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.
Blue Class Teacher
Red Class Teacher
Additional Teaching Support
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.
Today we decided to embrace the rain and play in it! The children swept the puddles and added washing up liquid to create bubbles. They had powder paints and sprinkled them on the ground, to see what happened. We had some lovely colour mixing and rainbow effects. Sorry if your child came home a little messy, they were having too much fun!
When we were outside, a child noticed the water they were sweeping was coming back to us! We asked why this was happening, here are a few suggestions
Bailey – That’s what water does
John – It’s a pond
Sandra – It’s the stones on the ground
A child said – The wind
Rhys – Its going upward. The ground is.
Some parents have been asking about Harvest Festival. Reception are sitting in front of the curtains in the hall and will be participating in both performances, 9:15 and 2:15.
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.
If your child has a certificate of a recent achievement, like a swimming badge or the Summer Reading Challenge etc, please could they bring in a copy or a photo for our display in the Dining Room. If you only have the master copy, the Class Teacher will scan it in and return it to you.
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
- dolls and doll clothing
- plastic flowers
- large cable reels
- play dough
- malleable items
- girls small world play
- swatches of fabric
- large slices of logs
- plastic boats
- paint rollers
- plants, like spider plants
- bubble wrap
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.
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.
If you have any dressing up clothes that your child has grown out of, would you please donate them to the EYFS.
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
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.