Welcome to Foundation Stage Classes
Meet our Staff
The Foundation Stage Team
Teaching Staff: Mrs Mason, Mrs Scrivener and Mrs Evans.
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mayhew, Mrs Mills and Mrs Burgess.
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Horrex
Summer 1 - Time Detectives
This half term we have been learning about things from the past. First, we learnt about The Great Fire of London. We created our own Pudding Land and wrote about what happened during the fire. Some of us even imagined we were there and wrote about what we could see and smell.
Dinosaurs was our next topic and we have loved our Dinosaur Museum roleplay as well as creating and using different setting for the dinosaurs and using some of these as inspiration to write our own dinosaur stories.
This half term, we have also been able to have three sessions in our Forest Classroom. This involved learning the Forest School rules for using forest spaces, exploring our Forest Classroom, stopping to listen to the world around us, identifying different varieties of leaves and minibeasts and everyone's favourite, toasting bread over our fire.
You may have noticed the changes to some of our garden. We now have a Tea Shop, Literacy Shed and Builder's Yard. The covered huts have been moved closer to the astro and these will be developed for year round use.
Spring Term 2 'Out and About'
In the second half of term our topic is Out and About. We will be learning about our local environment and the features of the town compared to the country. Some of our books which link to the learning are Town Mouse Country Mouse, Stick Man, Farmer Duck, The Gruffalo and Rosie's Walk. Watch this space for photos and further information about our learning.
Spring Term 1
This term we are learning about our 5 Senses in our topic Super Scientists.
Even though we are working at home we have still been really busy! Our teachers have set us daily learning so that we can continue our learning journey at home. We have carried out lots of fun activities to learn more about our 5 senses. We have made healthy meals, created some natural art, tested nice and nasty smells, listened to stories, written lots of lists and sentences, explored number sentences and learnt lots about weighing and measuring.
Our Autumn topic is called "Hands Across the World".
We will be learning about ourselves and our friends. We will learn about different countries, 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.