Summer Term 2019
Welcome back to Summer Term 2019 in Foundation Stage. We hope that you have all had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather. We welcome all our new families, who have joined Little Acorns this term.
Attached is the planning that your child will be following this term. We will begin by exploring the onset of Spring, St George’s Day and Growing and Changing, before moving onto our ‘Seaside’ topic, looking at under the sea creatures, pirates, mermaids and coastal habitats.
Please ask if you have any questions or if you feel you have any resources that could support us for this topic.
Summer Weather – Please ensure that your child has a sun hat (with neck protection), sun cream and a water bottle in school daily. With this letter, you should receive a copy of our Foundation Stage Sun Safety Policy and we ask all parents to return the permission slip, allowing staff to administer sun cream.
Children need to come into school, already wearing sun cream and we will reapply sun cream before the hottest parts of the day.
Please remember that we are a healthy setting and therefore encourage the children to bring in healthy snacks for both break and lunchtime. We are also a nut free school therefore nuts or products containing nuts cannot be sent into school
We are planning to take the preschool children into the school woodland area on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure, if your child attends a Wednesday afternoon session, that they come wearing clothes suitable for outside and which you don’t mind them getting muddy. We have some spare wellington boots, but if your child had some please send them to school each Wednesday. Children will also need a waterproof coat.
Transition into School– There will be a series of events in the 2nd half of this summer term, to prepare your child for starting school. Dates about these events will be sent home in June and you will be able to meet your child’s new class teacher at the Open Evening (date to be confirmed).
Reading Books – The new system of parents supporting their children to change their reading book at the start of each session is working really well. Thank you for supporting your child with reading at home. This term, we will begin guided reading and shared story sessions with groups of children during the day and you will notice these recorded in your child’s reading diary.
This is busy, exciting term and we look forward to seeing the children continue to be excited when learning about all these new things
Please do not hesitate to come and speak to any of the Early Years team if you have any questions, queries or concerns.
Claire Webber – Early Years Leader