Foundation 2018 - 2019

Miss Garner

Dear parents/carers

Welcome back to the final half term of the year. I can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by, we have created so many great memories this year that I hope the children will cherish. They have all come on leaps and bounds and I’m sure you are as proud of your child as myself and Mrs Gardner are.

This half term our topic is focusing on ‘Under the Sea’. We will be looking at a variety of different books including ‘Rainbow fish’ and ‘One is a snail, ten is a crab’. We will be linking both maths and literacy to our topic books and completing a variety of arts and crafts activities to go with our theme.

In literacy, we will be having a big push on reading. We encourage you to listen to your child read a little each night as this will help children build on the skills they have learnt at school and will continue to help them make progress. Please record in their reading diaries if you have read with them at home. As we only have 8 weeks left until the end of the year, we are preparing the children for life in Year 1. We will be doing more whole class lessons, where the children are all sat down working at the same time, which will develop their independence. We already trialled this before the half term and the children did brilliantly. We are continuing to work on our full stops, capital letters and finger spaces in our sentences and also begin to include adjectives.

In PE, we will be doing lots of practising ready for Sports Day on the 21st June. PE will now be on a Friday morning with myself and we will be working on our sprint, bean bag, relay, sack, egg and spoon and skipping races. All children will take part in each race so every bit of practice makes a big difference. Forest School will still take place on a Tuesday.

A few dates for your diary:

10th/11th June – Father’s Day Wrapping Room

21st June – Sports Day (9:30am start for Key Stage 1)

24th June – KiddyCook “Sugar Shocker” workshop as part of whole school “Wellbeing Week”

27th June – Class Academy Photos

18th July – Transition morning into Year 1

19th July – FOHS end of year disco

22nd July – Open Afternoon

25th July – Last Day in School

Just a little reminder that we ask the children to bring a book bag with them to school instead of a rucksack due to health and safety reasons. The cloakrooms in the KS1 classrooms are too small for large rucksacks, which is why we ask for a book bag which can fit nicely into your child’s draw.

I hope your child has enjoyed their first year at Highfields as much as myself and Mrs Gardner have had teaching them. We will endeavour to help your child’s transition to Year 1 go as smoothly as possible. Please don’t hesitate to speak to me regarding any questions or queries and I hope to see many of you on the Open Afternoon on the 22nd July.

Miss Garner & Mrs Gardner

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