The Foundation Stage - Heroic Holmes

Teacher: Miss Adusei
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Spataro and Miss Bull

Teacher's Comments

We are Holmes Family. We are named after the inspiring double 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 such as: 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, make marks and count.

Lots of our learning is going to be through songs, rhymes, sounds and stories. This year, our class author is Sam Taplin, who has written and illustrated many books for young children. We enjoy his books because of their bright and colourful pictures as well as their interactive sounds. One of his stories we will be looking at is 'Jungle sounds', this book requires good listening skills and taking turns to discover the different animal sounds in the jungle.

We are looking forward to some exciting trips this year, as this year we will be going to Deen City Farm and our local library. 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 physical education once a week. This term, our motto is 'BeDifferent', as we are a school that celebrates differences and encourages each other to be different so that we can be better.