Welcome to the Summer Term in Foundation One with Mrs Stabler,
Mrs Hutchinson and Mrs Bentley
It is lovely to see the children back in school, they are all eager and excited to learn, which is lovely to see! We hope you all had a lovely Easter!
A warm welcome to our new children who have started this week, the children have settled into school really well and are busy learning all the routines of the class. They are beginning to develop their own interests as well as making new friends. Thank you for all your support in settling the children into their new class.
This term we will be learning all about mini beasts in our new topic ‘Why do ladybirds have spots?’ We have already started learning some facts and information about some different mini beasts, see if you can find some interesting facts about mini beasts at home. You can use the internet help you find some facts to share with your friends!
We started our topic with an amazing visit from the Animal Ark, the children were so brave and enjoyed holding lots of different animals. We are so proud of the children for being so brave when holding the tarantula and stroking the snake! There are lots of photos on our class Do Jo page.
We will be learning about the following stories: Spinderella, What the ladybird heard, The Very hungry caterpillar and Super worm. We will be creating our own mini-beasts, looking for mini beasts on our bug hunts around our environment, creating new habitats for the mini beasts as well as drawing pictures and writing our own labels.
The children are amazing at recognising and saying our letter sounds, we have been practicing forming each letter sound using the RWI phrases to help us. This term we will be working on our blending skills, to say the sounds and push the sounds together to read simple CVC words such as cat, dog, pen, peg, mat and sit. We will also be having at go at writing some CVC words. We will be sending home a Read Write Inc letter mat to help you support your child at home.
In numeracy we are developing our counting skills so we can count to 10 and beyond, as well as recognising the numbers 1-10. When you are out and about with your child, see what numbers you can find in the environment. You might see different numbers on house doors, number plates or buses. This will give your child lots of opportunity to see what the numbers look like. We will be sending home a number mat to help your child with recognising their numbers. Any practice will really support your child’s development.
During the term we have lots of activities planned to develop and strengthen our finger muscles to build our strength when writing. We will be having lots of fun with dough disco and funky finger activities.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Fridays, we will be going into the hall to experiment moving in different ways, finding a space and playing different games. The children will not need a PE kit, we will only be practicing taking our own shoes and socks off.
Our routines and reminders
Well done to the children to have already filled in their Elmer and have had a dip in the treasure box!
Thank you for your continued support! We are looking forward to supporting the children with their learning in a very busy and exciting summer term!