The Foundation Class is also known as 'Flamingos' and this year there are 29 very lively, fun loving Flamingos! Mrs Jordan is the class teacher and the children are also supported by Mrs Carpenter and Mrs Duggins who job share and Mrs Halford who works in Flamingos all week. Mrs Williamson is the class teacher on Fridays and she supports the children with their numeracy skills in the morning and organises ICT, Music and 'food' enrichment activities during the afternoon.
Flamingos will continue to think of topics they would like to explore this term and we shall organise our role play around their ideas. Children have decided to start the term with a secret Club House where they can carry out important activities! The club house will have a secret pass code that children will need to programme in to enter the club house! We shall also be introducing Yoga and Squiglet to help develop and fine tune gross and fine motor skills.
Children may also bring ‘show and tell’ items to school. We encourage special or important items to be shown. Sometimes children are encouraged to bring in objects/pictures connected to any topics being discussed at school.
Our Epic Learning focus is being RESOURCEFUL. Children are encouraged to look after equipment and resources, tidying away carefully and to show independence by thinking for themselves and asking friends for support and ideas. Using classroom displays and knowing what resources they can can use to help solve their own problems is also encouraged this term.
Families receive regular email updates of the activities their children have been involved in with a chance to email back pictures and messages to show how they have been supporting learning at home too. Children love to show and talk about their pictures on the class whiteboard.
Flamingos will have PE every Wednesday morning, working with Mrs Carpenter and Mr Aust (who supports PE in school). This will begin later in the term. We do like to keep PE kits in all school week and will send them home at the end of each term for washing. Please make sure your child has a complete set of spare underwear in their PE bag.
We encourage families to send a huge variety of photographs and information from home. Our aim is for every Flamingo to have a pic collage on our Flamingo Family Display in the corridor.
During snowy days it’s useful for children to come to school in warmer joggers etc and have spare socks and school uniform trousers/skirts to change into. As children often go out more than once it is useful to have a few pairs of spare socks.
Please make sure your child is familiar with their school belongings and know where to find their name labels or identifying features!
All information can be found in the booklets you received in your school packs. Any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of the EYFS Team who are always happy to listen 😀