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.
Dads, Lads and Grandads Reading Event
We invited the Dads, Lads and Grandads from the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One to a special reading event today. We read lots of wonderful stories together and the children and adults had a fabulous time sharing their love of books.
In F1 we love to learn outdoors! Today we read "The Mud Pie" and practised segmenting and blending words. We then went outside and listened carefully to instructions to make our own mud pie. We filled our bowls with mud and mixed in water and sand. Finally we patted it...
Chinese New Year
We have been learning about Chinese New Year. We read stories about how people celebrate, watched dragon and lion dances and read non-fiction texts. During trekking we used ribbons and pom poms to create our own dragon dances, focussing on different movements such as up and down, round and round...
The Animal Doctor visit
The children in F1 had an exciting visit from the Animal Doctor. They are our local vets in Ravenshead. The children met Alfie the dog and Rupert the Rabbit. The Vets explained how to care for each animal and we all got the opportunity to stroke them. We...
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...