Welcome to Inkpen Class – Foundation
Class Teacher: Mrs Wilkinson & Associate Teacher: Mrs Townsend
TA: Mrs Smith
Here you will be able to find out what is happening in our class as the year progresses, I hope you find this useful.
We generally work on a topic based curriculum linked to our literacy theme.
STAR OF THE WEEK
Stars of the Week are chosen each week for anything from always being ready to learn to making fantastic progress in key areas of learning. The stars receive a certificate and golden sticker in Whole School Celebration assembly. this will begin in Term 2 for Inkpen.
- Daily routines
- Forest School
What is forest school?
Summer and Winter kit list
- Up and coming events – please look at the calendar on this page to see what is happening in Inkpen class.
The children Dinosaur topic web are embracing their learning environment and becoming more independent in ther learning which is lovely to see. it is also great to see the progress the children are making and you should see huge improvements this term as we really get stuck into our writing and number work.
We hope that you are also feeling confident with our ‘focus child’ parent teacher meetings which are on going. These help us to catch up with families and help the children with their learning at home. this term sees the second round of interviews which will hopefully show us how the children have progressed since last term. I’m very excited to see what the children can show me this term.
The children are continuing to learn about behaviours for learning through our learning Super Heroes e.g. Super Chooser, Have a Go Hero. The badges that the children earn are on display in the classroom. We are also reflecting on the 3 characteristics of learning; Playing and Exploring, Active Learning, Creative and Critical Thinking.
Personal, Social and Health Education
Goals and Dreams.
Literacy and Communication
The children are spending time on the carpet learning good behaviours for learning such as good listening, good looking, good thinking.
Phonics and Reading
We hope you are enjoying the story sacks and managing to read together in the home environment. The children generally love to tell the story using the toy provided. If you would like your book changed please return on a Friday. If it has been lost then please let us know. Please take this opportunity to develop your own and your child’s interest in stories and reading, we continue to endeavour to instil a lifelong love of books and stories with all our families.
Your child will also continue to receive their reading books. We will try to read with all children in the class once a week. We will fill in the journal when we do, please could you do the same.
The children receive a directed phonics session everyday at school to enable them to begin to read for themselves and begin their own love of stories. We will continue to consolidate single letter sounds and blending these to read simple words such as ‘sat’ ‘pin’ The children will also begin to learn to segment words into all their sounds in order to begin to write simple words phonically.
We continue to consolidate the children’s recognition of the numbers 1-10 and quantifying them. We will develop this learning up to 20, taking a number a day and continuing to consolidate with play, learning about how they work together. We will also look at capacity this term.
This is a series of optional fun activities which you can do with your child at home to help develop maths. More information will be available in October.
Understanding the World
We hope to tap into the children’s natural curiosity for the world around them and develop the children’s natural curiosities. We will be going on whole class Winter Walks this term, with help from volunteers. We hope to look for the signs of Winter and find out about the creatures and plants around us during this difficult time of the year. The children will begin to recognise the creatures around them and we will think of ways we can help.
We will be learning about Christianity, Chinese New Year and 2 stories from the Bible; Noah’s Ark and The Good Samaritan.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to talk about your child with one of our team then please let us know.
Mrs Sharon Wilkinson
Mrs Sharon Smith
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