Welcome to our Foundation Class Page!
The Foundation Stage is the first key stage of school. There are two year groups within it. Foundation 1 children attend part-time when they are 3 years old and turning 4 years old. Foundation 2 are full time and are 4 old years turning 5 years old. We run as a unit for some of the day, so the children in both classes play together. Mrs Levesley is the Foundation Leader this year. Mrs Green works with the Foundation 1 class and Mrs Thomas and Mrs Rodgers work with the children in both classes.
The school day starts at 8:50am with the classroom doors opening at 8:45am. Registration is at 9:00am and learning begins straight away. In Foundation, we run Success For All – this is a specific scheme of learning. In F1 this is called Curiosity Corner and in F2 it is called Kinder Corner. We follow a theme which lasts for a week in F1 and two weeks in F2.
F1 part-timers are collected at 11:50am and the school day ends at 3:00pm for full-time children. All children will need to be collected by an adult from the classroom.
If you would like your child to be collected from school by someone other than yourself then you must inform the office staff or the classroom teacher.
Our learning so far
Our themes have been very exciting so far! Foundation 1 have learned about healthy eating, our families and pets, amongst other topics. So far, Foundation 2 have learned about Winter in ‘Winter Weatherland’; all about opposites in ‘Day and Night, Dark and Light’; about our local area in ‘Words and Roads Take Us Places’; how to keep ourselves safe in ‘Safe and Sound’. In our last theme ‘Buggy About Spring’, we looked at the changing seasons and found out about the mini-beasts we might find in our garden. There are lots of photographs of our learning on our twitter and facebook feed.
Our current topic is all about gardens, food and farming. We have read some beautiful books about growing fruit and vegetables and we have even planted our own flower and vegetable gardens! We love our Maths learning in F2. We have ‘Fifteen Minute Maths’ every morning and we are getting really good at spotting the pattern on the calendar and predicting what comes next! We also have ‘Maths Mysteries’ every afternoon, where we play games and investigate lots about maths. In our Sound Steps sessions, we learn about the sounds in words and we are all trying hard to read simple words by blending the sounds together. We write every day, doing our best to write a simple sentence all by ourselves.
PE – Our PE day is every Tuesday. Please ensure that children have their indoor kit. We ask that your child wears a round neck t-shirt and dark shorts for PE. Please make sure you remove any earrings on the day.
Homework – Each day, the children in F2 are asked to think about something they have learned and tell someone at home. The main home learning task is written on the board outside the classroom.