In Foundation stage from now until October half term we are following the whole school topic Hakuna Matata and all things Africa.Our timetable consists of daily phonic sessions, Phonics is a method of teaching children to read by linking sounds (phonemes) and the symbols that represent them(graphemes, or letter groups). This is then followed by a talk for writing/power of reading session.Our stories from Africa are Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb and The Leopard’s Drum by Jessica Souhani. Our daily maths sessions are focusing on recognising numbers and the value of number and using the mastery approach.
The staff in F1 are Miss Maslin – teacher and Mrs Thompson- teaching assistant
The staff in F2 are Mrs Ali- F2 teacher and Miss Fox Foundation stage lead and F2 teacher, Miss Brook and Miss Spinks teaching assistants
Reading books for F2 are sent home on a Monday and staff regularly check who is reading 5 times a week. Children who read 5 times a week are entered into a prize draw and drawn in our whole school assemblies.