Welcome to Foundation Stage Classes
Meet our Staff
The Foundation Stage Team
Teaching Staff: Mrs Mason and Mrs Biggs.
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mayhew, Mrs Boreham, Mrs Mills and Mrs Buckle.
Summer Term - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
In the last part of Summer Term we are learning all about Growing. Our half term home learning was to make a story box or model to tel the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We had great fun using these models for our Speaking and Listening project at school. Our outdoor role play area is a Seaside Shop. We love to buy and sell ice creams, buckets, spades and swimming things. We have been practising using money and weighing scales. Later on in the term we are going to grow some sunflower plants which we can measure as they develop. We will also look at the life cycles of butterflies and frogs.
Summer Term, 'Time Detectives'.
This half term we will be thinking about how lives were different in the past from how they are now by learning about The Great Fire of London. In our PSHE lessons we will be thinking about 'People Who Help Us' and hope to have visitors into school to discuss their 'helpful jobs'. We will venture further back in time when we learn about dinosaurs and we will create our very own 'Boxasaurus'!
This half term our topic is 'Super Scientist'.
Up in the Air
This half term we are enjoying the topic "Up in the Air" and sharing the books Whatever Next and Owl Babies. We have tested bubble mixtures and tried to find the best place to fly a kite! We have flown around our Forest Classroom being an Owl Baby and we have had a picnic on the moon with Baby Bear. We have written postcards from the moon and generated a word bank of describing words about flying in a hot air balloon. We have used the program Word Wall on the interactive board to sort into categories and considered which objects might fit into both groups. We have measured different sized Owl toys and used hot air balloon strings to count and add up. Our P.E. lessons have developed the skill of bouncing balls with control and dancing the story of the Blue Balloon.Below are some pictures of us enjoying our learning.
Our Autumn topic is called "Hands Across the World".
We will be learning about ourselves and our friends. We will learn about different languages and traditions that our friends may know. Some of the books that we will be sharing are The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Need a Trim Jim, Handa's Surprise, Handa's Hen, We Went on a Safari and Katie and the Waterlillies. You might like to share these books at home, find them in the library or watch the film clips on You Tube to support your child's learning. We will end the topic with a French Immersion Week. We will share some typical French food, learn some French Country dancing and also explore the paintings of Claude Monet.
Here are some pictures of us all making friends and settling into our new classes.
Phonics Information Evening
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for this event. We hope that you found it useful and are now enjoying the resources we were able to share with you. Below you will find the presentation to remind you of all that we talked about. If you have any other questions, as always do ask class teachers.