Class Information - Goldfinches and Robins
Welcome to our Autumn Term curriculum information.
We are so excited about getting to know your children and learning with them.
Foundation Team Staff
Early Years Leader / Class Teacher in Robins class
Class Teacher in Goldfinches class (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday)
Clas Teacher in Goldfinches class
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Our staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have or worries you wish to share, so please come and speak to us. Likewise, we will contact you if we feel it is necessary.
Class meeting: Tuesday 17th September 2019, 3.45pm
Phonics Information Evening: Monday 23rd September 2019, 3.45pm
Parents Evenings: Wednesday 6th and Monday 11th November 2019, 3.45 - 6.30pm
Nativity Performance: Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 9.30am
Building Learning Power:
We will begin to introduce the children to the Building Learning Powers vocabulary to help the children talk about their learning, in line with the school's behaviour policy. Children will be rewarded with plenty of house points, R star awards and Golden Pupil certificates if they show these behaviours exceptionally well. Please refer to the Building Learning Powers page on our website for more information.
This term our learning begins with the topic 'My World', where we will learn about being at school and Cullompton. We will also be exploring our art skills to learn how to paint and mix colours. We will develop our positive learning behaviours using our 'animal rules' and the Building Learning Power vocabulary.
In the second half term, we will move on to our topic 'Farm to Fork'. This will include learning about where our food comes from, cooking skills and harvest.
At the end of the term, we will be performing our nativity, which we warmly welcome you to.
In Foundation we begin with a planned theme and then we are led by the children's own interests when moving forward with our learning.
Daily counting forwards and backwards
Estimating amounts of objects
Phonics phase 2
Oral blending and segmenting
Rainbow words - white set
Writing and letter formation
Recognising and writing names
Literacy texts include: The Dot, The Little Red Hen, The Christmas Story
Personal, Social and Emotional
Looking after our resources
Using kind words
Listening and collaborating
Managing distractions - being absorbed in our learning
Communication and Language
Listening and responding to stories
Talk partner work
Listening to other's ideas as well as our own
Talk about how we can learn well
Share and take turns
A range of gross and fine motor skills activities will be available all term, as well as targeted early morning activities.
Using a range of tools for mark making, art and cooking
Independent self care: putting on coats and wellies.
Using different tools to get effects.
Understanding the World
Expressive Art and Design
Songs and rhymes
Using your voice
Home Learning Ideas: How you can help your child with their learning this term
Count forwards and backwards regularly
Practise the sounds that will be coming home in the Phonics pouches - begin making simple words to sound out and blend together
Look at letters and numerals in the world and talk about them
Practise writing their name using cursive letters
Talk about the shapes of things around you - what shape is a plate? What shape is a road sign?
Look at a range of books, enjoying and sharing books together
Talk about how stories might end and what might happen in them
If you need any additional support to help with your child's learning, please speak to a member of the team or book an appointment through the office; we are always here to help.