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Our topic for the Summer term is 

Superheroes

Please scroll to the bottom, for this term's letter to Parents /Carers,

the latest curriculum map and homework sheets.

 

 

 

SOUNDS OF THE WEEK

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If you need to email the Foundation team, please copy both Teachers on your message.

Miss Cork hcork@ashleyhill.org Miss Alington galington@ashleyhill.org

 

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

 

Week beginning:  3rd July 2017

 

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).

Mathematics:

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 

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation

 

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.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/

 

Reading books:

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 

Monday  - Reading books to be changed

Tuesday  - 

Wednesday - Pizza Express trip

Thursday   - 

Friday -   

 

 

 

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 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.

 

Spring term

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.'

 

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 does not appear here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.

FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child does not appear here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  1
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child does not appear here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  2
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child does not appear here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  3
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child does not appear here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  4
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child does not appear here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  5
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child does not appear here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  6
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child does not appear here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  7
FOUNDATION PHOTOS - please note if your child does not appear here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school.  8

Values 

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

This term we are learning all about Respect.

Home Learning Actvities Home Learning Activities. Foundation home activities are entirely optional although we would like you to try to do as many as possible but please just do any many as you wish. They are planned as fun activities that work alongside what we are doing in the classroom. The hand in date is always at the top, please take photos and add them to tapestry so that we can share them with the children in class. Here are the home learning activities for this week. They are sent out on a Monday and due in two weeks later on a Friday - the dates are always on top of the homework

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

DOJO WINNER - Duwa

DOJO WINNER - Duwa 1

Our Stars of the Week - Millie and Harry

Our Stars of the Week - Millie and Harry 1
Our Stars of the Week - Millie and Harry 2
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