Foundation Blog

Welcome to the blog for our foundation classes. The year group blogs are a great communication tool. Teachers will be posting news, photographs, details of homework, examples of work, and anything they wish to share with their pupils and parents. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any question, feedback or concerns.

Mrs Barwin

Blue Class Teacher

Miss Lewis

Red Class Teacher

Mrs Reed

Additional Teaching Support

Mrs Haynes

Additional Teaching Support

Our children usually start school, aged 4, into the Foundation Stage Classes. We believe that they should have a slow and steady start to school so that they can become confident in their surroundings and their teachers, feel safe and supported by the routines and valued as individuals to learn and grow in every way. The children enjoy their learning which follows the guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We offer the children a wide range of stimulating and enriched experiences, both indoors and outdoors, so they can develop their skills in an interesting context.

Sikhism Workshop

Today we were visited by Mr Singh, who spoke to us about being a Sikh. He launched the day with whole school assembly, explaining how we are all special and how important it is to show each other respect and forgiveness.

Red Class then had a session based around objects that are important to Sikhs and Blue Class undertook “visualisation” and some children had a turn to play the instrument.

We are now having an “Understanding the World” focus all week, starting off thinking about Sikhism, moving to Hinduism mid week.

 

Bits and bobs required in Early Years please

Hi

We are trying to enhance our outdoor provision. If you have any of the following, would you please donate them.

  • tin teapots
  • plastic animas
  • off cuts of carpet
  • dressing up clothes
  • hats
  • shoes
  • fairies
  • dolls and doll clothing
  • plastic flowers
  • large cable reels
  • play dough
  • malleable items
  • girls small world play
  • swatches of fabric
  • sandpaper
  • large slices of logs
  • plastic boats
  • paintbrushes
  • paint rollers
  • plants, like spider plants
  • bubble wrap

Many Thanks

EYFS Team

 

 

Perform Drama

Today, the children had a Perform Drama Workshop.

They told a story of a diver going on an adventure under the sea and looking for a variety of creatures. The children suggested what they may see such as sharks, fish, an octopus and a star fish.

They learnt to freeze on a cue, pretending to be a starfish. The children also sang a song about a dolphin, incorporating actions. They moved as a whale, minnow and a shark using their body in different ways.

The children pretended to take photos of different sea creatures and told the diver what they saw.

We were so impressed that every child joined in so enthusiastically!

Sorry we couldn’t upload many pictures, a lot of children aren’t allowed to appear on the blog. If you don’t see your child and would like them to appear, please talk to us or the office.

Thanks

Week 5 in EYFS

This week we have been asking the children to make links in their learning.  They asked for the bikes and scooters, so we set up a town.  The children discussed what they needed and asked for bikes, scooters, houses, a zebra crossing, cars, road signs and a car wash.

  • The children made road signs about keeping safe and attached them independently to the road poles
  • They wrote postcards and posted them in the post box, predicting when they would arrive
  • They stopped at the zebra crossing, to allow children to cross
  • They washed cars and asked for payment
  • Swept the leaves

It was a great day of fantastic independent learning.

 

 

Dressing up clothes

Hi

If you have any dressing up clothes that your child has grown out of, would you please donate them to the EYFS.

Many Thanks

EYFS Team

Another fun week in Reception

This week we have had a great week investigating our outside zones.  The children are starting to realise that there are zones to learn in, but they can take resources anywhere to enhance their own learning, as long as it goes back at tidy up time.  This week they have been;

  • Learning with their “Learning Partner”
  • Enjoying their first Library Book
  • Enjoying their first week of Maths Mastery
  • Learning about our Learning Powers

Thank you for attending the Reading Meetings this week, next week we send books home.  Please refer to the sheet that is stuck in the Reading Diary to see how we would like your comments.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Lewis and Mrs Barwin

Autumn Walk

If you are going on an Autumn walk this weekend, could you please collect;

Acorns, conkers and pine cones and hand them into the staff.

Many Thanks

EYFS Team

Junk Modelling Resources

Hello,

Please could Red and Blue class have some donations of resources for box modelling.

These could include

  • Clean egg boxes
  • Toilet roll/Kitchen roll tubes
  • Empty bottles
  • Big and small cardboard boxes
  • Bottle tops
  • Straws

The children really enjoy making things using a variety of resources.

Thank you!

Outdoor Learning Red and Blue

Red and Blue class enjoyed an afternoon of outdoor learning.

They rotated round a range of activities with varying skills, including

  • apparatus to climb and balance
  • bikes and scooters
  • bean bags to throw and catch independently or with a friend
  • hoola hoops
  • skipping ropes

They enjoyed learning with friends and were encouraged to take turns on the bikes and scooters.

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