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.

Red and Blue Class enjoying the crisp winter weather

Red and Blue Class have been enjoying the sunny, frosty mornings.  We went out on a Winter walk first thing discussing frost, ice and sunshine.

The children have chosen the areas for inside learning.  Red Class asked for a garage with a variety of vehicles and penguins in ice.

Blue Class have borrowed the pirate ship from the hall and asked for vehicles, mats and duplo people.

Singing and Movement with Mrs Cameron was great fun, singing ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush’ with the children changing each verse, linked to something they do before coming to school “This is the way we brush our teeth….. this is the way we comb our hair….”

We are looking forward to more djembe drumming tomorrow with Mr Bainbridge.

Miss Lewis and Mrs Barwin

 

 

 

Tasting Fruit and Vegetables

Red and Blue Class has a visit from The Rainbow Fairy today. The fairy taught us about eating healthy foods, particularly fruit and vegetables. We found out that it is important to eat a rainbow of colours of fruit and vegetables in order to make us healthy. We each coloured in a rainbow to show what we had learnt.

We learnt songs about eating fruits and vegetables then had a chance to try some.

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We tasted:

  • Cabbage as it helps our tummy. We used the cabbage to make monster fangs!
  • Peppers and had a sword fight with our friends.
  • Persimon (Sharon Fruit) which we had to suck off the plate!
  • Bananas to make us go from sad to happy.

We were pleased to see the children trying so many different fruits and vegetables!

Every child was given a Persimon to take home! Yummy!!

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Red Class Roleplay

Happy New Year!

Red Class have had a fantastic start to their first week back. On Tuesday the children decided they would like a new roleplay area. After a vote, it was decided that we would turn our roleplay into a Rocket, as suggested by Sammy-Joe. The children knew we would need numbers to help us with a countdown ready for Blast Off!

After a discussion, Red Class decided what they would like in the rocket, such as aliens, a moon, stars and space suits. Several children decided to make a rocket and painted it using a variety of colours, it looks brilliant!

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Some children used their roleplay imagination in a different way as they decided to make their own furniture for the dolls house in the tuff tray. We have had tables, cupboards and food made using a variety of resources. The tables and cupboard even stand up so the dolls can sit underneath!

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Week 1 in Blue Class

What a great start to the new term.  The children have come back so sensible and calm, they even seem to have grown (or I’m shrinking!)

We had a fantastic session with Mr Bainbridge playing the Djembe drums.  The children followed a pattern, tapped their name thinking of how many syllables and played and stopped on a cue (tricky)

We are already looking forward to using them again next week.

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Happy New Year

Happy new year to you all,  we hope you had a happy and restful holiday!

We are very excited about this half term, with a big focus on number and healthy eating.

On Monday 11th January your child will be coming home with a Healthy Me Chart, this will be their first piece of Home Learning.  Therefore Red Home Learning books will be sent home on Friday 15th January.

The chart will come with clear instructions on how to complete it with your child.

We would like all charts returned on Monday 18th January, as we will be using them that week for discussion.

Many Thanks

Update from Red and Blue Class re photos

Hi

We are very sorry, but we have been trying to blog photos for 2 days, but we are receiving error messages.  Maybe our technology needs a Christmas break too.

Every child has a photo in their Learning Journey of their part in the play, meeting Father Christmas and eating their lunch.

Merry Christmas

 

A very busy week

Nearly there!! It has been such a busy week in School.  On Tuesday we went to St Lukes Church to sing carols.  We had a lovely time and the children nearly raised the roof.

On Wednesday the children had their Christmas lunch in the hall.  It’s such a special day, the children all eat together, served by the staff.  The Parent Helpers do a lovely job of decorating the hall – thank you.

We then had a surprise visitor who landed in the car park!!!!  The children were very excited and all received a gift.  Miss Lewis and I were very proud of Red and Blue Class who had lovely manners and sat very nicely throughout.

Well done to all of our children who have had a great first term at school, we have enjoyed teaching you and after a little break, we will be ready for the fun of Spring Term. Photos to follow.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Miss Lewis and Mrs Barwin

 

Festive Clothes – Weds 16th Dec

Just a reminder that children can wear something “festive” for school tomorrow i.e. a Christmas jumper, Christmas hat/headband or clothes in festive colours (red,green, gold, silver). School uniform does not have to be worn. Thank you.

The toys of Christmas

Red and Blue class did a fantastic Christmas play acting out the toys of Christmas coming to life to tell the story of Christmas.

We were very proud of every child for learning their words, singing the songs and standing on stage in front of an audience.

Here are some photos for you to enjoy.

Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis

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