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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 perseverance

 

PE

Our PE lesson this half term will be on Wednesday mornings where the children will be participating in dance

 

 

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: Olivia and Piper

 

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Our dojo winner is: Archie

 

Core Subject Information for 27.1.20

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 discussing how the Chinese New Year is celebrated and then writing a description of this. 

 

Phonics

This week the children will be learning their new sound of the week 'ng', as well as revising previously taught phonemes: m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h, r, sh, j, v, y, w, z, qu, th, ch. 

 

Mathematical development

This week the children will be learning the names of different 3D shapes, what they look like, how to describe them and where they can be seen in everyday objects. 

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 23rd January 2020

Due in: Tuesday 28th January 2020

 

Home learning activities

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

Set on: Monday 27th January 2020

Due in: Monday 10th February 2020

Show and Tell

‘Show and Tell’ will take place once a week on Friday mornings and every child will have a set date when they will share their ‘Show and Tell’ with the class.  Therefore every child will have the opportunity to complete ‘Show and Tell’ once every three weeks.

 

We see ‘Show and Tell’ as a fantastic opportunity for the children to practise using their speaking and listening skills, as well as sharing their knowledge with other children in the class. Therefore we believe that the children’s ‘Show and Tell’ should be educational and relevant to the learning which they are currently taking part in. 

 

Each child can only bring in one object with them for their ‘Show and Tell’ and only bring it into school on the day of their ‘Show and Tell’. The children’s objects will be collected in by Miss Hossen on Friday as the children arrive and stored in a safe place until ‘Show and Tell’ later in the morning.

 

For the children’s second ‘Show and Tell’ we would like the children to bring in a photo or picture/drawing of someone who is special to them. Below are the dates for the children’s second ‘Show and Tell’:

 

Date

Children

Friday 31st January 2020

Archie

Andrea

Bella

Daisy

Daniel

Daya

Friday 7th February 2020

Deacon

Elliott

Hayden

Kaiden

Lola

Louis

Friday 14th February 2020

Lucas

Olivia

Piper

Thomas

Vinnie

Yassine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

'The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet!' by Tom Fletcher

 

"I liked it when the dinosaur ate the planets and the moon!"- Lucas

 

"It made me laugh when he pooped out a space cat!"- Daisy

 

"I loved it when he pooed his way home!"- Elliott

 

 

'Solomon Crocodile' by Catherine Rayner

 

 

"I like the story because Solomon found a friend in the end"- Olivia

 

"It was funny when he splatted and sploshed in the mud!"- Hayden

 

"I liked it because I LOVE crocodiles!"- Bella

 

What we did last week...

W/C 20.1.20

 

We had lots of fun making papier-mache dinosaur eggs.

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W/C 13.1.20

 

We enjoyed making our own dinosaur fossils. 

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W/C 8.1.20

 

We had lots of fun at our Crocodiles of the World workshop!

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