A Happy New Year to you all and welcome back to Term 3!
We are looking forward to another exciting term ahead. During our first few days back at school we will focus on our new learning behaviour – Being Responsible, whilst still thinking about being Respectful and Ready to learn. We will look at what being responsible means – taking care, working with others, making a good plan and looking after each other and our environment.
Our topic this Term will be ‘Frozen lands’ where we will have a focus on the change in weather over Winter. During the term the children will also have lots opportunities to explore their own interests within this topic including exploring ice and investigating polar animals. During the last week of term we will also learn about how the Chinese celebrate their New Year.
Within literacy we continue blending out sounds and using our phonic knowledge to read and write simple regular words as well as introducing more ‘tricky words’. We will also continue to learn our new sounds., which we will add to your child’s Yellow book as we introduce them. In our Maths work we will be thinking about Number bonds within 5 and then Numbers to 10. PE will continue to be on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school at all times.
Many thanks for your continued support. Please remember if you have any questions you can send an email via the School Office. Don’t forget to look out on Class Dojo too to see the exciting things we are doing in the Flamingos this term!
Welcome back to term 2 - this is always a very exciting term in school! We will begin our reading adventures and reading activities will be sent home for you to share with your child. We will also start our PE lessons this term and aim to use the Tepee as much as possible for this. Can I please take this opportunity again to remind you to carefully label all PE kits. Finally, we will also begin 'Write Dance' which is a physically active programme supporting children's readiness for writing.
Our topic this term will be 'Superheroes' where we will be using different stories to inspire our own Superhero adventures!
Our whole school EPIC learning focus is how to be Respectful. We will be exploring ways we can show respect to each other, how we can respect our school and home and also how we can respect the wider environment.
The Foundation Class is also known as 'Flamingos' and this year there are 25 very lively, fun loving Flamingos! Mrs Howard is the class teacher and the children are also supported by Mrs Bexson and Mrs Halford. Mrs Williamson is the class teacher on Fridays.
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 staggered start to school, allowing staff to spend quality time with individuals and allowing children to feel happy, safe and secure.
We will be starting the year off getting to know each other, our interests and some of the different things that we would like to learn about throughout our time together. Our first few weeks will allow us to have some time to settle in to our new setting and get used to some of the rules and routines. We will soon begin learning some sounds following the Letters and Sounds phonics program. We will not only practise saying the sounds, but also learn rhymes to help us remember how to write the letters correctly. We will begin our maths learning journey too; this will include shape, number and measure taught through our Power Maths scheme.
Please make sure your child is familiar with their school belongings and know where to find their name labels or identifying features! Please don't forget to label everything!
Don't forget to look on Class Dojo to see photos of all the exciting things we have been doing. Any questions or concerns, please contact the office or speak to a member of the EYFS Team who are always happy to listen 😀