Foundation Stage - Snowdrop
Class Teacher: Miss P Veni
Teaching Assistants: Miss Hastings, Mrs Hyde and Mrs Metcalfe
Autumn Term Topics: Marvellous Me, Amazing Autumn and Wonderful Winter.
Spring Term Topic: Real Life Superheroes and Terrific Transport
Summer Term Topics: Where in the World and On the Farm
PE Days: Monday and Thursday
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.
We advise bringing PE kits in to School on Monday and leaving these at school all week as PE days may change. PE kits will be sent home with your child on a Friday.
*Please ensure that all items of clothing (school uniform, PE Kit and coats) are clearly named.
Music Day: Wednesday
Reading: When children are ready for a reading book, this will be sent home with a reading record. Reading books progress through colour bands as follows;
- Lilac (Emerging)
- Pink (Emerging)
- Red (Expected, if reading fluently)
- Yellow (Expected)
- Blue (Exceeding)
At the end of the year, we expect all children to leave Reception reading Yellow level books.
We also expect that all children read at home regularly, a minimum of 3 time a week. Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday to allow for children to read the same book more than once. 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: Learning Logs will be sent home on a Friday. These will include a Phonics task (new sounds/tricky words from Phonics that week) and a curriculum based activity (either an extension of our learning or a preparation activity for new learning). Homework is to be completed by 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 see the link below for Tapestry support, or see Miss Veni if you have any questions.
WOW Wall: Each week, a WOW slip will be sent home. Please complete this with any achievements from home e.g. getting themselves dressed, swimming lessons or being brave at the dentist. These are shared with the class and then displayed as a whole class Record of Achievement on the wall. Please just ask should you require another WOW slip - there's no such thing as too many!
Lola: Our class mascot, Lola, will be sent home on a Friday with our 'Child of the Week'. Please record Lola's adventures in her diary and return her to school by the following Wednesday at the latest. Photographs can be uploaded on to Tapestry or printed and stuck into his diary.