Hamilton Primary School

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Foundation

The teachers and support staff in EYFS are -

Teachers: Mrs Nolan, Mrs Birch and Mrs Baker

Support Staff: Mrs White, Mrs Pomery, Mrs Sanach, Mrs Steele, Mrs Brierley, Mrs Hay

Click below to see what we are learning each half term!
Half Termly Curriculum overview - Autumn Term 1

Half Termly Curriculum overview - Autumn Term 2

Half Termly Curriculum overview - Spring Term 1

 

Presentation for new entrants in September 2022-2023

Please click the links below for further information on how the school assesses your child in subjects that they are taught in Foundation.

Expected Reading
Expected Writing
Expected Maths
Expected other subjects

 

We use The Little Wandle Letters and Sounds scheme to teach phonics and reading. 
Below are some useful links to support you in phonics work with your child.

How we teach tricky words - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTC0PbtmeUA

Little Wandle Phonics Videos and downloads
Little Wandle Phonics Presentation September 2022
Tapestry Presentation September 2022

USEFUL TERMS

GPCs:
Children are taught GPCs. This stands for grapheme phoneme correspondences. This simply means that they are taught all the phonemes in the English language and ways of writing them down. These sounds are taught in a particular order. The first sounds to be taught are s, a, t, p.

Blending:
Children are taught to be able to blend. This is when children say the sounds that make up a word and are able to merge the sounds together until they can hear what the word is. This skill is vital in learning to read. Have a look at this video to see what we mean!

How we teach blending - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL5YUCPyC5I

Segmenting:
Children are also taught to segment. This is the opposite of blending. Children are able to say a word and then break it up into the phonemes that make it up. This skill is vital in being able to spell words.