Foundation Stage

Holly and Willow Classes

Spring Term 2023 

We are looking forward to an exciting Spring term. 

We will be exploring the following books and topics: 

Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake. 

Bikes old and new. 

Recycling topic – how and what do we recycle. Looking after our planet. 

The Train Ride by June Crebbin. 

Chinese New Year. 

Amelia Earhart – planes and flight. 

This is the Bear by Sarah Hayes. 

Giuseppe Arcimboldo art work. 

We also have a balance bikes session booked as part of our PE this term and some forest school sessions later in the term.  

Next half term we will look at:

Pets – we will have some visiting pets, & talk about how to care for pets.

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell – we will read and share this book – talking about zoo animals, and animals around the world.

Little Red Hen – we will make bread, write a recipe and talk about sequencing and re-telling the story.

Other exciting things we will be learning about or experiencing will be…..Ramadan, Holi, Mothers Day, Easter, pancake day,100 day and a visit from Kimmy’s Zoo!  We are busy counting the days of school and our 100th day of school falls in this term – we are excited about celebrating this. 

We take part in our Little Wandle Phonics sessions every day and we are growing in confidence with our sounding out and blending. We are beginning to read words independently.

This is the link the Little Wandle parents page on the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds website. On this website you can see the sounds that we cover, as well as some videos talking about blending and tricky words. 

We are busy practising reading tricky words and writing them too. We have weekly spellings this term and have been sending them home to parents so the children can practise at home. We are super proud of all the Holly and Willow children and how hard they are working. 

The Foundation Stage Team