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.
‘How to Catch a Star’ - Blunderbus
Today, we enjoyed watching a show called 'How to Catch a Star' which was performed by the Blunderbus Theatre Company. In the morning, we watched the performance in the Hall and in the afternoon, got involved in lots of different, exciting workshops. We had so much fun!
Call the Midwife!
Lisa the Midwife came to visit us today for part of our 'Emergency Services' topic. She showed us lots of things that she uses at work and she answered questions about her job. We saw some pictures of the Hospital and the people that she works with and fed, changed...
Our Buddhism Experience
This morning, we visited a Buddhist temple, right in our school hall! We took off our shoes and washed our fingers before we sat down in front of lots of interesting artefacts! We learnt all about Buddhism through stories, matching games, listening and joining in with chants, making our...
This afternoon, after a morning of binocular making, Foundation boarded the FS Safari Tour Bus and made their way to Africa! We looked ever so carefully for animals hiding in the trees and bushes. To our surprise, we spotted a Leopard, 2 Lions, a Zebra, a Monkey and a Parrot. After...
Egg rolling was another highlight of our Easter preparations! We went outside with our carefully decorated eggs and rolled them down the hill to much cheering and team spirit. The egg to roll the furthest was the winner! We then had an ultimate winners egg roll and finished with a...
This morning was packed full of Easter crafts in the Hall! We made lots of exciting things: Rabbit headbands Chocolatey nests Easter baskets Collage eggs The life cycle of a chicken Life paintings of daffodils A great big 'THANK-YOU' to all of our visitors, we hope that you had as...
Dotty the Dragon’s Daughter - Blunderbuss
Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday
This week, we have been learning lots about Shrove Tuesday, listening to a story about a runaway pancake, had pancake races, and eaten lots of pancakes of course! Some of us enjoyed Golden Syrup whilst others had lemon juice and sugar.
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
In Foundation, we have been learning all about Chinese New Year! We have been eating Chinese food - the noodles and sweet and sour sauce were very yummy! Some of the children thought that we had ordered a take-away they were that delicious!! We have also been playing Chinese New...
Over the past few days, we have been wrapping up warm, putting on our wellies and going outside to explore the snow. We know what happens to it when we hold it in our hands and we also know that it has snowed because the season is Winter. The trees...