Glen Hills Primary School
Tel: 0116 2782535
Fax: 0116 2788208
Registered Company Number 07941899
Glen Hills Primary School is a Trust member and Lead Hub school for the Symphony Learning Trust
The Foundation Stage (FS) Curriculum at Glen Hills!
Welcome to our FS curriculum! This introduction will outline how we deliver the FS curriculum and the expectations about our links with home.
Overview of the FS set-up
We have Seven Areas of Learning and these are split into three ‘Prime Areas’ and four ‘Specific Areas’ of learning.
Prime areas- these are how skills for learning are developed….
Specific areas- these are how the three prime areas for learning are developed….
We teach using a variety of themes which will change every three weeks. We communicate these to parents in advance so they can discuss these topics and do a little work in advance.
Phonics is a key area which we focus on in the FS and ‘Phonicsplay’ is one of the phonics schemes we use (http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ for more information), in addition 'Letters and Sounds' is used, Ruth Miskin phonics and many of our own resources.
The main topics we cover…
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Design and Technology
Our expectations of parental / school links…
We fully appreciate the vitality of building home/school links at Glen Hills. Homework and tasks will be given out at regular opportunities for your child in the FS. Please go to our Learning Environment and onto the 4+ page for many super links to sites which will assist both you and your child.
Reading with your child! Probably the most vital aspect of ensuring children get a love of books! Ideally, a little bit of reading together should be done every day.
Phonics – keep going through those sounds – in this section of the website, you will find phonics information for parents.
Working on numbers to 10. Counting on/back in ones and twos, playing ‘shops’, shape hunting around the house- the possibilities are endless!