Welcome to Foundation
Our topic for the Autumn term is
Please scroll down for this week's homework.
Also - curriculum info, star of the week, Dojo winner etc.
SOUNDS OF THE WEEK
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If you need to email the Foundation team, please email the school office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Week Beginning 20th November 2017
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...
This term, we started our fun maths groups, working on recognising and using numbers to 20, one more / less and weighing.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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!
Dates for your Diary
The Nativity - 7th December 2017
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 Trust.