Spring Term in the Foundation Stage!
Literacy and writing
The children have been enjoying daily phonic sessions and will now be learning two new sounds a week. We are starting to make words and sentences using high frequency words. There are lots of opportunities to learn and perform story maps in Literacy. The children develop their language skills and knowledge of texts through these sessions. This is then developed further through whole class reading sessions. The children will have a range of activities available throughout the day to practise their writing and communication skills.
This term we will continue to work on counting and understanding number. We will consolidate previous work on counting reliably up to 10. We will also focus on calculating (both addition and subtraction). This will be through both practical and discussion activities. We will explore size, weight, capacity, time and 3D shape in context. Throughout the term we will continue to develop our mathematical ideas and methods to solve problems. We are also trying hard to form each number accurately and will be practising every day.
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.
In the second half of the term we will be going on our Spring Walk to Tothill Park. The Winter walk was a great opportunity for parents to be involved in their child’s learning. We will look at the differences we can see between our winter and spring walks and spotting signs of Spring. We are also hoping to visit Pets at Home as part of our animal topic.
Homework will continue to be given on a Friday. 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 Mrs Bailey