Class Information - Goldfinches and Robins
Welcome to our Autumn Term curriculum information letter.
We are so excited about getting to know your children and learning with them.
Foundation Team Staff
Early Years and KS1 Lead
Class Teacher in Goldfinches class (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday)
Class Teacher in Goldfinches class
Class Teacher in Robins 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: more information to follow
Phonics meeting: more information to follow
Parent’s Evening: more information to follow
Nativity performance: more information to follow
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 learning behaviours exceptionally well. Please refer to the information on our website for more information about the 5 Rs.
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 about 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 work towards our nativity, which we will aim to share with you in a Covid safe way.
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 numbers
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 come home in the Phonics pouches, make simple words to sound out and belnd together;
Look at letters and numerals in the world and talk about them;
Practice writing their name using cursive letters;
Look at a range of books, enjoy sharing books together, talk about how stories might end and what might happen in them;
Talk about the shapes of things around you, e.g what shape is a plate? what shape is a road sign?
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.