Welcome to Foundation's Page
Miss Thickbroom Miss Funnell Miss Butler Mrs Martin
Our Learning This Half Term
Welcome to Autumn 1 half term! This half term we are learning all about ourselves. Once we have visited everyone at home, we will then look forward to seeing you all on your first day.
During this half term, we will be learning all about ourselves and our families. Looking at how our lives are similar and celebrating our differences.
We will introduce the Talk for Writing scheme, we will be reading the stories Titch and Elmer
We hope that with support, we can encourage the children to come into the unit independently and put their things away and start their school day. We understand that this may be more difficult for some children but we will continue to support you and them with this. Each day a member of staff will be on the door to greet you and the children.
PSHE will begin with introducing our Jigsaw scheme; with the help of Jigsaw Jenny we will be beginning to look at All About Me.
The root we are following for our Golden Leaves this term is respect all . These will be celebrated alongside our Aspire winners in our Key stage assembly on a Wednesday afternoon.
Our curriculum is split into several sections and below you can read about what we will be learning in each of these areas, these will be linked to any Tapestry observations that are made, once your account has been created.
Personal and Social
We will be learning to try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others. The children will grow their confidence in choosing and resourcing their own activities. We will support them in building positive relationships with their new friends.
Communication, language and literacy
We will enjoy our new stories and learn how to tell a story and what that must involve. We will learn to listen to others in small groups and wait our turn to share our thoughts.
We will begin to look at Numberblocks and learn our numbers 1-5, saying one number for each object as we count.
Understanding of the world
We will be talking about events in our own lives and how they differ from other peoples. Through PSHE we will look at our families and celebrate our differences and similarities.
Expressive arts and design
We will be beginning to grow our singing skills and then we will use these to begin to learn our nativity songs. We are looking at our faces and creating representations of them using different materials.
How you can help at home
Read with your child for ten minutes everyday.
Practice their common exception words
Can they write their own name?
Can they dress and undress themselves including their own coat? Are they able to put their shoes on themselves?
Can they find objects to match numbers given.
Coming up in Foundation
Monday 2nd March- Parents evening
Wednesday 4th March- Parents evening
Thursday 5th March-World book day (dress up)
Week commencing Monday 23rd March- Home learning due
Wednesday 25th March- 2pm-3pm Stay and Play
Thursday 26th March- Trip to Woburn
Thursday 2nd April- 9am Home Learning Assembly
Thursday 2nd April- Easter Disco
The children’s uniform is the same as the rest of the school. This also includes black shoes, trainers are only allowed on PE days.
Forest school days
Hedgehogs - Friday mornings
Owls - Wednesday mornings
Owls and Hedgehogs both have PE on a Friday afternoon. This will be outdoors so please make sure children come to school in suitable clothes and footwear.
Reading and Spellings
Your child will bring home a reading book everyday. Please try and share this book with them each night; finding different ways to tell the story and discuss the pictures. If you have read with your child, please make a note of this in their reading record. We will also be reading with your child at school and changing their books at least once a week on a Friday.
Once a week your child will also bring home 'green words' to practice at home, these are words that they can use their phonics to sound out and blend. Once a half term we will also send home 'red words' these are words that children have to learn by sight and can not be sounded out.
The E.Y.F.S. Curriculum has four themes, these are:
- A unique child
- Positive relationships
- Enabling environments
- Learning and development
Within the theme of Learning and Development there are six areas. All areas are connected to one another and are equally important.
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication, language & literacy
- Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Physical development
- Creative development
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
The children will: