Hello and Welcome
Foundation Stage Two
A BIG welcome to everyone in Creswell Class, I hope you are all ready for a fun and exciting year. It was great to meet you all at our transition visits and I can’t wait to work with you all in your new classroom!
Here are the names of the topics we are going to be learning about in Autumn term and Spring term:
Autumn 1 - My World - It’s all about you! Let’s introduce ourselves, let’s share where we live and who our family is. We will also be learning about our bodies. How many bones do we have in our body? Why are all our eyes different colours? Let’s celebrate being you!
Autumn 2 - Once upon a time…- Take a journey through some of the greatest stories of all time. From traditional stories involving an extremely hungry wolf to an incredible adventure with a lost stick! What is your favourite story of all time?
Spring 1 - Dinosaur Planet -Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone - the dinosaurs are on the prowl! They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth…Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet! Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes he did… RUN!
Spring 2 - Splendid skies - Imagine floating high above land and sea on a bed of clouds, silently sweeping by in the breeze. Back down to earth, let’s take a walk outdoors. But what should we wear? Wellington boots? A sun hat? Maybe a warm coat? How do we know what the weather will be like today? What weather do you prefer? Sunshine, snow, storms or showers? Get your wellingtons on - let’s go!
Below I have tried to answer some questions that will hopefully give you more of an insight into our school day. If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me.
Who will be my teachers in Creswell class?
Your teachers will be Mr Bell and Miss Halpin, who will be working in Elmton each day. Tony (Sports Coach) and Mrs Cushing (Tuesday) will also be teaching in our class. If your grown – up’s have any questions please tell them to come and ask us any questions/concerns. The best time to speak to Mr Bell is after school, as you can appreciate that during the morning we need to register and begin lessons. Miss Halpin will be on the door each morning. Alternatively your adults can always call the school to arrange a time to speak with me.
Which day do I need a P.E Kit? -
Each week you will need to come to school in your P.E kit on the day. You will stay in your kit all day and go home in it. Our P.E day will be on a Monday. Please make sure you have the correct plimsolls/trainers. Long hair must be tied up and no jewellery please. Also make sure your name is in everything!
Will I need to do some reading at home? -
We will be giving out a new reading book each week so that you can practise your reading at home as often as you like. Please can you ask a grown-up to fill in the reading diary each week so that we can see if you have read at least three times. You will be bringing home your own reading diary, so that your grown-ups can write their comments in there. We will check this at the end of each week to see how you have been doing. If you have read three times/three comments that week we shall add a stamp on to your reading rangers bookmark! When you have completed this you shall receive a certificate. You should always hand in your book every Monday morning so that they can be changed and given back to you.
When do I need to hand my homework in? -
We won’t be giving out any home learning at the moment. However, when we do begin this, you will be given a book called a ‘Learning Journal’. In this book will be any messages from myself and a short homework task/spellings/phonics etc. This will be given out on Friday and collected in on Wednesday. The task will be a fun task either about something we have been learning about in class or researching something for the following week. It will also include a list of phonic sounds and keywords to practise for the following week. Let me know if you have trouble accessing a computer at home for these tasks. It would also be great if your grown-up could write about how you got on with the task or any other messages they would like to let me know. You will be rewarded for how hard you try with tree tokens. You can also write a comment/message in these books, if you want to ask me anything. Our weekly spelling practise will take place on Wednesday’s. These spellings will be placed in a ‘spelling book’ that will come home each week.
Can I bring my own toys in from home?
I would always advise that your toys stay at home, unless you have been asked to bring something in for show and tell or for an activity in class.
Will I be having a snack?
We will be having a piece of fruit/veg and a drink each morning. Water will always be on offer at anytime during the day. So don’t forget to bring your water bottle each day. Please make sure your water bottle has your name on it!
What happens at home time?
We will open the gates at 3.15pm and send you to your grown-up as we see them. Please ask your grown-up to stand near our gate so that it is easy to see them. If anyone different will be collecting you, please tell your grown-up to let us know that morning.
I can't wait to work with you all this year - We are in for a very exciting year!
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