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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.

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.


Throughout this term we will be covering RE topics, ‘Galilee to Jerusalem’ and ‘Desert to Garden’. We will be learning about Epiphany, Jesus’ Miracles, God’s Love, Lent, Easter, New Life and much more!

We will also be looking at Winter, Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, Life Cycles and children’s interests!

In PE this term our themes are ‘Gymnastics’ and ‘Dance’. These themes focus on balance, coordination and movement. We continue to work on taking off and putting on our shoes and socks. We will continue to use the balance bikes which are a real hit!

A few reminders:

Please ensure your child has an appropriate, named coat/ fleece every day, and as the weather gets colder- scarf, hat and gloves when needed.

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.

Children should have a pair of welly boots at school for when we explore our outdoor areas.

Please make sure ALL uniform is named.

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

Kind Regards, Mrs Watts, Nursery Lead.