Wheeler Foundation Stage follows the guidelines for children’s learning as set down in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The areas of learning covered are:
1. Personal/Social/Emotional Development – includes learning to share and get along together.
2. Language and understanding /Communication – includes developing speech as well as listening and attention.
3. Physical Development – includes moving around with control and co-ordination and working on our scissor skills.
4. Literacy – includes early reading and writing skills.
5. Maths – includes numeracy. Shapes, space and measures.
6. Expressive Arts and Design – includes music and drama as well as painting.
7. Understanding the world focuses on our environment and I.C.T. Skills.
These areas provide a foundation for later achievement.
We would like all our children to be able to
Put on their coat.
Wash their hands.
Hang up their coats>
Don’t worry if your child can’t do them all.
Use the toilet properly.
Put away toys.
Use a handkerchief/tissue.
Dinners are currently 50p per day for F1 pupils and free for F2 pupils. Staff sit with the children to encourage them to use their knife and fork.
Children can bring their own Packed Lunch, a sandwich or a sausage roll, crisps or biscuit, a piece of fruit. No sweets, including chocolate bars and fizzy drinks please!
Once your child attends full time and if you are in receipt of benefits you may be entitled to receive free school dinners for your child. If you think you are entitled please either contact the school office, The Specialist Team, or download a registration form from the Hull City Council website www.hullcc.gov.uk
Foundation Stage children have a drink of milk and a snack each morning. We ask for a contribution of £1.00 per week, and money can be paid to a member of staff in a morning.
If your child is ill it is important that you let the school know as soon as possible. You can do this by phoning 353125. When your child is well enough to come back to school, please send a letter giving the reasons for their absence or talk to a member of staff.
What Do I Do If I Find Headlice?
- Shampoo and condition hair.
- Towel the hair so it is damp but not dripping wet.
- Comb out with an ordinary comb first.
- Place the nit comb with the teeth touching the scalp.
- From the top of the head comb down keeping the teeth in contact with the scalp as much as possible.
- Comb down to the bottom of the hair
- Check the comb for any lice.
- Ensure you check the whole head in particular the hairline, behind the ears and in the nape of the neck.
What Am I Looking For When Checking My Childs Hair?
Headlice are wingless insects, grey/white in colour about the size of a sesame seed.
P.E. (Hall Time)
It is the school policy for children to either change footwear (i.e. wear sandshoes) or do P.E. in bare feet. We follow that policy in the Foundation Stage and ask that the children in Foundation have a named change of footwear that they keep in their box (F1) and in a bag on their peg (F2).
Children should not wear jewellery to school. This helps avoid accidents and loss. Stud earrings must be covered with a plaster or removed on PE days.
Our area has many different activities to keep your child interested – here are just a few.
Painting/play dough/printing, etc
Our session times are:
Morning 8:45am – 11:45am
Afternoon: 12:45 – 3:15pm
We expect your child to attend every day.
If you want your child to go home for lunch please
collect them from the school office at 11.45 a.m. and bring them back for 12.45 p.m.
Dropping Off / Collecting Your Child
The children will be able to access their classroom through the Foundation Stage playground as usual.
These are the same arrangements for collecting your child at the end of the day.
Please remember to let us know if someone different is collecting your child so that we can write it on our whiteboard.
Breakfast Club opens at 8.00a.m. and is FREE!
What If My Child Is Off School
- We expect your child to attend every day.
- If your child is genuinely ill, please inform the office before school on the first day of absence. School telephone number01482 353125 The school office is open from 8.00 a.m. each morning.
- If your child has a medical appointment, please bring your appointment card / letter to the office where we can authorise the absence.
- Holidays should not normally be taken during the school term time.
- Foundation children usually receive a certificate and prize for full attendance.
- Remember – every day spent in school helps your child to make progress.
Cursive writing begins on entry to Foundation. Children learn cursive patterns and then progress to forming individual letters. If you wish to do anything at home with your child this is the style of writing we use at Wheeler Primary School:~
The children are given books without words to share with an adult, to build up their confidence and story telling skills before moving onto the books with simple text.
We try to share a book with your child and practise their letter sounds as often as possible and ask you to do the same at home. Please make sure that they return their book bag EVERY Monday.
there will be a short parent workshop where you will be invited in to find out more about helping your child at home.
We open 15 minutes early every Friday at 3.00 p.m. To enable you and your child to choose a library book together.
Books can be returned any time during the following week – although before Friday morning would be helpful.
These will continue in Foundation 2 and you do need to look at them regularly with your child as they contain their homework, targets and photographs of their learning experiences. We do ask that you continue to make a termly £2 donation towards the cost of these – and please remember they will be yours to keep at the end of the year.
Further reminders about school can be found in the front of these learning journeys.