Sandhill Primary

Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to our Foundation Stage 1 class!

Hello! Welcome to Mrs Hartley & Mrs Davis’ class. I hope you are ready for a fun and busy Spring Term! We can’t wait to get going!

Meet your Teachers

Hi! I’m Mrs Hartley. I teach in Foundation and absolutely love it.

We get to play, laugh and have fun every day. I have two little girls at home who are 5 and 2 years old so when I’m not at school I carry on playing and go on lots of adventures with my girls.

My favourite place to be is outside, you will often find me in my wellies ready for any weather! I also love sketching and reading. I can’t wait for you to join us in September. Let’s have a magical time together.

Ms L Hartley

Mrs Hartley
Foundation Stage 1 Teacher

Hi, my name is Mrs Davis and I teach in Foundation.

I love to spend time with my family.  I like to go on lots of walks with my little boy to feed the ducks or splash in puddles!
I enjoy using my imagination and I can’t wait to have lots of tea parties in the home corner or be superheroes flying through the skies of Rotherham with you! We are going to have so much fun learning together!
M Davis

Mrs Davis
Foundation Stage 1 Teacher

Our Classroom

Our New Learning

Fast recognition of up to 3 objects, without having to count them individually (“subitising”).
Link numerals and amounts: for example, showing the right number of objects to match the numeral, up to 5.
Experiment with their own symbols and marks as well as numerals.
Understanding the 5 key concepts about print – print has meaning – print can have different purposes – we read English text from left to right and from top to bottom – the names of the different parts of a book – page sequencing.
Fantastic Words – Key Vocabulary
Fantastic words: cold climate, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s
Key vocabulary: winter, cold, snow, frost, ice, love, brave
Understanding the world
This term is all about winter! Here are a few questions you could explore with your child:
How do we know it’s winter?
What are the signs?
Where in the world is it cold?
Which animals like the cold?
Our celebrations this term will be Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.
This term is all about rhythm and rhyme we have two wonderful stories The Gruffalo’s Child which support awareness of rhyme and We’re Going On A Bear Hunt which encourages rhythm.
We will continue with our sound of the week! So far we have learnt, S, A, T, P, I, N, M and this term we will also learn D, G, O.

Class Information

Each child has their own peg and are welcome to bring a bag of spare clothes as we do like to get messy!

Please bring a water bottle.

May we also ask families to label all children’s clothing
Above all, remember to have fun!