Welcome to the Foundation class page.
The DFE introduced a new EYFS framework this September. The areas of learning remain the same as before, these are the three prime areas of learning:
Communication and Language;
Physical Development; and
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
The four specific areas of learning are:
Understanding the World; and
Expressive Arts and Design.
Further information can be found on the government website
The children may have come home and told you they were super subitisers. Subitising is when you look at a small collection of objects and know how many are there without counting. This works with up to five objects.
The children are shown the photos above and asked, what do you see? How do you see it?
They will reply by saying I can see 2, I can see a 1 and a 1, that’s 2.
When showing 3, they may say “I can see a 1, 1 and a 1, that’s 3. I can see a 2 and a 1, that’s 3, I can see a 1 and a 2, that’s 3.”
Subitising is an essential part of developing number sense and helps the children relate numbers to actual items or groups of items.
Happy New Year
We have lots planned for a fun and exciting term ahead. The children told us they were interested in learning about all things frozen! The Ice Castle is already being enjoyed and we will add photos to this page.