Foundation

Welcome to Foundation 
 
The class teacher is Mrs Watts 
The class teaching assistants are Mrs Palmer (all day), Mrs Potter (all day) and Mrs Farrow (pm only.)
On Tuesday afternoons the children are taken by sports specialists for PE. 
 
 

 

Our learning journey this half term...

 

This half term we will be focusing on the topic 'Is everybody's home the same?' Each week the children will have a different question to explore. In this topic we will be comparing where we live to other places and looking at our lives compared to those of other people. We will also be exploring how people celebrate Chines New Year.

The children will take part in daily 'skills' based whole class sessions. In maths sessions the children will be learning about addition and subtraction. In RWInc your child will be introduced to sounds and will put these together to read and write words. We will also be reading simple sentences and discussing the story we have read.

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 topics of 'Christmas' and 'Revelation'.

 

 
Important Dates
Every Thursday from 3.15pm Storytime for parents/carers and siblings!
  
 
Monday 6th January- Start of term 
 
Wednesday 8th January- Children to bring in a small bag/suitcase packed with a few items they would take on holiday to Africa.
 
Friday 31st January- Foundation Castle Ball day- children can dress up as a Prince/Princess/King/Queen etc.
 
Wednesday 5th February- Dentist follow up visit.
 
 
Friday 14th February- 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- 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 now need their PE kits in school everyday.
 
The children also take part in regular Balanceability sessions.