We are the Foundation Stage Class. We have two teachers Mrs Solomons who works on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs McGhee who works on a Thursday and Friday.
We are very lucky to have Mrs Marszal and Mrs Whitmarsh who all work in Luna class to support the children in their learning. We would also like to welcome back Miss Whitehead.
Each term we will be learning a new topic. You will be given an overview which shows you what your child will be learning each week. Please see below.
Term 6 Journeys
In our final term for this academic year we will be learning all about different ways of travelling to make a journey. We will be focussing on a different means of transport each week with some exciting highlights such as 'scooter week' in week two where the children will be invited to bring in their scooters to draw, count in twos with and practice road safety in the playground. It's going to be a good one!
(See our attached plan for more information.)
Term 5: Growing
This term we will be exploring how plants and animals grow. We will be doing our own planting and looking out for changes in our new class pets, the caterpillars!
We will be playing 'guess the baby' as we all bring in photographs of us all when we were young and we will be visiting our local Tesco store to find out where our food comes from.
Week 1 and our new class caterpillars have settled in nicely. We have noticed a difference in their size already!
Week 2, look how much they have grown!
Week 3, This week has been a bit of a dramatic week for the caterpillars. We came to school on Wednesday to find 4 of them lying on the bottom of the pot very still. Two of them had definitely died. Mrs McGhee took them home to look after them and discovered the next morning that one had managed to climb to the top. Another two on the bottom were looking like they were trying to turn into chrysalides. We are unsure whether the ones on the floor will survive. Mrs McGhee will continue to look after them and keep Luna class updated.
We ended up with two butterflies that the children helped to release into the school gardens. One even sat on Mrs Marszal's finger.
In Luna class we have our own class email. You can send us photos and video clips of what you have been up to at home. We will then share them in class firstname.lastname@example.org ( please note there is an r on the end of Luna class)
Homework in Luna Class
Luna Class follow the Early Years Framework which focuses on the Characteristics of Effective Learning:
Each of these characteristics underpin everything we do, and are part of the 7 key areas of Learning and Development in the Early Years:
- making relationships - self-confidence and self-awareness - managing feelings and behaviour
- moving and handling - health and self-care
- listening and attention - understanding - speaking
- reading - writing
- number - shape, space and measure
- people and communities - the world - technology
- exploring and using media and materials - being imaginative
Luna Class have PE on a Monday and a Thursday. Please make sure your child has their PE bag in school at all times. The PE kit needs to have a NAMED t-shirt, pair of shorts and a pair of daps/trainers.
- finding out and exploring - playing with what they know - being willing to 'have a go'
- being involved and concentrating - keeping trying - enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically - thinking
- having their own ideas - making links - choosing ways to do things
You will see our 'Dinosaurs' up in the classroom. The children are involved in how they are learning, ask your child which dinosaur they used today. Tryosauras (Active learning and Motivation), Explorasauras (Playing and Exploring) Thinkosauras (Creative and thinking critically).
You will find pictures of what we have been learning, fun websites to develop your child's understanding and useful resources you can use at home.