Welcome to Foundation Stage
Welcome to class 5 and class 6. The teachers are Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Holmes and the teaching assistants are Mrs Tate and Mrs Barker. If you have any questions or queries feel free to come and see us.
This half term will be our ‘Picture This’ topic. We will be using the ‘Tinga Tinga Art’ pictures by East African Tinga Tinga Artist as a creative stimulus which will run throughout all our work.
We will be working on a large collaborative piece of art work.. Hope you come to view our display at the exhibition. We will keep you posted with the details.
In mathematics this half term we will be:
—Subtracting using a number line and counting back.
-Talking about money and solving simple problems
-Solving Shape, space and measures problems
-Doubling, Halving and sharing
-Identifying 3D and 2D shapes and talking about their features.
-Using language related to length and height and solving simple problems.
In literacy we will continue to practise using
capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in our writing. We are working hard to read our sentences to ensure that it makes sense. As part of our literacy work we will be exploring what we see in the Tinga Tinga pictures and aspects of African culture, for example dance, food, plants, animals, climate and location of Africa. We will be reading a variety of texts related to the theme e.g.. Elmer, Giraffes Can’t Dance, Leopards Drum and Why an Elephant has a trunk.
In PE we will be continuing to develop our ball skills and playing simple games for example cricket. Please support and encourage your child at home to get dressed and undressed independently, where possible including buttons. Please make sure all PE kits including footwear are in school for the first Monday after half term.
It is already shaping up to be a fun and busy half term. Keep checking back to our page to see pictures of all the fun we will be having.
Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Holmes