Foundation 1

Foundation One

Apple Class Teacher: Mrs Uriel 
Teaching Assistant: Miss Lloyd 
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The Structure of our School Day
 
Our teaching day and registration begins at 8:50am and ends at 11:45am, unless you would like for your child to attend after school club.  Members of our team are always on hand to speak to and we operate an open door policy, so you can come to us at any time.
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The Woodslee Way

Our values play a very important role in the life of your child at Woodslee. They are at the very heart of everything your child will do, encourage your child to talk about their 5R role models and what learning behaviours are expected.  Our 5R’s are Respect, Resourcefulness, Readiness, Resilience and Responsibility.

From Little Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow

Curriculum

Our curriculum is divided into the following areas- Communication & Language, Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design.  We plan activities that are exciting, practical and engaging to all.  Topics we are covering this year are Autumn, Celebrations, Space, Dinosaurs, Traditional Tales and Under the Water.

We have enough begun to look through features of Autumn.  We enjoyed an Autumn walk through our outside area and have discovered what lives outside.
red autumn leaf
We have been looking at our bodies, skeletons and the book Funny Bones in their dark, dark house.
funny bones
We have made our own dark house and explored what happens when we use a torch to light it up.  We talked about how we need to look after our bones.
 
The children then wanted to look after sick animals, so we have a vet practice in the role play area. 
 
We have also talked about what makes us happy. 
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Alongside our topics, we plan activities that follow the children’s interests.  This could be superheroes, princesses, pirates and fairies.

Independent Learning

We encourage children to be independent in the classroom.  We model selecting resources and using the different areas in our classroom.  Children can choose where they want to learn and they will also take part in small group activities.  Children are supported by their key person.  We also encourage the children to go to the toilet independently.

Water

Children are encouraged to have their own water bottle, labelled with their name. Water bottles are kept in the classroom each day.

PE

Please ensure your child has their kit in school.

Change of clothes

Please ensure your child has a change of clothes in school- underwear, uniform, socks.  We also ask that all clothing has your child’s name on.

Homework

The children will be given age appropriate homework that is fun and builds upon the work the children have done in school time.

In F1 children will be have homework and a Chit Chat book.  Both given out on a Friday.

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Reading

All children in F1 will be given a library book each Wednesday, please ensure this is returned each week so it can be changed.

Reading in F1 should be fun and interesting for the children.  Together with their reading book, please encourage children to read a variety of texts such as comics, posters, story books, information books and other sources of text.

We look forward to getting to know you and your child over the coming year and helping your child on the road to success.

We wish our relationship with you to be one of a partnership, home and school sharing responsibility for supporting your child through these crucial years of learning.

We hope you feel happy to come and talk to staff about your child on a formal and informal basis throughout the year. 

Kind regards 

Foundation Team

 Autumn Theme Planning  
Long Term Plans for Foundation