At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.
This term’s topic is ‘Please Protect our Planet’ and the text we will be using is ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. This book will allow us to gain a knowledge and understanding of living things and their needs, as well how to take care of our immediate environment. We will focus on listening to others, a sense of self-worth, fair play, respecting others through having a positive attitude towards difference and diversity. Having a belief that everyone can do things to improve our surroundings through a positive change. The children will be encouraged to use the character skill ‘wonder’ to ask questions and express their own ideas. The children will be suggesting ways to solve problems and understand what empathy is and how they can empathise with others. We hope to inspire the children to become ‘Change Makers’.
The sounds that we will be learning this term are;
During phonics this term the children will be using graphemes to blend for reading and segment for writing.
The ‘tricky’ words are;
he, she, we, my, her, with, me, be, you, are, was, all, they, have, like
This term children we would like to encourage children to read a range of storybooks at home every day. Please make sure you continue to fill in your child’s reading record. Class teachers will also be uploading a daily story to tapestry. These stories will be read by different teachers. Oxford Owls are providing free ebooks for children. Please use the link below to sign up and access them.
This term the children will looking at place value and solidifying numbers to 20. We will be creating number sentences using number bonds to 5 and number bonds to 10. This will support the children when they will be looking at addition, subtraction and solving words problems, later in the half term.
All our homework activities link to your child’s class learning. You will be given a list of homework activities to complete with your child. You can pick which one your child tackles each week. Please see the homework letter for additional information.
This term PE will focus on target practise. We will be proving opportunities for your children to complete one activity a week at home, which can be found on a PowerPoint on tapestry. Please could you continue to encourage your child to dress and undress themselves at home.
Throughout the year the Reception children would usually attend educational visits. As we are unable to take part in physical visits we will provide links to Colchester Zoo for the children to virtually visit and explore a range of animals and their environments.
Dates for your diary
12th February - Break up for half term
12th February- Chinese New Year
14th February- Valentine ’s Day
16th February- Shove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
17th February- Ash Wednesday
22nd February- Return to school for Spring 2
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Please find below a few websites that you may find useful to explore at home with your child to support their learning in the EYFS curriculum:
For up to date learning notifications and photographs of your children please follow us on twitter: