Welcome to Foundation Stage
Welcome to Foundation Stage. In Class 5 Mrs Sinclair is the class teacher and Miss Newsam the teaching assistant. In Class 6 Miss McClare is the class teacher and Mrs Tate is the teaching assistant. If you need any help or have any queries please 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 hopefully have the opportunity to meet a special visitor who will talk to us about the job that they do and how they help to keep us safe. This will give us the chance to generate questions we would like to ask and to find out new and interesting facts.
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, keeping ourselves safe near the road 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 finding the number that is 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 their features.
After Christmas we will start to get changed for PE and all children will require a PE kit to be in school. Children will need shorts, t-shirts and PE pumps. Long hair must be tied back and all ear rings are to be removed.
PE days are as follows:
Wednesday 9th January
Monday 14th January
Wednesday 23rd January
Wednesday 30th January
Tuesday 5th February
Wednesday 13th February
How you can help your child at home:
Next half term you will be receiving a maths home pack with ideas and activities to support your child in their mathematical development.
Thank you for your continued support
Mrs Sinclair and Miss McClare