Welcome to our Foundation Stage class.
Welcome back after our Christmas Break, I hope you had a relaxing time and are ready for the new term.
Our topic this term is 'Julia Donaldson books'. We will be looking at some different Julia Donaldson stories that your child may already be familiar with or maybe completely new to them! We have got an exciting new 'Snail and a Whale' writing area and we will be developing a Gruffalo reading den together as the term progresses. We are hoping to have special trip later on in the term, details to follow.
As always our topic is led by the children's own interests and ideas so we are excited to see where our topic will lead !
During our literacy we will be continuing Phase 3 'Letters and Sounds', we will be continuing to choose a reading and library book to take home and share. We will also be enjoying the opportunity to take part in a group read.
Our Christian value this term is 'Friendship'. Our Learn to Learn value is 'Respect'.
You will need to bring your book bag, water bottle and reading books, every day to help with your learning.
You will also need your PE kit; you can leave that here all term. Please can you bring a labelled waterproof coat, named gloves and a winter hat. Thank you!
Mrs Hughes and Mrs Leddington
Transition through Foundation Stage: From Birth to Five
When our youngest children enter the reception class, they begin the final year of Foundation Stage ( Birth to Five). The Prime areas of Learning within the Foundation Stage are Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), Communication and Language and Physical Development. Specific areas of learning are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive arts and Design. Please refer to "What to expect throughout the Year" for further details.
We work closely with our feeder settings and with parents to ensure that any gaps in learning are identified and addressed on entry to school. This year, we have prioritised mathematics and writing as areas for specific, focussed intervention for individual children. September 2015 sees the introduction of a new baseline assessment which we will use, alongside the information which you give us about your child, to inform our priorities for the coming year.
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