Welcome to the Foundation Stage
A very warm welcome to our school with Mrs Roberts, Mrs Melia , Miss Carton and Mrs Hardy.
We are now into the Christmas season where the children enjoyed decorating the classrooms and covering everything with tinsel! We have the Nativity stable as a role play area and Santa’s workshop. The children are enjoying dressing up as Shepherds, angels or Kings and acting out the story. They have a sound knowledge of the Nativity story and why we celebrate Christmas. We look forward to the Craft day and the Nativity play itself. This will take place on Tuesday December 11th from 9.30 am-10.30 am. Due to the size of the hall and fire regulation requirements, we allocate 2 tickets to each child. Thank you so much for the costumes that you have provided.
This term we shall be continuing to learn more sounds and how they go together to make words. We shall be writing the sounds we can hear and starting to blend simple words. It has been wonderful to see the children starting to connect letters with words and start simple reading and mark making.
We shall be thinking about 1 more and 1 less, money and shape recognition, and developing our maths vocabulary using words like 'shorter and taller.' We will be counting and recognising numbers to 20 and applying that to other aspects such as time.
We were delighted with how many parents came to the phonics workshop and the open afternoon.
Here are some photos of the activities as promised to remind you about the learning that took place and for those who were unable to come.
Or main aim is always to settle the children well and for them to get to know us, each other and the routines and rules of the setting.
Do come and talk to us if you are not sure of anything.
We are gradually changing and developing the outside area this term which we are delighted about. We have had lots of donations and have bought some new equipment which you will see arriving soon. Watch this space!
PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week for each class. PE kits need to stay in school and will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed. Ear-rings must be taken out please.
Computing – The children will have an opportunity to work with IT equipment each Friday morning with an adult which enables them to use it in child initiated times by themselves.
Baking – The children will be introduced to baking in Reception. This will be skills based. On occasions the children will eat what they have made in school, other times they will bring it home.
We would like to draw your attention to a few important reminders:
Water Bottles – Please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school on Monday mornings. Please do not put them into book bags, we have had a few leaks in the past!
The children will read once a week in school but we do require them to bring their book every day. From Easter the children will participate in Guided Reading and one-to-one reading on alternate weeks.
We go outside regardless of the weather therefore children must bring a cardigan or jumper and a coat every day.
Long hair should be tied back at all times.
Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings clearly with their name including shoes!
Don’t forget if you have any questions or concerns please come and discuss them with us.
We are available at the beginning and end of each day!