Welcome to Foundation 
The class teacher is Mrs Cara Watts 
The class teaching assistants are Mrs Palmer, Miss Battistini and Mrs Cruze-Worth
Other adults also working in the class are Mrs Shores


Our learning journey this half term...


This half term we will be focusing on the theme 'Light and Dark'. We will be sharing books such as 'Room on the Broom','Can't You Sleep Little Bear?' and 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. We will be exploring how to make shadows and where we get light from. We will be looking at pumpkins and describing what we can see, smell and feel.

We have many opportunities to mark make in all areas of the classroom and outside. We will continue to learn new sounds and use these to read and write words. Maths learning will focus on recognising numbers and counting in order and counting groups of objects, comparing how many are in each group. We will also be exploring shapes, naming and describing them.

 In RE sessions we will cover the topics of 'Sacraments' and 'Advent'. In 'Sacraments' children will begin to understand that God is present in their lives as they grow and change. That there are special times when we come together and say 'thank you' to God such as during a Baptsim. In 'Advent' we learn that Sunday is a special day and that Advent is a special time when we get ready for the birth of Jesus.


Important Dates
Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November- Parents' evening
Friday 3rd November- INSET day, school is closed for the children
Monday 13th November to Friday 17th November- Anti-bullying week
Thursday 7th December- International Christmas Market 3pm to 4pm
Tuesday 12th December at 6pm- Foundation Nativity 
Wednesday 13th December at 9.30am- Foundation Nativity
Thursday 14th December- Christmas lunch
Wednesday 20th December- Start of the Christmas holiday
 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 Monday afternoon and is taken by a PE specialist. Initially your child will not need their PE kit in school. To prepare your child for getting changed for PE, it would be useful to encourage them to dress/undress themselves and to show them how to fold their clothes.