Wow, the beginning of our third term is already here. It has been such a busy first two terms in the Foundation Stage. The children have made great progress since September but the third term is equally as important as they prepare to move into the next year group. We will focus on our prime areas of: communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional. We will also continue to focus on developing independence and in Foundation 2, building on key skills in reading, writing and mathematics through our play based learning approach.
We will be basing our learning around ‘To the rescue!’ and I know you will have read our Foundation newsletter and have thought of some wonderfully creative ideas already. Should you have more, please keep sharing them with us. Our learning will follow the children’s ideas as well as our planned outcomes, which will be great fun. Our learning journey will involve so many different aspects from the ‘Rescue services’ and ‘People who help us’ to ‘Superheroes’. We are looking forward to seeing the children’s imaginations come to life through their learning.
We would like to remind our parents to check their email every Thursday for the weekly newsletter which gives you an overview of what we are learning the following week as well as important reminders. Amongst the important reminders this term are: bringing a healthy snack (no chocolate), wearing a hat, bringing a change of clothes and a water bottle daily, all important as the weather continues to get hotter.
It was lovely to see lots of our parents for our Parent-Teacher Progress meetings. As we move towards the end of Foundation Stage for our F2 children, we would like to remind our parents of the importance of gaining firm foundations in learning and independence so your children are prepared and ready to move into Year 1. Our children aim not only to achieve their Early Learning Goals (ELG) but to show how they learn, by engaging in their learning and thinking of their own ideas. We look forward to sharing this with you as we move
into the new term, starting with our Open Door Mathematics session on Thursday 19 April from 7:30-8:30.