My name is Miss Smith and I would like to take this opportunity to say Hi, and to welcome you all to the Foundation Stage. Here is where your children will build up their confidence, independence and social skills through many enjoyable and interactive activities.
Here at St Michael’s your children will have access to whole class carpet time sessions, which will include: numeracy focused sessions, phonics sessions, reading workshops and circle times for developing personal, social and emotional skills. Your children will also have access to child initiated play throughout their school day and access to our outdoor environment. Every Friday your child will be taking part in Forest School, led by our Qualified Forest School Leader Mrs Ainsworth – don’t forget to come to school in your Forest School clothes.
All of our staff in the Foundation Stage are very committed and dedicated and spend their time supporting, observing and enhancing all children’s play as well as teaching activities indoors and outdoors.
We hope you and your children enjoy your time in the Foundation Stage, you know where we are if you need to talk to us or ask us any further questions, no matter how small you think the question may be.
Our door is always open.
Foundation Staff J
What your child is learning about this term?
This term our ‘Come and See’ topics are ‘Families’, ‘Belonging’ and ‘Loving’. If you have any photographs of your child at Baptism or birthdays that you don’t mind being shared in our classroom please send them in.
Our topic this term is ‘All About Me’ and we will be learning all about ‘ourselves’, learning to write our names, painting portraits and looking at our features. We will be finding out about our bodies and our senses.
Reading books are changed every Tuesday and Thursday and it is encouraged that you listen to your child read and record in their school diary as often as you can.
How can you help at home?
Bedtime books are changed daily, please share together with your child and talk about the stories.
Encourage your child to observe the world around them and talk about everything they see.