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Happy New Year


This term our topics are ‘Fairy Tales’ and ‘The World Around Us’.


In the first half of term the children will be looking at various familiar fairy tales. The role play will be a theatre where we will be encouraging the children to retell the stories, dress up as the characters, make up dances and really immerse themselves in the stories. We will be ending the topic with a Fairy Tale Ball where the children are invited to come in to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character.

In the second half of term we will be looking at where we live and comparing this to countries around the world. The children will have the opportunity to taste different foods, speak different languages and learn about the cultures of other countries.

We will also be having ‘child initiated weeks’ where the children get to choose the topic we are basing our work on that week. These weeks are a great opportunity to encouraging writing from the children who wouldn’t usually choose to write, to cover topics that we wouldn’t usually think to cover and to have a lot of fun following the children’s’ interests. We will let you know in our weekly letters when these weeks are and the topics the children have chosen.

If you would like to speak to any member of the foundation team please do not hesitate to catch us in the morning, after school or by writing in your child’s home school diary.


Sarah O’Toole – Red Bears Teacher and Foundation Stage Leader

Angela Greenslade – Red Bears Teaching Assistant

Faye Vanstone – Blue Bears Teacher

Christine Bond – Blue Bears Teaching Assistant

Janet Marshall – Resources and Play Assistant (RPA)

PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) cover every Tuesday afternoon.