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Foundation

Meet the team

Our Foundation teachers are Mrs Tallman, Mrs Akrill, Mrs O'Brien and Mrs Wells.

Our Teaching Assistants for Foundation are Julie Flinders and Emma Doy. 

Our Nursery Nurses are Ms Brinkley, Mrs Maddock and Miss Smith.

Topic News - Reception Classes

Week Beginning:

2nd July 2018

Next week our children will be visiting their new Year 1 classes on two mornings and two afternoons.  We will be preparing them for the transition, thinking about changes to routine and becoming more independent in their work and looking after their belongings.

We will talk about things that are the same and what small differences there may be.  We will also be discussing with them any concerns they have.

You can help them by leaving them at the door in the morning so they come in independently and take responsibility for their own belongings.  Thank you to all parents who already do this.

Please talk to them about moving up and let us know of any worries that crop us.

18th June 2018

We are finding out about different animal environments and the countries of their origin.  We are starting with the continent of Africa and concentrating in particular on Ghana – looking at the animals, culture, traditions and food.

If you have any experience, knowledge or resources relating to Africa/Ghana, we would be very happy to share these with the children.

In maths we will continue to use our skills to solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

11th June 2018

We are very excited to be going on our trip next Wednesday.  We have thought of lots of things to find out about the animals we hope to see. 

We will be looking at where the animals live, where they are in the wild in the world and if they endangered or not.  We will be writing and drawing/painting the animals we see.

In maths we will continue to use our skills to solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

4th June 2018

We will be looking at animals from around the world and the environments they live in and thinking of questions we would like to find out about animals in preparation for our zoo visit on 13th June.

In maths we will be using our skills to solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

21st May 2018

For the final four days of term, we will be celebrating the Royal Wedding and looking at different celebrations and events the children have been to.

If you have any photographs of weddings, parties, christening/naming ceremonies, birthday celebrations or family events, we would love to see them.

In Maths, we will be learning about doubling and halving and having a Royal celebratory picnic on Wednesday using these mathematical skills.

 The children may wear their own party clothes on this day.

14th May 2018

This week after our mini-beast hunting, we will be thinking of different ways of encouraging mini-beasts and other wild life into our school garden.  We will be planting seeds and flowers, creating mini-beast homes and looking after our environment.

If you have any seeds or plants you would be happy to donate we would be very grateful.

 We also need any appropriate materials you may have that could help us to construct a bug house (see pictures below for ideas) e.g. logs, terracotta pots/tiles, bricks, pine cones, wood, straw etc. please bring them in.

7th May 2018

We will learning and retelling the rhyme ‘Incy Wincy Spider’.

 In maths we will be looking at doubling and solving problems.  Later in the week we will be making clay minibeasts.

30th April 2018

We will looking at different mini-beasts, going on mini-beast hunts and making and designing our own mini-beasts out of junk.  If you do have any junk please can you bring it in?

In Maths we will be looking at numbers 1-20 and doing practical addition problems including doubling and halving.

 

23rd April 2018

We will continue to read the story ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’.  The children will be making up their own stories by changing the animal character and the foods eaten in the story.

In Maths, we will be looking at shape. We will explore the differences in 2D and 3D shapes and looking for shapes in the environment.

We will continue our mini-beast topic and go on mini-beast hunts outdoors and at Forest School.

 

16th April 2018

After Easter we will be reading the story ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ – retelling it, acting it out and looking at the different foods in the story. 

In Maths, we will be looking at repeated pattern.   We will also be exploring mini-beasts, particularly caterpillars and butterflies.

 

Topic News - Nursery

Week Beginning 25th June

This week we have begun talking about holidays.  We have shared our favourite holiday moments and talked about how we get there.  (Please bring in holiday photos for the children to share.) This has prompted an interest in transport again and we have made a ticket office and are building aeroplanes and trains using the large blocks outside.  We plan to think about things we take on holiday, make lists, and find out about different places around the world.

Term 6

Following the children’s interest in mini-beasts we are reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and counting fruit and learning the days of the week.  We have been looking at photos of butterflies and talking about pattern and shapes. We had 5 tiny caterpillars arrive and are all excitedly watching them grow and hoping to have butterflies soon! 

 We are planning to then go on to use ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and do lots of things outside based on this children’s favourite.

 

Term 5 - April 2018

The first week or two of this term we will be helping our new children to settle into Nursery, explore our areas, make new friends and understand our rules and routines.  

The children have been interested in seeing plants begin to grow in the garden and particularly like watering them!  We are planning to read ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ and use that as a basis for looking at plants and growth.   We hope to taste different vegetables, cook with them and plant a variety of vegetable seeds and watch them grow.   Other books we plan to read are, Jack and the Beanstalk, Fourways Farm- Sunflowers, Rosies Radish, Oliver’s Vegetables and Titch.  

 

Term 3 - January 2018

This term we have been using the book ‘Each Peach Pear Plum.’  So far we have tasted peaches, pears and plums and made plum pie!  We have also been playing lots of I Spy games and talking about rhyme.  We are focusing on Phase 1 Phonics which is all about listening to sounds in the environment, and in words.  For the rest of term we are focusing on some of the characters from the book, particularly the three bears.