Foundation Stage 1

We are pleased to welcome our children back to Red Base and excited to meet our new starters this term.

We will be reading the book Dig Dig Digging by Margaret Mayo. We will be learning about the jobs done by the vehicles in the book and their drivers. We are excited to start our topic with a visit from the fire service who are bringing their fire engine for us to see. If you or anyone you know drives a vehicle of any sort for a living (bus, lorry, taxi, ambulance, bin lorry, digger etc.), we would love you to come and tell us all about your job. Please come and talk to a member of our lovely Red Base staff if you think you can help.

We will be learning lots of new rhymes and sharing stories every day. We will be exploring pulleys and slopes as we find out about cranes and dumper trucks. We hope to take some of our older children for a walk around the local area to see how many different vehicles we can spot.

We will be spending lots of time outside, so please remember coats, gloves, hats, scarves and suitable footwear. We will be going on regular Welly Walks (wellies provided), exploring the woodland area in the school grounds and looking for signs of Winter and eventually Spring. In February we will be learning about the celebration of Chinese New Year.

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 always happy to help.

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