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Welcome to Foundation!

 

Welcome to our class page! There are eighteen children in Foundation and three adults in our class. Our class teacher is Miss Mohomed-Hossen and our teaching assistants are Mrs Roy (Monday to Wednesday) and Miss Westcott (Wednesday to Friday).

 

 

Please visit our page regularly to see what we are up to!

 

 

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Our Christian value this term is thankfulness

 

PE

Our PE lesson this half term will be on Friday mornings where the children will be participating in gymnastics. 

 

 

Outdoor Learning

Everyday the children participate in outdoor learning where they have the opportunity to discover, experiment, learn about and connect to the natural world, as well as engage in a variety of outdoor and adventure activities. We recommend that the children keep a pair of wellies (or old trainers) and a waterproof jacket in school, as well as a pair of joggers, tracksuit bottoms, leggings or waterproof bottoms which they can slip on before going outside to keep themselves dry and warm. Also the children are more than welcome to keep a spare set of clothes in school in case they become muddy or wet whilst having fun with the capacity activities in the water tray, playing with the mud kitchen or building a bug hotel!

 

 

 

 

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Our stars of the week are: Andrea and Louis

 

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Our dojo winner is: Thomas

 

Core Subject Information for 11.11.19

Below you will find a description of what the children will be learning this week:

 

Communication, language and literacy

This week the children will be recounting our class' Diwali celebration! They will be writing/mark making/drawing about what we did at our Diwali celebration- dressing up in traditional Indian clothing, tasting Indian food and dancing to Bollywood music. 

 

Phonics

This week the children will be learning their new sounds of the week: l, h, r, sh. As well as this they will also be revising previously taught phonemes: m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e. 

 

Mathematical development

This week the children will be learning how to use quantities and objects to add two single digit numbers together. 

 

Curriculum

Please find attached the curriculum information for Foundation below. For further information please contact Miss Mohomed-Hossen.

Homework

Each week we ask the children to draw/mark make/write about what they did on the weekend.

They will then have the opportunity throughout the week to share this with the other children and adults in the class.

Adults are welcome to scribe under their work what they have drawn/mark maked/written.

 

Set on: Thursday 7th November 2019

Due in: Tuesday 12th November 2019

 

Home learning activities

Home learning activities are set every fortnight and we ask that the children complete at least one activity.

Set on: Monday 4th November 2019

Due in:Monday 18th November 2019

Eisteddfod

We are once again running our popular Eisteddfod performance poetry competition across the Multi Academy Trust this year. The children can learn a poem of their choice (and can even write their own poem if they wish). Find below some example poems to give you an idea of appropriate level for your child's year group. Please note that whilst you may use these poems, there is no expectation to and we love to see variety and children's own choices. Performances will be judged on how well the poem has been learnt, clarity, expression and actions used to enhance the performance. The first round of class auditions will be on Friday 22nd November, followed by the semi finals on Friday 24th January and then the finals on Thursday 5th March - we can’t wait to hear the children’s performances! Please do ask if you have any questions regarding the Eisteddfod. Thank you. 

 

 

Useful Websites

Here is a list of different websites which your child can visit if they wish to complete some extra practise at home in maths and/or phonics. 

 

Maths:

Counting 1- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers 

Counting 2- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting 

Counting, matching and ordering 1- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game 

Counting, matching and ordering 2- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots 

 

Phonics

Phoneme flashcards- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=2 

Identifying initial sounds- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/odd-sound-out?phase=2

Matching words to pictures- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-cards?phase=2

Blending CVC words- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/odd-and-bob?phase=2

 

 

Our class stories

 

'Elmer' by David McKee

 

 

"I liked it when Elmer shook the berry bush and then covered himself in them to be grey like the other elephants!"- Piper

 

"It made me happy when it rained and Elmer went back to being colourful!"- Thomas

 

"I loved it at the end when the other elephants paint themselves like Elmer!"- Vinnie

 

 

'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister

 

 

"I like the story because the rainbow fish is so beautiful!"- Andrea

 

"It was a good book!"- Lola

 

"I liked it because he was kind and shared his sparkly scales!"- Kaiden

 

What we did last week...

W/C 4.11.19

 

We enjoyed making Diva lamps as part of our Diwali celebration. 

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We had lots of fun making Rangoli patterns using pasta shells. 

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