Welcome to Foundation 1!
Also known as... The Gruffalo's Forest!
Our class teachers are Mrs Leadbeater (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Goncalves (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).
Our teaching assistants are Miss Forbes (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays), Miss Bull (Thursdays and Fridays),
Mrs Pettitt & Miss Pettitt (lunchtimes).
Other members of Foundation staff you may see are -
Miss Law and Mrs Rutland.
Our morning session begins at 8:45 and ends at 11:45.
Our afternoon session begins at 12:00 and ends at 3:00.
Our PE day is Tuesday and we are getting used to visiting the school hall.
We are practising climbing, jumping and moving skills for the Spring term.
* Please note- Part-time children do not need a PE kit for the Spring term. *
Tapestry and Marvellous Me
In Foundation Stage we use an online program called 'Tapestry' to share your child's learning journey with you. Tapestry allows you to log in and see what your has been learning in school and gives you the opportunity to share experiences at home with us. This is a secure sight which allows only you to view your child's learning journey and gives you an insight to the learning opportunities they access whilst with us in Foundation.
Across school this year we have introduced a new positive communication tool called 'Marvellous Me'. This tool will be used in Foundation to share news, messages and significant positive achievements with you. Parents and carers get an app on their phone to access it. If you haven't signed up, please do so ASAP so that you don't miss out.
F1 Reading Challenge
Each year group has been given a list of books to read and enjoy over the year.
Here is our list;
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
Come on Daisy
Each Peach Pear Plum
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s dairy
The Train Ride
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We’re going on a bear hunt
Little Rabbit Foo Foo
Things you can do with your child at home to help them in Nursery:
Visit these websites and try out these games at home:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/ - CBeebies link
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots- a counting game
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers- - a number game
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/growing_plants_fs.shtml- a growing plants game
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/alphablocks-games- fun phonics with Alphablocks (CBeebies)
http://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/PhonicsPlus.htm - Letters and Sounds information and alphabet cards