Summer Term 2018

Welcome back to a busy and exciting Summer term.

Over the first couple of weeks we will be welcoming some new children into Red Base.

Our Author for the first half of the term is Giles Andreae, and our weekly topics will include farm animals, mini beasts, wild animals and caterpillars and butterflies.

School closes on Friday 25th May and re-opens Monday 4th June.

The second half term our author will be Claire Freedman.  Our weekly topics will include clothes, food, monsters, dinosaurs and pirates.

Towards the end of the term there will be a meeting for all parents to discuss transition into foundation 2, more information nearer the time.


Red Base reminders:

  • Please sign your child in and out every day and inform staff if someone different will be collecting your child.
  • Please remember to pay the £1 foundation fund each week.
  • Our morning session is 8:45- 11:45 (children to arrive through the playground door and be collected through the office entrance – doors will be open from 11:40)
  • Our afternoon session is 12:15-3:15 (children to arrive through the office entrance and be collected through the playground door – doors will open from 3:10)


*Please try to be on time when dropping off and collecting your children as it helps our session times to run smoothly.


If you have questions or concerns please feel free to come into Red base and speak to a member of staff.

Keep up to date with whats going on in Red Base. KIDBLOG LINK


Foundation 2 (Blue & Green Base)

Summer Term 2018

We have now entered our last term of the school year – Wow! The year is flying by!! We still have lots of new things to learn as well as consolidating what we have already learnt.

This half term we are finding out all about space. We will be developing our knowledge & understanding of the world when we explore all about space. What would we find in space?, what the different planets are called and what they are like as well as finding out  all about astronauts.

After half term our topic will be ‘Magic’! This will include lots of stories about witches & wizards (Room on a Broom, Winnie the Witch and The magic porridge pot). Which ones can you remember? We will be making different spells – hope they don’t try to change one of the adults into a frog!!

We will launch the topic by dressing up as wizards (Harry Potter?) or witches – more information to follow.

In Literacy, we will continue to develop the children’s reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The children are making amazing progress with their decoding & blending in reading & writing. We will be practising writing in different styles such as instructions, lists, stories, etc

In Maths, we are continuing to develop the children’s confidence in a range of number skills and encouraging them to work more independently and exploring reasoning (understanding why something is the right answer ie “The missing number is 12 because I know the number before 12 is 11). We will focus on numbers within 20.

We continue to provide the children with a wide range of other experiences including creative tasks, PE, music and IT.

Your children have been amazing this week coming into school  on their own – they are showing us they are already getting ready to be in Year 1! Your support at Writing Mornings continues to be a valuable part of your child’s education and we would like to thank you for still making the time to attend.

Your support is much appreciated and makes a huge difference. Please could we ask you to continue reading with your child regularly, practising their numbers and tricky words, and completing their weekly homework.

Tapestry has been a valuable home school link this year – remember to regularly check what your child has been up to at school every week.

 Please feel free to come into either Blue or Green Base to discuss your child’s progress or any other concerns you may have!

Foundation Team


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