Welcome to Foundation
Our topic for the Autumn term is
Please scroll down for curriculum info, homework sheets,
star of the week, Dojo winner etc.
SOUNDS OF THE WEEK
m, a, s, d, t
If you need to email the Foundation team, please email the school office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Cork is in school Monday - Wednesday.
Mrs Mitchell is in school Wednesday - Friday.
Thank you to all the parents who were able to make the curriculum evening and we hope that you found the information helpful. If you were unable to make the meeting, please find attached the PowerPoint presentation from the evening under the heading 'curriculum information'. We have really enjoyed our first full week getting to know the children and watching them develop new friendships and gain confidence in the Foundation classroom and further around the school. They have immersed themselves in farm activities, along with the Year 1 children, keeping busy 'shopping' at our farm shop, playing on the hay bales and tractor, and 'cooking' in our mud kitchen. This week we will be beginning our Funky Fingers sessions in the mornings as the children come into school.
We have assigned each child to a key person. This person will become an important part of their first school year. This key person will ensure that each child's Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) is being nurtured. We will list these groups on our Foundation door at the end of this week.
Our main focus this term will be on the Prime Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage - PSED, Communication & Language and Physical Development which you will learn more about at the Curriculum Evening on Wednesday.
We will teach daily phonics through the Ruth Miskin 'Read, Write, Inc.' scheme and reading books will be sent out once we feel your child is able to blend and decode words easily.
This week, we will also be assessing what the children already know in relation to the Early Learning Goals. The children will also continue to use ideas from the story 'What the Ladybird Heard', such as drawing maps, making 'Wanted' posters and writing about the children's favourite part of the story.
Do you need help saying the phonemes? Go to the below website to hear how to say the 'pure sounds'. We will be concentrating on Set 1 Sounds.
Dates for your Diary
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
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.
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?
Each term we focus on a different value in collective worship and in the classroom.
This term we are learning all about Thankfulness.