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Our topic for the Autumn term is

 

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Please scroll down for this week's homework.

Also - curriculum info, star of the week, Dojo winner etc.

 

SOUNDS OF THE WEEK

y, w, z, x, v, qu

 

If you need to email the Foundation team, please email the school office - office@ashleyhill.org

 

 

 

                                                                       Week Beginning 20th November 2017

 

Can you believe how fast this term is flying by? Mrs Newling-Ward is now in school on Mondays. She is very much looking forward to returning as the full-time Foundation class Teacher in January, and is quickly getting to know your children, in order to make the transition smooth.

 

This Friday, we will have members of Year 6 taking over the teaching (alongside the watchful eye of Miss Cork). It is Year 6 Takeover Day. 

We will also be judging the first heat of the poetry competition, in which all children take part. Please scroll down for poems which your children can learn. If they are having trouble with this then they can recite a favourite Nursery Rhyme.

 

This term we have been linking our learning to the classic tale 'The Little Red Hen'. The story is helping us discuss friendship and helping others. Red Hen has moved on to make pizza and we have discussed favourite toppings and talked about halving shapes.

 

We will continue our daily phonics groups where we are practising initial sounds / blending / segmenting words and making sentences.

Extra support for saying the sounds can be found at...

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/phonics-made-easy/

 

This term, we started our fun maths groups, working on recognising and using numbers to 20, one more / less and weighing.

 

The Nativity

We will be performing our class Nativity on Thursday 7th December @ 6.15pm. This year, it will be held at the Desborough Suite Theatre, Town Hall, Maidenhead. Please keep this date free in your diary!

We are very busy learning all of the songs and have now allocated parts. Reading parts will be sent home this week. Please work with your children to memorise these. Any problems, do say!

 

Tapestry:

We are really enjoying seeing all of the learning being shared on Tapestry. Please let Miss Cork know if you need any help with this.

 

Home Learning Activities:

Homework will be uploaded to the website on a Monday (fortnightly) please let us know if you require a hard copy. This homework is entirely optional - but we would like it if your child could try to do as many activities as possible and we try to make them fun.  Feel free to send work in to show us, or take photos and put them on Tapestry.

 

Reading Books:

We sent some reading books home on Friday. If your child has not been issued with a reading book, they will have other phonic work to read and practise daily. This work is just as important. Please tick each time your child says a phoneme correctly, and when they are able to blend and say a word. This all helps with our daily Phonics' groups. If you could keep these sheets in their book bag, then we can see how they are getting on and also add our ticks to the sheet.

 

Reading Badges:

At the end of each term, Children in the school who have read at least 4 times each week will receive a reading badge to celebrate their achievement. Parents and guardians can write down any reading that they have done with their children (this includes reading to your child) into the partnership book and Mrs Cork will check these on a Friday. It would be really lovely to find out about the stories your children are enjoying at home.

 

Partnership Books: These are only checked on a Friday. If you have a message which needs to be read by a staff member, please put the diary in your child's hand (out of the plastic book bag) and ask them to give it to Miss Cork or Mrs Newling-Ward. Failing that, an email will be fine (depending how urgent the message is).

 

 

 

Sparkles:

 

Welcome to Sparkles, our class cat. Sparkles has been to a few homes already (as well as Miss Cork and Pixie's) and is getting to know the Foundation class really well.

 

These are the days you will take / bring back Sparkles...

Receive on a Monday - Return on a Wednesday

Receive on a Wednesday - Return on a Friday

Receive on a Friday - Return on a Monday

 

Please try to keep to the allotted days so that we can give all children the chance to have Sparkles stay over for a couple of nights and not have to wait too long.

Also, please don't feel that you have to print photos - a child's drawing is even nicer to see and great practise for their fine motor skills! smiley

 

 

Dates for your Diary 

Monday  - Mrs Newling-Ward in Foundation

Tuesday  - 

Wednesday -

Thursday   - 

Friday - Year 6 Takeover Day

 

The Nativity -  7th December 2017

 

Characteristics Of Effective Learning

 

 

As well as the areas of learning we also look at how your children learn. 

We focus on one each week and assign a dojo to each one. 

So far we have encouraged your children to be

HAVE A GO HEROES - try something themselves 

BE SUPER EXPLORERS - explore and try new things 

MISS FANTASTIC - we are proud of what we do 

MR AGENT IDEAS - choosing ways to do things. 

FANTASTIC FOCUS - being involved and concentrating

PLAY PHRASES 

We will teach the children play phrases to help them with their social skills and prepare them for dealing with friendship situations independently. We praise the children for using these phrases, which will be taught on a fortnightly basis.

 

Autumn term

Phrase 1 'Stop it Please'

Phrase 2 ' Please say sorry to me'

Phrase 3 'Excuse me please'

Phrase 4 - 'Please can I join you? 

Phrase 5 - 'Can I have it back please?'

Phrase 6 - 'Please wait until I have finished.'

Phrase 7  - when someone asks 'can I join you?' we say 'yes of course'

Phrase 8 - 'Can I have it back please?

FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.

FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  1 Snack time!
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  2 Letter formation
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  3 Letter formation
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  4 Building barns
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  5 Tractor tyre tracks - painting with rollers
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  6 Our first 5 year old in Foundation!!!
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  7 Farm shop roleplay
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  8 Farm animal paintings
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  9 Letter formation
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  10 Growing cress
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  11 Gross motor skills
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  12 Gross motor skills
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  13 Making butter
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  14 Weighing pumpkins
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  15 Planting
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  16 A worm hotel
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  17 Cutting skills
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  18 Planting
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  19 Planting cress
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  20 Looking after the seeds
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  21 Caring for the seeds
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  22 Letter formation
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  23 Happy birthday
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  24 Happy birthday
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  25 Water play!

Values 

Each term we focus on a different value in collective worship and in the classroom. 

This term we are learning all about Trust.

Foundation Phonics Information - this is the information from the phonics meeting - if you would like copies of the resources that were handed out, just let me know

WELL DONE to Chloe - Dojo winner of the week!!!

WELL DONE to Chloe - Dojo winner of the week!!! 1

The stars of the week were Isla and Shaan. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

The stars of the week were Isla and Shaan. Congratulations and keep up the good work! 1
The stars of the week were Isla and Shaan. Congratulations and keep up the good work! 2

Important Information For Families - documents and letters are added here

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