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.
Chinese New Year
This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We read the story of the great race, discovered which animal year we were born in and tasted some yummy Chinese food. We were especially lucky to have a visit from one of our parents who read a dual language...
Up, Up and Away!
This week we have been learning about things that float in the air. Today we took balloons outside....some filled with air, some with water and others with half water and half air. We discussed what we thought would happen....some children thought that the balloons full of water would...
When we came into our classroom today we were very excited to find lots of chameleons hiding! We talked about how they were camouflaged and went on a chameleon hunt to see what colours they had changed into.
Under the sea dancing
Last week we were really lucky to have a special visitor that taught us a wonderful under the sea dance. We watched a clip from the little mermaid and spoke about the creatures that we could see. We then moved around the room as the different animals and put movements...
After a very interesting shine assembly the F2 children were keen to find out about volcanoes. We watched a video of a volcano erupting and spoke about what caused them to erupt and what they were made of. We then carefully followed a set of instructions about how to make...
As part of Trekking Tuesday and our topic "Ourselves", the Foundation Stage Unit explored outside gathering natural materials. We found lots of twigs, leaves and acorns and the children worked together to make their faces. We made sure we included our eyes, nose and mouth and some children even used...
Sink or float?
Foundation enjoyed their science experiment today- they predicted, tested and evaluated things that float and sink. They also made their very own boats and checked to see if their designs were successful! Even the rain did not put us off...
Journeys and Transport
The children in Foundation have been enjoying their topic on 'Journeys and Transport'. They have learnt about boats, helicopters, trains, cars, planes, maps and hot air balloons. They loved our 'Wheels Day' and next week will be making thier very own boats and testing if they float or sink...
A huge thank-you to the ladies at Ravenshead Library who put on a fabulous seaside art and craft morning for our Foundation children!
We love technology!
In F2, we love to explore different technology. We often use digital cameras, beebots, the interactive whiteboard, iPad, old mobile phones and talking whiteboards. We also use technology to help us with our baking, such as the microwave, popcorn maker and hand blender. However, today we did something even more...