Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to our F1 unit, Redbase!

Miss Kenyon and our wonderful team are excited to learn with you all this term and looking forward to welcoming our new starters.

We have so many exciting learning opportunities planned, some of which will be based in our outdoor area. Children will be encouraged to learn outside come rain or shine, so please ensure that your child is dressed for this. A sun hat and cream for sunny days, and a warm coat and suitable footwear for the colder ones.

During this half term we will be focusing on the topic ‘Home is where the heart is’ and our key text will be ‘Bear at home’ by Stella Blackstone. We will be talking about our homes as well as looking at different types of houses, including fairytale ones and where animals might live. Our activities will follow this topic to deepen the children’s learning and we are also hoping to go for a walk around the community.

As much as we plan to a theme we also encourage children to follow their own interests, and tailor activities to spark their interests. We will keep you informed of what they have been up on Tapastry, our online learning journal. We would also love you to add comments and show us what your children have been doing at home.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask one of us, he are always happy to help!

Thank you!

The F1 Team

Further information:

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