Foundation Stage


Spring Term – 2019     Holly and Willow Classes

We will be sharing the traditional tale of  “The Little Red Hen” in the first few weeks back after the Christmas break. This will enable us to practise our reading and writing skills, as well us enjoy some activities like bread making! Following this we will look at our bodies and focus on non-fiction texts. The children in Holly and Willow classes are fascinated by how the body works. After looking at our bodies we will then have a focus for two weeks on Goldilocks – another traditional fairytale.  This topic will enable us to explore repeated language in books, size and ordering.  We will make puppet and enjoy some character role-play.  We always love sharing Chinese New Year in this half term with the children as it is lovely to explore how different people celebrate around the world. An exciting, and busy half term.

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We continue to have our daily phonics sessions and we are now beginning Phase 3 of Letters and Sounds which is exciting. We are playing lots of games each day to embed our blending and segmenting skills. The children are working so hard and we are so proud of their effort and progress. Well done Holly and Willow children!

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Holly and Willow Classes – Autumn Term 2018

Both Foundation classes have had a super Autumn term so far. Over the past two weeks we have been sharing the story “Owl Babies” by Martin Waddell. The children have loved joining in with repeated parts of the text as well as re-telling the story with puppets and story maps. We have talked about speech bubbles and even made a class book about real owl facts. We learnt lots of exciting things about owls.

Next week we will be sharing a classic early years favourite called “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” by Judith Kerr. We plan on sharing the text together as a class – spotting sounds and words that we have learnt in phonics. We will then talk about the events in the story and order some pictures based on this. We will also be talking about the things we might do if a real tiger came to our house for tea!

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