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.
School Closure Learning and Activities
Our Spring 2 topic is called 'Out and About'.
This half term we will be exploring the features of the town and country. We will be taking part in our Forest School sessions which will involve visiting Northfield Woods where the children will explore the forest habitat. They will learn about the creatures who live in the forest, being safe in the forest, make dens and eat toast they have cooked over a fire.
We will retell and act out the fable 'Town Mouse, Country Mouse', which helps the children to compare the 2 differing environments. Our literacy focus will continue with learning about the books 'Gruffalo' and 'Stickman' and our Reading Spine book 'Farmer Duck'.
The half term will finish with learning about the Easter story. For more details of curriculum information please see our termly curriculum booklet. Below are some of the pictures of us learning and exploring through out this half term.
Spring 2 learning photographs
Our topic this half term is 'Up in the Air'.
We will read the Owl Babies story in the Forest Classroom and pretend to be baby owls. The children will learn math's positional words and talk about where the owls are sitting on their logs. In the story Whatever Next the children learnt about about what to take on a journey to the moon and enjoyed using their imagination to go in their own rockets and hot air balloons. We made hot air balloons and counted how many stars we could see on our space travels.
Christmas fun and learning!
We had such fun with Pudsey Challenges during Children in Need Day. We dressed up in spots and enjoyed testing out our skills. We also learnt about the good work that Children in Need do to support families and children. We gave our pennies to Pudsey to help others.
We are at the half way mark in our reading challenge and already past the half way mark in our reading minutes! We were thrilled to have a video message from Ross Montgomery encouraging us to keep reading.
The school officially launched our new Reading Challenge alongside the opening of our newly refurbished library with an Author Day. Ross Montgomery, the author of 'Space Tortoise' came into school and read to us his super book. We also visited the library, enjoyed learning about another author, Jill Murphy and spent time reading books.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development.
Physical Development in the Foundation Stage is taught across the curriculum and throughout our indoor and outdoor provision. Children enjoy free-flow access to indoor/outdoor facilities all day. They also have 2 designated PE sessions each week which will focus on the skills of balance, object control and stability. We work hard to develop fine and gross motor skills so that children grow to be strong and well coordinated individuals.
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.
Our on-line Learning Journey - Tapestry. Here are some useful documents to support you when setting up and accessing your child's learning