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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

Starting School


18th September- 25th September

People Who Help Us


2nd October- 16th October

Harvest/Autumn Days


(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.

The farmer gathers his hay today - a harvest festival song

For music and chords visit: A traditional resource for children, teachers, child care providers, librarians, parents and grandparents. Visit to find many more songs including those from other countries and also to find out how to play this as a game and see it in the context of teaching singing games for children.

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!

♡ The Little Red Hen - Great Educational Storybook For Little Children English

Little Red Hen is a time-tested cautionary tale about how we reap what we sow. When the hen asks a cat, dog, and mouse for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers: "'Not I!' said the cat. 'Not I!' said the dog. 'Not I!' said the mouse."