Welcome to the Summer Term in Foundation
Hello my name is Mrs Marlow and I will be the teacher in the EYFS, while Mrs Stabler is on maternity leave.
I am really looking forward to our new topic this term but mostly I am looking forward to getting to know all the wonderful children and families in early years and throughout school. I look forward to working with you this year so that together we can make sure your child is as happy as possible and achieve their full potential.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the amazing EYFS team.
Do dragons exist?
Beyond this place, there be dragons! Do dragons exist? What’s it like to live in a castle? It’s time to explore the fantastical world of dragons and castles. This half term, will we find a medieval sword or a dragon’s footprint? We’ll identify the different parts of a castle and learn about the people and animals who lived there. We’ll move like dragons and unearth dragon eggs from the sand. What will we find inside? We’ll dress up in royal finery and as knights, sticking to the knight’s code by working together and being kind. In our literacy lessons, we’ll create and label castle picture cards and identify rhyming words in dragon poetry. In our maths lessons, we’ll count gold coins into numbered dragon jars and move brave miniature knights from 1–20. Can we stick to the correct order? Getting creative, we’ll draw dragons, try out some hoop weaving and make a friendly dragon to protect our classroom. Roar! At the end of the project, we’ll come to school in castle-themed fancy dress and carry out our duties: making bread, sweeping hay in the stables and polishing silver in the great hall!
Dragons are roar some! Why not gather together a collection of books about dragons and curl up somewhere comfy to read? You could also visit the library together to research mythical beasts. Dragons breathe fire and can fly, but what can other mythical beasts do? Alternatively, make a dragon collage out of materials you have at home.
Castle, moat, chest, portcullis, dive, prince, princess, door, dragon, queen, drawbridge, story, flag, swoop, fly, sword, keep, tower, king, treasure, knight, turret, lady, lord, wings
Our routines and reminders:
Thank you for entrusting your child to us this year. We promise to do our best each day to guide your child in exploring and learning, as well as helping them to feel safe and valued.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions please see one of the foundation team or send a message through our class Do Jo page, we are always here to help and support you.
Mrs Stabler, Mrs Marlow and the Foundation Team