The Foundation Class is also known as 'Flamingos' and this year there are 30 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 and reading skills.
We are very excited about the start of term and can't wait to get to know our new Flamingos. The children will have a gentle start to school, allowing staff to spend quality time with individuals and allowing children to feel happy, safe and secure.
We hope to get to meet families too and spend time in our 'settling in meetings' working together to support our new starters. Please contact the office to arrange your meeting. These happen during the first 3 weeks of term.
On the 14th September we will be hosting our Flamingo Family sausage sizzle. Come along and meet other new families. It's a great way to get to know the school and to start to feel part of our community. Details will be sent home soon.
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. A Flamingo favourite is reading with their reading partners from our Year 6 Eagles Class.
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 encourage families to send photographs and information from home. Our aim is for every Flamingo to have a pic collage on our Flamingo Family Display in the corridor.
It's most certainly an exciting term! Children will receive reading books and "reading ditties" to share with families at home. PE in the hall on Wednesday mornings will also start. Please make sure all PE kits are clearly named AND all school uniform. It is helpful for children to know where to look for labels/identifying marks to help them find the correct clothes.
Flamingos will also begin to prepare for our Christmas Nativity Play.
Flamingos will start to think of topics they would like to explore. We shall organise our role play around their ideas. We shall also be doing Yoga and using Squiglet to help develop our handwriting skills. Otherwise it's business as usual!
Flamingos have decided to be 'scientists.' There are lots of things to do with space, wild life and nature that children would like to explore. We shall build our own laboratory too. Families will be joining us for a 'Letters and Sounds' session shortly to help support children at home with phonic skills for reading and writing. Children will also focus on ways that they can be Responsible Learners as part of our EPIC Learning.
This term we see Flamingos showing their independence. Our 'being resourceful' focus really supports this. We visit the theatre soon and the EYFS children from Whissendine Primary school come and spend a day with us. We explore and learn together. A great opportunity for Flamingos to use all of their EPIC learning skills!
We shall be thinking about Fairy Tales and Once Upon Time opportunities to develop the children's language and writing skills.
Our last term together is finally here but Flamingo children still have lots of exciting opportunities to look forward to. We are visiting Egleton Nature Reserve at Rutland water on the 10th July, there is Sports Day this term too.We will also start to have visits from children starting school in September. This is an great opportunity for the current Flamingos to show their EPIC learning skills. A focus on being reflective this term helps us think about and combine everything we have learnt about how to be a good learner. Hopefully there will be another whole school treat day when we earn enough rocket fuel to buy Barry his new Fishatron machine. We hope to have visits from our families to share their favourite ways of keeping fit and healthy which is a focus this term. The children will also get to plan and organise their own 'keep fit' day.
Mrs Jordan will begin to spend some time with new families as well as visiting pre school settings. Families will also receive an end of year report to celebrate a fantastic year at school.
Any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of the EYFS Team who are always happy to listen 😀