Foundation Stage

Induction presentation for September 2021

Meet the staff

October update

We have had such a super first half term. We are all so proud of all the children and feel they have all settled into school life so well. This week we have had our whole-school harvest festival and sung a song as part of the celebrations.

We have all been very keen to practise our phonics skills. Each week we are learning new sounds and so far we have learnt s, a, t, p, i, n and m. This means we have been able to put the sounds together to blend in order to read words. We have been using the whiteboards to practise letter formation and playing games in the foundation stage garden to practise recognising the tricky words. What a busy half term!

First Half of Autumn Term 2021

We are very excited to be beginning the Autumn Term with our new Holly and Willow classes! We will spend the first few weeks settling everybody in and really getting to know one another. We have lots of fun and exciting activities planned. Welcome to Wood Ley school.

We plan lots of our activities around story books and so we begin the term sharing the familiar stories of “The Gruffalo” and “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”.

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We then share the story “Elmer” which is a fantastic book to talk about friendships and how we are all different.

In October we will move on to share “Things I like” by Anthony Browne where we will talk about ourselves and special celebrations.

We really have a fun half term planned with activities such as visiting the woodlands, talking about bonfire night, sharing old toys, using Ipads and playing PE games.

To support your child’s learning at home please carry out the activities in your child’s Reading Wallet. You may like to visit some of the websites below if you’d like to do more learning at home.

www.ictgames.com

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.teachyourmonstertoread.com   (this is a free game if used on laptop or PC).