Welcome to our Foundation Stage class.
Welcome back after our 1 week half term break, I hope you have had a relaxing time and enjoyed the intermittent sunshine we had!
Our topic this term is 'Seaside holidays'. In our literacy we will be making our own holiday brochure that we will fill with lots of nice holiday ideas and some fun days out. In our outside role play area we will be working together to make a seaside shop and inside we will be having a travel agents. This will enable lots of writing opportunities and also opportunities for us to use our addition and subtraction skills.
In term 6 we will be hoping to have an exciting trip to Hamerton Zoo to look at the different patterns on the animals and also explore some of the bugs. This is something we have enjoyed doing during our outdoor learning sessions.
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 consolidating Phase 3 'Letters and Sounds' and will be starting to learn some Phase 4. We will be continuing to choose a reading and library book to take home and share. Alongside this your child will also be enjoying the opportunity to take part in a weekly group read. We will be continuing our 'word collector' activity where we will be exploring different exciting words!
This term Foundation Stage will be taking part in a weekly 'Outdoor learning' session that has a forest school ethos, more details to follow.
Our Christian value this term is 'Compassion'. Our Learn to Learn value is 'Resourcefulness'.
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, sun hat and sun cream as we live in hope for a summer like last year!
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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