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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:

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.

21st March 2018

We will be continuing to follow the story ‘The Little Red Hen’, linking it to Easter and making hot cross buns.  We will also be finding out about the Easter Story and how we celebrate Easter.

In Maths, we will be looking at measuring and weighing and enjoying Easter activities related to this.

Please could the children bring in a simple, home-made Easter bonnet/hat.  You are welcome to pick up a strip of card if you need it.

We wish you all a very enjoyable Easter.

 

19th March 2018

We will be focusing on the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ and learning to retell it in detail with the help of a story map.  We will be sending these home so you can help your child to tell the story with confidence and expression.

 We will also be looking at what we need to do to keep healthy, making healthy and unhealthy food, doing lots of exercise and thinking about personal hygiene.

12th March 2018

The children are really enjoying Superheroes and we will be continuing with this theme next week.  We shall be designing our own Superheroes and thinking about the super powers we would like to have.

In Maths we are looking at subtraction and counting backwards.  We will be reading Ten Little Superheroes. 

The children have been working with different technologies this week and we shall be continuing with this and sending home a survey for you to complete.

If you have any old, surplus devices – eg phones, printers, cameras, watches etc. that the children could use we would be delighted to receive them.

 

 

Topic News - Nursery

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.