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Welcome to Foundation

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Mrs Stone is the class teacher in the Ducklings and Mrs Scovell is the class teacher in the Chicks.

 Mrs Murray and Mrs Rice are working with us this year as well. .

Mrs Hathaway is with us on a Wednesday.

 

 

 

Term 4 - Once Upon a Time (Continued )  ... Spring

 

This term is planned to be another really busy one.  We will start our term straight away after the holidays by thinking about Spring, making comparisons between the seasons and seeking out signs of Spring within the environment.

We are looking forward to more outdoor learning (as the weather warms up a little) 

 

This term we will be taking part in BOOK WEEK - culminating in a dressing up day for World Book Day, remember to come to school dressed as your favourite story book character.

 

We will also be taking part in MATHS AND SCIENCE WEEK - looking forward to a fantastic week of experiments and investigations.

 

We will continue to find out about some traditional tales and then the works of Julia Donaldson.

 

This term we have a couple of big celebrations including Mothers Day, Easter and we will even have time to think about (and hopefully taste) some pancakes on Pancake day.

 

The children will be continuing with their linked learning sessions from 8.45 until 9.05.  Children are expected to come into class and begin their independent learning. All of the activities are designed to be an opportunity for the children to develop and apply skills that they have been working on in class.

Please support us with these expectations, children should be encouraged to come into school quickly (and promptly) and to begin their learning  in a timely fashion. 

As we move closer to Year 1, it would be fantastic if the children could work on their organisational and independent skills when coming into their classes all  by themselves

 

 

Children are expected to complete homework ready for Monday and are aiming to read at least 4 times each week.  Anyone who reads at least 4 times during the week will receive a special sticker.  Children who receive a sticker each week for the whole term will receive a certificate at the end of term from Mrs Tout.

 

We will be continuing with our Phonics and Maths groups for our daily focused sessions 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE

CHICKS WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE PART IN PE SESSIONS ON TUESDAY MORNING 

DUCKLINGS WILL TAKE PART IN PE SESSIONS ON WEDNESDAY MORNING

 

 

Diary Dates

 

 

20th February - Return to school 

2nd March - World Book Day - Don't forget to come to school wearing your costume (A Character from a book please) 

13th March - Maths and Science week

7th and 9th March - Parents Meetings

(Please note that Mrs Stone will only be available on the 7th of March) 

16th March - Ducklings at Forest School

23rd March - Chicks at Forest School

24th March - Red Nose Day

30th March - Duckling at Forest School

6th April - Chicks at Forest School

7th April - Last Day of term 4 - School ends at 1.30pm

 

 

 

WOWS

Please keep sending them in 

 

HEALTH

Please can we remind you that if your child is poorly they should not be coming into school, and if they have been poorly, needing to be sent home from school they should not return until they have been well for 48 hours. 

If your child is unable to come to school parents should telephone the school office.

 

If your child has any medication that needs to be administered in an emergency e.g inhalers - please send them into school and contact the office to complete the necessary paperwork.  This paperwork needs to be completed before the medicine is left in school

 

HOUSEKEEPING

Please ensure children bring a jumper and a coat to school every day.  We are learning outside daily and suitable clothing is esential.  As the weather gets colder (and hopefully snowy) we will be going outside to play.  

There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.

The children need to have their wellington boots in school every day.

Gloves and hats are essential

 

Please make sure everything is named - some biro name labels have faded with washing over the past 2 terms !

Bookbags, reading records and reading books should be in school every day

 

 

 

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If you need any further information or need to ask any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Stone on  nsto6899@gateway.oxon.sch.uk or by speaking to a member of the team.

Jolly Phonics Songs in correct order! (Letters and Sounds)

Jolly Phonics Letters and Sounds Teaching Sequence with ALL Grapheme variations

Term 2 - Overview

Term 2

Term 2 1 Exploring the mud kitchen
Term 2 2 Autumn Leaf Art
Term 2 3 Numicon Sandwiches
Term 2 4 Investigative Maths
Term 2 5 My Snowman
Term 2 6 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 7 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 8 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 9 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 10 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 11 Diva lamps
Term 2 12 Diva Lamps
Term 2 13 Rangoli Patterns
Term 2 14 Rangoli Patterns
Term 2 15 Computer work
Term 2 16 Firework pictures
Term 2 17 Firework pictures
Term 2 18 Outdoor play
Term 2 19 Outdoor Play
Term 2 20 Outdoor Play
Term 2 21 Outdoor Play
Term 2 22 Outdoor Play
Term 2 23 Outdoor Play
Term 2 24 Outdoor Play
Term 2 25 Using money
Term 2 26 Forest School - leaf art
Term 2 27 Children in Need - Spotty maths
Term 2 28 Posting letters to Father Christmas
Term 2 29 Posting letters to Father Christmas
Term 2 30 Posting letters to Father Christmas
Term 2 31 Wriggly Nativity
Term 2 32 Wriggly Nativity - Angels
Term 2 33 Wriggly Nativity - Narrating Stars
Term 2 34 Wriggly Nativity - Wisemen and their camels
Term 2 35 Wriggly Nativity - Shepherds and their Sheep
Term 2 36 Wriggly Nativity - Dancing animals
Term 2 37 Wriggly Nativity - Mary, Joseph and the donkey

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