Foundation Spring Newsletter
Learning Challenge: Can you tell me a story?
This term we will be building on the brilliant start the children have made this academic year. We are extremely pleased with the progress they have made so far. During this term we will focus on familiar stories and ones from different cultures. After half term we will be using familiar stories to learn about growing; we will be focussing on our own environment and looking at how it might differ from others.
In order to support your child at home, you could take them on local trips to the park or museum, looking closely at similarities and talking about changes in the weather for example.
- 28th February – ‘Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs’ production at the Curve.
Can we please remind you to keep up with the reading at home as it really is the most valuable contribution you can make to your child’s learning. Listening to your child read and sharing books together on a daily basis really accelerates their progress in reading. We also allow the children to borrow a story book from our bookshelf to share at home. These will be changed alongside the reading books on Wednesdays and given out on Thursdays. Please ensure your child brings their book bag to enable this.
Warm winter clothes –
It is great to see so many children in our ‘Northfield House Primary Academy’ colours, they are all looking very smart in their school uniform. As the weather is colder around this time of year, can we please remind you to provide your child with hats, scarves and gloves etc to keep them warm outdoors. Please ensure that all items of clothing/ P.E kit are labelled clearly with their name.
We are really pleased with the way the children are progressing in the foundation stage. You could help with this by making sure children go to bed early and talk to them about their school day. Please feel free to come and talk to us about your child.
Thank you for your support,
The Foundation Stage Team