Hello and welcome to Foundation!
Class Teacher: Mrs Collins
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sandell
Support Assistants: Mrs Crisp and Mrs Wood
Autumn Term 1 2017
This is a very busy and exciting term for both children and parents as we all settle into school life and routine. The children will spend the first few weeks of this term getting to know each other, the areas of learning and the daily routines.
We we will begin to introduce the children to phonics and begin to learn some phonic sounds and letter formations. We follow a program called Read, Write, Inc, which support the children developing their phonic awareness, reading and writing skills. The children will have phonics each day and will learn a new sound.
In Literacy we will begin to explore early skills such a name writing, forming letters and sequencing sounds. As we develop through the term we will be using the story of 'The Little Red Hen' to help us talk about characters and sequence story events. The children will begin to learn how to verbally retell stories using story maps, following key prompts to help them.
In Maths, the children will be learning number ditties to help their recall of numbers to 10 ( and then to 20). The children will be focusing on rapidly recalling the numbers from sight and writing the numbers independently. As the children develop more confidence throughout the term, they will use their number knowledge to support counting accurately and recording their findings.
The children will have different themes in the setting which will change every 2-3 weeks the themes this term are;
4th September- 11th September
18th September- 25th September
People Who Help Us
2nd October- 16th October
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