Foundation

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 settling into school and making lots of new friends. We will be using the book 'My Map Book' by Sara Fanelli to help the children to talk about themselves, to draw pictures of things that are important to them and to help us to learn about each other.

We have many opportunities to mark make in all areas of the classroom and outside. In a few weeks time we will begin to learn about the sounds that letters make and how this helps us with our reading and writing. Maths learning will focus on recognising numbers and counting in order, again there are many opportunities to use and explore number in the environment.

 In RE sessions we will begin by talking about and learning special prayers. We will visit our Church and talk about why it is a special place. We will then go on to explore the world that God has created. For the second unit of learning we will talk about people who are special to us. We will share special events in our own lives and learn about special stories such as the Wedding Feast of Cana.

 

 
Important Dates
 
Tuesday 5th September- Autumn term starts 
(Children are in part time- siblings 8.50am-11.30am, non siblings 1pm-3.30pm)
 
Monday 11th September-Parent Play session 
(Either 11am-12pm or 2.30pm-3.30pm all parents/carers and younger siblings welcome)
 
Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September- Morning children stay for lunch and go home at 12.30pm
 
Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September- Afternoon children stay for lunch and arrive at 12pm on those days
 
Monday 18th September- All children in full time 8.50am-3.30pm
 
Tuesday 26th September- RWInc Parent workshop 3.30pm to 4.15pm (approx)
 
Friday 20th October- Inset day so school is closed to the children
 
Monday 23rd October-Friday 27th October- Half term
 
 
 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 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.