Foundation Stage 1

It is lovely to be back in Red Base, welcoming back our older children and meeting all our new starters and families.

This half-term’s topic is Me and My World. We will be talking about ourselves and our families and learning who is who in our school family.

Please could you send in a family photo to add to our ‘Family Tree’ display, the children love to tell their friends who is in their photos. We will also be asking you to send in a baby photo of your child so we can play guess who!

Our story this term is “My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh” by Nick Sharratt so there will be lots of spotty and stripey activities to go with the story. We are especially looking forward to our Spots and Stripes Day! We will be sharing stories and rhymes every day.

We will be spending lots of time outside, so please remember coats and suitable footwear as the weather gets colder. We will be exploring the woodland area in the school grounds and looking for signs of Autumn.

We will be helping your children learn by following their interests and developing their play. You will receive updates of your child’s learning on Tapestry; we love to read your comments and to find out what the children have been learning to do at home. Homework will be sent home every Friday to reflect what the children have been learning in school, and maybe to shed light on some of the rhymes we have been teaching them!

If you have any questions, please speak to a member of staff, we are here to help.

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