Welcome to Foundation Stage 2020-2021
Our key question this term is... How can we light up our world?
We will begin by exploring the world of light and dark. We will be learning about nocturnal animals and how these animals adapt to the world of darkness. Our light and dark focus will then lead into a brief look at Space, planets in our solar system and the light we get from the sun and moon. We will then focus on caring for our world and the importance of our roles and responsibilities in protecting and preserving the world around us. We will also hatch our own chicks as Easter nears and will have a mini ‘farm’ topic where we will learn where our food comes from and how we can make responsible choices related to what we choose to eat.
The key concepts that we will explore are
Duty, Change, Choice and Community
Scroll down to see what we have learnt this term. Parent notices will be sent out via Dojo.
Autumn Term 2020
Our key question this term is "What makes me amazing? "
We will be learning about our families, our local environment and all about our bodies and how to keep them healthy.
The key concepts that we will explore are
Identity, Belonging and Difference.
Scroll down to see what we have learnt this term and for parent notices.....
Christmas Time in Foundation Stage
We have had lots of fun celebrating Christmas together. We took part in the Santa dash, created masterpieces in our Santa's workshop, role played in our Nativity area, made our own Christmas crackers and card and even had time to bake delicious mince pies!
We have been learning all about circles and triangles in our maths sessions. We have been looking closely at a famous artist called Kandinsky and have created our own masterpieces!
We have been learning 'All About Us.' We have had fun playing in our doctors surgery, treating broken legs and coughs and colds. We have listened to the story Funnybones, making our own skeletons and collaging skulls. We drew around one of our friends and labelled all the parts of the body that we knew. We impressed our teachers with how many we knew! We have also learnt all about our five senses and have been exploring how we use them. We played 'Guess the smell' and 'Guess the sound.' Some of these really surprised us. We also made our own musical instruments and thought about how each one made a sound.
Getting to Know Each Other
We have all settled in very well and have enjoyed getting to know each other. We have made new friends and have been fantastic at sticking to our class expectations of being Kind, Safe and Responsible. Take a look at our pictures to see what we have been up to in class so far....
As it stands, we will be doing PE on both Monday and Friday morning. Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit.
Reading books are changed and sent home once a week. Books will be changed on a Tuesday and we will send 2 home per week. To help us with this please could you indicate in your child’s planner when they have finished reading their reading book by writing ‘complete’ or by simply ticking next to the title. We would like the children to read a minimum of 4 times per week please. At this stage, the reading books are quite short and some children may complete them on the first night they bring them home, however, it is still essential to try and read a little each night. It is helpful to read each book several times. As they become more fluent on the second/third read they will become more confident in their ability and can begin to focus on their understanding of the text they are reading rather than simply decoding. Please also feel free to read library books and other texts such as comics or on-screen texts with your child, if you could write this in the planner too it enables us to talk about it with your child. You will be able to access a wealth of online books too using your child’s Bug Club account https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0. Bug club log in and password codes are in the front of planners.
Each week we will post you a summary of key learning via Dojo class story. Please keep an eye out for this as it may help you to chat about your child’s day at home and also support them in their learning.
Once the children have settled and the government restrictions allow us to do so, we will be having ‘stay and play’ sessions. These sessions will give you the chance to come into the classroom and share your child’s learning journey with them. We will send you dates and times for these as soon as we can.
Please feel free to speak to us about anything. If we cannot answer your question straight away we will always endeavour to find the answer.
Mrs Cemil and Mrs Dennis
Our Learning Powers!
To display our 5 learning powers we need to be Resilient, an Evaluator, a Collaborator, Motivated and Trust worthy. When we display these amazing powers we take home one of our mascots for the evening. Can you guess which mascot matches which power?
Spring Term in Foundation Stage
Our Big Question this term is 'How can we light up the world?'
We will begin by exploring the world of light and dark. We will be learning about nocturnal animals and how these animals adapt to the world of darkness. We will be thinking at length about the role of other members of our community, most specifically, farmers! We will talk about the role of a farmer and farming and discover where our food comes from. We will then focus on caring for our world and the importance of our roles and responsibilities in protecting and preserving the world around us.
Autumn Term in Foundation Stage
We are settling in very well and have been very busy getting to know each other.
Foundation Stage absolute love being in the woods! We have enjoyed making mud faces, climbing trees and bug hunting plus many more fun activities. We love to sit in the log circle listening to each others thoughts and feelings whilst sipping on some yummy hot chocolate too!
Chinese New Year
We had a fabulous week celebrating Chinese New Year in Foundation Stage this week.
Look at what we've been up to in Foundation Stage this half term!
We have had a very busy and productive first half term. Well done to all the children in Foundation Stage for such a fantastic start to school.