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Week Beginning 4.6.2018


Welcome back to a new term, our final term in Foundation - we have a busy term ahead learning all about Oceans and Seas.  Please see below for the curriculum letter about what we will be covering this term.    


Communication language and literacy 

We will reading all about different pirate stories and acting out the scenarios, this will also inform our writing sessions. We will be doing lots of writing about pirates. 


Mathematical development 

We are learning all about time - we will talk about different times of the day and will be talking about O'clock and half past times. 


Expressive arts and design and physical development

We will be practising our dance for the summer fayre - prepare to be amazed. We will be making pirate boats, hats and other accessories. 



Wednesday - White Waltham visit

Thursday - PE




Our Christian Value this term is:






Star of the Week:   





Dojo Winner: 







Nightingales photos!


Please note if your child's picture never appears here then you have requested this on the admin forms at school. 

Photos of your children are also accessible on Tapestry for you to view. 



What is Doodle Maths 

It is a website/app that helps consolidate and practice the mathematical development concepts that we teach in school. It is personalised and will generate questions that are relevant for your child based on the answers that they give. 

Is it compulsory?

In foundation it is not, however it is an excellent resource that the children really love to use! 

What are the added extras?

Teachers can upload and add additional questions and activities. We will be adding some that link to what we have been learning about in class. Look out for this on the homework grids. 

How can my child get help with Doodle Maths?

There is a help function at the top, the child can also ask for a hint. The questions can also be read to them. 

What will happen when they play?

They will unlock different games to play and earn stars. The children can then choose a Doodle Pet and then 'buy' accessories using the stars. 

Will it be checked?

The teachers have access to data that shows how often the children are accessing Doodle Maths and their progress. We will also celebrate top doodlers in Friday's collective worship. 

What if I need help with Doodle Maths?

Please come and ask one of the teachers at school and we will be happy to help you. 

What is the times table section?

This is mainly for the other classes but feel free to start learning your 1,2,5 and 10s!


Anymore questions, please let me know

Characteristics Of Effective Learning

So far we have learnt all about: 

         - Keep it up Captain - This is about never giving up

         - Have a go Hero - This is about trying new things

 - Super Explorer - This is about seeking out challenges

 - Mr Agent Ideas - encouraging us to come up with new ideas 



Important Information For Families - documents and letters are added here:




Supporting with Reading and Phonics at home

We predominantly use Read Write Inc to teach phonics. The link below has a parent section that gives examples of the pure phonic sounds required for children to read and spell successfully.


Another useful website that can reinforce learning taking place in the classroom can be found below - as they say, practice makes perfect!

Useful Websites and Information


Maths Games and Songs:


High Frequency Word Game


Ruth Miskin- Phonics


Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

A Part of the Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust