Growing and Moving on up

Once again time is flying and things are all go in Foundation Stage. We are now in our last half term before we break up for Summer and we have been thinking about ‘moving on up’. The FS1 children have been over to the hall and have been practising carrying the lunch trays and sitting at the tables. The FS2 children sneaked into Class 1 whilst they were out on their class trip. We enjoyed playing Phonics games, having our snack and discussing similarities and differences between our Foundation Stage areas and Class 1.

Our fruit and vegetables are growing and the children are enjoying looking after them well, watering them and observing the changes daily. The first few strawberries were ready on Monday and we all enjoyed tasting them during our snack time. The potatoes are growing rapidly and we are looking forward to tasting them soon.

Everything’s growing!

We have had a busy few weeks so far in Foundation Stage. We used some of the money raised at the fundraising morning to purchase the incubator and it’s doing a great job. We are observing our duck eggs everyday but nothing is happening yet – watch this space. All things are growing including some frogspawn that have arrived, again we are observing everyday and have been looking at life cycles of all of our animals in the classroom.

Outside things are beginning to grow and the children have started planting. So far we have been planting potatoes, sunflowers, cress, mustard and grass. We have talked about what plants and flowers need to grow and will be watering them all everyday and watching them grow.

The school’s 175th Celebrations

What a great start to the week of celebrations! The children looked fantastic today dressed up as someone significant from the past 175 years – we had Neil Armstrong to Madonna to the Queen. Think the adults enjoyed reminiscing as The Spice Girls a bit too much. Thank you to the fantastic effort everyone made. We are looking forward to continuing the celebrations this week.

Welcome back to the Summer term.

Welcome back to the Summer term, I hope you all had a lovely Easter break. The children have enjoyed talking and writing about what they have been doing in the holidays.

It’s going to be a very busy Summer term and we have already kicked off our new topic ‘Growing’ by welcoming some duck eggs. We have been observing the eggs in their incubator and have been talking about how we need to look after them. We will be looking closely at Plants and Animals and how they grow, and will be making many more observations in and around our environment.

Alongside our themes this term we will be doing lots of transition activities and will be thinking about where we are and where we’re going next.

Superhero Adventures is here!

I hope you all had a lovely half term. The children enjoyed telling each other what they have been up to in the holidays.

The children have come back to all things ‘Superheroes’ in Foundation Stage. We started on Monday with the story of ‘Supertato’. Already we have been cleaning potatoes ready to make our own ‘Supertatoes’ and have been dressing up and becoming superheroes.

This week FS1 have been looking at 2D shapes and went on a shape hunt. FS2 have been investigating 3D shapes – we even have some superhero 3D shapes. The children have been enjoying making up their own super stories and some children have been writing their own superhero stories.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Happy New Year!

Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are ready for the new year ahead.

In Foundation Stage this week we have been thinking about our ‘Hopes and Dreams’ for this year and have been busy working on our new display. The children have been talking about and writing what they would like to achieve this year at school or at home. They have each added a leaf to our ‘Watch me grow’ tree. Come and see what we hope to achieve this year.

The newsletter will go home this week please check your newsletter for updates about this term. Finally feel free to come and look at our window display of photographs to see what we have been busy with in Foundation Stage.

Christmas has arrived!

Well can you believe it’s nearly that time of year again. Christmas has arrived in Foundation stage and it started last week with fun in the snow.

This week everyone has been busy exploring and having fun in Santa’s Workshop. We have been enjoying dressing up as Elves and wrapping presents and decorating the Christmas tree. Many children have had fun writing lists and letters to Santa too.

Christmas performance practise is going well and we are looking forward to showing you our singing and performances next week. FS2 – remember to keep practising your lines and please bring any outfits in by Friday.

What have you enjoyed in the Foundation Stage this week now that Christmas has arrived? Have you written your letter to Santa?

Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed using the Numicon over the past few weeks to help us with our Maths. Can you write a number sentence with two numbers that make 10 (Number bond to 10)? E.g. 6+4=10. You could use your fingers or objects to help you. Can you write your numbers to 20 in order? FS1 – Can you count to and recognise numbers to 10?

FS2 have also been learning our tricky words with the help of the ‘tricky word song’. Can you write any tricky words down? Can you put any in a sentence?

We love celebrating any activities and work done at home so bring in anything you want to share. Remember to check out what we have been up to on the window near our outdoor sandpit area.

 

Winter is coming

The cold winter weather is approaching and we have been enjoying getting wrapped up and exploring the cold inside and out. Last week we thoroughly enjoyed ice painting inside and experimenting with ice cubes and paint outside. We have also been investigating different ways to melt the ice to free the animals and bears. What do you think is the quickest way to melt ice?

Christmas is fast approaching and preparations for our Christmas songs and performance is well underway.

Welcome to the new FS blog

Hello and welcome to the new FS blog.

I hope you have all had a lovely summer and are ready for an exciting and busy term ahead. I would like to take this opportunity to say hello to all our new parents, carers, families and friends and say how much I am looking forward to working with you all this year.

We have had a great few weeks back in FS. The children have been busy exploring the new layout of our FS unit and are adapting to their new routines well.

What a fantastic year!!!

A big thank you for another brilliant year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 5yrs in the FS unit, but am happy to leave it in the capable hands of Miss McIntyre, who is already overflowing with ideas to add to the inspiring environment. As I am only moving as far as Class 2, I will still be around school for support, advice or reassurance should you need it.

Mrs Curran will also be moving on to pastures new. It has been a privilege to work alongside her and we wish her every success in her new ventures.

Enjoy your Summer holidays and keep safe.

Mrs Plant