Bumblebees (Foundation Stage 1)
Welcome to Foundation stage 1. Your teachers are Mrs Leng and Mrs Hawes. Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Haynes also work with our class.
We are excited to meet you and start FS1 in September 2021. If you have any questions on starting school, please contact reception.
Hello, I'm Mrs Hawes. I am looking forward to teaching in F1 with Mrs Leng and the other adults in the unit this year.
We are very excited and will enjoy getting to know you all as you start your journey through our school! We already know some of you because we have taught your brothers and sisters!
I love to read books for grown-ups as well as books for children – two of my favourite children’s authors are Julia Donaldson and Shirley Hughes. I have two children – a boy and a girl, who are quite grown up now – and a crazy cat called Willow. I enjoy walking in the countryside and travelling to lots of new places, especially at the seaside!
Hello, I'm Mrs Leng and I am looking forward to teaching in Nursery with Mrs Hawes in September.
I will be working for two days a week. I have a son, Harry, aged 18 who will soon be leaving home to study in London. I have 2 cats, Socks and Lola and a chicken called Nellie! I enjoy running and walking. I have also been very busy in my garden this year. I also enjoy travelling in my caravan with my husband and I love visiting the seaside. I love to be creative and I particularly like sewing and making jewellery. I’m looking forward to making lots of things with the children in Nursery.
This year’s main topics:
Getting to know you. Nursery Rhymes: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Twinkle Twinkle, Humpty Dumpty, Incey Wincey Spider, Hickory Dickory Dock. Toys and Christmas: Looking at the different types of toys from the past and present. Looking at toys we would like at Christmas. Autumn, Diwali, Bonfire night, Christmas.
Bears: Polar bears, Brown bears, Panda Bears, Teddy bears. Minibeasts: Naming all the different types of minibeasts. Growing and planting: Looking at the parts of a flower, Planting seeds. Winter, Spring, Easter
Traditional Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Little Red Hen, 3 Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, The Gingerbread Man. Animals: Pets, Farm animals, Under the sea animals, The jungle, Wild animals. Summer, sports day, transition.
Parents are welcome to come into class each morning and complete a morning activity with their child.
Phonics: We will teach Phase 1 of the Letter and Sounds programme. When children are ready we will move onto phase 2, learning new phonemes each week.
Reading: We encourage children to choose a library book from the Foundation Stage Library for you to share at home.
The school day starts at 8:50am with the classroom doors opening at 8:45am. Registration is at 9:00am and learning starts immediately after. The school day ends at 2:55pm and children will need to be collected by an adult from the classroom door.
If you would like your child to be collected from school by someone other than yourself, a form will need to be filled in to advise school who your child/children can leave with. Forms are available from the office or from the classroom.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle to keep in the classroom. This can be taken home every day and filled with fresh water.
Please read with your child at least 3 times a week.