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Class Information

Welcome to Foundation 

 

Class Teachers: 

Mrs Kim Lawrence (Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays)

Mrs Holly Riches (alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday)

 

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Bev Partridge,  Mrs Theresa Addey, Mrs Donna Snow

 

Year F Timings

                    The Year F  entrance door will open at 8:45                  
Anyone arriving after 8:55 will need to sign in at the school office
Lunch 12.00-1.00
Finish: 3.30pm-Collect from the Foundation gate.
 
PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays. On these days, your child should wear black leggings, joggers or shorts, team coloured t-shirt, red hoodie and trainers.
 
Book Club is on a Tuesday afternoon. Please could library books be returned if your child wishes to select a new book. 
 
 
Please ensure your child brings their own named water bottle and a waterproof coat every day.
 
Throughout the Foundation Year, all children will learn a wide range of skills, knowledge and new vocabulary. Each term we will build upon these and revisit previously taught areas to help embed the learning for the children. Please take a look at our progression of skills map, which shows how we ensure children make good progress during their time in Foundation. 
 
Please take a look at our book list below. These stories are loved, enjoyed and recommended by Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Riches. 
Spring First Half Term 
 
This half term our topic will be exploring wild and wonderful weather! As we are in the thick of Winter we will be learning about ice and its features. We will explore the processes of melting and freezing. We will also be learning about climates in different countries and finding out about animals that live in the arctic and extremely cold temperatures. 
Every Thursday afternoon will be 'outdoor learning' the children will have the opportunity to explore our school grounds and take part in various outdoor learning activities. 
Every Friday afternoon will be 'Challenge Time' which is when children are encouraged to have a go at a range of independent learning activities which all link to the weeks learning. They can collect lolly sticks for each challenge and these link to our behaviour chart. It is a great chance for us to see if there are gaps in learning which need to be revisited. 
In Math's this term we will be working on the knowledge of numbers to 10, learning about the composition of numbers and identifying patterns in the number system. We will be exploring mass, capacity and beginning to learn the features of 3D shapes. 
We will be continuing with 'Drawing Club' a fun and exciting way to get children writing and using new vocabulary. 
As always we will be reading lots of high quality stories and using stories to inspire our learning in different ways. 
Please see attached a copy of our Spring Term Overview for more details about the learning outcomes for this half term. 
 
Autumn Second Half 
 
This half term our topic will be 'Winter Festivals'. We shall be exploring a variety of celebrations such as Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas through stories, creative activities, role play and class discussions. 
This term we will also be learning about Remembrance Day and supporting Children in Need. 
We shall be learning songs for our Nativity performance and retelling the story of Christmas. The children will enjoy lots of story times and we shall progress with our RWI scheme to support children's reading and writing skills. We are excited to begin Drawing Club, a fun story based writing club to engage children in mark making. Please see the link for more information on this. 
 
Autumn First Half Term Topic
 
During the first half of the Autumn term our learning was themed around the children through our topic, 'Incredible You'. We spent time settling the children and getting to know them and their unique characteristics whilst building positive relationships. Continuous provision provide opportunities for the children to investigate and explore their new setting whilst getting to know each other. School behaviour expectations and routines were established through the daily rhythms of school life. 
 
For more information about the learning covered please see the PDF overview below.