13/7/18

We have come to the end of a very busy and successful year in Foundation Stage.  We are very proud of the children and all that they have achieved.  Our weekly update provides us with a good opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year.  Thank you again to the parents and other family members who have given their time to hear readers, change books and support handwriting.  Without this support, the children would not have had as many opportunities to practise their skills.

We hope that you have a restful and fun summer, but would encourage the children to continue their reading and writing over the holiday.  We have put three reading books in each child’s book bag.  The local library is also a good place to find suitable reading material.  The children could take part in this year’s reading challenge that was introduced in an assembly this week.  Keeping a diary of your summer adventures would be a good way for your child to practise their writing.

Thank you for all of your lovely messages, cards and gifts.  We have thoroughly enjoyed working with your children and we wish them further success in year one.

 

29/6/18

This week’s learning –

  • Writing about ourselves
  • Guided Reading
  • Revisiting blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with recent graphemes
  • Solving doubling, halving and sharing problems
  • Junk model armed forces vehicles

 

Next week’s learning –

  • Reading the stories of ‘Snail Trail’ and ‘The Snail on the Tail of the Whale’ and writing extended sentences
  • Reviewing maths topics
  • Completing our junk model armed forces vehicles

 

Thank you for all of the resources you have provided for junk modelling.  The children have been so enthusiastic about this activity and their models are looking fantastic!  We will be continuing with this activity next week, and the children will bring their models home as and when they finish them.

22/6/28

This week’s learning –
• Reading ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and writing extended sentences
• Guided Reading
• Revisiting blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with recent graphemes
• Solving problems involving counting in twos, fives and tens
• Completing our Minibeast paintings (colour mixing)
• Completing our clocks and using them to display different times
Next week’s learning –
• Writing about ourselves
• Problem solving involving doubling, halving and sharing
• Guided Reading
• Junk model armed forces vehicles
Home Activity
As you know, next week is Armed Forces week. As part of our learning, the children will be building their own Armed Forces vehicle using recyclable materials e.g. boxes, plastic cartons, cardboard tubes etc. This weekend, please could your child collect together some suitable materials for creating their vehicle. They might choose to make a naval ship, submarine, helicopter, tank, jeep etc. Please could they bring their items into school in a named carrier bag.

15/6/18

This week’s learning –

  • Reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and writing descriptive sentences
  • Guided Reading
  • Revisiting blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with recent graphemes
  • Solving addition and subtraction problems using a number line
  • Painting our own drawings of Minibeasts (colour mixing)
  • Making clocks

Next week’s learning –

  • Reading the story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and writing extended sentences
  • Solving problems involving counting in twos, fives and tens
  • Guided Reading
  • Completing our Minibeast paintings (colour mixing)
  • Completing our clocks

Sharing our findings from our research on Minibeasts

8/6/18

This week’s learning –

  • Reading ‘The Minibeast Encyclopaedia’ and writing facts
  • Guided Reading
  • Revisiting blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with recent graphemes
  • Telling the time (o’clock and half past)
  • Estimating quantity
  • Painting our own drawings of Minibeasts (colour mixing)
  • Sports Afternoon

 

Next week’s learning –

  • Reading the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and writing sentences to describe the foods
  • Addition and Subtraction Problem Solving (using a number line)
  • Guided Reading
  • Painting our own drawings of Minibeasts (colour mixing)
  • Sharing our findings from our research on Minibeasts.

18/5/18

This week’s learning –

  • Reading the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and thinking of descriptive (interesting) words to use in our writing
  • Guided Reading
  • Blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with ‘ear’, ‘air’, ‘ur’, ‘er’, ‘ow’, ‘oi’, ‘ai’ and ‘oa’
  • Revisiting 3D shape through problem solving activities
  • Looking at seeds
  • Art work for displays

Next week’s learning –

  • Reading and writing instructions on how to make a Mr Greenhead
  • Revisiting 3D shape through problem solving activities
  • Time
  • Guided Reading
  • Making a Mr Greenhead

The children will be making a ‘Mr Greenhead’ in school next week.  Please could you send in a yoghurt pot and old sock, in a named bag, for your child to use for this activity.  If you have any extra yoghurt pots or old socks, please could you send these in for spares.

We are running out of spare clothing so please could we ask you to check your child’s uniform and return any items belonging to school.

11/5/18

This week’s learning –
• Reading the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and thinking of descriptive (interesting) words to use in our writing
• Guided Reading
• Blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with ‘ur’, ‘er’, ‘oa’, ‘ear’ and ‘air’.
• Bean Diaries
• Art work for displays
• Revisiting capacity and height

Next week’s learning –
• Guided Reading
• Continue reading and writing about the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’
• Revisiting 3D shape through problem solving activities
• Looking at Seeds
• Vegetable repeating pattern printing
• Art work for our classroom displays

With the continued good weather, please could you still ensure that your child has a cardigan/jumper and waterproof coat in school each day.

4/5/18

This week’s learning –

  • Writing the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’
  • Guided Reading
  • Blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with ‘ear’, ‘air’, ‘igh’, ‘ow’ and ‘oi’.
  • Bean Diaries
  • Made vegetable soup
  • Making small amounts to buy vegetables
  • Revisiting measures (weight) and halving

Next week’s learning –

  • Guided Reading
  • Continuing Bean Diaries
  • Reading and Writing about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Vegetable repeating pattern printing
  • Art work for our classroom displays

Please could we ask that all children bring in a bottle now that the weather is getting warmer.  This bottle should contain only water.  Should you wish to send in sun cream, please could you ensure that it is named.

27/4/18

This week’s learning –

  • Guided Writing – The Ugly Duckling
  • Guided Reading
  • Bean Diaries
  • Blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with ‘th’, ‘oo (moon)’, ‘oo (look)’, ‘ur’,‘er’ and ‘air’
  • Role-play in our Garden Centre
  • Using money to make small amounts

Next week’s learning –

  • Guided Reading
  • Chopping vegetables for our vegetable soup
  • Continuing our Bean Diaries
  • Money bingo game

20/4/18

This week’s learning – 

  • Guided Writing – The Ugly Duckling
  • Blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with ‘ar’, ‘or’, ‘ow’, ‘oi’, ‘ur’ and ‘er’
  • Prepared Beany Bags
  • Using a number line to subtract one number from another
  • Role-play in our Greengrocer’s Shop

 

Next week’s learning – 

  • Reading the story of The Enormous Turnip
  • Continuing with writing our stories of The Ugly Duckling
  • Recap blending and segmenting CVC, CVCC and CCVC words with taught graphemes
  • Making small amounts with money
  • Writing bean diaries
  • Role-play in our Garden Centre

 

Thank you – FS Team