Welcome to Foundation
Teachers: Miss Bellerby and Mrs Callicott
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Harrison, Mrs Ieronymakis and Mrs Williams
Welcome back after Christmas. We hope you and your children had an enjoyable time and they are well rested and ready to return to learning.
We will be continuing with the maths and phonics groups and really focusing on developing the skills and vocabulary they have already learnt. This term the children will begin to use all their phonic knowledge to start writing.
In order to support your children it is important they continue to regularly practise their reading skills. Please remember that this does not have to be a whole book but can be a few pages or some of the phonic activities we provided in the pack. It is also really beneficial for them to hear stories being read to them as it helps to develop their imagination and vocabulary. Please continue to record any reading they do or stories you read to them in their reading record.
Please continue to develop their mathematical vocabulary during every day routines, e.g. talking about capacity at bath time or timing how long it takes them to get dressed for school. The vocabulary sheet we provided in your resource pack will contain the words we will be using in school.
Key concepts being taught this term:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)- Understanding of the feelings of other people.
Communication and Language (CL)- Understanding and responding appropriately to thoughts and ideas heard.
Physical Development (PD)- Letter formation using pre-cursive style.
Literacy (L)- Reading and writing words, captions and sentences.
Mathematics (M)- Beginning to understand simple addition and subtraction problems.
Understanding the World (UW)- Having a sense of the world around us, such as homes, family and animals.
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)- Exploring a variety of construction materials to create models and projects.
P.E. will be on a Friday.
Homework will be set on a Friday and collected in on the following Tuesday.
Please read with your child at least three times a week. Don’t forget to sign the reading record!