Foundation Stage 1

We are excited to welcome our children back to Red Base after the Easter holidays and looking forward to meeting our new starters this term.

We love the Summer term in Red Base.

Learning outside is fun and effective and even better when it is warm and the sun is shining. With this in mind, please remember to send your child with a full water bottle every day and a sun hat when it is hot.

We will be reading the books Titch by Pat Hutchins and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We will be learning how to grow a plant from seed and comparing height. We will be finding out about the life cycle of a caterpillar, watching our very own Red Base caterpillars make their cocoons and (hopefully!) become beautiful butterflies. We will be talking about Titch’s family and who is in our families.

We will be learning lots of new rhymes and sharing stories every day. We will be exploring the weather and waiting for windy days to test out our kites and pinwheels (just like Titch). We will continue our regular Welly Walks (wellies provided), exploring the woodland area in the school grounds and looking for signs of Spring and Summer.

We will be helping your children learn by following their interests and developing their play, even though this may deviate from our plans. 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. Keep an eye on Marvellous Me where we will send out information and let you know when your child has impressed us even more than usual. Homework will be sent home every Friday to reflect what the children have been learning in school, and to let you know what your child has been learning in school (we know how many of them come home and claim to have done nothing!).

We really appreciate your voluntary weekly donations to our Foundation Fund, it makes a great difference to the resources and experiences we can provide; thank you for giving when you can.

If you have any questions, please speak to a member of our lovely Red Base staff, we are always happy to help.

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I think the best thing about being a Wheeler pupil is that all of the staff listen and care about you

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Everyone cares for each other and that every teacher adds a little bit of fun into every lesson

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The staff are really encouraging. They always help us to be the best we can be

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The best thing is having someone to go to when you’re upset

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Being at Wheeler is like being part of a family and that makes learning fun

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The teachers are so supportive they help and guide you all the way through the year

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Throughout my time at Wheeler, I have been given so many opportunities to experience and learn new things

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