Foundation 1

Welcome to Foundation 1.
Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year.
This term we will be learning about 
Winter and the Polar Regions
What happens at night?
Over the next few weeks we will be learning about the weather in winter, locating the polar regions and about the animals that live there.
F1 Challenges.
Each week your children complete challenges in school. 
Check out this weeks challenges by visiting the pupil challenge section of the website.
Here is our new phonics song. The children are beginning to learn the actions for each letter.
Polar Regions
We have found out about penguins and read the story 'Blue Penguin'
We have enjoyed Cbeebies Magic Door dance about Antartica.
Happy Birthday Maisy.
We have had a week of birthday celebrations. In the home corner we had a cake and decorations, we made cards and created repeating pattern wrapping paper. 
This week we have looked at Diwali.  We listened to the Rama and Sita story and found out about preparing for Diwali.
We made Diva lamps, decorated the steps with rangoli patterns and drew Mehndi patterns on hands.
Room on the broom.

Our first story of this term will be Room on the broom by Julia Donaldson.

Share the story and watch the animaltion with your child. Can you spot any rhyming words?
This week your child will bring a brown bag home to collect their autumn treasure.
Please return the bag by Monday 24th September.
We have had an exciting start to the new year.  Here are some of the things we have been doing this week.
Foundation 1 Planning Overviews
Snack: Please send 50p in on Monday for the week.
Bookbags: Children will need bookbags in to enable them to select a book to take home to share with you.  It is also useful to put any work they have completed and letters.
PE Pumps:  This year we are asking for black pumps to be brought into school so that the children can change into them when they come into class and remain in them until hometime. 
Stories and Rhymes
Here are a selection of stories and rhymes we have shared in class.  Please revisit them with your child or visit your local library to find other stories by the same author.
October Parent Workshop
Thank you to all the parents who managaed to attend our workshop. We hope you and your children had fun and learnt new things together.
We are learning about Harvest.
We have read the story about 'The Little Red Hen'.
Hear a version of the story with the link below.
We have learnt about harvest.  We found out that the Little Red Hen would have had an easier job if she had a combine harvester to cut the wheat she grew.
We have also been looking at vegetables.