At St Philip Neri with St. Bede Catholic Voluntary Academy Foundation Stage Unit, we put the children at the centre of everything we do. All children are valued for their individuality, included and cared for. We maintain a child driven heuristic approach to learning catering for their unique needs and interests. Our approach is enthusiastic, creative, challenging and purposeful.
We aim to:
Values of the unit:
Children have so much fun as they learn in our Foundation Unit. However, if you want to give them a head start, it's good to encourage your children to learn their letter sounds. We call this Phonics. At the end of Year 1, the children take the national Phonics' screening test. You can find more information about it and how we prepare the children, by clicking here.
Below you can read all about our daily routines.
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In early March the Foundation stage children had a visit from the Eggucation company, who came to give a talk to the children and also allowed the children to look after some eggs to incubate and hatch. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were sad to see the chicks leave.
Foundation stage children visited Sherwood Pines in November 2016. The children loved collecting things for the bug hotel that they have made at school.