Welcome to our Foundation Stage Class
Welcome back after the Christmas break.
I hope you all had a relaxing time and are ready for an exciting Term 3!
Our topic this term is 'Julia Donaldson'. We are going to spend the term listening to Julia Donaldson stories, some maybe familiar some maybe completely new. Within this topic we will be building bridges, sewing scarfs, exploring how to melt ice and making a poster to help find a troll! I hope you are all ready for this super busy time!
This term we will be continuing to learn our Phase 3 phonics. We will continue bringing sound cards home to practice, reading books, library books and high frequency words to learn.
Within our role play areas this term, there is a Gruffalo reading and writing den. We will also have a Gruffalo cafe outside in our mud kitchen. Together we will make a Smartest Giant in Town clothes shop. 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 Fineshade wood to take part in the Julia Donaldson themed walk.
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 '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 warm waterproof coat, hat and gloves as the weather has turned chilly. We like to 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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