time.

11:10 – 11:30 – letters and sounds.

11:40 – 1:00 – lunchtime and playtime.

1:00 – 1:10 – registration.

1:10 – 1:30 – daily dollop numeracy.

1:30 – 2:30 – COOL time.

2:30 – 3:00 –guided reading.

3:00 – 3:30 – home time groups.

Heatherley Primary School