Foundation

Welcome to Foundation 
 
The class teacher is Mrs Watts 
The class teaching assistants are Mrs Palmer (all day), Mrs Potter (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 the topic 'Me and My School.' Each week the children will have a different question to explore. This half term will be spent settling into school life and making lots of new friends! The children will be playing lots of games to help them to learn the names of their classmates and to support with turn taking and confidence building. We will share familiar stories and spend time working in small groups. The children will have many opportunities to talk about themselves and the people who help them at home and in their community. 

The children will gradually be introduced to 'skills' based whole class sessions. In maths sessions the children will be singing songs, counting and recognising numbers. We will begin RWInc sessions once the children are ready, here, your child will be introduced to sounds and will put these together to read and write words.

After whole class sessions the children will have many opportunities to use the environment both indoors and outside to retell stories, write, paint, draw, explore shape and number and create using a variety of different media and materials.

 In RE sessions we will cover the topic of 'Creation.' We will explore this story in the Bible and will take time to enjoy and talk about the world 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. 

 

 
Important Dates
  
 
Wednesday 4th September- Start of term (children will be in school either in the morning or afternoon)
 
Monday 9th- Friday 13th September- Children will be in school either in the morning or afternoon and will have lunch on certain days (please see your child's letter) 
 
Monday 16th September- Children are in full time 
 
Thursday 26th September- RWInc workshop for parents 3.30pm-4pm
 
Friday 17th October- Last day of 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- Once we begin our RWInc sessions, 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 Tuesday afternoon and is taken by a PE specialist. The children will not need their PE kits until after Christmas.
 
The children also take part in regular Balanceability sessions.