Welcome to Early Years
In the Early Years, we are passionate about providing the children with the best start for their learning journey. We aim to provide an exciting curriculum and stimulating environment, which develops the children's confidence and motivation to thrive within their setting.
Nursery - Miss Riley, Miss Bunney and Miss Pamment
Upper Foundation - Mrs Kimbley (Early Years Leader) and Mrs Middleton.
We value reading within the academy; reading forms the basis for our homework in the Early Years. Parents are welcome to come into school to read and borrow books through our lending library to share with their children at home.
In Upper Foundation Stage, children have an individual reading books and sight words to read with an adult at home. During the year, projects linked to our topic are also set for the children to complete at home.
At Towngate Primary Academy, we encourage the children to be smart in appearance so that they are ready to learn.
- Below is a list of our academy uniform:
- - White collared shirt or polo shirt
- - Grey trousers, shorts or skirt
- - Blue summer dress or grey pinafore
- - Navy blue academy jumper or cardigan
- - Black shoes
It is important for the children to have the correct PE kit in school, including the correct footwear, to particpate in sporting activities.
- Black or navy shorts
- White polo shirt or t-shirts
- Pumps or trainers
- Black or navy shorts or jogging bottoms
- White polo shirt or t-shirt
- Black or navy hoody/jacket
Take a look at what we have been up to this week!
22nd March, 2019
This week, F1 have been practising really hard to learn their Last Choir Standing song. F2 were their audience this week and all staff and children cheered loudly as they were amazing; some superstars in the making I think, Well done F1. This week in F2, we have been thinking about spring and have enjoyed our spring walk to appreciate our immediate environment. We have also enjoyed our local walk to Kingsway Methodist Church. We learnt about special times and special places. Staff were impressed with the children's visit. Well done! Please take a look on twitter to enjoy our local walk with us.
15th March, 2019
This week in the Early Years, we have been preparing our garden in readiness for planting more seeds. We have four different seeds in our classroom which we are observing grow each day. We have been writing instructions about planting seeds and practising counting on using our number lines. We have enjoyed our non-uniform day and have thought about why Red Nose Day is so important.
8th March, 2019
In Early Years this week, the children enjoyed collecting data for lots of different reasons: choosing our favourite toppings for our pancakes on Pancake Day and even voting for our favourite text that we have read so far this year. The children extended their learning by collecting their own data from peers in the setting about favourite colours and favourite fruits. Next week, the children will be learning how to present their data in their very own bar charts! We have been watching our cress grow following our science experiment and we will be planting beans this afternoon as part of our topic work on Jack and the Beanstalk, which you can look after at home! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed World Book Day – especially enjoying sharing a story with the oldest children in school! Well done everybody!
29th March, 2019
This week F1 have continued to enjoy our story, Jack and the Beanstalk, and we have been writing letters to the Jack. We have also been recognising numbers during the week.
F2 have continued to talk about features of a plant as we have been watching different beans and seeds grow. We have also enjoyed using money and adding different coins together.
Early years, also thoroughly enjoyed all of our Inspire activities on Thursday morning.
A very busy week. Well done everyone!
5th April, 2019
What a very busy term it has been. We are very proud of all the children in Early Years. This week F1 have enjoyed going on an Easter hunt. They have also been practising counting carefully as they added leaves to their beanstalk in maths.
F2 have enjoyed baking honey biscuits with Mrs Middleton, we hope you were able to taste them at home! We have also been practising our adding and subtracting skills and writing about Jack and the Beanstalk.
Foundation stage have had a very busy start to our new term. We would like to welcome all the children starting in F1 this week. F1 have been thinking about castles as part of their topic work this week and we have been using shapes to make our own castle pictures.
F2 have been practising our writing this week. We are trying hard to write clear sentences and to punctuate our work. We have also focused on finding one more and one less in our number work. We were all very proud of the children’s singing in their performance on Thursday morning. Well done everyone!