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Knowl Hill CofE Academy

"Together We Succeed"

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Foundation Class

Welcome to Foundation!

Teacher: Miss Littleford

TA: Miss Doyle



The children have almost completed their first half term at school, and what a busy few weeks we have had! The children have settled well and are really solidifying the friendships they have made with each other and also with the older children they see at break and lunch time. 


As always, if you have any questions or worries please feel free to speak to me at the end of the school day or alternatively send an email to the school office and Mrs Doyle will forward it to me. 

Week commencing 18th October



This week the children will be completing a phonics assessment. This is done very informally so the children don't feel like they're being tested. We'll be checking the children's phonic knowledge, as well as their confidence blending sounds to read words. If the children are ready they will begin bringing home reading books. Your children will also be bringing home a Reading Eggs log in at the end of the week. 


Please look out for a note in your child's blue partnership book this week telling you which phonics group your child is in.

Group 1This week the children will be learning to recognise the sounds k, u, b & f as well as recapping the sounds we have already learnt. 
Group 2This week we'll be learning the pre-cursive letter formation of the sounds k, u, b & f as well as blending these sounds together to make words. 
Group 3Group 3 will be learning the sound 'ee' this week. We'll be identifying sounds which contain this sound, blending sounds together to read words and also trying to write words with the 'ee' sound. 



Topic and Literacy

This week is the last week we'll be reading our book "I want my hat back" by Jon Klassen. The children have really loved this book, and now know it off by heart! This week we'll be creating our own story maps by drawing pictures of all the animals in the story. Last week the children began creating their very own version of the book, they'll be finishing their bear paintings this week and putting together the book for our book corner. We will also be sequencing the story using the books illustrations. 



We will be investigating numbers to 3 this week. We will be reading lots of stories which are based around the number 3, such as the three little pigs and the three billy goats gruff. The children will be looking at different ways to represent the numbers 1, 2 and 3, as well as the composition of the number. We'll be playing a fun numbers game where the children will need to look at different representations of 1, 2 or 3 and decide which is bigger or smaller. The children will also be working on their subitising skills - this is when they look at a collection of objects and are able to say how many are there without having to count each one individually. 


Mystery Reader

We were so excited to have a mystery reader last week! Thanks to Oran's dad for coming in and reading to us at the end of the day. If you'd like to be a mystery reader, please send Mrs Doyle in the school office to organise a date.