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The Spinney

Foundation Page

Mrs L Williman
Mrs L Williman
Class Teacher
Mrs Kurdynowska
Mrs Kurdynowska
Teaching Assistant
Miss Page
Miss Page
Teaching Assistant
Mrs Cobelli
Mrs Cobelli
Midday Supervisor

A warm welcome to our year page. If your child is in Foundation please familiarise yourself with this page as it will let you know the various activities the class are currently involved in. Note that this page doesn't replace the school newsletters - those can be accessed here: Newsletters.

Classroom code of conductChild hand up

This list was put together by the pupils themselves in the first week of term. All the ideas came from the children themselves, and they know they must do their best to abide by them.

  1. We sit sensibly
  2. We work quietly
  3. We play nicely
  4. We share
  5. We help each other
  6. We line up sensibly
Weekly Timetable

Children and parents please familiarise yourself with the outline weekly timetable for your class, available here or by clicking the link on the right. It will help you to remember for example which day you will your PE kit is in school, though you will of course need your indoor shoes every day and your book bag every day.

Please note that this is an outline timetable only as some scheduled activities may be changed due to other in school events happening that week.

CurriculumChild curriculum

For the curriculum information sheet for this term, please click here: Curriculum map.

This term's topics are Superheroes and Once upon a time....

We are going to be learning about Superheroes and what really makes them so super. This is a super topic to discover our senses use them to explore the changing season from summer to autumn. We will design our own superhero and use this as a springboard for fantastic problem solving and writing opportunities. We will also have a superhero dress-up day

HomeworkChild homework

We will send reading books home after the first couple of weeks. Initially these books are very simple. Please try to hear your child read as often as you can and record it in their red reading record. Children love a routine, whilst reading daily is ideal, try to choose a time when your child isn't tired. We hear children read weekly as part of a group. Please keep books and red reading records in book bags and bring book bags to school every day. Children will be encouraged to bring home a picture book of their choice to share with you at bedtime. Please don't worry if they choose the same book frequently as young children often enjoy hearing their favourite story again and again!

We will have daily phonics lessons. Click the video link below to see and hear correct articulation of the phonemes we're learning.

We teach cursive handwriting in school, forming letters in the style that can be found here. Every lower case letter starts on the line, shown by a red dot.

Activities outside the classroomChild outside school

Here is a list of the activities that take the children outside the classroom this term

  • PE activities weekly on a Tuesday and Friday children will require tracksuits and plimsolls or trainers for PE outside please.
  • Children use our outside learning area daily. We can store wellington boots in the classroom if you would prefer your child to wear these outside.
Classroom activitiesChild in class

We will begin Friday Show and Tell in October. The children will be allocated a house family. Children from each house family take it in turns each week to talk to the whole class. This is a very valuable experience and we would encourage you to help your child to prepare what they would like to say. We would love to hear about days out, special family occasions they have enjoyed or something your child is really good at or enjoys doing. The other children are then invited to ask questions. The 'talk' and questions last about two minutes. This is a very valuable part of the curriculum which helps the children to develop speaking and listening skills. The house whose turn it is that week will be displayed on the communication board outside the classroom.