The Foundation Stage - Heroic Holmes

Teacher: Mrs Henderson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Spataro and Miss Bain

Teacher's Comments

We are heroic Holmes! We are named after the Olympic Gold medallist Kelly Holmes.

In Holmes class we are helpful, friendly, caring and happy. We love to learn and we always strive to do our best.

At the start of our life at school, we are going to be learning lots of the useful skills we need to be successful later on: skills like listening, communicating and co-operating. We learn best when we're having fun and so we take part in lots of independent and focused activities through play. We're very curious and love to explore the world around us, which is a very important part of learning, as well as beginning to learn how to read and make marks and count.

Lots of our learning is going to be through songs, rhymes or stories. This year, our class author is Eric Carle, who has written and illustrated many books for young children. We enjoy his books with their bright and colourful pictures. His most well-known story is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We are looking forward to some exciting trips this year, including visits to the library and Deen City Farm. There will also be visitors and workshops throughout the year to help compliment and stimulate our learning.

We have a goal, in Holmes; to stay active, healthy and happy. To help us with this, we have a different ‘spotlight on sport’ every term. This term, Foundation Stage are concentrating on skittles and target practise to improve our aim, concentration and strength while inspiring an enthusiasm and sense of fun about keeping fit.