Category Archives: Foundation Blog

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Our first full week back has been very busy indeed! We have been focusing on the story of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’, which is a very popular story with the children. We have enjoyed pretending to be Goldilocks and tasting some delicious porridge during snack. Luckily it was neither too salty or too cold!

We have been very creative this week and practiced many skills, such as cutting and drawing different bears. Baby bear was the most popular!

The children have learnt different songs linked to the story. If you open up the Home Learning, you will find a link to one of them. We are sure the children would love to teach their families at home.

Have a restful weekend!

 Notes:

  • We are now happy to accept your £3.00 donation towards cooking and a box of tissues per child thank you.
  • Also do you have any bags of compost left over from your summer gardening? If so, we would be happy to receive these donations to enable us to fill our digging pit.
  • Please check that all uniform, bags, book bags, coats and lunch boxes are named. Many thanks.

Owl Babies

Welcome back to the Foundation Stage at the start of this busy Autumn term and a big “hello” to our new families. We hope that you all had a great summer holiday.

We have had a lovely few days getting to know the children in all four classes. They have settled in really well and we are delighted with the way in which they have quickly adjusted to new routines and expectations. We have completed these few days with lots of smiley, happy children although we are all slightly tired as Friday afternoon closes!

The term has started with the book ‘Owl Babies’; a lovely story about a mummy owl and her babies. We have also begun talking about our families and the differences and similarities between them. The theme next week will be around the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.

Have a restful weekend!

 Notes:

  • We are now happy to accept your £3.00 donation towards cooking and a box of tissues per child thank you.
  • Also do you have any bags of compost left over from your summer gardening? If so, we would be happy to receive these donations to enable us to fill our digging pit.
  • Please check that all uniform, bags, book bags, coats and lunch boxes are named. Many thanks.

Happy Holidays!

As we come to the end of another school year and look back and reflect, we are all so proud of all the children within the Foundation Unit. They have all become such super learners and we are sure that you are also just as proud of your children. They have not been phased at the challenges of moving out and back into their classrooms, and we have been particularly impressed at the way the Nursery children have coped with the changes; just taking everything in their stride.

 

We hope that you all have a lovely, busy family time in the holidays and look forward to seeing just how much the children have grown over the summer months. It would also be lovely for this weather to continue for a few more weeks!

 

We would like to thank you for all your help and for supporting all the teachers and teaching assistants this year. From all the team, have a happy holiday and …

Supertato!

Supertato!

This week we have all been in hysterics over the story ‘Supertato’. It is a story about a super hero who is a potato and needs to save the vegetables and fruits from the evil pea! This story has thoroughly engaged the interests of the children. They have been writing about their favourite super heroes, making masks and capes using the reclaimed materials and some have even made their own Supertatoes!

We have had our last two transition sessions this week and have been so amazed at how settled the children are when going into their new classrooms.

Our new signs this week have been: ‘help’ and ‘strong’

Notes:

  • As the weather continues to be warm, please ensure your child brings a sun hat in and has sun cream applied before coming to school in the morning.
  • We continue to need reclaimed materials for our junk modelling corner, the children are so keen to create different things.

Savannah

Savannah

We have continued our wild animal theme for another week having moved from the Jungle to the Savannah this week. The children have continued to enjoy a range of stories and explore all things Savannah. We have learnt all about the animals that are found in the Savannah as well as many other interesting facts. The children particularly enjoyed the story ‘Giraffes can’t Dance’ in which Gerald the giraffe found out that he could dance, he just needed a different song!

It has been yet another busy week for the Foundation children who were all extremely excited on our first transition day when they found out their new teachers and classes for September. The children had a lovely time with their Year 1 teachers and are looking forward to more transition days next week. These will be Monday 8th July and Thursday 11th July. Also next week there will be a ‘meet the teacher’ evening on Thursday 11th July from 3:30pm. Parents and their children are invited to drop into their new classroom and have the chance to chat to their new teacher.

Our signs this week have been; giraffe, elephant and lion.

Notes:

We would be grateful to receive more reclaimed materials: cardboard boxes, kitchen roll tubes, clean pots and containers that have ‘nut-free’ contents.

Help!

We are very short of spare socks. Do you have any you could donate? If so we would be very grateful for them!

Thank you.