Autumn Term in the Foundation Stage!
Welcome to Foundation!
We are looking forward to a fantastic year. We will be learning all of the new school rules, making friends and having lots of fun! As well as learning of course!
Literacy and writing
There will be lots of opportunities for talk within the classroom. The children will be able to share their thoughts and ideas with others. They will also listen to lots of different stories and have the opportunity to visit the library. We will begin to have a daily phonics session which will help us begin to read and write. The children will be taking part in a daily movement activity to help us develop the muscles we need to develop our handwriting. We will also be retelling and sequencing the stories of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Hungry Caterpillar and Dear Zoo
This term we will practise counting every day and will start to recognise numerals when written down. We will be counting lots of different objects all around the school and finding lots of exciting ways to help us count. We will even be developing our problem solving skills! We will use maths in a variety of practical activities and will look at measuring, shapes and pattern.
We have a new scheme in PE which will be fantastic for developing the children's skills and love of active games. PE is on 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 will be 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 and record this in their reading record.
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.
Miss Upton and Miss Rogers