Summer Term in the Foundation Stage!
The final term of Foundation!
We have had a fantastic year so far. The children have been trying so hard in all of their learning and they are also using their BLP skills to develop their skills independently. Well done Reception!
Literacy and writing
In the first half term we are exploring the text 'Croc and Bird'. We will use the text to look at imagery, illustration, book talk and characters. Our activities will be linked to the story and we will try new skills such as freeze-frames and hotseating! We will be developing our art and design skills using the story. As we learn the story we will use it to inspire our own writing and re-enact and retell the story through role-play and drama. The classes will develop their own story maps over the term.
We are going to continue to learn two new sounds every week. We will learn how to recognise it, make the sound and write it. This term we are focusing on digraphs (two letters that make one sound e.g. ay and ee). We will also be practising writing high frequency words from our books. This will help us to make sentences and help us with our reading. We will use Jolly Phonics songs and RWI mnemonics to help us. The children will take part in weekly guided reading sessions and visit the library once a week! Library books will be changed on a Friday. Here is a useful website to help with the pronunciation of the letter sounds.
We have been working really hard on learning to add and subtract with numbers up to 10. This term we will be using numbers up to 20 and will be focusing on using language such as add, take away, how many are left/ altogether to develop our understanding of basic addition and subtraction. We will be using lots of different objects to help us with this: counters, teddy bears, cubes, toy animals etc. We will also be thinking about position and distance to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. Number formation is still a very important focus as is accurately ordering numbers to and from 20.
The new scheme in PE has been fantastic in developing the children's skills and love of active games. PE is on a Monday and a Friday. It involves a warm up, learning a new skill, practising the skill and reviewing our progress. The scheme is designed to challenge all levels of ability and will help improve our fitness and strength.
All of the children have been given a homework book. The children will be given small homework tasks on a Friday linked to phonics, maths and topic activities. Please can you ensure homework is completed by the following Thursday and returned to school with the children's reading records.
Reading books will be changed on a Thursday or Friday every week. Please try to read with your children every evening.
Forest school has been a huge success so far! RH need their outdoor clothes on a Monday and RU need their outdoor clothes on a Wednesday.
Thank you for your support at home!
Please ensure every item your child has in school is labelled.
The children will need water in school every day. This is especially important in the summer months. Please make sure the water bottles are also labelled.
Your child will need to bring their book bag every day.
Mrs Hanley, Miss Upton and Miss Rogers