Welcome to Ebury,Beech and Regent Classes
We believe that every early year’s child is unique and has the right to learn through play.
We provide a rich and enabling environment, where children feel they belong, are understood, and are inspired to succeed.
We know that this requires skilful interactions by knowledgeable adults to build the foundations for life.
Welcome to the Foundation Unit
Who you will meet:
Miss Palmer - Foundation Lead
Mrs Johnson - Beech Class Teacher
Mr Twigg - Regent Class Teacher (Mon, Tues, Weds)
Mrs Hallam - Regent Class Teacher (Weds, Thurs, Fri)
Miss Walker - Ebury Class Teacher
Mrs Haynes- Foundation Teaching Assistant
Unfortunately we had some very sad news over the Easter holidays. We had to say goodbye to Percy, one of our beautiful guinea pigs. He was excited to return to school, but became unwell and sadly didn't make it. We will all miss him lots. Gus is missing him lots too, so we are looking to find him a new friend soon.
How is it nearly the end of the school year already? Only 1 half term to go. This half term we will be consolidating everything we have learned over the year and reading lots of stories based on adventures.
We have lots of fun activities planned including sports day, a community day and a Foundation fun day. Please see the dates below for these.
We have also welcomed a new guinea pig into the Foundation family. Arlo is settling in well and him and Gus have already become firm friends.
Dates for your diary
29.6.21 - Foundation Community Day (details to follow)
30.6.21 & 1.7.21 - Transition Day for new F2 starters
2.7.21 - INSET day
6.7.21 & 7.7.21 - Transitions days (F2 to Year 1)
13.7.21 - Foundation Sports Day
22.7.21 - Foundation Fun Day
We're so happy to have everyone back for our Summer term.
This term we will be focusing on numbers to 20 in maths, looking at different ways to represent number and comparison. We will be exploring books about diversity, minibeasts and lifecycles and focusing on reading and writing in phonics.
We will be joined by some caterpillars who will be joining us in the first couple of weeks of school while we explore life cycles. We are also very excited about our class guinea pigs joining us again!
If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.
Please find below some useful links to use with your children.
Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Keep active and try some child friendly yoga. It will help stretch and exercise your body whilst telling a story.
Nursery and number rhymes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx
Listen and sing a long to a range of songs including counting, action and traditional rhymes.
Oxford Owl Reading: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Explore an online free library of wonderful stories to share together.
Login: Username - BeechRegent Password - Gus123
Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Play a range of phonics games.
A wide range of fun and exciting activities to try at home.
Foundation Christmas Performance
We hope you love our A-Z of Christmas as much as we do!
One of the best ways you can support your child's learning is to hear them read at home. This will really help to develop their love of books and reading. Mrs Morris will be supporting you with how you can best support your child at home with their reading. Children will be bringing home a reading book, some Ted words and information on what to do. Children who read 24 times over the half term will receive a RED TED (teddy bear). Please sign their reading diary so that we know your child has read at home.
ENJOY READING WITH YOUR CHILD!
Please find below some useful resources you can use to talk about diversity with your children. Click on the blue text to go directly to the link:
This story was used as the F2 book of the week recently. You can find different activities to do with your child in the document Home Learning - Week 7 ST.