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Foundation Stage / Class 1 - Mrs Bee

 

Dear Parents/ Carers

 

The timetable below outlines our focus & themes for the latter part of the spring term; however, there may be changes as we work towards half term due to the children’s interests and requests!

 

Overarching value- Forgiveness

Over the year, we will be introducing six whole school Christian values.

Through stories, play and worship, children will be exploring with the concept of Endurance over the first half of our spring term.

 

In RE we will be puzzling over the ‘big questions’-  How can we help others when they need it? How and why do Christians celebrate Easter?  Why do Christians put a cross in the Easter garden?

 

Learning Focus

 

Easter Celebrations...

Inspired by the arrival of an unusual egg to school and the stories of ‘Chicken Little’ and ‘The Egg Drop’, we will be discussing what kind of creature could be inside, generating lots of talk around 'oviparous' animals. We will also think about the symbolism of an egg at Easter time alongside using our favourite ingredient of ‘chocolate’ to make Easter nests! Our F2 children will work on sequencing the instructions and recording their own simple version of the recipe.

 

In mathematics we will be continuing to embed the number system through a range of songs and rhymes, as well as counting forwards, backwards and in 2s and 10s. Our F2 children will be working on addition and subtraction problems, working towards counting on and back to find the answer.

 

To ensure that your child is prepared for each school day please send them with their book bag, a waterproof coat and a change of socks and pants.  Please make sure all of your child’s clothing is clearly labelled to avoid losing school uniform.

 

PE for our full time children will take place on a Monday.  Please make sure that long hair is tied back and earrings are removed for those days.  A full PE kit including t-shirt, shorts, socks, sweatshirt, trainers and jogging bottoms is required.

 

Each morning break children can purchase a breakfast snack at a cost of 25p-40p and on a Friday visit the tuck shop for a selection of healthy snacks for 40p.  Please put coins in a small purse or zipped pocket in their book bag so they can access this independently.  Fruit is also available throughout the day on the ‘munch & mingle’ table for children to access in their free play.  To avoid sharing any unnecessary germs, we ask parents to send their child with their own drinks bottle.  This will enable them to fill it up with water when required and stay hydrated throughout the day.  A quick reminder to parents if you haven’t already, if your child would like milk please register at www.coolmilk.com. Under fives receive free milk!

 

Forest sessions form an important part of our children’s physical development, helping to build upon their stamina and gross motor movements as well as fostering a great love of the outdoors.  Sessions will take place on a Wednesday (alternate session for part time children).  Please keep an eye on the weather to make sure your child is prepared with a waterproof coat, warm hat and gloves etc.  These settings provide a wonderful outdoor classroom for the children to explore and investigate and we plan to take full advantage of this great resource.

 

Parents are welcome to ‘Stay and play’ every Friday from 8:50 am/ afternoon from 12:30pm for the first twenty minutes of the session.  Parents who are unable to attend but would love to pop in and see what we are doing are welcome any time apart from after school on a Tuesday when we have our staff meeting.

 

As always, please come and chat to us if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything.  Thank you for your continuing support.

 

Mrs Bee & Mrs Coleman 

 

 

 
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