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.
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!
Bring Your Pet to School Day
Today, we had lots of different animals visit us here at Abbey Gates. We met 3 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 stick insects, a crab, 5 dogs, a snail, a tortoise and 3 guinea pigs! A huge thank-you to all of the mums, dads and staff at school for sharing their pampered pets with us!
Our Bears had a brilliant sleepover in Foundation last night! When we arrived at School this morning, we were amazed at what we saw... pens, scissors and rubbers all over the floor and the remains of what looked like a yummy picnic! The Bears have had lots of fun,...
Chinese New Year - The Year of the Horse
To begin our Chinese New Year celebrations (Year of the Horse) and to launch our new topic, we had a visit from 2 horses: Tiger and Norman. Both the staff and children in Foundation were so excited and had lots of questions prepared. We were so enthusiastic that we did...
Music in Foundation
Every Wednesday afternoon in Foundation, we explore musical instruments and pieces of music. We have lots of fun trying to change the sounds that the instruments make by playing them in lots of different ways. We are even going to make our very own instruments! Singing is also...
A rather windy Trekking Tuesday!
Today we decided that because it was so windy, the thing that would be the most fun to make would be a kite! We chose the items that we would need and worked out a way to make one. The amount of fun and learning opportunities that we had...
This week,the children in Foundation and Key Stage One have performed 'The Wriggly Nativity'. It was enjoyed by a number of different audiences and the children sang beautifully. The staff could not be more proud of them. Well done, Foundation and Key Stage One!