Welcome to Foundation
Teachers: Miss Bellerby and Mrs Callicott
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Harrison, Mrs Ieronymakis and Mrs Williams
Welcome to the Summer Term!
This term we will be looking at 'Similarities, Differences and Change'.
Through this topic, we will explore the world around us such as people, animals and places. We will look at different habitats and living environments as well as how we have changed as we have grown up. We will look at these changes through photographs of ourselves as babies and talk about what is the same and what is different. We will be looking at vocabulary relating to this, such as same, different and similar.
The children will plant produce in our outdoor area and will look at how they will grow from seeds. The children will be able to find out what they need to grow and how we can look after them. We will also think about what animals need to survive as we prepare for our trip to Pennywell Farm!
In the last few weeks of this term, we will think about the transition that the children will make as they go into Year 1.
This term we will be focussing on the Early Learning Goal statements (see attached document).
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)- Recording and solving addition and subtraction problems and begin to understand doubling and halving.
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!
Please join us on Thursday from 2:45 to share a book with your child. This will be happening every Thursday this term. There is no requirement to let us know in advance. Please just arrive at reception if you are able to join us. Hope to see you all there.
We will not be focussing on a particular colour group this term as we will be observing all of the children. We will be preparing for our transition into Year One.