Welcome to Foundation Stage!
Pine and Elm Classes
with Mrs Lounds, Mrs Moss, Mrs Mounser, Mrs Fairclough, Mrs Miller, Miss Kirby & Mrs Wright
Our topic for this half term is 'Ready, Steady, Grow!' During this topic we will be learning about plants and how they grow, plant and animal life cycles, how to care for pets and how to look after our outside environment. Our outside area is going to be transformed into a potting shed and greenhouse and we hope to grow lots of lovely plants. Inside we will ask the children to choose what they would like the role play area to be and already they have suggested a garden centre as a possibility. For our Literacy work we will be using the texts: The Tiny Seed, A Bean Diary (non-fiction), Jack and the Beanstalk, Titch and non fiction books about chicks and eggs. We will be using these to stimulate the children's reading and writing. Our work in other areas of the EYFS curriculum includes observational drawings, weaving, box modelling and working with clay for our artwork, resilience and confidence in our Personal, Social and Emotional work and growing plants and caring for animals for Understanding the World. We will continue to have phonics sessions each day. In Maths we will be learning about addition, subtraction, problem solving, reasoning and measuring length. PE this half term will have a ball skills and games focus. The teachers continue to have their PPA time on a Wednesday afternoon when Mrs Holton and Mrs Riley will be doing creative activities and Forest Schools.
Please remember that individual reading books can be changed on any day...send your child in with their reading book and diary in their hand and we will put it in the reading book change box to be changed that day.
If your child has done something special at home that you would like to contribute to their "learning journey" then please download a wowcher to fill in or pop into class.
Click here to watch a clip of the correct pronunciation of the phonemes and use our Jolly Phonics booklet to help your child learn the actions to match the sounds.
Please bring a water bottle for your child. We encourage children to drink throughout the day to keep them hydrated and ready to learn.
Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school all the time. Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday, but we may do physical activity at other points in the week.
Thanks for your ongoing support