Welcome to Foundation
Week Beginning 23.4.2018
A great first week back, we have been learning all about the royal family, our families and we have our new pet tadpoles too!
THIS WEEK IN FOUNDATION
Monday - mystery reader
Wednesday - foundation PE session and parents evening
Thursday - Bisham friends visiting and parents evening
Friday - walk the plank challenge
Communication language and literacy
We will be exploring all about the story of the frog prince and will be looking at the events in the story. We will be writing about our favourite part of the story.
We are learning all about doubling, we will learn how to do this with objects and will be singing some songs to help us learn them
Mrs Newling-Ward will be teaching all the phonics groups this term.
Some children will be working on reading and blending short words
Some children will be working on reading and blending 3 letter words
Some children will be working on learning their double sounds such as sh, ch, th, ng, nk
Some children will be working on learning double sounds such as ay, ee, igh, ou,
Some children will be working on reading and writing sentences with double sounds such as ea, oy, ir, ow
Expressive arts and design and physical development
We will be making a family tree, we will also be continuing to make our costumes for the parade at the street party.
What is Doodle Maths?
NOTE TO FAMILIES - i have reset doodlemaths. We announce the top 10 doodlers in collective worship on Fridays.
I have had a few questions about Doodle Maths - It is all new to me too! The teachers went on some training this week so here is a little guide which I hope will answer your questions
I have also attached a parent handbook at the end of the webpage.
What is Doodle Maths
It is a website/app that helps consolidate and practice the mathematical development concepts that we teach in school. It is personalised and will generate questions that are relevant for your child based on the answers that they give.
Is it compulsory?
In foundation it is not, however it is an excellent resource that the children really love to use!
What are the added extras?
Teachers can upload and add additional questions and activities. We will be adding some that link to what we have been learning about in class. Look out for this on the homework grids.
How can my child get help with Doodle Maths?
There is a help function at the top, the child can also ask for a hint. The questions can also be read to them.
What will happen when they play?
They will unlock different games to play and earn stars. The children can then choose a Doodle Pet and then 'buy' accessories using the stars.
Will it be checked?
The teachers have access to data that shows how often the children are accessing Doodle Maths and their progress. We will also celebrate top doodlers in Friday's collective worship.
What if I need help with Doodle Maths?
Please come and ask one of the teachers at school and we will be happy to help you.
What is the times table section?
This is mainly for the other classes but feel free to start learning your 1,2,5 and 10s!
Any more questions, please let me know
This term we will introduce a new superhero each week. We will model to the children what each super hero does and will encourage this skill in the classroom. We will let you know which characteristic we will be focusing on.
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 one - please wait until I have finished
phrase two - stop it that makes me feel.....angry, annoyed, tired, cross, upset
phrase three - please say sorry to me
phrase four - excuse me please
phrase four - how silly
phase five - 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 Service