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  EYFS Handbook 

Table of Contents          Welcome from the Headteacher


Welcome from the Foundation Stage Leader


Academic Calendar 2017-2018 


School Hours


Arrival & Departure Procedures




Extra Curricular Activities


School Uniform


What Your Child Will Need For School


School Lunch




Merit System




Health and First Aid


Role of the Parent


Home Learning


Home/School Communication


Using English in School


Additional Information







Welcome from the Headteacher   Dear Parents and Students,     It  is  our  pleasure  to  welcome  you  to  the  2017-2018  school  year at The British International School of Marbella  (BISM).  We  extend  a  very  warm  welcome  to  all  new  and  returning students and parents.     Our  aspiration  is  to  provide  a  World  Class  Education  for  all pupils within the BISM community.     We  are  fortunate  to  be  governed  by  the  Executive  Board  of  The  British  Schools  Foundation  (BSF),  a  network  of  schools  established  across  the  globe.  We  are  looking  forward  to  providing  your  child  with  an  outstanding  educational  experience.  The  Foundation  has  an  excellent  reputation  worldwide  and we will continue  to  build  on  that  as  we  seek  to  meet  the  needs  of  all  students  enrolled  in  our  school.  Our  staff  members  are  enthusiastic  and  passionate  about  teaching,  and  bring  a  wealth  of  experience  and  expertise.     At  BISM  ,  we  have  created  a  stimulating,  safe  and  positive  learning  environment,  with  high  expectations  of  achievement,  endeavour  and  behaviour. We are committed to making the curriculum  accessible  to  all  students  through  utilising  a  range of teaching styles and state of the art technology,  which will motivate our students to develop independent, lifelong learning skills.     As  BISM’s  Headteacher,  my  role  is  to establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high  expectations  of  all  students.  We  value  the  opinions  of  our  parents, therefore please feel free to send  an  email,  call  or  arrange  a  visit.  Parent  input  is  invaluable  and  I  look  forward  to  working  with  you  in  the most important job you have - educating your child.     We  hope  you  will  find  this  handbook  useful  and  look  forward  to  working  closely  with  you  to  ensure  the success of BISM and our students.     Yours sincerely,     Ms Sian Kirkham  Headteacher 



Welcome from the Foundation   Stage Leader      Dear Parents and Students,     This Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) handbook will  introduce you to the specific information that will help you to  support your child in quickly becoming integrated into their life  at BISM. Please take the time to read it through carefully and  keep it at hand for future reference.     The Early Years are the most important years of a child’s life.  In order to create happy, healthy and confident students, as  well as lifelong learners, we choose to adopt the best practice  of the EYFS framework of the English National Curriculum.  This will provide your children with the best possible introduction to their school life. Every new academic  year it is a pleasure to see the children gain such confidence and develop a natural curiosity for the world  around them. They enjoy the feeling of being ‘grown up’ when they are expected to be independent and,  consequently, they become less and less dependent on the adults around them.     The emphasis at Nursery age is on learning through direct experience, with a focus on play-based  activities. Particular attention is given to children’s personal, social and emotional development to help  them become confident, independent learners.     In Reception class at BISM, although ‘hands on’ activities are still a part of everyday life, this is the year  when children learn to read and write. We use the Read, Write, Inc. programme as the core of our reading  and writing curriculum. This approach works best with parental support at home and good communication  between teacher and parent.     The foundation classrooms are lively places, full of learning. Children are challenged and supported by  class teachers, teaching assistants and specialist teachers in Music, PE and Spanish to ensure that they  are provided with the experiences to match the full range of their talents and abilities.     We have no doubt that you will see your child quickly develop a range of skills that will enable them to fulfill  their potential in all aspects of school life. Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage at BISM!        Mr. Ian Holden  Foundation Stage Leader                            4 

Academic Calendar 2017-2018
   Autumn term  Fri 1st Sept Thurs 12th Oct  Mon 16th Oct – Fri 20th Oct  Wed 1st Nov  Tue 20th Dec       Spring term  Mon 8th Jan  Wed 28th Feb – Friday 2nd March  Fri 23rd March 

First Day of Term One Spanish National Holiday  Half term break  National Holiday  Last Day of Term One 

First Day of Term Two Half term break  Last Day of Term Two 

  Summer term  Tue 3rd Apr  Mon 30th April – Tue 2nd May Mon 11th June  Fri 29th June   

First Day of Term Three Half term break  Local Holiday  Last Day of Term Three 

Please note:  The last day of each term will be a noon finish   

School Hours     08:30 – 08:45  Children arrive to school (08:45 at the latest)  08:45 – 10:00  Registration and lessons  10:00 – 10:30  Snack and break time  10:30 – 12:30  Lessons  12:30 – 13:30  Lunch time  13:30 - 16:15  Lessons*  16:15 - 16:30  Story time/Home time      * Afternoon break is taken when at a time deemed appropriate by the teacher.      It is essential that students arrive at their classrooms for the beginning of tutor time so that they can begin  the day with their classmates and teachers and, of course, are properly registered. Please understand that  Teachers will not be available to meet with parents once the children start arriving. Children who arrive late  on assembly days (Mondays and Fridays) will not be permitted to interrupt the assembly and will be  supervised by support staff until their class returns.  

Student Adult Ratios ● ● ●

Pre-Nursery: 16 children, 3 adults (1 Teacher, 1 Teaching Assistant, 1 Care Assistant) Nursery: 16 children, 2 adults (1 Teacher, 1 Teaching Assistant), class can increase to 20 with an  additional TA  Reception: 22 children, 2 adults (1 Teacher, 1 Teaching Assistant), class can increase to 25 with an  additional TA 



Arrival & Departure Procedures     It is essential that our youngest students be supervised at all times for their security and safety. Therefore,  we request that students should not arrive to classrooms and should be handed over to a member of staff  in the playground between 8:30 and 8:45am. All students should, however, be in class ready for registration  at 8:45 am at the latest.     It will help the morning routine enormously if parents support us in promoting independence with students  of all ages (even Nursery age) when changing shoes and hanging up coats, etc. If a brief chat with the  teacher is needed at drop-off time, please ensure that you do this before 8:45 am, when registration will  begin.     Nursery and Reception parents, please ensure that you or your designated guardian collects your child  from a member of staff at the end of each day from the same playground (from the classroom on rainy  days). Pre-Nursery children are collected directly from their classroom.     Please collect your child between 4:15pm and 4:30pm. On the last day of each term, school finishes at  12:00 noon. If, for some reason, you have been delayed, please telephone the school so that we are aware  and can inform your child so as to avoid any unnecessary anxiety. If you are unable to collect your child,  please inform the school at the earliest possible time as to who will be collecting your child. For security  reasons, teachers will not release a child to an unauthorised person so please ensure you wear your ID  badge at all times.     Please be aware that teachers/teaching assistants need to hand your child over to you; please assist this  process by ensuring your teacher is aware you have received your child.     

Security     All visitors entering the school are required to sign in and out. We believe our students are very safe during  the day and with your assistance believe we can continue our high standard of security. Parents are  required to wear their ID badge at all times while on the school site. If you are not wearing your ID badge  for whatever reason you will be asked to sign in and issued a visitor badge to enable you to collect your  child.     It is essential that we have an accurate record of who is authorised to collect your child and that each  authorised adult has an ID badge. We will not release a child to the custody of a different adult unless we  have received notification from the child’s parent.    If you need to collect your child during the school day please ensure that you inform your class teacher in  advance. Parents will need to report to the reception desk. A staff member will then collect your child for  you. You will need to sign your child out before leaving the school premises.     Parents should provide the school with at least two contact telephone numbers in case of emergencies. It  is vital that you inform the school of any changes to these contact numbers. Please ensure you keep your  phone close to you at all times so that we can contact in in case of an emergency.  

Extra Curricular Activities    As an extension to your child’s education we offer an Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) programme to  children from Pre-Nursery upwards. ECAs include a variety of exciting activities including Dance, Music &  Movement, Spanish, Arts & crafts, ICT, Sports and Games.      6 

School Uniform   School uniform is compulsory for all students attending the school. We believe that wearing school uniform  in a proud and smart manner promotes positive self-esteem and, therefore, is integral to the ethos of the  school. All students are expected to arrive at school every day in uniform, worn in a tidy manner. We expect  our students to take pride in their school uniform.     All students are expected to wear PE uniform on PE days. You will be informed about these days at the  beginning of the academic year.     The school will give guidance regarding the dates when summer and winter uniforms are to be worn,  according to the seasonal weather conditions. Summer uniform will be required at the beginning of the  year.    Below is the set uniform for EYFS children:     

  Other Items  The correct socks and shoes complete the school uniform (see above). Therefore, black leather shoes must  be worn every day except PE days when proper trainers should be worn.     We believe that the children benefit a great deal from playing outside and enjoying fresh air whenever  possible, even in winter. We always make every effort that they are dressed appropriately to go outside. It is  therefore extremely important that your son or daughter has the appropriate clothes to go outside. Use of  coats, hats, gloves etc. are encouraged during cold and rainy days. Sun hats are recommended for sunny  days. As well as the black leather shoes or trainers on PE days, students will always need a pair of  wellington boots to change into on rainy days. We appreciate your support in ensuring that weather  appropriate garments are provided.     7 

With young children we do understand that accidents sometimes happen. We ask parents to provide a spare change of uniform, to include socks and underwear, that should be kept in your child’s bag in school.     For safety reasons, the wearing of earrings (except studs) or other jewellery (metal or plastic) must not be  worn to school. They represent potential hazards to all participants. Professional and occupational safety  advice confirms that they should be avoided at all times.     We encourage independence in our students from the first day of school. This does mean at times that  items can go temporarily missing. With this in mind, please label all items of school uniform with your  child’s name and class.     As part of the school routine, the children in the Pre-Nursery and Nursery classes will have the opportunity  to nap for up to one hour each afternoon. The children will need a sheet, small blanket (not duvet) and  pillow in a cotton bag or pillowcase, all labeled with the child’s full name which will be sent home every   Friday for washing. All your child’s bedding will be kept in an individual locker. If you would like your child  to take a nap during the school day then please communicate this to the teacher.      General Appearance   Students should not wear necklaces, bracelets or earrings to school (except for stud earrings). Hair should  be worn in a neat style, long hair tied up. We consider mohicans, tramlines and bright colours are not  considered appropriate hairstyles for school. If a student attends school with a hairstyle that is deemed  inappropriate the Headteacher will inform the parents and request a more suitable style.          

What Your Child Will Need For School   Water bottles:   ● Each student will be asked to bring their own reusable water bottle to school  ● The bottle should be individual and never shared with others  ● It should be clearly labeled with the name and class of the student  ● The bottle will be returned home at the end of each day to be washed  ● Only water should be contained in the bottles - no juice, carbonated or flavoured drinks  ● Water dispensers will be available at school for refills whenever required    Storage & Usage  
 ● Water bottles will be stored neatly in class and students will be able to carry them to specialist lessons  ● Teachers will establish clear routines in their class to ensure drinks are available to students at certain  times but do not interrupt their lessons in anyway  ● Please note that students may not be permitted to use water bottles in locations which are deemed   hazardous, e.g. in the vicinity of ICT and/or electrical equipment    Prohibited Items  
 It is school policy not to bring the following items to school:  ● Sharp or pointed instruments (e.g. scissors)  ● Chewing gum and sweets  ● Toys or games unless at the request of a teacher  ● Music-playing systems, mobile phones or any other electronic devices not supplied by the school.  This is to ensure that students’ belongings do not get damaged or lost. If a parent needs to contact a  student urgently a message can be passed through the school office.     


School Lunch   A hot and nutritious lunch is served to all children in school (except half-day Pre-Nursery children who wish  to leave before lunch). School lunches are paid for in advance along with tuition fees. If you have not  already informed the school that your child has dietary restrictions (whether for health, religious or allergy  reasons), please do so immediately. We will inform the catering company and special arrangements will be  made to provide proper suitable alternatives.     As snacks are provided in EYFS there is no need to send in a snack for school (only from Year 1 upwards).  BISM discourages sugar-laden foods for health reasons and also because they can have a negative effect  on concentration and learning. Under no circumstances should snacks be shared amongst students.     Occasionally, families send in a small individual cupcake for each child to celebrate a birthday. Please  avoid sending in one large cake or gift bags. Also, please note that, due to existing serious allergies present  within the school, snacks with nuts must be avoided. BISM is a nut-free zone.   

Behaviour   From an early age we encourage students to develop a sense of responsibility, self-respect and a respect  for other people, property and the environment. We ask our EYFS students to take care of their friends,  classroom and the toys and resources within it.    It is essential for parents and school to work in partnership so that the values encouraged by home and  school are mutually reinforced.     The following is not an exhaustive set of objectives, but outlines the key expectations we have of students:  ● Treat everyone with respect and courtesy  ● Behave in a way that aids learning during lessons  ● Walk at all times when indoors  ● Walk on the left in corridors and staircases  ● Hold doors open for others  ● Remove coats, jackets and hats during lessons and at lunch  ● Make sure that classrooms and playgrounds are kept clean and tidy; litter should be placed in bins  ● Greet the teacher and guests in the school  ● Speak and listen in turn  ● Always look after school resources and ensure that furniture and resources are tidy at the end of  lessons  ● Do not leave the classroom without the teacher’s permission  ● From Reception age, students are responsible for clearing trays and plates after break and lunch    We encourage all students to act as positive citizens and bullying will not be tolerated at our school.   

Merit System   On entry to the school, each student will be allocated a ‘House’; members of the same family being placed  in the same house. We always seek a balance of male and female students in each one. The house names  and colours are as follows:                   


The whole school is involved in the merit system and each teacher and assistant teacher will be part of a house. The students earn house points (dojos) for individual awards relating to their progress and efforts in  all aspects of school life. Beyond this each week the total house point scores are collected and shared  during assembly each week. A house point shield is awarded to the winning team annually at Speech Day.     Teachers award points to each student when deserved and it is the responsibility of the student to enter  his/her house points on the chart displayed in the class. This can be a coloured square or a tick alongside  a name. There will be no negative actions such as minus house points. Certificates will be awarded in class  to successful students.    

Attendance     Regular daily attendance is essential for even the youngest students. They learn a great deal every day. We  ask that parents support attendance at school wherever possible and avoid any absences.     Parents who are aware of such future absences should inform the class teacher/tutor and seek permission  as far in advance as possible.     If students do not make the progress required to enter the next year group due to poor attendance, the  student may need to repeat the year.     In summary, please get your child to school every day if possible - it will really help them enjoy school and  make great progress.    Absence Through Sickness   While regular daily attendance is important, sometimes absence is unavoidable through sickness. Please  inform the school if your child is unable to attend school for health reasons. Please telephone as early as  possible after 8:00am and leave a message for the class teacher/tutor. If you prefer to use email, please  inform both the class teacher and the receptionist.     In order for us to ensure the health and safety of your child, please advise us of any medical problems they  may have when there is an allergy to materials or food. Please ensure that the health questionnaire has  been completed.     If your child becomes unwell and the class teacher/tutor feels that they may not be well enough to  participate in lessons, the student will be referred to the Headteacher after further observation, if the  student is clearly not well enough to return to class, you may be telephoned to collect your child. Please be  aware that it is the responsibility of the parents to collect their unwell child and that the school cannot   provide a driver in such circumstances. Please ensure that school always has updated contact phone  numbers.  10 

If a child has suffered a tummy virus, please be aware that it is school policy that the child cannot return to school within 24 hours of the last episode to avoid further infection.     If a child has live head lice you will also be called to collect your child.    

Health and First Aid   All staff are first aid trained who can deal with day-to-day matters such as cuts or bruises, and students  who feel unwell whilst at school. If there is an accident/injury at school and the child needs to see a doctor the  parents will be called immediately. If you have private medical insurance you can take your child to your  preferred doctor. If you would like to use the school´s medical insurance provided by Mapfre insurance you will  need to go to the Clinica Ochoa, Avenida Severo Ochoa s/n, Marbella. If you decide to take them to the Clinica  Ochoa you will need to take along an accident declaration form which has been filled in by the school, signed  and stamped with a unique file number. 

  Medicine For Students  Academic and administrative staff are prohibited from giving any medication to students whilst on site. In  special circumstances, medication for illnesses such as asthma can be administered providing the school  has received a prescription from a doctor with the doctor’s signature and stamp in order to administer any  medication to a child. If this cannot be provided, a family representative known to the school will need to  give medicine to the student.   

Role of the Parent     At BISM we acknowledge the importance of involving our parents in their child’s education and we  encourage the support of parents throughout the school.     Parents are often invited to support class assemblies, activities, open days and curriculum days in order to  be involved in school life as much as possible.     In addition to your role within school we also encourage your support with your child’s learning at home.  The enjoyment and knowledge that young children get from books is invaluable at this age and we  encourage parents to read with their child as often as possible at home. At BISM we consider homework to  be an excellent way to review or reinforce work taught in school rather than a way to extend learning.    To be involved in school life as much as possible parents are invited to take part in the following activities:  ● Reading with children in class  ● Helping with class trips  ● Helping with cookery or art lessons  ● Supporting class assemblies, phase productions and other activities  ● Ted talks     Please get in touch if you would like to offer some of your spare time in school. We would love to have your  input.   

Home Learning   It  is  very  important  that  school  and  homework  go  together  to  develop  a  love  of learning in our students. It  helps  enormously  if  work  done  at  home  is  completed  at  a  regular  time  and  under  the  best  conditions  in  order  for  the  child  to  enjoy  learning.  Teachers  are  happy  to  give  guidelines  so  that  the  support  given  at  home mirrors what is learnt by your child in school.     Important  information  is  posted  on  the  portal  at  least  weekly.  This  will  help  you to understand what topics  are being covered in school.    


Parents will  be  invited  to  a  termly Open Days and workshops throughout the year.  This will help parents to  understand how we teach young children at BISM.   

Pre-Nursery & Nursery In Nursery, home learning would simply involve supporting us by promoting independence at home e.g.  encouraging/teaching your child to take off and put on their own shoes and coat and eating by themselves,  etc.     Parents can involve themselves and their child at home in the topics being learnt in school. This helps to  reinforce what is being taught and students can get a fuller learning experience.   

Reception In Reception, parents should reinforce letter sounds, blending and listen to their child read. Initially  phonetic word lists to be ‘sounded out’ with children will be sent home. Later, ‘Tricky Words’ will be  introduced and exposure to these words at home will really help children to feel confident when reading.     It is always good to get children to make predictions about the story, answer open-ended questions and  even write about what they enjoyed about the book.     Counting objects, identifying shapes, using mathematical language (e.g. more, less, rectangle, add,  subtract) and learning number bonds by heart to 10 (e.g. 7+3=10, 8+2=10, 5+5=10) will all help your child  in class.     General Home Learning For EYFS Students  ● Encourage independence  ● Share books together and discuss them  ● Using their fine motor skills (building up the muscles in the fingers by writing, colouring, cutting,  squeezing and threading etc.) Please ensure the correct finger/scissor grip is reinforced at home  ● Ask a lot of questions (get students thinking)  ● Get students physically active and playing alongside others   ● Do jigsaw puzzles and encourage them to solve their own problems   

As ‘home learning’ in the EYFS is not as structured as with older students, it can often be considered less important. However, please remember that these are the foundation years on which everything else is built  and, therefore, the most important. 

Home/School Communication    At BISM we greatly value working in partnership with parents and guardians to ensure the very best for  your children. As part of this, we place a strong emphasis on opening up many avenues of communication  between parents and teachers. Please take the time to read the following to help you understand the  different ways that we can share information with each other.     Daily Communication:  ● Parent Portal. Most communication from the school is provided via the online Parent Portal.  Therefore, it is essential that all parents review all of the information on the Portal and check the  calendar regularly. Not only will information from key staff members be presented there but also  important calendar events that we would hate you to miss.     ●

Email. Critical/individual communication can also be maintained by email, though we ask you to do this selectively and concisely so that email communication remains manageable for teachers and they  can focus on their classroom work. We aim to answer email within 48 hours. The class teacher would  be the first point of contact on most issues. When appropriate, they will refer any important issues to  the Senior Leadership Team. If you wish advice on administrative aspects of school our admin team  are always happy to help. 



Weekly: ● Weekly Blog. Teachers will inform you of learning experiences that took place during the week and  upcoming events via the weekly ‘blog’ that is completed on Fridays and posted on the Parent Portal.    Monthly:  ● School newsletter. This will be published on the Portal and the school website every month. It  includes articles from staff and students and photos celebrating what the children have done  throughout the month.    Termly:    ● Curriculum Letters. At the beginning of each term, a curriculum letter is sent out to inform parents of  the topics and objectives that will be taught in the coming term.  ● School Reports. Each term you will receive a full written report on your child’s progress and  attainment.  ● Parent Teacher Consultations. These take place five times a year and give you the opportunity to  talk one-to-one with the teacher about your child’s progress, development and targets.     Additional Information and Correspondence during the Year:     ● Curriculum Evening: Before the academic year starts a Curriculum Evening will be held, during which  time parents will be invited to visit the classroom of their son or daughter and gain an insight into their  new class and teaching staff. It is also an opportunity for the teachers to share important information  about class procedures and expectations.   

Class Timetable. This timetable indicates which activity your child is doing at what time during the week. 

Curriculum Overviews. These will be posted directly onto our school website and is an overview of what the year group will be addressing. 

News. We have regular updates of school activities provided by the news coordinator on each site via newsletter, website and postings. 

Face to face. Class teachers/tutors are happy to discuss concerns you may have about your son or daughter but are unable to do so during teaching time. Any small issue that can be discussed briefly  at drop off or pick up time, must be completed outside of lesson time. 

  Teachers will gladly arrange for you to make an appointment (with class teachers) to discuss any  important topics that you wish to raise.     In order to maintain consistent lines of communication, we ask that you ensure that your contact details  including mobile phones and email addresses remain regularly updated with the school office.     If you have a question or concern, please arrange a meeting with your class teacher. If you are not satisfied  with the result of the meeting, then please meet with the Phase Leader. If the issue still cannot be rectified,  please meet with the Headteacher.      If you have a grievance to bring to our attention please always use a polite and respectful tone at all times.  All BISM staff work very hard for the good of your child and we expect them to be treated with the respect  that they deserve.      Student Work and Portfolios  Parents will have regular opportunities each term to see the work being achieved by the students as part of  the parent teacher consultations. Portfolios will be collated throughout the year that parents can access at  any time. All student books will normally be sent home at the end of the year (with the exception of  examples required for inspection or display purposes).   


Using English in School   Bilingualism is an asset to the pupil and the school, and this is reflected in the way we approach the use of  language in school. English is the first language of the school and we encourage it to be used as much as  possible. It is the one common language that all pupils will share and therefore has the capacity to unite all  pupils.     It is not forbidden for children to use their native language in the EYFS classroom, however our graduation  towards exclusive of use of English in the classroom and on the playground grows with the age of the  children and their English language proficiency. Very young children and those new to English, may use  their native language when necessary but move gradually towards more and more English.      When determining use of native language in school, the age and capability of children is key and all staff  will take a common sense approach.     Pupils are not reprimanded or sanctioned for using their mother tongue. Instead, they are positively  encouraged to use English wherever possible.   

Additional Information   

Assessments are continually made throughout your child’s education to ensure they are progressing at expected levels and are suitably challenged and supported. Work samples are collected to help document  each child’s progress and we have ‘Excellent Work Books’ that celebrate achievements.     Cultural awareness is promoted throughout the year. We celebrate various cultural celebrations as well as  sing songs, enjoy various festivals and of course recognise the range of cultures represented in our  classes. Time is given for expression through art, music, dance and drama.     The main topics taught through a three year cycle are outlined below:   





Cycle   1 

Once   upon   a  time  Ourselves  Traditional   tales,   nursery  rhymes,   counting   rhymes,  spiders 

Secret   garden  Bugs,   mini   beast,   growing  (Jack   and   the   Beanstalk,   In  Wibbly’s   Garden,   Oliver’s  Vegetables,   The   Hungry  Caterpillar),   senses  (smelling/tasting  food/touching   textures   of  food,   soil   etc)  

Splish,   splash,   splosh  Water,   sea   animals,   pirates,  boats,   floating   and   sinking,  Mrs   Wishy   Washy,   rainbow  fish,   Mr   Grumpys   Outing   

Cycle   2 

Wonderful   me  Our   body,   skeletons,   hands,  senses,   my   family,   The  Gingerbread   Man   (biscuit  making),   split   pin   people 

Great   explorers  Dinosaurs,   jungles   and  animals,   around   the   world,  countries,   cultures,   pirates,  mountain   trip   for   Reception 

Holidays Hot/cold   places,   different  clothes,   transport,   travel  agents,   maps,   countries,  beaches,   sea   life  

Cycle   3 

People   that   help   us  People   that   help   us,   cartoon  heros,   super   heros  

Zoom,   zoom,   zoom  Transport 

Honey   pot  Bears   (fact   and   fiction),  Goldilocks,   book   lead  planning,   Teddy   bears   new  and   old,   teddy   bears   picnic 



MFL: Spanish Children in the Foundation Stage receive three hours of Spanish per week. The children are split into  two groups – natives/fluent speakers and non-natives/beginners. A bilingual Spanish/English assistant  supports each FS class. As well as support the delivery of the English lessons, they also reinforce the  Spanish learning objectives to the non-natives when the opportunity arises, such as during PE lessons  and free play.    

Summary   We hope that this handbook provides an informative introduction to the school. Of course not every piece  of information will be here and if you should need any further guidance, please feel free to contact the  appropriate member of the school for further advice. We look forward to working with you this year.     Mr Ian Holden  Reception Teacher & Foundation Stage Leader     Miss Jade Nixon  Nursery Teacher     Miss Laura Rutherford  Pre-Nursery Teacher                                                             


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BISM EYFS Handbook 2017 18 Final 05.10.17  
BISM EYFS Handbook 2017 18 Final 05.10.17