Welcome to Foundation

Spring Term.

Welcome back after the Christmas holiday. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year. All the children have returned refreshed and are ready for the term ahead. This half term our topic is divided into two. We are beginning with toys before moving onto dinosaurs. We have lots of lovely activities planned.

We will be continuing with our daily phonics work and maths work. Our PE lessons are on a Thursday. Outdoor learning remains on a Tuesday followed by our library visit. Please make sure library books are returned so children can take out a new book.

If you have any questions please ask.

We have been busy during our first 2 weeks back. Our Christmas concert rehearsals are in full swing and it is all coming together. We had an exciting visit from the circus last week which was enjoyed by everybody. We are continuing with our daily phonics and number work.

Please can I remind you to listen to your child read 5 times every week. It is important to develop their reading skills. Please practice their Bee words. The children get really excited when they receive new ones.

As always if you have any questions please come and ask.

Thank you.

Week beginning 15.10.2018

This week we will be working on the number 7. We will be exploring different ways to make 7, matching 7 objects and writing the number. We will be doing our phonics daily where we will look at different sounds and blending the sounds for reading.

PE will be on Monday and dance on Wednesday. Please remember outdoor learning on Tuesday. It is getting colder so please send a warm coat. We will also go to the school library on Tuesday to change our library books.

I look forward to seeing you at parents evening this week.

Week beginning 8.10.2018

This week we are continuing with our circus theme and will be having a focus on clowns. We will explore the funny side of clowns. We will look at practical jokes that clowns do. We will continue with our daily phonics sessions. In maths we are working on the number 6 which involves exploring how we make 6, making sets of 6 and writing 6.

Please remember we have PE on a Monday. We go to the school library on Tuesday to change our books.

Week beginning 1.10.2018

I can't believe we are already in October. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed their first month in reception and we have done so much work.

This week we are focusing on acrobats to continue with our circus theme. We will be doing lots of balancing activities. We will also be doing some writing about it. We will be doing a daily phonics lesson. In maths we are looking at the number 5. We look at it in detail for the whole week to develop a full understanding of it.

Please remember PE is on a Monday so please send the correct PE kit into school.

Any questions please ask.

Welcome back after the summer holidays. I hope you are all refreshed and ready for the start of the academic year. I am very excited to be the teacher for your child in what is an important milestone for them. The start of school is a very exciting but also a very worrying time for children. I am confident that they will all settle well and will enjoy their time in reception.

Our topic this term is The Circus. We have lots of exciting activities planned around this. You will be informed regularly of these activities.

We will be participating in a daily phonics lesson where we will be following the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc program. This is a very structured program that will help your child to progress well. We will then be applying these skills in our reading and writing activities daily.

Our PE session is on a Monday. Please make sure your child has a complete PE kit in school that is labeled with their name. We will also do dance on a Wednesday with Ali. On A Tuesday afternoon we will be having an outdoor learning afternoon where we will be working on different skills. Please can your child bring wellington boots with them. When it turns colder they will also require gloves,a hat and a waterproof coat.

Your child will have a reading book which will be changed on a regular basis. Please read daily at home because this really helps your child to make good progress. Remember to sign their diary as a record is kept ready for our Reading Certificate assembly. Your child will occasionally receive other pieces of homework so please work with them when this happens.

I look forward to working with you this year. If you have any concerns or worries please do not hesitate to talk to me. I am always happy to help.

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