Welcome to our Foundation Stage class
Welcome back after your well deserved 2 week half term break!
Our topic this term is 'Festivals and Celebrations'. We are going to spend the term learning about different festivals and celebrations, some of which may already be familiar some maybe completely new.
This term we will be continuing to learn our Phase 2 phonics and start learning some of the sounds in the Phase 3. We will continue bringing sound cards home to practice and a reading and library book. This term we will also be starting to bring home some high frequency words to learn. It is always lots of fun when we start enjoying stories together and practice our learning at home!
Within our inside role play area this term there is a vets for the first few weeks weeks and then a wrapping station and a post office. All of which lend themselves to some lovely self initiated independent writing opportunities.
Later on in the term we hope to have a visit to a Christmas tree farm. Where we get to learn all about the first Christmas tree and choose the schools Christmas tree for the hall.
Our topic is always led by the children's own interests and ideas so we are excited to see where our topic will lead !
Our Christian value this term is 'Hope'. Our Learn to Learn value is 'Resilience'.
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, hat and gloves, just in case it turns chilly. We like to be prepared so we can go out in all weathers!
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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