Welcome to Foundation
Our topic for the Summer term is
Please scroll to the bottom, for this term's letter to Parents /Carers,
the latest curriculum map and homework sheets.
SOUNDS OF THE WEEK
If you need to email the Foundation team, please copy both Teachers on your message.
Miss Cork firstname.lastname@example.org Miss Alington email@example.com
Miss Cork is in school Monday - Wednesday.
Miss Alington is in school Monday - Friday,
Link to Joseph songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2ZJX6C42dc&list=PLp6Qj9dJw1cAq48Cc1_1HuJu8LnZ0noeT
For the next two weeks we will be doing lots of Joseph activities, exploring colour and lots of fun singing and dance practises.
Physical Development - Gross Motor (PE):
All children will need a PE kit for the Summer term. They will need a PE top in their school house colour. Please check with us if you are unsure which house group they are in. Children will take part in two sessions of PE each week and we will be focusing on ball skills (throwing, catching, balancing, bouncing, batting, rolling etc) and multi skills activities (ready for Sports Day). Due to the free nature of Foundation, these sessions will not be on set days, so please bring PE kit in on a Monday and leave it for the week. We will be practising our Joseph dance everyday, however we will not be getting changed to do this (shoes and socks off).
We will continue to work in small groups, adding and writing number sentences; halving numbers and objects; recognising numbers and finding out one more or one less; and practising number formations. We will also be looking at doubling numbers 1 - 10. We will be playing circle games and singing counting songs to help us with adding and subtracting.
Please continue to practise forming numbers with your child and ensure they start at the right place.
We will continue to look at time and work on recognising different coins and their value.
Communication, Language and Literacy:
We are doing lots of unaided writing! Please practise sounding out and writing words / sentences as much as you can at home.
We are working hard to form all of our lower case letters correctly, which involves starting off each letter in the right place. If you could spend some time sitting with your child and making sure that each letter is formed correctly, that would really be appreciated!
Please click on the link below for help -
Letter formation website
More information about Phonics:
Do you need help saying the phonemes? Go to the below website to hear how to say the 'pure sounds'. We are concentrating on Set 1 Sounds.
Please remember to hand in all reading books on a Monday (unless school is closed, in which case it will be a Tuesday). If books are not handed in, we will not be able to change them until the following week.
If your child has not been issued with reading books, they will have other phonic work to read and practise daily. This work is just as important. Please keep going through and ticking the phoneme sheet (which includes memorising the red words), and green word sheets, because we use these during our daily Phonics' groups.
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 have started to 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.
Phrase 1 - 'Can we take turns?'
Phrase 2 - 'I would like to do this myself, can you help me?'
Phrase 3 - If someone says 'please say sorry to me', you say 'I am sorry for....'
Phrase 4 - If someone says sorry to you, you reply 'That's ok, I forgive you.'
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 Respect.