Foundation Class Teacher
This term our topic will be… ‘Marvellous Me!’
As an introduction to school life we will be looking at things your children like about their school, discussing things they are looking forward to and addressing any concerns they might have. We will be examining how we become a class family and comparing this to our families at home. We have made our own class tree with photos from their first day at school and we will be creating a family tree using photos from home.
So please can the children bring in a photo of themselves as a baby and a family photo. They will act as a prompt for the children to talk about and share memories about their family and to talk about how they have changed and grown since being a baby. (We will photo copy them and return the originals to you).
As we explore we will be discussing the five senses touch, sight, taste, smell and hearing. Please help your child by reinforcing this at home. In school we will be participating in activities such as food tasting and going on a listening walk. These are things you can also do when walking or visiting different places, stop and discover what noises they can hear and what could be making them.
We will be reading the stories ‘Titch’ and ‘Rosie’s Walk’ by Pat Hutchins. We will also read books with rhyming words to see if the children can hear and understand rhyme.
As part of our numeracy, we will be learning many number rhymes and counting at first to ten and then to twenty. We will also be counting objects making sure we only touch one object at a time. You can help your child by continuously counting- e.g. the number of cars that drive past, houses in the street, steps etc.
We look forward to an exciting first term at school. As always if you would like to talk to us about any aspect of your child’s learning then feel free to ask.