Foundation - Robins & Barn Owls

Summer Term.

The children have had a great few Friday afternoons visiting the Year 1 area and exploring their space. The ice cream stall was a hit and the children settled so quickly and confidently it was like they were year 1 pupils already!

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The children have had a Grrrreat few weeks exploring Pirates. We have made a pirate ship, had a pirate shop that sells all sorts of pirate goodies and went on a treasure hunt following a map of the school. Alongside this, we have spent time practising getting changed into and out of our PE kits, and practising for Sports day.

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The Royal Wedding
The children in foundation stage had a fantastic time celebrating the royal wedding last Friday. We fully got into the celebrations by having our own wedding and a fantastic street party lunch.
A wonderful day had by all.

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People who help us.
Since returning after Easter the children have been learning all about people who help us. From people near to us to people far away. The children have loved learning about different jobs and creating their own fact files.
We had a great afternoon when the police came in and seeing Poppy the rescue dog perform. We will be having a visit from the Vets next week.

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Spring Term

Curriculum Overview - Foundation Stage- Spring Term 2017
Foundation Spelling words click here.
Foundation homework click here

Science week
The children in foundation stage had such fun during science week, using their senses in every possible way, to explore the world around them.

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The children had a fantastic first day back diving into their learning with cultural day. Between the two classes the children visited Great Britain, France, Australia, India and Egypt to experience different cultures.
They coped so well and a fantastic day was had by all.

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The children had a great time watching the Pantomime last week and loved joining in with all the singing and dancing.

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We have spent this week reading stories about Dragons, decorating our class dragons, making dragon puppets and using descriptive words to describe different types of dragons. This will lead us nicely into celebrating Chinese New Year the week after next.

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We also had ‘Asda Man’ (aka George’s dad) in this week to cook us up a nice Chinese style treat. Thank you!
It was yummy!

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The children had a fantastic visit to Appledore Art Studio, each making a Chinese Dragon Puppet to take home and a huge class dragon to take back to school. The children also had time to sketch , paint, model make and, enjoy small world dragon play.
We look forward  to finishing our class dragons back at school ready for the Chinese New Year celebrations!

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Autumn Term

Curriculum Overview - Foundation Stage- Autumn Term 2017

We have had a busy few weeks learning all of our words and songs for the Christmas performance. The children have been fantastic in rehearsals and we are all very excited to share with you all our hard work. The children have enjoyed letting off steam in CP building, creating, writing and making.

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We have had a fantastic couple of weeks since returning after the half term. We started the week looking at Eric Carle books and paying particular attention to the fantastic artwork that the books contained. In Continuous Provision the children spent the week working in different ways and mediums. This enabled us to create some brilliant artwork inspired by Eric Carle’s books. The children also looked at some famous artists and copied their style/method of working.

Forest school also started and the children are having a great time exploring the environmental area and creating some transient artwork inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.

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This week has been all about Diwali and how it is celebrate throughout the world. The children explored the story of Rama and Sita and have enjoyed exploring and designing their own Mendhi and Rangoli patterns. We have linked the theme of patterns with our ongoing learning of shapes.

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We have had a fantastic few weeks in Foundation Stage. The children have started learning their letter sounds in phonics and it has been great to see them recognising these letters in the environment.  
Lots of the children came back this week excited about seeing the circus at the weekend so we decided to create our own circus. The children have loved making up performances and putting on their very own shows. We have seen some fantastic singing and musician’s galore.

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Settling in together.
We have had a lovely first few weeks settling in together. The children have been fantastic learning all the new school routines and expectations.
We have been very proud of them all.

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Science week

The children in foundation stage had such fun during science week, using their senses in every possible way, to explore the world around them.