Welcome to Foundation!
Our topic for this term is called 'All About Me'; we will be frequently sharing our learning on Class Dojo to show you what we have been learning in class.
Please see our Knowledge Organiser attached at the bottom of the page, to see more about our curriculum please visit here.
My Day in Foundation
The doors open to the Foundation classroom at 08.30am. I need to hang up my coat, put my packed lunch (if I have one), drinks bottle and book bag away. I also need to find my name and let my teacher know how I am feeling using the Colour Monster pictures. My teacher will be in the class ready to find out what I would like to have for lunch.
There is a special person every day who will take the register to the office and change our days of the week and weather card. After this we all sit together for Read Write Inc. (phonics) and it is lots of fun.
After phonics, it is “Busy Time.” I can work in the classroom, the patio or outside in the garden. There are lots of fun activities and challenges to choose from. I can work with my friends, on my own or with an adult. All of the adults are learning partners during Busy Time so they can help to develop skills.
Outside there are large construction resources, water, mud kitchen, sand, messy play, physical equipment and bikes. In the classroom there is a home corner, paint & create station, play dough area, reading area, construction, small world, writing area and maths area. There is a snack station and I can serve myself fruit and a drink and make healthy snacks.
Next it is time to sit together to learn about our class story by either reading a book or helping our teacher to do some writing. Then we work in a small group with an adult to learn specific skills. In the morning these skills are literacy based. We might be talking, reading, writing, playing a phonic game, handwriting or improving our fine motor skills.
Before lunch we listen to a story, chosen by our line leader and then do a Squiggle as you Wiggle or Dough Disco. This is where we learn actions to music to help us with our physical development. Then it is time to wash our hands ready to eat our lunch in the hall with our friends. Our teacher and meal time assistants make sure we eat plenty of our lunch and have a drink before we go out in the playground. Our meal time assistants play with us and make sure we have a happy playtime.
After lunch time play, we come together as a class and do some maths activities. We sing counting songs; learn numbers and how to solve problems. Then we have a group time again with a maths focus. We then spend the afternoon working in “Busy Time” as we did in the morning.
Then we sit on the carpet, listen to a story, sing songs and talk about what a busy day we have had. At 3.10pm we say goodbye and go home.
- Our PE day is Monday. The children will need to wear PE kit to school on a Monday, they will not need to get changed back into their school uniform.
- Library books and reading books will be changed on a Thursday.
- Please provide your child with a full change of clothes to keep on their peg in school in case they have an accident or get messy while playing; this will need to include, a top, bottoms, socks, underwear, jumper.