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Welcome to Foundation Stage 1 - Clever Caterpillars!
The Foundation Stage 1 Team
Our Teachers are Miss Aspinall (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs Goff (Thursday-Friday).
Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Darrington and Mrs Johnson.
This term (Autumn 2021):
Miss Aspinall and Mrs Goff are Zog group leaders
Mrs Darrington is Gruffalo group leader
Mrs Johnson is Elmer group leader
Summer Term Session Times
AM session: Arrive 8:40 - Collection time 11:40am
PM session Arrival 12:20 - Collection time 3:20pm
We are looking forward to welcoming our new starters in September. You will have received an information pack at your stay and play session. The following presentation also provides some useful information: CLICK HERE
Throughout Foundation Stage at Greenwood we use the online learning journal Tapestry to record your child's progress. On Tapestry you will find photos and comments about your child's learning. Children who are accessing remote learning should use this to upload photos/videos of activities being completed at home. If you are unable to access Tapestry, please get in touch with us and we will be able to help with this. Adding your photos helps us create a broader picture of each child and understand their strengths and interests, as well as anything that we can help develop.
We upload weekly activities to Purple Mash. Your child has their own individual log in details to access the activities on there. Please get in touch if you need help with log in details or accessing set activities.
Please continue to read to your child at home daily, and record this in their reading diaries. Reading regularly with your child helps develop vocabulary, creativity, understanding of the world and most importantly a long life love of books.
OUR LEARNING ENQUIRY
“What makes me who I am?”
Some of the texts we will focus on:
Week 1 Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Week 2 Polar Bear, Polar Bear
Week 3 The Very Noisy Night
Week 4 Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Week 5 Peace at Last
Week 6 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
NURSERY RHYMES OF THE HALF TERM
We focus on 8 Nursery Rhymes each half term and practise singing these daily.
USEFUL LEARNING LINKS
Here are a number of websites to support your child's learning:
STARS OF THE WEEK
Every Friday we award one child from each session (am and pm) a "Value Certificate" that link to our 7 school values:
Miss Tucker hosts a virtual assembly every Friday in school to announce who has received a certificate and reason why. Those children bring a certificate home.
In addition to a Value Star, we will also be awarding a WOW Certificate to our 'Writer Of The Week'.
Foundation Stage 2
Teacher: Miss Moore email@example.com
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Barker
Teachers: Mrs Gilbody and Mrs Hurd firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jermy
Welcome to Butterflies
Our school day starts at 8:45am-3.15pm. Please be prompt at both drop off and pick up times.
Please respect social distancing when on the school site.
Hot tuck is available to purchase via Parent Pay. Toast is 20p a day and Crumpets are 30p a day.
Your child is also offered a healthy snack and milk during the school day.
PE is every Thursday. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on this day. They will stay in their PE kit all day.
Please see below for videos and further information about Butterflies. We hope you find this information useful.
Our Learning Enquiry
Autumn – What makes me, me?
- The Colour Monster
- My home/Homes around the world
- Funny Bones – Skeletons/Growth/Maps
- Doctors and Dentist – Oral health
- Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Ambulance
- Autumn (Seasonal Changes and Habitats)
- Bonfire night
- Diwali – Rama and Sita story, Diwali decorations/celebrations (RE-Cultures of other people)
- Winter- One Snowy Night (Seasonal)
- Christmas – Nativity, Christmas celebrations, Elf on the Shelf, Panto, Foundation Nativity
- Book time week
- Visit to Sherwood Pines
Welcome to Butterflies! Please read our September newsletter here.
Every Friday we are going to award one child from each class a "Value certificate".
These values are part of the Flying High Trust. They are:
Miss Tucker will host a virtual assembly every Friday in school. (This is not available at home).
Children will be awarded their certificate in class and will be celebrated with the whole school.
Good luck Butterflies!
Each week 2Do's are uploaded onto Purple Mash for you to complete.
Have lots of fun and we can't wait to see your wonderful creations!
Each child has log in details, if you require more information on this then please contact your class teacher.
Please remember to check your child's Tapestry profile!
Photo's of your child's learning journey at school are uploaded weekly.
Feel free to add any photos of your child learning at home.
Each week your child will receive a reading book and a free choice book. These are to read and share at home.
It is so important that your child brings their book bag to school EVERY DAY.
Please also check book bags regularly for letters.