Foundation

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

 

Our learning journey this half term...

 

This half term we will be focusing on the topic 'Under and Over the Sea' Each week the children will have a different question to explore. They will also be encouraged to think of their own questions to ask of their learning and each others. During this topic we will explore questions such as 'How does it move?' and 'Does it float or sink?' We will be using books such as 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels' and books about pirates to focus our learning each week.

 

In maths sessions the children will continue to gain confidence working  with numbers and amounts from 1 to 20. They will focus on careful counting, comparing amounts of objects, estimating and finding one more and one less, also ordering of numbers. We will also be solving problems involving doubling and halving, measurement and direction.  Each day the children take part in a RWInc session where they learn and consolidate sounds and how to read and write words. Writing is modelled throughout the week outside of these sessions and the children will have opportunities to write independently and with an adult. This half term the children will continue to focus on writing sentences which can be read by themselves and others. They will be using Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, phonic knowledge to write words and their knowledge of 'red' words. After whole class sessions the children will continue to use the environment for opportunities to retell stories, write, paint, draw, explore shape and number, create using a variety of different media and materials.

 

In RE sessions we will cover the topic of 'Pentecost' Each week the children will also look at a different Gospel value.

 

Each week your child will bring home a Foundation Newsletter so that you can find out what we have been focusing on and what the plan for learning will be the following week. Every 6 weeks or so you will be invited into school to share your child's learning journey and to talk about their next steps. 

 

 
Important Dates
 
Every Thursday from 3.15pm is story time for parents and younger siblings. 
 
Monday 3rd June- Start of term
Wednesday 4th June- Bring your bike/scooter to school 
Friday 14th June- Sports day
Wednesday 26th July- Whole school Mass at Church
Monday 15th July- Moving up morning
 
 
 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-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 need to leave their PE kits in school, clearly labelled and in a named bag please.
 
The children also take part in regular Balanceability sessions.