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Our Ethos


Foundation Stage - EYFS

Welcome to Stonebow Early Years Foundation Stage. In our class Mrs Donaghy is the class teacher supported by LSAs - Mrs Hanley in the morning and Mrs Turgoose in the afternoon.  We aim to give all of our children a good foundation.  We want them to develop a wide range of knowledge and skills and become life-long learners. We plan the learning through topics based on the seasons, key events and the children’s interests.  We frequently use stories to bring our topics to life.  During our school day we have lots of opportunities to develop our knowledge and skills and there is a good mix of adult led and child led activities.  Children have many exciting and stimulating activities to get involved in so our days are very busy. 

We recognise that young children need to be active, and therefore we frequently go outdoors to take part in activities that involve reading, writing, listening, counting and many other skills.  We could teach these skills in a passive way but know that children learn better when they are active and having fun.  We have a variety of outdoor areas to learn in, and we take advantage of any opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside that surrounds our school. So don’t forget to send in some wellington boots with your child.

We will share your child’s learning with us on Tapestry (our on-line Learning Journey). You will be able to view photos, notes and videos so you can see the things that your child has been doing and what we will be learning.

Tapestry (alongside the school website and communication app - WEDUC) is also useful for sharing information about special days or events due to take place at school so do make sure you advise us if you change your email address or phone number  so you don’t miss out! Feel free to send us photos and notes about what your child has been doing at home via Tapestry, so we have a full picture of your child’s skills and interests.