Welcome to Foundation Stage
The Foundation Team would like to welcome you to our Foundation Stage page, here you’ll find information about our phonics, what is needed for PE days, homework and the all important weekly challenge questions for each half term.
In Foundation we plan our themes on children interests and topics that will enable us to cover the EYFS learning objectives.
Mrs Hart-Foundation Teacher
Mrs Hillier-Foundation Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hallam – Foundation Teaching Assistant
Mrs Sharp-Foundation Teacher (Foundation Co-Ordinator)
Mrs Stafford-Foundation Teacher (Foundation Co-Ordinator)
Mrs Poole – Foundation Teaching Assistant
Mrs Grant-Foundation Teacher
Mrs Oxborough-Foundation Teacher
Mrs Shepherd – Foundation Teaching Assistant
Our half-termly questions
This half term we will be learning about minibeasts.
Week 1 – Are minibeasts scary?
Week 2 – Where do minibeasts live?
Week 3 – How did the caterpillar change?
Week 4 – Why was the caterpillar hungry?
Week 5 – What do minibeasts eat?
Week 6 – Which minibeast would you be?
Could we please remind you to read with your child at home and write when you have done so in their diary. We would like to know any comments you want to tell us about your child’s reading. Please only one entry per day.
The challenge has been set to read 80 times between 16th April and 13th July. The children will earn certificates along the way at every 20 reads. If your child manages to read 80 times they will receive a prize.
Books will be changed once a week. If your child has read the books given lots of times, please enjoy any books you have at home.
Phonics is taught daily, Little Cubs have a letter of the week, children are encouraged to look in the cloakroom where there will be a selection of objects that begin with that letter. The letter for the week will be shown above the objects.
What objects can you find at home to put in our phonics box?
Tigers and Lions will learn a selection of phonemes each week, these will be on the newsletter for you to practice with your child at home.
Tigers and Lions will have their PE day on Fridays, please can all children have shorts, t-shirt and plimsolls and can parents make sure that all items of clothing are labelled. Earrings also need to removed on PE days, staff cannot remove children’s earrings so can you please ensure that this is done at home before the child comes to school.
We are always very grateful for any time you can spare to come in and help in Foundation with baking, cutting out, reading, playing games, anything. if you have any special talents that may be of benefit to the children please come and see a member of staff. Parent helpers play a big part in a lot of the activities that we offer at school and sometimes if we haven’t got enough the activities can’t go ahead.
Peace of Mind
We know that starting school and moving to full-time can be daunting. If you have any worries or concerns please come and see your class teacher or speak to Mrs Sharp and Mrs Stafford who the Foundation Stage Coordinators. Do you have any ideas for this page? Please let us know.