Foundation 2017 - 2018

Miss Evans

Dear Parents,

Welcome back and Happy New Year. Thank you very much for the lovely gifts at Christmas, myself, Mrs Gardner and Mrs Cooke really appreciated it.

This half term the children have decided that they would like to learn about animals. We have started this by looking at what is alive and what has never lived. The children have generated many questions about what they would like to find out and we are starting to work our way through these during the topic. We are looking forward to our visit to Chester Zoo on Friday 2nd February.  The children are not required to wear uniform for this trip but will need warm clothes, a waterproof coat and suitable outdoor shoes.  A packed lunch will be provided. The children can also bring no more than £3 spending money in a clearly named envelope. 

In phonics, the sounds we are covering this half term are: or, ow, ur, er, oi, ear, air, ure. Definitely getting a bit trickier! We will continue to recap the sounds already taught to ensure that the children are really confident with them.

In Numeracy, we are going to be looking at measuring height and weight, addition, time, subtraction and continuing to improve our number skills such as identifying one more and one less than a given number. We will also be continuing to ensure that we are forming our numerals correctly when writing them and that we are counting accurately.

In Literacy, we will be focussing on the book The Tiger Who Came to Tea and we will be creating missing posters, shopping lists and writing instructions. The main focus of this half term will be to ensure that children are applying their phonics skills to their reading and writing. We will be completing lots of practise on writing and reading sentences.

PE days this half term will be on a Monday and a Friday so please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school. We will be focusing on Gymnastics and Dance this half term.

I am really pleased to see that some of you are adding photos and comments to Tapestry, I really enjoy seeing them. If you need any support with Tapestry please come in to see me.

I must emphasise the importance of checking your child’s book bag for letters each night. I will send any important information in book bags so it is vital that they are checked on a regular basis. In addition to this please can you remove old letters and encourage your child not to put water bottles into their book bags as we are getting lots of books damaged by spillages. Thank you for your cooperation.


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