Welcome to Foundation!
In Foundation we have 3 classes of 30 children. The Red and Green apples are based on our Balderton site and the Oranges are based on the Fernwood site. Mrs Mitchell is Foundation Lead, usually working across both sites except at the present time. At Fernwood the children are taught by Miss Whiles along with Mrs Edkins and Mrs Wilson. At the Balderton site Miss Pope is teaching Red Apples, supported by Mrs Hall, Miss Cook and Sarah. Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Palethorpe are teaching the Green apples, supported by Mrs Hargreaves, Hannah and Laura. Kate also has a speech and language support role in the setting.
Come and have a look at your new classroom!
Click on your class below to see a little video ☺️
Teaching and learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage at Chuter Ede begins with each and every child and what they already know and can do by themselves. We pay a great deal of attention to their interests and personalities, incorporating these in our planning.
Curriculum and assessment
In Foundation we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework supported by the development matters document alongside the birth to five matters document. This covers the 3 prime and 4 specific areas of learning: Personal Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
All children learn at different rates and in different ways. Much assessment of what children can do in the Early Years Foundation Stage is done through observation and as part of this attention is paid to each child's "Characteristics of learning", e.g. their creativity, persistence, etc.