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 settling the children into school; learning about all the new routines and making lots of friends! We will be sharing familiar stories such as 'We are Going on a Bear Hunt' and singing lots of songs especially those linked to numbers and counting. The children will be given lots of opportunities to work in small groups to develop their listening, turn taking and sharing skills.
After whole class and small group sessions we will be using all of the learning opportunities both in the indoor and outside environments to- mark make, explore numbers and shapes, design and make and to find out about ourselves and others. We will be role playing everyday situations and perhaps getting quite messy as we paint pictures and create delicious recipes in the mud kitchen!
In RE sessions we will cover the topic of 'Creation.' The children will have the opportunity to visit our church and we will be talking about God as the creator of all that is around us.
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.
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Monday 3rd September- Inset day
Tuesday 4th September- Term starts (please see letter for part time arrangements including lunch sessions)
Monday 17th September- Children are in school full time 8.50am to 3.30pm
Thursday 20th September- RWInc workshop and general information for Foundation stage parents 3.30pm to 4pm
Monday 22nd October- Friday 26th October- Half term
Every Thursday from 3.15pm is story time for parents and younger siblings.
(Please look out for information about when this will start.)
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.