Happy Summer Holidays

I hope you are all having a lovely summer holiday. We really did have such a great year it just flew by so quickly.

FS2 had a lovely end of year trip to Bridlington Lifeboat Station and the beach. We all had great fun learning about the RNLI boats and station and then thoroughly enjoyed a picnic and an afternoon of fun and games on the beach.

Hope you are all well rested and are ready for the next part of school life. We look forward to the FS1’s becoming our FS2’s and also look forward to welcoming our new FS1’s.

Special celebrations

So far this half term there has been an ‘Understanding the World’ theme which has come from the children’s interests and play. The children have been talking about their families and we’ve been looking at changes and growth in our lives.

On Tuesday night we held a Foundation Stage fundraising movie night. The children were very excited to come back to school in their own clothes and we all enjoyed watching Sherlock Gnomes whilst eating popcorn and drinking juice.

On Friday FS2 had a very special ‘wedding’ celebration. We talked about what happens at a wedding and why people get married. The children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in their best party clothes and we enjoyed a trip to the church to take part in ‘The FS2 Wedding’. The children were amazing and took their wedding ‘roles’ very seriously. We had wedding pictures outside the church, then enjoyed the celebrations, the cake cutting and the dancing when we got back to school.

Summer term has arrived ☀️

We are well into the Summer term now and we have all enjoyed being outside more in the lovely weather. The children have been busy with all things planting and thoroughly enjoyed the visit from some special little lambs. The children were lucky to be able to stroke and hold the lambs. Thank you to Mr Copeland and Mrs Brompton who made this experience so exciting for us.

The children all planted their own sunflower seed and we will be observing the changes over the next few weeks, these will then come home so they can be planted in the garden. We would love to see pictures of your sunflower growing in your garden.

We now have our brand new ‘Bug Hotel’, it is still a work in progress but the children have done all the work collecting and gathering the materials and nature bits to go inside it. Take a look at our pictures. 😊

Exploring the Polar regions ❄️

Not only did we have fake snow to explore with in our classroom, the real stuff arrived during our Polar Explorers theme. We had great fun and enjoyed getting wrapped up and playing in the little bit of snow that we had. We even had a go at writing our sounds in the snow before it melted.

Thank you for all the efforts with the Polar Party dress up day. The children all looked amazing and everyone had a fantastic day. We discussed all the different polar animals, made polar bear and penguin biscuits and had a penguin dance in the hall. We also got the chance to measure the size of penguins (actual size) and we compared our heights to the penguin heights.

Thank you for all the milk bottles collected – unfortunately project igloo failed 😕 the milk bottles just wouldn’t stick together. We are still collecting cardboard ready for our ‘Make and do’ morning on Thursday 14th Feb (see letter for details).

 

Polar Explorers

We have had a lovely start to the new term so far and the children have been enjoying exploring our new theme “Polar Explorers”.

In our role play area we are loving the igloo and explorers boat, we even have real oars that we have been rowing with. We have been investigating ice and thinking about and finding ways to melt it to ‘free’ the penguins.

Snow has arrived but just in our small world area and we are enjoying playing with the penguins in the snow. Today the penguins were swimming in the water beads and we have been exploring the different textures.

 

All things festive 🎄

It’s all things festive in Foundation Stage. The children have been enjoying Santa’s workshop and have been dressing up as Santa and the elves. They have been busy writing lists, wrapping presents and decorating the Christmas tree. Outside, the North Pole has arrived and the children have been exploring and investigating the frost and ice now that the temperature has dropped.

Last week was busy – the children were outstanding in their Christmas play ‘Wriggly Nativity’, we are all very proud of their performance. A huge thank you to all the parents for providing the costumes and clothing. We look forward to seeing the performance that was filmed which will be available to buy soon.

On Thursday afternoon the FS2’s enjoyed going to the church for the Christmas carol service. The children independently made their own Christingles and some of the children were able to show these off in the church.

We have a busy last 4 days this week with the pantomime on Tuesday, party day on Wednesday and finishing with carols around the tree on Thursday afternoon we hope to see you there. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year, I know the children (and staff) are certainly ready for a good rest.

We are so busy!

I hope you all had a lovely half term holiday, we’ve had a busy first week back.

It’s all things ‘People Who Help Us’ in Foundation Stage. Before the holidays the children enjoyed becoming doctors and nurses in the hospital and we were very lucky to have Doctor Cooper come in to talk to us and show us lots of equipment used by doctors. He then left some things for us to play with and use. We had great fun testing everything out.

This week we have enjoyed our new police station, being police officers and ‘putting’ people in jail. Outside we have enjoyed being fire fighters and using the fire hose.

On Thursday we talked about the poppies and why we were all wearing them. We watched a lovely short video that explained what we are remembering. We decorated biscuits, made collage poppies and today FS2 joined the whole school and parents for a special 2 minute silence.

Take a look at our pictures.

FS2 had a lovely end to the week on Friday afternoon by playing in the leaves – what fun we had!

 

Foundation Stage is go … Autumn term 2018

It is all go in Foundation Stage …

What a great start to the new term we have had! Our classroom is a busy place and the children have all settled well and are enjoying exploring the classroom and outdoor area.

This week we are enjoying our ‘Foundation Stage Campsite’ outside. We have been having ‘sleepovers’ in the tent and have been packing our camping bags.

Take a look at our Foundation Stage areas and what we have been busy with this week …