Welcome to Foundation
Welcome to the Foundation Stage at Abbey Gates.
Our Foundation Stage unit is made up of children in F1 (Nursery) and F2 (Reception). We are very lucky to have a large, shared environment that includes 2 indoor and 2 outdoor areas that are open and accessed throughout the day during "busy time".
Learning in Foundation takes place in many ways; child-initiated learning, small group tasks, adult directed tasks and one to one opportunities. Our projects are open - ended to allow us to follow children's interests. Regular visits within the community and visitors in school ensure our children have a wide range of experiences.
Our first project questions is: I wonder...what is special?
We will be learning all about ourselves, family, friends and celebrations.
In school, we share lots of books, songs and rhymes together - reading is essential for communication, language and literacy development. It is important that children hear stories at home regularly. Reading books at bedtime is an opportunity to spend quality time together, sharing a love of reading.
PE is every Friday and we visit the library on alternate Fridays. Please let us know if you would like to join us as we always welcome parent helpers.
Mrs Bowell, Miss Orchard, Mrs Whitworth, Mrs Wilmot, Miss Kingswood and Mrs Tomlin.
Space Centre Visit
Take a look at the photographs from our very exciting visit to The National Space Centre in Leicester. We went on a big yellow bus, flew to space on a rocket and looked carefully at the planets and stars. We had a great day!
Check your letter formation
Please click on the links to take you to how we form our letters at Abbey Gates!
F2 had a great day on Friday learning all about Diwali - the Festival of Lights. They listened to the story of Rama and Sita and made their very own diva lamps and decorated them with beads and beautiful jewels. The children also enjoyed creating their own Rangoli patterns and...
Easter fun in F2
We have had lots of fun at our craft morning and during our Easter egg hunt this week!