Foundation 2018 - 2019

Miss Garner

Dear parents/carers

Welcome back and a very happy new year to you all. We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas break and are looking forward to what 2019 has to offer. Myself and Mrs Gardner would like to thank everyone for the lovely gifts you gave us, you are all so thoughtful and kind.

We would like to congratulate all of the children for their fantastic Nativity performance, Christmas with the Aliens. They all worked really hard to remember to come on stage and the words for the songs. They had such confidence to get up on stage in front of a hall full of people and sing. Thank you very much for providing them with wonderful costumes and for coming to watch. I’m sure you will agree it was a fantastic performance.

I can’t believe we are on our second term already. The time has gone so quickly. This term we are going to be building on our skills built up from last term with our new topic SUPERHEROS! Me and Mrs Gardner noticed lots of children playing police and doctors before the Christmas holidays and we wanted to incorporate this into learning about our real life superheroes. In the first few weeks we will be looking at the story Supertato. In literacy we will be writing speech bubbles and wanted posters to find the evil pea. We will continue with dough disco, phonics and squiggle me into a cursive writer throughout the term to help with the children’s writing skills. This term we will also begin to look at adding and subtracting small amounts through practical activities. The children will be able to identify and write the symbols + - = to help them build up a number sentence.

We will be carrying on with Forest School’s every Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct forest school clothes in school everyday. Although it is almost spring, it is still very cold and the children do need to wear warm clothes to keep them warm. PE will also be on a Monday with myself and Wednesday with Mr Gibbons. Please ensure your child has their PE kits in school with their name on every item. Forest school and PE kits will be left in school and will be returned home on the last day of the half term to be washed. Please could I remind you that the children need to be wearing the correct PE kit in school. If you need a reminder please see the school website or the booklet handed out in your packs at the start of the year.

I will begin to give homework out every Friday for the children to complete and be returned on the Wednesday. One piece of homework is to be completed each week as well as continuing with listening to them read their book and key ring words. More information about homework will be given out on Friday.

Some of you may have seen that we have begun work on our outdoor area. Once finished the children will have free flow access from the indoor and outdoor area. We are really looking forward to it being completed. In the meantime the door normally used to drop off and pick up the children is out of use. We will be using the door normally used by Kidspace on the KS2 playground. I shall be at the door as normal to see the children in and out. Thank you very much for your understanding during this time.

I look forward to a fantastic Spring term and giving the children lots of exciting experiences. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me or speak to me at the end of the day.

Miss Garner & Mrs Gardner

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