Foundation

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), Mrs Farrow (pm only), Mrs Hall (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 'What happened to Jack's beans?' Each week the children will have a different question to explore with an overarching theme of 'growing'. They will also be encouraged to think of their own questions to ask of their learning and each others. During this topic we will explore questions such as 'How does a beanstalk grow?' (Linked to the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk') and other questions related to the story of 'Little Red Hen' when we will be having some special visitors during Science week. 

 

In maths sessions the children will continue to recognise and work with numbers and amounts from 1 to 20. They will focus on careful counting, comparing amounts of objects, estimating and finding one more and one less. We will also look at the theme of measurement- comparing length and height. Each day the children take part in a RWInc session where they learn and consolidate sounds and how to read and write words. Writing is modelled throughout the week outside of these sessions and the children will have opportunities to write independently and with an adult. This half term we will focus on writing simple sentences with increasing independence. After whole class sessions the children will continue to use the environment for opportunities to retell stories, write, paint, draw, explore shape and number, create using a variety of different media and materials.

 

In RE sessions we will cover the topic of 'Judaism', 'Lent', and 'Holy week.' 

 

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
 
Every Thursday from 3.15pm is story time for parents and younger siblings. 
 
Monday 25th February- Start of term
Thursday 7th March- World Book day
Monday 11th March (week beginning)- Science week
Wednesday 27th March- Foundation parents' lunch at 11.40am (please note this date has changed from the 20th March)
Friday 29th March- School photographs
Postponed*****Friday 29th March- Foundation class liturgy at 2.50 pm parents/carers please join us in the hall******Postponed
Friday 5th April- 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 Tuesday afternoon and is taken by a PE specialist. The children will need to leave their PE kits in school, clearly labelled and in a named bag please.
 
The children also take part in regular Balanceability sessions.