Our Christian value this term is forgiveness.
Thursday 28th March = Special Person
This Week in Foundation : Monday 18th March - Friday 22nd March
Spring: The children have been discussing the season of Spring and we have been looking for signs of spring in our environment. We have spotted plants, bugs as well as some birds. This had led to us wanting to go on a bird spotting walk so if your child has a pair of binoculars, please send them to school as we will be bird-spotting this week.
Maths: We will be using everyday language to learn about time.
Reading and Phonics: Please continue to read regularly to your children. I will be sending books home. These will be sound blending books or red/purple/green reading books - dependent on level. Please don't rush through the books and rather spend a few nights repeating the stories or blending books. Children should ideally read the book 3 times before moving onto the next reader as this builds confidence and reading with understanding. Sometimes the children choose to take 2 books home. Usually this means that one is book is to practice their blending and the other book is a 'fun reader' which is to increase phonic knowledge of beginning sounds in words as well as being able to recognize the letter in a word and to also increase vocabulary by discussing the picture next to the word. EG: For beginning or single sound books, discuss the pictures and the read the word. Look for individual sounds in the words. How many times can you spot the /s/ in the word, etc. Can you think of other words that begin with the /s/ sound, etc. When blending cvc words eg: tip, ask child if they know the meaning of the word, if not describe meaning and give an example of a sentence with that word in it. Sometimes, words have more than one meaning.
Physical Development: The foundation children explored the new "Pirate Ship" that has recently been completed. They absolutely loved challenging themselves on the various climbing apparatus that the ship offers and we will continue to have some special time in this area where they get to balance, jump, climb,crawl and explore.
We have started watching Newsround each day in class. We have started discussing the main events from around the world and looking at where these places are on the map.
You can watch the 5 minute show at home too as it updates throughout the day
Here is the link below
MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT SONGS
HERE ARE THE LINKS TO SOME OF OUR SONGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING IN CLASS TO HELP US WITH OUR MATHS - WARNING - SOME OF THEM ARE VERY CATCHY AND YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF HUMMING THEM THROUGHOUT THE DAY!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FVERzap9E - COUNT TO 20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzKqCmjVXLI - WRITING NUMBERS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6JHupzwVo - ONE MORE SONG
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering - THIS IS A GAME WE USE IN CLASS.
We will teach the children play phrases to help them with their social skills and prepare them for dealing with friendship situations independently.
THIS WEEK - PLEASE SAY SORRY TO ME WE HAVE ALSO WORKED TO ENCOURAGE THE CHILDREN TO SAY TO A FRIEND HOW THEY CAN HELP THEM FEEL BETTER EG PLEASE SAY SORRY TO ME AND HELP ME FIX THE MODEL YOU BROKE.
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
EXCUSE ME PLEASE - WE TALKED ABOUT WHEN TO USE THIS PHRASE AND MRS NEWLING-WARD SHOWED US HOW TO SAY IT.
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
ARE YOU OK? - WE HAVE ENCOURAGED THE CHILDREN TO CHECK THAT THEIR FRIENDS ARE OK BY ASKING THEM ARE YOU OK?
NO THANK YOU I DON'T WANT TO - WE HAVE TAUGHT THE CHILDREN 'I AM THE BOSS OF MY BRAIN'
IM USING THIS TOY FOR BUSY LEARNING THIS IS TO STOP CHILDREN THINKING THAT THEIR FRIENDS ARE NOT SHARING WHEN ALL THEY ARE DOING IS USING A TOY!
PLEASE CAN I JOIN YOU?
TO HELP CHILDREN TO JOIN OTHERS -