Welcome to Foundation
Class Teacher - Mrs Dowrick-Kessell
Teaching Assistants - Miss Dawson and Miss Beavan
Our PE days are on a Friday starting on Friday the 8th January. The children will need to wear their PE kits on these days.
Useful links to use:
Handwriting - letterjoin:
Desktop password: home tablet swipecode: L shape
Creative play -
Spring Term 1
What's happening this term?
This term our starting theme is 'Frozen'. We will be exploring the seasons and why things change. The children will investigate the properties of water and think critically about how this effects the world around us. We will look at Birds and Animals and how they approach the changing season. Towards the end of the term we will be planting seeds in our garden, the children will be exploring what we need for healthy plants to grow.
Foundation Welcome Presentation
Home learning will be given out via Class Dojo on a Friday. Please send any photos you have of completing activities, we love to see them!
Children can change their reading books in the classroom during the morning sessions. Books will then be quarantined for 4 days.
Our busy morning routine
Every morning the children start the day using a range of skills. These focus tasks can be scissor skills, pencil control, letter formation, counting and phonics.
To encourage fine motor skills we participate in a Dough Disco session. This helps to strengthen the finger muscles and improve handwriting and pencil control. We do this to music which the children really enjoy.
Everyday the children enjoy a healthy snack which consists of milk or water, apples, bananas, oranges, pears, carrots, tomatoes and raisins.
Wake and Shake
Every day the children have a 'Wake and Shake' session. This improves gross motor skills which then supports fine motor skills and helps to develop the children's handwriting.
Cosmic Kids Yoga You Tube
Ruth Miskin Training support for parents during school closure
Dates for the Diary
Term 1: Monday 7th September - Friday 23rd October
Tuesday 15th September - 'Meet The Teacher'
Half Term: Monday 26th - Friday 30th October
Term 2: Monday 2nd November - Friday 18th December
Non-pupil Day: Monday 2nd November
Term 3: Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Non-pupil day: Monday 4th January
Half Term: Monday 15th - Friday 19th February
Term 4: Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April
Term 5: Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Half Term: Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June
Term 6: Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July
Non-pupil Day: Monday 7th June
Further dates to be confirmed by the Office.