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 our topic is called ‘Move it! Move it!’ We will be learning about a variety of different modes of transport and talking about how we move around.
In Foundation Stage we will explore different types of emergency vehicles and what they are used for. We will have the opportunity to meet some special visitors from the emergency services who will talk about their job and experiences. This will give us the chance to generate questions we would like to ask.
As part of the topic we will be going on a local area walk to carry out a traffic survey. The children will learn ways to keep themselves safe near the road and the different types of vehicles on the road.
All of these experiences will give us a purpose for writing. We will have the opportunity to write about: our weekend news, visitors into school, our experiences of travel and other modes of transport.
In mathematics we will be continuing to practice our addition skills and accurate one to one counting. Also we will be practicing working out one more/one less than a given number. In shape, space and measures our focus this half term will be on using vocabulary related to time, weight and capacity. We will also be learning the names of 3D shapes and learning about their features.
This term we will start to get changed for PE and all children will require a PE kit every Monday. Children will need shorts, t-shirts and PE pumps. Long hair must be tied back and all ear rings are to be removed.
How you can help your child at home:
Encourage your child to develop their independence when getting dressed and undressed (Including tights, socks and shoes)
Practise saying and writing letter sounds.
Writing cvc words such as cat, top, get, hot etc.
Writing simple sentences e.g. I am on the bus.
Encourage children to use their phonic knowledge as they are sounding out each word.
Practise reading book and key words.
Practise recognising numbers to 20 and counting forwards and backwards.
Saying the number one more and one less than a given number.
Thank you for your continued support
Mrs Sinclair & Mrs Holmes