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Foundation Stage - Jurassic Coast


Class Teacher:  Miss P Veni

Teaching Assistants: Miss K Hastings and Miss T Williams 

Class Themes

Autumn Term Themes: Marvellous Me, Amazing Autumn and Wonderful Winter. 

During the Autumn term we will be able to establish routines, relationships and boundaries with the children. Our Marvellous Me topic allows the children to get to know both the adults and their peers in the class, talking about what makes us special, our families and our local area. We will also have a look at the different seasons during our first term at school. 

Spring Term Themes: Transport and Growing and Changing. 

During the Spring term we will be looking at different types of transport from around the world, transport from the past and how transport has changed over time. We will also be looking at how plants grow, animals and their offspring, how places change over time and how we grow and change over time. 

Summer Term Themes: Time Detectives and Animals Great and Small. 

During the Summer term we will be travelling back to the past; looking at significant events and different time periods, such as Dinosaurs. We will spend time comparing lives in the present and from the past and creating a timeline of our lives so far. During the second half of the term we will be looking at different types of animals, their habitats and how to care for them.


Important Information

We advise that children bring in a set of spare clothes at the beginning of the year that is kept at school.

PE Days: Tuesday

PE kits must consist of either a black school PE top, or a plain black t-shirt with black shorts. Suitable footwear must be worn. Children may wear a plain black tracksuit for outdoor PE. 

*Please ensure that all items of clothing (school uniform, PE Kit and coats) are clearly named.

Reading: When children are ready for a reading book, this will be sent home with a reading record.

We expect that all children read at home regularly, a minimum of 3 time a week. Reading books will be changed once a week and will be given their book changing day, based on the day that they read in a small group with an adult. This helps them to build confidence and fluency in their reading.

Outdoor Learning: The children have access to the garden all day, every day - come rain or shine! We have all-in-one outdoor, waterproof suits for the children to wear, however we do ask that you provide a pair of wellington boots to be kept at school. 

Home Learning: Once the children are settled, homework will be set every Friday. This will consists of spending time on NumBots (logins will be sent via Marvellous Me and Tapestry) and a phonic activity (new sounds/sentences learnt that week). Homework will be due in the following Wednesday.  

Tapestry: Tapestry is used to allow you to see the learning that your child is doing at school. You will also be able to upload pictures and observations from home which can be shared at school. Please ensure Tapestry is checked regularly to ensure you are up to date with any key information. 

Please see the link below for Tapestry support, or see Miss Veni if you have any questions.