What a fantastic first week in foundation the children have had! They have all settled in really well and becoming more confident each day.
In phonics this week we have learnt the sounds for these letters: s, a, t, p, i, n and learnt what words begin with these sounds. We played odd one out to help us with this as well as trying to draw the letters in the air and in glitter.
In maths this week we have learnt to recognise numbers 1-4 and counted objects to match these numbers. We have looked at the things that come in 2’s, 3’s and 4’s and learnt how to count these numbers on our fingers.
Our provision activities have also included colour mixing to paint sea creatures, creating masks, drawing pictures of under the sea creatures, cutting spaghetti and using wheelbarrows to dig in the mud. All the children have also practiced writing their names.
In the children’s first PE session they practiced simple ball skills and practiced getting dressed and undressed. This is an important part of a child’s learning and with plenty of practice will hopefully be able to do this independently over time.
The children now all have reading books and will be reading 1 to 1 with an adult each week. The children will also receive home learning tasks on a Friday to be completed over the weekend. This will help the children apply their school learning at home.
A letter will shortly be sent home to give you information about morning activities that will take place and what day your child will be expected to do theirs. All letters that you may have missed can be found on the parent information board located outside foundation 2.
More displays will be added around the classroom this week to showcase the children’s work and pictures of their first week’s in foundation 2.