Happy New Year everyone and a big hello to all our new starters. This half-term, our topic is ‘Down on the farm’. The children have loved using prepositional language in the small world cereal farmyard. In the picture, the children had correctly placed an animal ‘on top’ and ‘at the side’ of something. We have also had fun exploring our new outdoor maths resources. The boys have especially enjoyed using the real tape measures to measure. This has promoted the use of our mathematical language and has really ignited the children’s self-initiated maths opportunities. Look out throughout the term for further development in the outdoor provision. These are very exciting times for Foundation Stage.
The children have been actively engaged in their mathematical number work this half-term. We have been working hard reciting, representing and recognising numbers in the environment. The dinosaur maths area engaged children in spontaneously using mathematical number language. Keep up the good work everybody!
Wow! All the children have been so busy in our Superhero writing area over the past few weeks. We have been busy completing self-initiating writing opportunities. We have worked hard to develop our pencil grip, give meanings to our marks and tried hard to form letters correctly. Super work everybody!
For our topic ‘Marvellous Me’, we have been busy exploring our very own sensory table. Each week, we have used a different sense; sight, touch, smell, and hearing. This week will end with tasting our own baking. Ashleigh also came to visit from ALD Fitness and we talked about keeping healthy. We had to sort foods into healthy and unhealthy choices. Then we finished with our very own fitness session. The children loved the session and were eager to tell parents all that we had done. I can’t wait to see what will happen next half-term!
Welcome back everybody – we hope you had a wonderful summer! This half term has got off to a busy start. We have been thinking about ourselves and we have painted detailed pictures of our faces. We even made pictures of our family members using shapes in the maths area. We are all exploring the new classroom environment and we are looking forward to learning more about ourselves.
What an exciting half term we have had! We got busy growing again. We grew our own cress and made cheese and cress sandwiches. We also picked our raspberries from the garden. They were delicious and everybody ate them. We were mesmerised by Zoo Lab. Ella brought us Mertle the Tarantula, Elwood the Snake, Sydney the Millipede and Harry the Madagascan roach. We all had a hands on experience touching real life bugs. It was amazing! We learnt that mini beasts do not have a back bone.
Well can you believe it… our sunflower seeds have grown! They germinated over the holiday and began to grow. We were all really excited over the results and this has ignited our interest in finding more flowers in our sensory outdoor environment. The children have been working hard to name parts of a flower. Ask your child some questions to see if they can remember what job a stem, roots and leaves do.
Look at how busy we have been over the past half-term. We have developed an understanding of the difference between information and story books. We have counted to 10 and represented numbers on our fingers to 3. We have also made a variety of creative bug themed pictures, including repeating pattern caterpillars and multi-media snail pictures.
This term, our topic is ‘Down in the garden’. All children are exploring the indoor and outdoors. We are looking for the visible signs of spring and participating in garden themed activities. We are enjoying the small world bug table and pretending to plant in the sand area.
We have had so much fun learning about the farm. We can now look at books independently and talk about the illustrations. We have developed our maths skills using the small world farm. Please question your child on animal names, you’ll be surprised what they know.