The Foundation Stage at Thorneyholme School includes Nursery and Reception Pupils. They are taught in small groups by Mrs Entwistle and Mrs Leedham. We are currently in the final stages of gaining 'The Step into Quality' Mark for the Early Years.
Children work on a child-initiated activities, whenever possibly along with an overriding topic each half term. They cover The Foundation Stage learning goals through varied lessons and continuous provision. In addition to the carefully planned activities they have a daily story and counting activities. This half term our topic is ‘Fighting Fit’ and 'Winter'. In RE our theme this Autumn Term is 'Birthdays'.
In Reception children are taught phonics using Letters and Sounds. They are also heard reading individually every day. Each child will follow their own individualised pathway through the reading boxes which match their phonics phase and age-related book bands. Children learn their sounds quickly and learn to read with confidence and enjoyment.
Here are some of the books we will be reading this half term: