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

Foundation Stage Forum – Parental Involvement.

Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend or who sent in a written response.

As always it was a very informative discussion. Parents were extremely happy with the opportunities given to them to participate in school life, however we did come away with several ideas to consider for the future.

I have sent home a letter detailing all the ideas discussed and our ways forward.

Pancake Day.

We had a fantastic day making our own pancakes.

FS1 got busy first weighing out the ingredients, cracking the eggs and mixing the ingredients ready for Mrs Hammond to do the cooking.

After a visit to the shop for extra ingredients, FS2 read ‘The Pancake’ book and followed the instructions to make their own pancakes. They looked at the numbers on the weights to measure out the correct amounts.

When the pancakes were cooked and ready we decided on our toppings. Syrup proved the most popular  – especially with Mrs Plant!!

After all that eating of pancakes, we decided we needed a bit of exercise. We used the spare pancakes to practise pancake tossing and, just like the book, we had our own pancake race.

What has captured your imagination this holidays?

All the staff have had a lovely Christmas holidays, however I’m sure you will agree they were over a bit too quickly!!

We had a fantastic Autumn Term and it was lovely to observe the children growing in confidence, building on friendships and developing their own interests.

We always try to use the children’s ideas when planning our activities and organising the classroom, so if there is anything that has captured your child’s imagination over the holidays then please let us know.