Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to Red Base, Foundation Stage One at Wheeler Primary School. It has been lovely having the children back in school and meeting our new starters. We have been exploring the school and finding out some of the jobs people do to help us. This term, we will also be making some rules together to help keep us all safe and happy. We will be learning lots of new rhymes and sharing stories every day. Our author this term is Jill Murphy, so we will be enjoying her stories about the elephant family, with Mr and Mrs Large, and the Bear family. 

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 AutumnLater in the term, we will be learning about the celebrations of Diwali, Bonfire Night and Christmas. 

We will be helping your children learn by following their interests and developing their play. Many of the children have been fascinated by the spiders they have seen outside so we have been learning about spiders, sharing non-fiction books and learning some spider rhymes.  

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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