Welcome to F1!
Email your questions to Mrs S Smith
F1 School Transition Visits
From next Monday our new F1 children will be visiting for the first time with their grown-ups. After speaking with many of you this week I know that you are excited and the children have been preparing too trying on their new shoes and uniforms like their brothers and sisters.
Many of you are aware that our F1 Nursery class has moved the the old Year One class. Follow the signs for the F1 gate where you will be greeted by myself Mrs.S Smith and Mrs.Griggs If you look in your transition pack you will see our pictures, we can't wait to meet you and looking forward to our Learning Journey together.
On your visit you will look around the Nursery and you will be able to ask any questions you may have, however please use the email address about should you have any questions before your visit. Please refer to your invitation for your date as all of our F1 children have different transition and starting dates.
Getting ready for school
We will collect your children from the Foundation One gate our morning session start time is 8.45 am till 11.30 am. Our afternoon session starts at 12.15 pm till 3.00 pm.Please let us know who you regular family and friends will be that will collect your child. On your child's first day , they will need to bring a water bottle and a warm coat. Please remember that everything will need to be labelled with your child's name.
We thought it would be nice before your visit to see some photographs of our Nursery class before you arrive .
Getting to know your child
To help us learn about your child don't forget to bring their special brown bag from their welcome pack and put in a few things to help us learn about the activities your child enjoys . You can also add photographs of family too.
Stories and Rhymes
Your child will enjoy many stories at school and each week you will be able to look at the stories on our video blog to share at home. We will be learning new rhymes each week which I will put on our class page. Our story for our first two weeks will be all about Goldilocks and the Three Bears please share this story at home in preparation of our learning . We will also be reading "Where's Spot?" throughout your child's first week.
Our first week of learning in FS1
I am so delighted how the children have settled this week at School. The children have grown in confidence daily coming through those big gates for the first time . Well done to all the parents and carers for preparing your children for the start of their journey at St.Marys.
We have had such a busy week and will add photographs and class stories to the Class Dojo weekly as well as points and rewards for super learning. The children have enjoyed learning in our indoor and outdoor environments. We will using the photographs of our families in our class activities so please continue to bring them into school. We have already been very busy creating self portraits of ourselves.
Letters and Sounds
In Foundation One we will introduce the children to Phase One of Letters and Sounds which concentrates on developing children's speaking and listening skills . The emphasis during Phase One is to get children attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills.
Phase One is divided into seven aspects. Each aspect contains three strands: Tuning into sounds, Listening and remembering sounds and talking about sounds.
Each week the children will take part in activities which will be added to the class page.
Nursery Scheme of Learning
The children will begin with our first topic of : recognising and naming colours. Please encourage your child to name and recognise colours in a variety of context e.g. toys at home, out shopping , colours of clothes etc. We will also be counting daily, singing counting songs and maths games. We will be incorporating maths through daily routines and in continuous provision.
Getting to know your child
Please remember to bring back to school the ‘pupil profile’ and any other outstanding forms needed by school . Class Dojo will be operational as soon as we have collected all of your details .