Foundation

Welcome to Foundation's page
 
We hope you had a lovely half-term holiday and got out and about. We very much look forward to teaching your child again for the final term.
We are following the children's interests of growth and minibeasts. We will continue to take care of the seeds and plants that we planted last term in our garden and talk about the changes that happen as they grow. We will also be hunting for insects, naming, describing and comparing them. We will be reading the modern classic stories - The Bad Tempered Ladybird and The Very Busy Spider. Please read the Summer 2 newsletter (see below) to find out what we will be learning in greater detail. 
 
Please also find links to websites below that will support your child's learning.
 
As ever, if you have any concerns or wish to know something, please do not hesitate to message Mrs Jenkins via Class Dojos. 
Newsletters
Websites for children
Listening
Reading
Writing
Maths
Other areas
Useful websites for parents/carers
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
We went on a walk around our school grounds today looking for a bear! We took our binoculars that we made earlier in the week and looked high and low. Eventually we found him hiding in our lower garden. The children decided to write him messages as he was so lonely!
Drawing ourselves
We asked the children to draw themselves. It was interesting to see how they view themselves and how they hold a pencil. We will be working on naming body parts and holding a pencil with a tripod (3 finger) grip.  
Gross motor skills
The children have enjoyed being outside in the sunshine this week. They have improved their gross motor skills by playing with large balls, filling and emptying containers, walking on stilts, climbing on walls, building with large construction kits and making obstacle courses using planks of wood and tyres. Strong muscles and well coordinated bodies enable children to hold and use a pencil to form letters.
Our first week at school
What a fantastic first week we've had! The children have been busy learning our routines and how we keep safe in school. They have also spent their time exploring their new environment and learning activities. They have been getting to know new friends and the adults who will help them in school. Finally, the children have been learning how to share, take turns and play alongside each other. 
Remote Learning Timetable