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Foundation Stage Unit

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by kelly1980, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. We have a new build school and it has been designed with a new EYFS unit. We are finding it difficult to meet the needs of both the nursey and reception children, and most importantly do not feel like we are challenging the Reception children enough. We have set up lovely role play areas, with money (which the nursery children put in their pockets and took home) and writing opportunities which were scribbled all over. Then of course we have termly intakes so children are coming in who have just turned 3 and really find if hard to mix with the older reception children.
    Just wondering if anyone works in a well established unit and how they get it to work for both sets of children.
  2. ladybird22

    ladybird22 New commenter

    we ran as a fs unit for several years and had similar problems especially with differeniation. we set up 2 role play areas 1 as a home area for the younger children and a deconstructed one for the reception children and this worked well.abc does had a good blog about differentiation which had some good ideas. w
    e changed back to nursery and reception in september and i feel this has worked for us.. Good luck with your unit
  3. Thanks for the good luck. We do not have the option to change to separate nursery and reception, so we have to do the best with what we have
  4. cinderella1

    cinderella1 New commenter

    Interesting to note that the only positive is when within the unit the two age ranges were split. Good luck..

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