Welcome Letter Autumn 2020
The Foundation stage team warmly welcome everybody back to school for the new school year. We are still in the midst of the strangest of times but as a school we are doing everything we can to make things as normal as possible for your children, not least here in the Foundation Stage.
An especially warm welcome to our new starters. We are so pleased to have you with us and our older children are being incredibly kind in helping our younger children to feel settled in their new school environment.
This term our topic is “All about Me” where we will be learning about ourselves and our families and celebrating everything that makes us unique. We will also be looking at our homes, drawing self-portraits and talking about the things we love to do. The FS team will also be spending lots of time this term ensuring that the emotional needs of all the children are met.
We will send more information out over the next few weeks with regard to reading, assessments and how you can support your child’s learning in EYFS. Until then, please focus on name recognition and name writing, counting, listening and following instructions.
Friday morning is PE morning. As independent dressing is an important learning opportunity in EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) we hope to get changed into our PE kit in school next term but for the moment, in line with the rest of the school, we ask that you send your child to school in their PE kits on Fridays. You can prepare your child for next term by encouraging them to dress themselves as much as possible including putting on their own coat and having a go at the zips and buttons!
To support the children’s gross motor skills and create a more homely environment we are going to be removing shoes in the FSU. Please help your child by encouraging them to take off and put on their own shoes and ensuring they are wearing socks.
We have very limited cloakroom space in the FSU. As such we must insist that children only bring essential items into school. Children may have a school book-bag, their own ready filled water bottle and a lunch bag/box if they are having packed lunch. Please do not bring water bottles in a separate bag.
If you have any concerns or would like to speak the Foundation Stage Staff please feel free to come and speak to us at the end of the day.
From the Foundation Stage Team:
Mrs Forrest (Class Teacher)