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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 1 2016

FS1 (Nursery)

Governors At St Albert The Great

Welcome to Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to our FS1 Class. In EYFS we plan for the children’s learning by closely observing their interests and level of development, then using these observations and interactions, we plan activities to meet their needs and encourage them to meet their next steps in their development. We have an amazing indoor and outdoor space which allows us to cover all areas of the EYFS curriculum. We believe that children learn best through play and so play is at the centre of our curriculum. We use a combination of Adult Led and Child Led activities to encourage the children to explore, problem solve, develop their imagination and learn new skills. Although we have an ‘umbrella’ topic each half term, this is not set in stone, and changes based on the children’s interests and

We love exploring our fantastic outdoor space, not only in our EYFS unit, but also the wider school grounds. Our lovely Spinney is a great place for a story and play while surrounded by beautiful nature. We also like visiting our school prayer garden where we have spent some time during our collective worship being in God’s presence.


We are now in the summer term and we have some fun events planned for this last term of the year! Our topics this term will cover ‘Water’, ‘The Queen’, ‘Summer’ and ‘Our World’. We also have an ‘Art and Design’ week planned, ‘Healthy Living Week’ and sports day. So it looks set to be a fun packed term!

In PE this term our themes are ‘Games’ and ‘Ball Skills’. We hope to be able to do many of our PE lessons outside as the weather improves. These themes will focus on developing those early skills such as catching, throwing and kicking accurately and also working together with partners, and in small teams. We will also continue with our balance bikes which are a real hit!

During healthy living week have experienced many different sporting activities including ‘bounce’ trampolining, basketball, dance and tag rugby. We also have our Sports day activities and races.

As we move through the last term in nursery, we will be doing some transition activities with the children to familiarise them with the reception area. Being a unit, this is not such an unfamiliar place for our nursery children as many of them play with the older children and in to the reception side.

A few reminders:

Please ensure your child has an appropriate coat/ fleece every day, and if the weather is sunny, please apply sun cream to your child before they arrive.

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle each day.

please also remember to keep a spare set of named clothes on your child’s peg in case they need to be changed.

Please make sure ALL uniform is named.

If you have any questions, please talk to a member of staff.

Kind Regards,  The FS1 team – Mrs Turp and Mrs Lewis