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.
Happy lunch times!
In F2, we have been a little bit worried about lunch times. A week on, look at these smiley, happy faces!
Boats that float…
We had lots of fun making boats that float. Some of the boats sank, so we had to be really clever and do some fantastic problem solving to make the boats stay on top of the water. We added masts and sails, portholes and passengers.
Today, our Mud Kitchen was officially opened. The children were very excited and have had lots of fun making mud cakes, twig salads, stone soup and leaf cakes. Their role-play, sharing, imagination and speaking and listening skills were super! A huge 'thank-you' to the PTA for funding it. Our...
Trip to Floralands
This morning, we set off from school on a big, yellow bus. When we arrived at Floralands, we had a play on the park then looked around the farm and fed the animals. After a fabulous picnic, we walked around the garden centre and chose £100 worth of flowers for...
A sad day for Foundation
Today, a funeral was held for one of our Goldfish, Sue. The children decided that they would like to put her in a box and bury her underneath a bush. The Last Post was played as she was lowered into the ground, a cross was placed where she had been...
During Trekking today and as part of our recycling topic, F2 made some fantastic robots out of rubbish! They worked in teams to think carefully about which items would make the best body parts and how they were going to join them together.
We have had lots of fun pond dipping in our school pond. We found a frog, tadpoles, frogspawn, fly larvae, pondweed and a beetle!
Egg Rolling and an ‘Easter Eggstraviganza’
Foundation had a brilliant time egg rolling today! The definition of 'rolling' was however VERY interesting...:-) On Tuesday they also had lots of fun in the hall during their special craft morning, The children made chocolatey nests with yummy eggs on, spring crowns, did some observational paintings of daffodils,...
We spent a day before the Easter Holiday learning about the Easter story and taking part in 8 special workshops. These included: Twig crosses Easter gardens Music Art Paper plate story Reflection Palm Sunday The Last Supper
Thismorning, the children in Foundation enjoyed an Easter art and craft session in the Hall. They made fluffy chicks, chocolate nests and baskets to put them in, painted observerational drawings of daffodils and made spring headbands. Thank-you to all of our helpers!