Welcome to our Foundation Stage page dedicated to Caterpillar and Ladybird class. Throughout the year pictures and updates will be posted here as well as news and any useful links. If you have any suggestions for this page please leave any comments.
Miss Scarlett: Caterpillar Class Teacher
Mrs Sharp: Caterpillar teaching assistant
Miss McOmish: Ladybird Class Teacher and Progress Leader
Mrs Holman: Ladybird teaching assistant
Mrs Paige: LSA 1:1
Mrs Hoban: LSA 1:1
Mrs Ingram: Speech and Language specialist
Welcome to our Foundation Stage Unit
Take a look at the pictures of our unit.
We hope you all had a lovely half term. We have started our new topic of 'Amazing Animals'. We discovered a basket of fruit with two pictures of animals either side. We discussed what fruit were inside the basket and what the animals were. One was a giraffe and the other was an animal not many of us recognised! We enjoyed discussing these animals. We then found a book called 'Handa's Surprise'. We read the story and discussed where the story was from. For our literacy sessions we have been learning about 'adjectives' to describe the fruit.
We then discussed the animals and have looked at where Africa on a world map.
As the text 'Handa's Surprise' looks at different fruits as well as animals, we looked at an artist called Giuseppe Arcimboldo who created faces using real life fruit and vegetables.
Magical Maths Morning
Thank you to all parents who stayed this morning to explore our magical maths activities. We hope this was useful. If you missed out on our Magical Maths Morning today and would like another morning exploring maths in Early Years, please see myself or Miss Scarlett.
Thank you again for all your support.
Phonics of the week
We will be uploading our phonics learning for the week to help you support your child. As we have looked at all phase 2 and 3 sounds, we will be looking at compound words and ending sounds and look at initial clusters and final clusters of sounds.
In phonics the children will be learning these sounds:
s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss j v w x y z zz qu ch sh th
We will also be learning these tricky words:
the to go no I into he she
Children will also be decoding and reading these keywords:
is it in as at
How to pronounce the phonic sounds
Challenge Books and Song and Rhyme of the week
Each week we will be sending home weekly challenges for your child to complete. Some of these challenges may be linked to our project. Once your child has completed their challenge, please bring this back into school. If you wish you can upload a picture of your child completing their challenge onto Tapestry.
We will also be sending home a song and rhyme book. Each week we will send a new rhyme or song home for you to read/sing together with your child. If you wish you can upload a video of your child singing or reading the rhymes onto Tapestry. We would love to see them.
Thank you for your continued support.
Oxford Owls- online reading
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