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Church Hill Infant School

Foundation Stage

  • Welcome to the Foundation Base.

Staff who work in Foundation Stage are:

  • Miss Kirby (Magnolia Class)
  • Mrs Basigara and Mrs Corcoran (Cherry Class)
  • Miss Dolby (Willow Class)
  • Support Staff – Mrs Parker-Bates, Mrs Hussain and Mr Vazifdar

Information about the Foundation Stage Curriculum and our topic plans ("Medium Term Plans") can be viewed in the "Learning" Section of our website, or by clicking here.

 

 

 

Water Bottles 

Please can parents ensure that their child brings in a named water bottle every day.  We are a healthy school, so water bottles should only contain water. Fruit infusion bottles may be used. Many thanks!

Helping at home - click on the pencil to find out how you could be helping your child.

Toys in school

We would like to ask all parents to ensure that their child does not bring any toys, jewellery, novelty key rings or other personal/ expensive items into school (excluding jewellery worn for religious reasons, although this jewellery will need to be removed for PE).

We cannot take responsibility for any personal items that are lost or damaged in the FS Base.

Thank you!

 

PE

Our FS PE sessions are on a Tuesday afternoon this term.

Your child will need a NAMED PE kit in school:

White t shirt

Black shorts

Plimsolls

PLEASE NOTE: All children need to remove earrings and any other jewellery on PE days. Please note that this includes jewellery worn for religious reasons.)

Thank you!

Home time

We would like to politely request that grown ups stand as far away from the windows and doors as possible at the end of the day when the children are getting ready to go home.

We give out important letters at the end of the day, and when the children are waving and calling out to their grown ups they can become very distracted!

Thank you for your co-operation!

 

Click here for topic advice

Our current topic is:

Out of this World!

Click here for a list of books to support our current topic

WORD OF THE WEEK!

What can it be? Why don't you see?

 Welcome to our Foundation Stage page!

WELCOME BACK MRS CORCORAN! It's lovely to have you back, and we are all looking forward to sharing our learning journey with you!

Thank you to the parents who attended our Foundation Stage Expectations workshop last half term - it was lovely to see so many of you there! Please click here to see the presentation which we used.

Topic

We base our learning around a topic, and we change our topic every 3-4 weeks. You can find details of what we will be learning in each topic on our medium term plans - click here to find out more!

Our current topic is 

Out of this World!

 

Things you can do at home to support your child's learning.

 

Our focus for home learning is reading, reading and more reading! Please share books at home with your child at least 3 times per week and record it in your child's Reading Record. This can be any book, and reading should not be limited to the colour banded book/ phonics book that you child brings home from school.

We will send home a colour banded book, and a Dandelion Readers phonics book which is matched to the sounds which your child is currently working on.

Your child needs to read each colour banded book 3 times before changing it, to develop their comprehension skills and their fluency.

Dandelion Reader phonics books are changed weekly, on a Thursday.

The number of times that your child has read at home is recorded each week, and certificates are given out at the end of every half term for children who have read at home at least 3 times per week.

We currently do daily whole class Shared Reading sessions in Foundation Stage. Following feedback from parents we will be putting a Shared Reading sticker in your child's Reading Record each week to let you know what skills we are focussing on and which text we are reading in these sessions. 

 

-Have a look at the 5 Minute Fun website for quick, fun and easy activities and games for you to do with your child.

https://www.5minutefun.com/

 

-Help your child to practise holding their pencil correctly.

-Help your child to learn to use a knife and fork to cut and eat their own food independently.

 

  • -Help your child to practise writing their name using correct letter formation.
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  • -Practise writing, ordering and recognising numbers 1-20. Choose a number. Can you count out that number of objects? Which number is 1 more? Which number is 1 less?

 

  • Recycling is when you make something new out of things you don’t want anymore. Can you take some empty packets, boxes and plastic containers and build an amazing model? You could stick it together with tape or glue .
  • Help your grown up to sort the recycling out in your house. Can you find the plastic items/ the paper items/ the cans? Can you spot the recycling symbol on any of the packaging?
  • Mrs Corcoran is taking 5 plastic bottles and 3 cardboard boxes to the recycling centre. How many things is she taking altogether? You could draw a picture to help you work out the answer.
  • Make your own word rocket! You could make it using your name, or some of the tricky words we have been learning.

  • Imagine that you are an astronaut planning a trip into space. Write a list of all the things that you might need to take with you. 

Remember to use the internet safely!  Smartie the Penguin says "Before you tap and click you need to stop and think - and tell someone!

 

Practise your sounds with the Alphablocks!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/alphablocks-games

(for handheld devices you will need to download the Cbeebies Playtime app)

Practise your Maths with the Numberblocks!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

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Sounds we have learned 

w/c 6th January 2020

Phase 2 segmenting and blending activities

w/c 13th January 2020

j, v

w/c 20th January 2020

w. x

w/c 27th January 2020

y, z

w/c 3rd February 2020

qu, sh

w/c 10th February 2020

ch, th

 

For the caption actions for each sound please click here

 

Can you think of any words that begin with those sounds? Can you spot any words beginning with those sounds in your books or while you are out and about?

 

Topic Books

Here are some lovely books to share at home to support our topic:

Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram

Field Trip to the Moon by Jeanne Willis & John Hare

The Marvellous Moon Map by Teresa Heapy & David Litchfield

Jasper: Space Dog by Hilary Robinson & Lewis James

A Journey Through: Space by Steve Parker & John Haslam

Professor Astro Cat's Solar System by Ben Newman and Dominic Walliman

Dear Greenpeace by Simon James

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Last Wolf by Mini Grey

Tidy by Emily Gravett

George Saves the World by Lunchtime! by Jo Readman

 

   WORD OF THE WEEK!

Every week we practise a word in the classroom, and practise reading and writing it in sentences.

Children are expected to be able to read and spell the majority of these words by the end of the Summer Term. Please remember to practise these at home as part of your reading practise.

w/c 6th January 2020

Consolidating sounds already taught

w/c 13th January 2020

to

w/c 20th January 2020

he

w/c 27th January 2020

she

w/c 3rd February 2020

all

w/c 10th February 2020

was

Can you write these words, using the correct letter formation?

Can you use any of them in a sentence?

 

 

 


Reading

These are some fantastic books that we know the children love in Foundation Stage which you may wish to share at home:

  • The Tiger who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
  • Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth
  • Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas
  • Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
  • The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andrae

In Foundation Stage, we also enjoy reading traditional tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs. Traditional tales are an important aspect within our school curriculum so it is beneficial for children to be familiar with these stories.


See below for some helpful documents....