Welcome to Foundation
Teachers: Mrs Callicott and Miss Foster
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ieronymakis (Mrs I) and Mrs Harrison
Welcome to the start of an exciting
We are very much looking forward to meeting all of the children as they embark on their own Learning Journey! This will be an exciting and challenging term for the children as they begin to form friendships, settle into new routines and access plenty of practical, fun and memorable learning experiences both indoors and out. When we come to visit your home, we will provide a bag for you to put in your favourite items. It will be a great way for us to get to know you better, finding out about all of the things that you love! From this, we can create stimulating and engaging activities throughout our year in Foundation Stage Two. Our topics will be based on the children's interests so please make sure that we know every single one!
You will have the opportunity to watch your child as they contribute to the school harvest festival and then towards the end of the term the Christmas production. It will be during the festive period that we will be thinking about Christmas traditions, learning new songs and hopefully enjoying a visit from Father Christmas!
Observations on Tapestry
As the children settle we will be getting to know one another and finding out all the amazing things they can do through our observations. These will be uploaded to Tapestry. Please feel free to comment on the observations and please add your own. We would love to know what the children are getting up to, e.g. outside clubs and achievements.
We will be assessing the children through observations to see where they are currently working. Next term we will then look for an area we can help them to develop further. This will also be added on Tapestry.
This term we will focusing on
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)- settling in to our new class, getting the hang of the routines and making lots of new friends.
Communication and Language (CL)- beginning to listen to others and realise that sometimes we need to take it turns to speak when in a group.
Physical Development (PD)- fine motor skills to develop muscles to help with pencil holding, e.g. dough disco, threading, tweezers.
Literacy (L)- Listening to and engaging in lots of stories. Talking about the settings, the characters and what we thought about them.
Mathematics (M)- counting and beginning to recognise some numbers.
Understanding the World (UW)- realising that not everyone does things the same way or has the same ideas but we can still all be friends.
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)- Exploring a variety of construction materials to draw, paint and make models
Please read with your child at least three times a week. Don’t forget to sign the reading record!
P.E. will be on a Friday. Please note that we are unable to remove or tape earrings. Please remove earrings before your child comes to school. If your has earrings in they will NOT be able to take part in PE.