Welcome to Foundation
The children in Foundation have settled in beautifully and have made an excellent start to the new term. They are joining in with lots of exciting activities and are getting used to the routines very quickly.
We learn outside on a Tuesday and this is called 'Trekking'. When we go trekking, we care for our chickens, have a go at balancing on the trim trail, make pictures out of natural objects that we find, play games, go on minibeast hunts and get involved in other things that we would not usually do inside of the classroom. On Fridays, we visit Ravenshead Library where we change our books and listen to a story read by the Librarian.
In Foundation, we mostly learn through play, and fun, hands on, real life experiences. We are currently working on our fine motor skills, relationships with other people, sharing, speaking and listening.
Information for Parents: How to say the sounds.
Recently, the children were given flashcards to help them to pracise the sounds we have learnt at school. Below is a link to a useful video which is a useful guide to use when supporting your child at home. http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/
We love to learn outdoors!
The F1 children are having great fun learning outdoors. They have made binoculars and searched for Bears on a Bear Hunt. This week they have explored dropping stones to form crators on the moon. Using chalks on the playground they created some fantastic rockets. The Foundation...
The Gruffalo’s Child.
What a fabulous day we have had in F2. We have made our story map along with actions to retell the story of the Gruffalo's Child. Maybe the children could show you what we have learnt using the story map to help them!
Fire Service visit.
We have been so lucky to have a visit from the fire service! The fire fighters taught us about fire safety and showed us what they have to wear when they are putting fires out. We got chance to look at the fire engine and even had a go at...
The Wild West
Foundation have loved learning about The Wild West. They have been visited by Cowgirls on their horses and Sheriff Kelvin and have made their own tepees and dreamcatchers!
Today, F1 went on a dinosaur hunt! They worked hard to make their own binoculars before they set off,and kept count of how many of each dinosaur they saw by ticking them off on their charts.They saw Stegasaurus, Triceratops, T-Rex and a Pterodactyl. When the children returned to...
Egg decorating, egg rolling and an egg hunt solving clues!
Do Cows Drink Milk?
Foundation have loved their 'Do cows drink milk?' topic over the last 2 weeks. They worked hard as a team to make this wonderful cow out of natural materials during Trekking - isn't it super?!
Our Christian Experience
On Tuesday, Foundation and Key Stage 1 got together to explore the Easter Story through art, song and reflection. They spent all morning working in mixed year group teams, and made their way around 8 stations throughout school, where they made twig crosses, re-enacted the Last Supper, made palms, reflected in the...
We were very lucky in the FSU to see the chicks hatch before our eyes and even got the chance to hold them!