Welcome to Foundation 1!
Also known as... The Gruffalo's Forest!
Our class teacher is Miss Hoggard.
Our teaching assistants are Miss Giller, Miss Pettitt (lunchtimes), Miss Forbes (lunchtimes) and Miss Bull (lunchtimes).
Other members of Foundation staff you may see are -
Miss Law, Miss Varley and Mrs Dawson.
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.
* Please note- Part-time children do not need a PE kit for the Autumn 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.
World Nursery Rhyme Week
We had a brilliant time celebrating 'World Nursery Rhyme Week'. We enjoyed singing lots of our favourite rhymes and learning some brand new ones. All week we took part in lots of exciting activities such as creating Incy Wincy Spider on the dough table, pouring tea in the sand and building walls for Humpty Dumpty. We even made the most of the rainy weather and went outside in our rainy day clothes to sing 'Rain, rain go away ...' It was lovely to hear lots of nursery rhyme singing as we played!
On Friday we welcomed lots of parents to our 'Rhyme Time' where we had a great time singing lots of rhymes and teaching them some of our dances.
If you missed any of our rhyme handouts please pop in to see us!
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