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 half term we continue our global theme of human rights.

As we begin an exciting new term, our learning in EYFS will be based around ‘Sustainability’.  During the first half term, we will be reading the core text ‘Where’s the Elephant?’ by Barroux.  We will be exploring the environment and examining how human activity has impacted it.  Our new role plays are centred on caring for animals, a farm shop, a forest school and a vets.

In literacy, we will be learning to read and write simple words and sentences using our phonics knowledge developed in Autumn.  We will also be learning about what living things need to survive, as well as where different animals live. We will use what we have learnt to create our own animal stories, which we will retell and act out for our classmates.

In mathematics, we will be using Numicon to strengthen our understanding of numbers to 20.  We will be recognising one more and one less by practicing counting forwards and backwards. We will also be learning our number bonds to 5 and 10 as well as, subtraction and addition stories.

We will continue with weekly sessions in forest school thinking about how to keep ourselves safe in this environment, focussing on the weather and how to keep ourselves warm as well as using tools safely.

During PE Reception will continue to think about how we can move in various ways and how we can use the space. We will continue to think about our spatial awareness and play different games to support us with this. This term, we will focus on developing various gross motor skills, such as, throwing and catching. Going forward as well as PE Kit, children will also need to bring in plimsolls, or trainers for PE.

Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read, and looking at story books on the internet to read about our topics.  Practicing counting and number skills when out and about will support children’s development and understanding in maths.  In line with the termly theme based on ‘Sustainaibility’, reading your child a story focusing on animals and talking about their local environment through a trip to the park will help them to develop their ideas.  If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home please see your child's class teacher.


General Information

Water bottles: Please ensure your child brings a clean, suitable water bottle into class with their name on.

Lost property: To ensure that personal items are not lost, please write your child’s name on their book bag and all of clothing.

All weather: Children have access to the outdoors in all weathers. Please ensure that they come dressed appropriately for the day (e.g. coat, hat, gloves, wellies, etc.) Please provide a bag with a spare change of clothes in case of any accidents.


Dates for your diary

11th February- End of term

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If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email your child’s class teacher