Welcome to Foxes Learning Page
Welcome to the Foxes Learning Page. We are really looking forward to working with your child. We are so excited about all the learning that will happen his year.
Meet the Foxes team
Hello everybody! I am Mrs Waine. I will be teaching you from Monday to Thursday.
Mrs Littlewood will be teaching you on Friday afternoon and Mrs Ennals will be teaching you on Friday morning.
Mrs Waine Miss Lieu
Mrs Littlewood Mrs Ennals Miss Bartlett
We also have our fabulous teaching assistant Miss Lieu who is with us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Mrs Bartlett will also be with us on Wednesday afternoons and all day on Thursday.
In Foxes we are;
Each day we have lessons in;
At Tiptoe School we learn cursive handwriting which means we learn to do lead ins and lead outs on all our lower case letters. We learn to write this way because it will help us to join our letters when we are ready to do so.
In phonic lessons we teach children the sound made by each letter which helps them to read and write words. We follow a phonics scheme called Monster Phonics.
Click on these links to hear the sounds and actions.
You can find out more about Monster Phonics by clicking on this link.
We use concrete resources, pictorial and abstract representations to show that we fully understand what we have learnt. We have a designated Maths area and Maths activities and resources will be constantly accessible through out continuous provision.
Here are some resources to support your child's Maths learning at home
This half term we will be listening to lots of stories that help us to think about ourselves and what makes us special. We will also listen to lots of stories that rhyme to help us to start distinguishing between sounds.
At Tiptoe we use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme. In the Foxes Class, the children will be learning the names of the characters. As the half term progresses the Foxes will be given a picture book featuring some of the characters.
Click on these links to view some suggested reading books for Year R.
The Early Learning Goals
The Early Learning Goals (ELGs) are the goals or targets children are expected to achieve at the end of their Reception year. They will be working towards these goals throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage. There are 17 ELGs across all the areas of learning.
The EYFS Profile is broken down into seven specific areas of learning:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development (PSE)
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Within each of these areas, there are specific Early Learning Goals – for example, in the case of Communication and language, these are Listening, attention and understanding, and Speaking.
We consider the learning environment at Tiptoe to be paramount in achieving excellent learning. We therefore have a carefully considered continuous provision, which we feel helps children to thrive in every area of the EYFS Curriculum. We will also enhance our environment with invitations to play to enable children to achieve key learning objectives.
The inside of our classroom looks like this:
This is our outdoor area:
In the Foxes Class, lots of our learning occurs naturally through play. The adults in the Foxes Class will observe and play alongside the children and will also plan directed activities.
We love to share our learning and will be uploading our 'wow' moments onto Tapastry.
Keep an eye out in your book bags for a yellow folder. Each week, we will send home the new letter sounds that we have been learning so you can practise reading and writing them at home. You will also bring home a reading book every day. Please try hard to read at least 5x a week.