I have attached a document that sets out the expectations of home learning daily for your child to complete. Lots of you are uploading work for us to see on Tapestry which is brilliant so thank you. If you haven’t managed to upload anything yet we will be contacting you to see how you are getting on and support you with this. We know it is hard and very different to be learning from home but short sessions with breaks in between will help. We suggest that handwriting, phonics and maths are completed in the morning. Then in the afternoon reading/key words and then you can select an activities from the overview sheet to complete for example-art, knowledge and understanding of the word or physical. I hope this makes sense, any questions let us know.
Foundation Stage Spring Newsletter 2021
Happy New Year! We hope you have had an enjoyable break. A big thank you for all the kind cards and gifts we received for Christmas.
Thank you for your support with the induction and new procedures we are experiencing in this unprecedented time.
We welcome Sarah Dockerty to the team, she will be working alongside Mrs Sykes until she goes on maternity leave at half term then will be Butterfly class teacher.
Your support at home with phonics and reading has been invaluable so far. Please can you continue this support, which includes phonics, keywords as well as reading schemed and choosing books. As already mentioned at the reading workshop it is equally important that children experience a rich variety of reading material. Phonics teaches children to decode words but children also need to understand what they are reading so it is important that children share books by looking closely at pictures and explore the meaning of new vocabulary and ask questions. Remember that research says children that are read to on a regular basis and share books have successful academic achievements in later life and have a love of reading for life. Please change books as regularly as you like from the library box outside of Butterfly class. We now have many dual language books available too. Any form of reading can be recorded in the reading record and will be rewarded and valued. Please remember to record homework in the reading records, a minimum of 3 entries a week, if not your child will need to attend homework club on a Friday lunchtime. Children who read are rewarded with house point stickers.
This term’s author is Nick Butterworth.
Foundation Stage curriculum
This term we have lots of exciting topics. These include Percy the Park Keeper, Chinese New Year, making pancakes, Mother’s, day and Easter. These topics will encompass all the areas of learning in the Early Years curriculum. Our Talk for Writing stories are ‘One Snowy Night’ and ‘The Big Pancake’.
More information will be in your child’s knowledge organiser.
We will continue with daily handwriting, phonics, shared writing and maths sessions, and keyword checks. Once a week there will be group guided reading. P.E and music lessons will be every Wednesday morning taken by Mr Irish and Mrs Midenda. Please ensure your child wears P.E kit to school.
We will be introducing a new session to the timetable ‘Investigation’ time. These lessons will focus on fun discovery and hands on learning about the world around them.
We have been extremely pleased with the good progress that the children have made. We need to continue with moving the children to reach their full potential in the Foundation Stage in readiness for the National Curriculum in Year 1.
Thank you for your continued support with your child’s education and we look forward to a successful term.
Please remember to keep practising sounds, numbers, writing names and share choosing books. Please record anything exciting on Tapestry.
Your child has a Bug Club reading account set up (please find log in details in their yellow reading record). On Bug Club they have access to different books that they can read or have them read to them. Each book has quizzes for your child to take part in. There are also phonics games as part of this where your child can practise using and applying the sounds they know in the form of games. We can track progress and who is using this.
Welcome to Foundation Stage
Mrs Phillips teaches Spider class and the teaching assistant is Mrs Clist.
Mrs Sykes teaches Butterfly class and the teaching assistant is Mrs Sellick.
Useful home learning websites
Please use these websites to support learning at home.
Please look through and read the Reading Workshop PowerPoint above. This has lots of important information on how we teach phonics and reading at school and how you can support your child at home. If you have an queries please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Please remember to bring your book bag and a named drink everyday.
Our P.E lesson is every Wednesday and children need to wear their P.E kit to school starting on the 9th September.