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.
Our last term together is finally here ☹️ but Flamingo children still have lots of exciting opportunities to look forward to. We are visiting Belton Woods outdoor adventure playground with 3 other Reception classes from RLT. Children will make new friends and have opportunities to challenge their physical development skills. 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 will helps us think about and combine everything we have learnt about how to be a good learner.
We hope to continue our focus on ‘Wheels’ this term and have lots of interesting vehicles to look at. Please let Mrs Jordan know if you have anything interesting to share. We aim to finish the topic with a ‘bring your wheels to school day.’ This will also link in with our keeping healthy focus.
Children will also be visiting Chater House (a home for the elderly) to meet residents and build relationships. This will provide a perfect way to add a historical link to our learning.
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 😀
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 😀