Welcome to Foundation 
The class teacher is Mrs Cara Watts 
The class teaching assistants are Mrs Palmer (all day), Mrs Allen (am only), 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 'Light and Dark.' Each week the children will have a different question to explore and they will 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 'What does a witch need for a spell?' (Linked to the story of Room on the Broom) and 'What do you celebrate?' (Linked to theme of Diwali.)


In maths sessions the children will continue to name and describe shapes and to look at numbers up to 10, focusing on careful counting, finding 1 more and 1 less, addition and subtraction. Each day the children take part in a RWInc session where they learn new sounds and how o 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, for example, when they write the ingredients for their potion. 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 'Sacraments.' The children will have the opportunity to visit our church and take part in a Baptism. We will also explore the themes of 'Advent' and 'Christmas,' where we will look at the joy leading up to Christmas and then the special story about Jesus' birth.


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. 
Tuesday 30th October/Thursday 1st November- Parents' evening
Tuesday 6th November- Donkey sanctuary assembly and meeting the donkeys
Wednesday 7th November- Church visit 1.15pm 
Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November- Anti-bullying week
Thursday 22nd November- Autumn walk in the park 9am
Thursday 29th November- Night time story time and activity with parents 5pm-6pm
Thursday 13th December- International Christmas market 3pm
Tuesday 18th December- Foundation Nativity 6pm
Wednesday 19th December- Foundation Nativity 9am
Thursday 20th December- Christmas dinner day
Friday 21st December- Last day of the term
 Our classroom
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. 
This happens on a Tuesday afternoon and is taken by a PE specialist. The children will not be getting changed for PE initially but will need to take off their socks, shoes, ties and jumpers/cardigans. We normally start to use PE kits after Christmas but we will let you know in plenty of time before your child will need it.
The children also take part in regular Balanceability sessions.