Foundation

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

 

Our learning journey this half term...

 

This half term we will be focusing on the topic 'Over and Under the Sea' and will begin with the question 'What does a pirate ship need?' The children will have opportunities to find out about different types of transport such as boats and buses. They will be exploring floating and sinking and trying to make a boat that not only floats but will move across the water. The topic will develop based upon the children's interests and each week will focus on a different question.

We have many opportunities to mark make in all areas of the classroom and outside. We will continue to develop our reading and writing skills through both child initiated and adult led opportunities. This half term the focus is on reading and writing sentences. Maths learning will focus on recognising and ordering numbers 1-20. Finding one more and one less, solving addition and subtraction problems. The children will also be solving problems involving measuring.

 In RE sessions we will cover the topics of 'Pentecost and Mission' and 'Judaism.' In the topic of 'Pentecost and Mission' the children will have lots of opportunities to listen to and interact with the story of Pentecost and the role of the disciples. Pentecost is shown as being about the Father, Son and Spirit. In 'Judasim' the children will explore where Jews go to pray.

 

 
Important Dates
 
Every Friday from 3.15pm is story time for parents and younger siblings
 
Monday 4th June- Back to school
 
Friday 15th June- Sports Day (afternoon)
 
Wednesday 27th June- Bus trip (10am to 12pm)
 
Monday 2nd July- Arts week
 
  
Friday 16th July- Move up morning
 
Thursday 19th July- Leaver's Mass at Church for the whole school
 
Friday 20th July- Last day of 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. During the Summer term the children will be doing more PE sessions outside, please make sure they have some shoes in their PE bags. 
 
The children also take part in regular Balanceability sessions.