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.

Blue Class – Recycling and French skipping

We have been trying to enjoy the sunshine this week, thinking lots about our learning outside.

We have been;

  • using bats and balls to practise our skills
  • we have learnt French Skipping
  • we have been using our new recycle centre, thinking about whether something is plastic, metal, fabric or cardboard.
  • we have been mark making with big chunky chalk
  • we have been using the water tray to water the new flowers that are popping up

Next week we are going to be planting seeds and watching them grow.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Barwin

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Throwing, Catching, Rolling and Controlling

This afternoon in PE, Red Class have been learning several different ball skills.

We looked at

  • rolling a ball to a partner
  • throwing a ball for our partner to catch
  • controlling a small ball along the ground using a bat

We thought about what we need to make sure we do for each skill, such as looking at our partners when throwing and catching, gently pushing the ball with the bat so that we can control it and using flat palms to push the ball to a partner.

We had a go at each activity and then discussed how we felt after PE. Some children said “hot” while others said “thirsty”.

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Cake Sale

Cake Sale – Friday 12th February 2016, 3pm onwards in the School dining room.

(All donations must be nut free)

Lots of Pancake Fun!

Red Class had a very enjoyable start to their morning, Pancakes!

We enjoyed pancake races outside, cheering on our friends as they tossed the pancake. We then spoke about our favourite topping for pancakes and had a try of one in class. Some children explained that they had never had one before and happily tried it.

Some of our favourite toppings we have at home included chocolate, sprinkles, jam, honey and maple syrup. Yum!

We spoke about what we enjoyed about our morning

Judith – “I liked eating them and trying them because they were yummy”

Bob – ” They were yummy and they were nice”

Alba – “I liked being in the lead first”

Sameeha – “I did like flipping the pancakes”

Alex – “We runned”

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Red Class Trampolining

Red Class had an exciting morning today, Trampolining!

We had a go on a low trampoline, looking at pencil jumps and star jumps then jumping onto a mat.

We then had a go on a large trampoline. On one we were doing sit drops and star jumps and on the other we had 2 children jumping while a third sat in a doughnut ring to bounce!

It was a fanastic morning enjoyed by all! Red class listened well to how to stay safe by placing their hands on the side of the trampoline and climbing off one at a time.

Have a lovely weekend

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Red Class Number Exploration

This week, Red class have really enjoyed looking at numbers. We painted 1-10 and then counted to place the corresponding number of prints from a sponge, a key, a cotton reel or a cutter on to the number.

Some children decided to use numicon in playdough and paint. They counted the number of holes printed in the dough or on to the page and some children had a go at writing the number. This was then extended to use several numicon pieces together to make teen numbers.

We put out a number ‘bingo’ to place counters or numicon pieces on. This showed how the children could count accurately using 1 to 1 correspondence. We then encouraged the children to check their counting or a friends.

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At the start of the week, the children really enjoyed the wind and used wind toys as they ran. Some children explored shadows outside and saw how the shadow was longer than they are. Some children then drew round their shadows.


Have a lovely weekend


Miss Lewis

Blue Class – such a busy week

This week has been a busy week, enjoying sun, rain and wind!

We have been using adjectives to describe characters from a familiar story (Hairy Maclary)

We have painted large fruits and vegetables to go along side our fantastic writing and healthy food choices.

We painted the characters from Hairy Maclary, even Scarface Claw!

We have been talking about numbers, we have painted numbers to 10, printed on them and matched them to the word and Numicon piece.

We have been using the djembe drums in Music with Mr Bainbridge and making biscuits with Mrs Redshaw.

Could you please ensure your child has their reading book and diary in their book bags every day!

I think we all deserve the weekend.

See you next week.

Happy Weekend

Mrs Barwin

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