Welcome to Class 0KB - Mrs Barrett - Our Class Motto was made up of words chosen by the children. These are:
"We are kind, helpful, friendly, learning, happy"
In foundation stage we plan stimulating and exciting learning opportunities indoors and outdoors to engage the children. Our provision areas include; sand, water, role play, writing, maths, construction and small world.
These areas all facilitate opportunities for your children to explore, investigate and wonder, finding out and learning in the most exciting way – through play!
Throughout the school day we have structured time which includes adult led learning. This structure includes; daily phonics, maths, literacy and topic activities. We also include P.E, PSE, Music and RE in our Foundation Stage curriculum. Please see our timetable for more information.
Useful Parent Information
The school day
The school day starts at 8:50 and finishes at 3:15. Please make sure your child arrives promptly at school for 8:50 to ensure they are present for register and ready to start learning. If for any reason, your child arrives after this time, please go to the school office. If you will be late to pick up your child at home time, please ring the office to inform them as soon as possible.
We have access to the outdoor area at all times; therefore, your child has access to a range of fantastic gross motor opportunities daily. These include; ball games, running, jumping, skipping and climbing skills.
We also have one P.E session per week. Please ensure your child is sent to school with a P.E kit for this session. This can be left on your child’s peg in school to ensure your child has it when needed. We are very fortunate to have P.E coaches throughout the year who work alongside the teachers to help your children develop skills such as balance, coordination and ball skills.
Please bring your child’s book bags to school daily with their school reading books and a water bottle. We will read with your child once throughout the week so please make sure reading records have been signed to say you have read with your child. It is really important that you read with your child every night to support their development and confidence. Book bags should also be checked each night to ensure you receive all letters/pictures.
Children will visit the school library once a week on a Thursday. Your child will be able to choose a library book to take home which should then be returned and swapped the following week.
Your child should wear uniform which follows our school policy. In Foundation Stage your child will need appropriate clothing all year round for outdoor play. In winter, please make sure you send your child to school with a waterproof coat, hat, scarves and gloves.
In summer, please send your child with a sun hat and labelled sun cream.
It is a good idea to send a pair of wellies to school with your child for all year round as we will use them daily when playing on the grass, in the mud kitchen and for water play.
Please remember to label ALL items of clothing and shoes as this will help return lost property as soon as possible.
Homework will be given out each half term and will focus on a particular subject or topic the children have been working on in school.
We enjoyed planting sunflower seeds and broad beans. We gave them water and put them in the sun so they would grow. We then wrote instructions for planting a seed.
We have had a lovely day reading The Enormous Crocodile and doing craft activities such as making a Roly Poly Bird and The Enormous Crocodile. We have also done some super writing about how the crocodile can trick the children.
Our topic this half-term is WINTER.
So far we have been on a winter walk to look for signs of winter and have looked at a variety on non-fiction and fiction books.
We enjoyed making snowflakes and exploring the ice.