Letter to Parents
Welcome to The Green Room
The Foundation Stage curriculum is divided into seven areas of learning to ensure the curriculum is broad and balanced. The areas of learning are:
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development
- Communication & Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design
Each half term we have a new and exciting topic! The topics we will be covering this academic year are:
Autumn 1st half All About Me
Autumn 2nd half Special times
Spring 1st half Transport
Spring 2nd half Weather and Colour
Summer 1st half Animals
Summer 2nd half Under the sea / Seaside
The school day is very structured and there are many teachers on hand to support and work with your child at all times.
The Green Room teachers are: Amy, Catherine and Laura Overton.
A Typical Day in the Green Room
The school doors open at 8.30am, when we welcome your child into school. Every morning, there are lots of fun and exciting activities for the children to choose from. Teachers are always on hand to support you when it’s time to leave to ensure a smooth transition.
Learning is great fun in The Green Room.
Activities are based on first hand and practical experiences.
Your child will be assigned a Link Teacher. First thing every morning, your child will work with them on a one to one basis to practise letter sounds, blending, word recognition or to share a book. Please use the home/school diary to inform us of any reading done at home.
Literacy and Numeracy activities take place during morning school. Following whole class introductions on the carpet, the children work in small groups with a teacher to complete their individual tasks. Please see the curriculum summary, on the school website to find out about our aims and objectives for the year.
The curriculum is packed with educational activities that relate to our topics, particularly during the afternoons. Similar in structure to the mornings, the children work with a teacher before independently selecting activities around the classroom.
In preparation for our Christmas performance, weekly drama and music lessons take place with specialist teachers. They continue throughout the year and are a huge hit with the children.
Children thrive when they are prepared for school and know what will happen during the day. Regular routine helps them to feel secure and settle quickly into school life.
A timetable is available on the school website. Please talk to your child about the day ahead especially in the early days. This may help reduce any nerves or anxiety, which are very normal - particularly during those first few weeks of school.
It is important to check when Physical Education is taking place, as your child must wear appropriate footwear and lose fitting clothes to take part.
Please provide a piece of fruit and water for morning break. Staff monitor the children’s food and water intake every day during snack and lunchtime. The school operates a healthy lunchbox policy and asks that they do not contain chocolate, crisps or heavily processed food.
Our very busy day ends at 3.10pm after a phonics recap and story time. Children are to be collected from the main door. Please ensure the children’s home/school diary is checked on a daily basis to see if there are any messages from the teachers. Moreover, diaries are checked every morning should you have a message for the Green Room staff.
Thank you for your support.
The Green Team