Your teacher is Mrs Tessa Best and your LSA is Mrs Karen Byham
This is such an exciting year to be in – the first introduction to school life. We learn so much in just one year – how to listen beautifully, line up and stay in a line (you wouldn’t believe how tricky this is!), how to part from our parents and carers happily, how to be independent, how to share and play nicely and happily with others, and we gain confidence when talking in front of other people.
And guess what? We also learn how to read and write and do the basics in Maths.
We do lots of creative art work and so much exploring and learning through play.
We love to be outside and learn in lots of different ways. It truly is the Foundation for the rest of the school. Most importantly we have loads of fun too. When we are happy we learn.
As we progress through the weeks we will share with you what we have been learning and what we will be learning next. You are always welcome to pop in and have a chat with any of the staff if there is anything you are concerned about or just have a few questions. We use Tapestry to update parents every week. Parents get photos, notes and videos sent to their phones so they can see what we have all been up to.
Just a few reminders
We have just finished out topic on Space which the children have absolutely loved.
Over the next few weeks we will be starting a new topic on Animals. We will start with pets, then farm animals and then wild animals. We will also be learning about Easter and doing lots of Easter activities.
In maths we will be focussing on adding by counting on and taking away by counting back as well as continuing to work on number recognition and basic number skills. In phonics we are revising the Phase 3 digraphs but focussing on applying them more confidently to our writing.