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.
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!
During trekking this week we used the nets and tanks to see what we could find in our pond. We were so excited to find lots of frogspawn which we looked closely at back in the classroom. We even got to see some very tiny tadpoles!
Today Foundation were very lucky to have a visit from the Fire Service. We learnt all about fire safety, looked inside a fire engine and had a go at using the hose!
The Three Little Pigs
Foundation are loving their 'Fantastic Fairytales' topic. We launched it with a dress up day and since then have been busy designing houses, retelling stories and building dens.
Craters on the Moon!
F1 learnt all about how craters on the moon are made during a very frosty Trekkng today. They were very excited to have a go at making their very own 'bumpy moon'. They collected different sized stones and made a guess at the size of crater they would make. They...
The children took part in a Hinduism experience on Tuesday morning. We had to take our shoes off, wash our hands and ring a bell when we entered the mock temple and we found out about Divali and lots of Hindu gods.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park