Welcome to Foundation
Week Beginning 24.9.2018
What a week - well a very short week for me!!! I am all recovered now and look forward to a fun filled week with our school trip to the model village - thank goodness I am all better for this week at school.
THIS WEEK IN FOUNDATION
Monday - homework is sent out - see section below on this webpage
Tuesday - SCHOOL TRIP TO MODEL VILLAGE
Friday - harvest service
COMMUNICATION LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT OUR SCHOOL TRIP AND ASKING ANY QUESTIONS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE - WE WILL BE TALKING TO OUR FRIENDS AND TEACHERS ABOUT OUR TIME ON THE SCHOOL TRIP TOO.
WE WILL BE STARTING WITH THE BASICS - COUNTING - WE WILL BE COUNTING EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING. WE WILL FOCUS ON HOW TO PUT THE OBJECTS IN A LINE TO HELP US COUNT THEM ACCURATELY AND HELPING MRS NEWLING-WARD TO COUNT SOME THINGS IN THE CLASSROOM
SOME OF US WILL BE STARTING TO LEARN THE SOUNDS I, P, N, O
SOME OF US WILL BE STARTING TO USE OUR PHONIC SOUNDS TO BLEND AND READ WORDS AND SENTENCES
WE WILL ALL BE LEARNING HOW TO READ THE SIGHT WORDS (RED WORD) I, OF, MY, TO, THE, NO
We will teach the children play phrases to help them with their social skills and prepare them for dealing with friendship situations independently.
Phrase one - STOP IT PLEASE - WE HAVE TAUGHT THE CHILDREN TO SAY THIS GENTLY, IF A FRIEND DOESN'T LISTEN WE SAY TO PUT UP YOUR HAND AND TO SAY IT IN A SLIGHTLY FIRMER VOICE
CAN I HAVE IT BACK PLEASE - WE HAVE TAUGHT THE CHILDREN HOW TO SAY THIS WHEN SOMEONE HAS SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD LIKE AND WE THINK THAT THEY TOOK IT FROM US WITHOUT ASKING
What is Doodle Maths?
NOTE TO FAMILIES -Your child will receive a log in soon so that they can start using doodlemaths.
I have also attached a parent handbook at the end of the webpage.
What is Doodle Maths
It is a website/app that helps consolidate and practice the mathematical development concepts that we teach in school. It is personalised and will generate questions that are relevant for your child based on the answers that they give.
Is it compulsory?
In foundation it is not, however it is an excellent resource that the children really love to use!
What are the added extras?
Teachers can upload and add additional questions and activities. We will be adding some that link to what we have been learning about in class. Look out for this on the homework grids.
How can my child get help with Doodle Maths?
There is a help function at the top, the child can also ask for a hint. The questions can also be read to them.
What will happen when they play?
They will unlock different games to play and earn stars. The children can then choose a Doodle Pet and then 'buy' accessories using the stars.
Will it be checked?
The teachers have access to data that shows how often the children are accessing Doodle Maths and their progress. We will also celebrate top doodlers in Friday's collective worship.
What if I need help with Doodle Maths?
Please come and ask one of the teachers at school and we will be happy to help you.
What is the times table section?
This is mainly for the other classes but feel free to start learning your 1,2,5 and 10s!
Any more questions, please let me know
When your children start school we will introduce a new superhero for each area of learning. We will model to the children what each super hero does and will encourage this skill in the classroom. We will let you know which characteristic we will be focusing on.