Foundation 1 2020 - 2021

Your teachers are:

F1 Teacher - Mrs Noakes

Key worker groups:

Fox - Mrs Noakes

Owl - Mrs Evans and Mrs Makinson

Robin - Miss Sheehan

Hedgehog - Miss Ledsom

Assistant Headteacher - Mrs Binks

 

Welcome to all of our 2020-21 F1 children and families. We are looking forward to a fun filled year. Please check the website and your child's ILD account for regular updates on our learning activities.

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Summer 1 Half Term

 

Welcome back to school. We hope you had a fabulous Easter Holidays. We have enjoyed seeing photographs on ILD to see what you are all doing at home, please keep sending them in.

Below is a summary of the different focuses within our curriculum during the summer 1 half term.

 

PSHE:

Our RESPECT hero for Summer 1 is the artist Matisse. We will be looking at why he is a role-model for EXCELLENCE.

Matisse took pride in his work, and always strived to better his work including when he repainted one of his completed piece of work because he didn’t like the colour.

“first I was feeling bored then I was feeling colourful.”

EXCELLENCE is about being able to understand the rules within school. We will be recapping on our Georgie Bear Rules.

 

All of our curriculum areas are focused around learning more about Matisse and his colourful works of art, in particular his work “The Snail”:

Knowledge and Understanding:

We will be learning about different mini-beasts this half term, and they will take their learning to Forest School where they will be able to go on a mini-beast hunt.

The children will also have the opportunity to care for snails within the provision. They will be able to hold them, observe them and also feed them.

 

Art:     

We will be exploring lots of Matisse pieces of work. They children will have the opportunity to replicate these pieces of work using paint, pencil crayons and paper.

Literacy:

In Literacy we will be looking at stories linked with Matisse and snails. The children will become fully immersed in the stories and there will be a focus on the children being able to retell the story to their friends.

Our focus during the coming weeks will be retelling our story and remembering to hold our pencils with “perfect pencil grip” and beginning to write our own names.

We will also be continuing with Read Write Inc lessons and practicing our different sounds.

Our books this half term include Matisse’s Magical Trail, How the Snail Found its Colours and Snail Trail.

 

 

Maths:

In maths we will be continue to explore the numbers 5 and 6. 

The children will deepen their understanding of positional language and the days of the week.

As usual, we will work with concrete apparatus and pictorial cues before we move to the abstract/calculations.

We teach Mathematics through books and rhymes. This half term we will be looking at Snail Trail and Mr Snail’s Counting Trail.

 

          

Music:

We will be taking part in a multi-school singing event on Friday 23rd April to mark St George's Day.

Classes have been learning two songs about saving the planet to sing simultaneously with hundreds of other schools. It promises to be an amazing community singing event.

Welcome back to school. We hope you had a fabulous Easter Holidays. We have enjoyed seeing photographs on ILD to see what you are all doing at home, please keep sending them in.

This half term we will be learning about Summer, St George and Snails. We will also be learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar.

Our core texts for this half term are:

Matisse's Magical Trail- Buy Online in Guyana at guyana.desertcart.com.  ProductId : 103402081.
Snail Trail | Ruth Brown | 9780862649494
How the Snail Found its Colours by Jeong-Yi Kee, Scott Forbes | Waterstones
Mr. Snail's Counting Trails by Stuart Lynch (Lift-the-Flap Book) |  Scholastic Book Clubs

Welcome back, we hope that you had a lovely Christmas break. This half term we are learning about the season winter, and we are learning all about birds and what happens to them in the winter time. We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year.

Our core texts for this term are:

 

 

 

This half term the children will be learning about a different characteristic of learning. The characteristic for Spring one is Self-awareness.  We will be thinking about how it is important it is to think about our own emotions and how we can control them.

 

In F1 our learning hero for self-awareness is The Colour Monster from the book ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas. At the beginning of the book he is very mixed up, he’s yellow, blue, red, black and green all at once. A little girl helps him by putting all his colours in a different jar so the colour monster can learn more about each emotion

 

Welcome back to autumn two, we hope you had a lovely break. This half term we will be learning all about Autumn and what the signs of Autumn are. We also have a very exciting spooky week and at the end of term we will be learning all about Christmas.

Our key texts for this term are

 

 

 

 

This half term the children will be learning about a different characteristic of learning. The characteristic for Autumn two is empathy. We will be thinking about how it is important it is to be kind to one another.

In F1 our learning hero for empathy is the spider, from ‘Ahh spider. The spider was lonely and wanted to belong to a family. The family were all scared of her and kept putting her outside. She made some beautiful sparkly webs and the family realised that she might be a good pet. The family then took care and looked after her.

 

Welcome to the start of the new school year. This half term we will be learning all about ourselves and our new friends that are in our class. We will be finding out what we like and what we do not like and what our favourite things are. We will also be learning all about Georgie Bear and his rules that we need to follow to keep us safe and help us learn is school.

Our key texts for this term are

 

Each half term we will be learning about a new characteristic of learning and following the schools RESPECT charter, this half term we will be looking at Resilience.

In F1 our learning hero for resilience is the little red hen, she shows resilience by never giving up collecting the items that she needs to make the bread, even when her friends do not want to help her.

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