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Class Teacher: Mrs Collins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sandell 

Support Assistants: Mrs Crisp and Mrs Wood






Summer Term 1 

This term we will be focusing on 'Changes' and 'Dinosaurs'. This is a very exciting term where the children embed skills and begin to make transitions ready for Year 1. The children have lots of exciting activities coming up such as local trips and hands on workshops. 


In Literacy, the children will be thinking about the story 'The Hungry Caterpillar.' They will be completing a range of fiction and non fiction activities as we link our literacy work to our understanding of the world when watch our very own caterpillars transform into butterflies!

The children will continue to use talk for writing strategies to support their writing, including story mapping, role play, songs and rhyme. 

Later in the term we will be thinking about dinosaurs, using 'Stomp. Stomp Dinosaur' to help the children extend their vocabulary and begin to explore words that help us to describe dinosaurs. 

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In Maths, we will continue to work on our key number sequencing, understanding the value of numbers and linking these to symbols. The children will continue to sequence and order numbers from 0-20. They will be rapidly recalling numbers and pose their own number questions. In space, shape and measure, the children will be recapping on 2D and 3D shapes. The children will be thinking about how they can identify shapes, thinking about their similarities and differences. 


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The children will have different themes in the setting which will change every 2-3 weeks the themes this term are;


16th April- 30th April

Changes ( life cycle of a butterfly)


7th May- 21st May




(weeks inclusive)





Further Information


We run weekly Stay and Play sessions in Foundation. Please read the weekly Foundation Newsletter for information about our next session.


Children will need to bring their bookbag into school each day, along with their reading book and record.



PE days are Thursday. Please can you ensure that earrings are removed on this day.


Parents are welcome to come into the Foundation class from 3.10-3.20 on a Monday and Wednesday to change reading books and check their child’s learning journeys. This is also a great time to catch up with staff!


We have an open door policy so please get in contact if you have any questions.


Foundation Team J

RWI Letter Formation Chart

Number Formation Ditties

RWI Speed Sounds Set 1

Read Write Inc Speed Sounds: Set 1 This video is aimed to help you understand what each of the sounds in Set 1 sound like.

Counting Down From Twenty Song Video

Download the Counting Videos: Download the Counting Songs: Get This Video on DVD: Get the Counting Songs CD: The Counting Down From Twenty Song by Have Fun Teaching is a counting song that teaches kids how to count down from 20 to 1 by ones.

Counting 1-10 Song | Number Songs for Children | The Singing Walrus

Get 25% off of our video collections on Sellfy! Use the discount code "walrus" on the following links: Numbers Song - Counting From 1-10 The Singing Walrus team is excited to present "Counting from 1 to 10", the first numbers song of a series dedicated to toddlers and preschool / kindergarten kids, or young ESL students!