Foundation

Welcome to Foundation 
 
The class teacher is Mrs Watts 
The class teaching assistants are Mrs Palmer (all day), Mrs Potter (am only) and Mrs Farrow (pm only.)
On Tuesday afternoons the children are taken by sports specialists for PE. 
 
 

 

Our learning journey this half term...

 

This half term we will be focusing on the topic 'Light and Dark.' Each week the children will have a different question to explore. In this topic we will be looking at festivals such as Diwali and Christmas. We will be exploring Autumn and finding out about shadows. 

The children will take part in daily 'skills' based whole class sessions. In maths sessions the children will be singing songs, counting and recognising numbers. In RWInc your child will be introduced to sounds and will put these together to read and write words.

After whole class sessions the children will have many opportunities to use the environment both indoors and outside to retell stories, write, paint, draw, explore shape and number and create using a variety of different media and materials.

 In RE sessions we will cover the topics of 'Hinduism', 'Sacraments', 'Advent' and 'Christmas.'

 

 
Important Dates
Every Thursday from 3.15pm Storytime for parents/carers and siblings!
  
 
Tuesday 29th October- Start of term (Monday is an Inset day for children)
 
Monday 6th October- Dentist visiting Foundation to talk about keeping teeth healthy
 
Monday 11th November- Anti- bullying week
 
Wednesday 20th November-Foundation Autumn walk to the park in the afternoon
 
Thursday 28th November- Bedtime story time for Foundation children, parents/carers and siblings 5pm-5.45pm 
 
Thursday 12th December- International Christmas market in the hall from 3pm
 
Friday 20th December- Last day of term
 
There will be a traditional Nativity performed by Foundation, this usually takes place in the final week of the term, there will be a letter with information on about this.
 
 Our classroom
Homework
 
Reading-Sharing books at home is one of the most valuable things you can do with your child. We change books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please share a book every day with your child and record what you have read in their Reading Record. 
 
Spelling- Once we begin our RWInc sessions, each week your child will bring home a list of sounds they have learnt and ideas about things you can do together to help them remember these. Please support your child by practising these sounds when reading and writing. 
PE
 
This happens on a Tuesday afternoon and is taken by a PE specialist. The children will not need their PE kits until after Christmas.
 
The children also take part in regular Balanceability sessions.