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 question 'Are all minibeasts scary?' The children will have some new classmates in the form of caterpillars which we will observe growing and changing. We will also be finding out about a range of other minibeasts. Some of the stories we will share will include The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Superworm, What the Ladybird Heard ad information books about minibeasts. 

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 ordering events, naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes, describing position and giving directions.

 In RE sessions we will cover the topics of 'Easter' and 'Pentecost and Mission'. In the topic of 'Easter' children will discuss and respond to the story of the resurrection.  The focus will also be on the excitement and joy of the Easter season. 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.


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Important Dates
Every Friday from 3.15pm is story time for parents and younger siblings
Monday 16th April- Back to school
Tuesday 24th April- Class photos- children can bring in a fancy dress costume to wear for this photograph
Thursday 3rd May- 1.30-2.30pm (approx)- Visit to Devonport park
Friday 4th May- 3.30-4.30pm- Foundation and KS1 Disco in the Hall
Friday 11th May- 9.30-10.30am- City Bees to visit Foundation
Friday 23rd May- Last day of 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. Once children are ready, they will also start to bring home Ditty sheets. These are simple, short stories which they will have read and talked about in their RWInc sessions.
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. During the Summer term the children will be doing more PE sessions outside, please make sure they have some shoes in their PE bags.