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Mrs Maxey - Foundation

Summer Term 2022- LONDON and TRANSPORT

Welcome back to all the Foundation children starting their last term in Foundation!  How fast the year has flown by ! 

It has been wonderful to see how much the children have flourished in their learning in Foundation during the Spring Term. They have all settled in extremely well to school life and arrive eager, raring to go in their learning. This Summer Term looks to be a busy and exciting time for the children. 


London and Transport


Our first topic for the Summer Term explores the topic of London. The children will be learning about London. They will be writing their very own letter to the Queen to share a creative idea that they have made for the year of her platinum Jubilee. They will be designing their very own London buses and discussing the various landmarks of London. They will pretend to be tour guides describing the various exciting sights and sounds of London. 


The second topic for the Summer Term will be Transport, we will be exploring all the different modes of transport from cars, planes, trains, tractors, boats, bikes and buses. 


Important Information

Every week PE lessons are on a Wednesday, please can your child arrive at school already dressed in their PE kit. They will need to wear trainers, black joggers or black PE shorts, a red Archbishop Cranmer PE T-Shirt and a school cardigan or jumper. 


In Foundation we have a fabulous team of Teaching Partners who help to support the children in their academic studies and provide pastoral support too ! They are truly wonderful and we are very lucky. On Mondays and Fridays we are very fortunate to have the wonderful Miss Maule supporting the children in Foundation. On Monday, Thursday and Friday we have the amazing Mrs Chilton supporting the children in Foundation. Finally on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the wonderful teaching partner Miss Young supports the class.


Every day your child will need to arrive at school with a named water bottle, already filled with water and a warm waterproof coat as no one can predict the British weather ! On the more summery days please can you ensure that your child arrives at school with their suncream already applied. 


Please can you provide a pair of named wellington boots in a carrier bag, which can be placed on your child's peg. We often do outdoor learning and having wellington boots in school will mean that your child will be able to keep their shoes clean and tidy for moving around indoors.


Reading Books will be changed and given out on Fridays. We recommend that you establish great reading habits and try to hear your child read at least three times a week. Your child will have their books changed every Friday, ready for the weekend.  Please write in their reading diaries to show that you have heard your child read. This will ensure that your child will receive a reading reward at the end of each half term.


Spellings every Friday your child will have a new key ring attached to their book bag. These are key words that will be helpful for your child to learn how to read, write and spell independently. Please can you encourage your child to practice these at home. It doesn't need to be boring, they can make posters of the words, write them out in gel pens, use felt tips, use post it notes, write them on ipads, write them on the computer, let your creativity drive this ! We will also be writing them in class every morning during registration. 


In the classroom we need to keep the room well ventilated to minimise the risks of Covid transmission, with the windows being open.  Therefore please can your child have warm jumpers and cardigans on for their school day in school 


Seesaw Online Learning Journal will be an excellent digital portal for you as parents this year to share any learning or experiences your child has at home. We too will be sharing information with you and your family some of the exciting things we get up to in the school day. A letter detailing how to access Seesaw on your ipad, tablet or mobile device will be sent home in the first week of school. 


We are all really looking forward to working with your children in the Summer Term and seeing them all to continue to flourish in their own unique ways. 


Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns at any time and we will do our best to assist you in whatever way we can. 

Mrs Maxey

Seesaw - Online Learning Platform- Parent Partnership



This online learning journal will be an excellent way of working in partnership with school for the education of your child. We will be sharing the learning that takes place in the school day and hopefully capturing some of those magic moments in EYFS for you to celebrate at home with your child. We would also recommend parents upload proud learning moments at home, or special family events, awards or discoveries of the natural world. This will be a great talking tool with the class during school hours. This year we ask for no show and tell to be brought into school, instead Show and Tell will be online, so please upload any photos you would like your child to share with their class to their online journal. Please can you ensure that you fill in the Seesaw consent forms and adhere to the rules surrounding using Seesaw too. 

Diary Notes

First Day of Summer Term 1 - Tuesday 19th April 2022

Queen's Jubilee Creative Pop Up Museum - Friday 22nd April 3pm - Foundation

Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd May 

MAY HALF TERM  - 30th May 

Queen's Platinum Jubilee - 2nd June (Falls in Half Term) 

First Day of Summer Term 2 - Monday 6th June

Father's Day - Sunday 19th June 

INSET DAY Friday 24th June 

Friday Transition Mornings for New Starters for September 2022 - Friday 10th June, Friday 17th June and Friday 1st July 

Welcome Meeting for New Starters Parents for September 2022 Monday 6th June 4pm 

Summer Trip Foundation TBC 

Summer Reports Friday 8th July 
Sports Day TBC

End of Summer Term Friday 22nd July








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