All the children have been working hard joining in with rhythmic activities in provision over this half-term. We have been developing our skill of tuning into the rhythms of spoken words. These opportunities have also developed simple identification of syllables, which is a skill needed for later reading. The children have played this game with the adults and also had the opportunity to create their own rhythmic patterns. Keep up the good work everybody.
This half-term, we have been busy developing our mathematical language. One picture shows a child using the terminology of ‘fewer’ when comparing quantities. Children now have a much clearer understanding of the word ‘fewer’ and have shown they can use this word accurately in their play. The second picture shows a child developing their ability to recognise the meaning of ‘same’. Using the home corner resources, we have been able to develop the giving of the ‘same’ amount to each person. Children are daily broadening their mathematical language in the setting. Please keep an ear out for these words appearing within their play and learning at home.
This half-term, we have been busy developing our muscles ready for writing. Before we can write, we need to develop the muscles from our shoulders, down our arms and all the way to our finger tips. We have used differing media to mark make within. The children have really enjoyed ‘Foam Party’. The children have made gross motor movements in foam before they used their fine motor movements to draw marks, patterns and recognisable pictures.
Welcome back everybody! This term our topic focuses around ourselves, our families and friends. The children have been really busy looking at similarities and differences between themselves, as well as making comparisons to themselves when they were babies. The children have really responded well to discussions and have discussed the baby pictures provided from parent/carers. Thank you for all your support. We are looking forward to the upcoming weeks and exciting times ahead.
It has been wonderful to see all the children engaging with all our learning opportunities in Lower Foundation this term. We were all mesmerised by the creepy, crawly creatures ‘Zoolab’ brought in on their visit and we loved the hands-on experience.
The children have been captivated in germinating their own seeds and assisting Jack to grow a beanstalk that reaches up to the clouds. We are now waiting patiently for our caterpillars to complete their metamorphosis. Thank you for all your continued support this year.
We have really enjoyed the start to our new term. We have been planting bean seeds, cress seeds and growing raspberries in our garden. The children have helped to look after plants by watering them. We have now got an understanding of what seeds and plants need to help them to grow. The children have waited patiently for our seeds to germinate. In the classroom, we are now observing our beanstalks race! Which plant will be the first to reach the giant’s castle?
Our new topic is ‘Down in the Garden’ and we are all becoming fabulous explorers. Over the past weeks, we have been uncovering information about ‘minibeasts’. We have been busy looking at information books and identifying the differences in the creepy crawly creatures. We really enjoyed exploring ladybird spots in the maths area, matching number and quantity correctly. We are all excited for our visit from Zoo Lab later next week. I wonder what we will see!
Well, what a busy half-term we have had! We have been thinking lots about the farm, playing with the animals, naming animals and their young, painting and baking. We’ve learnt through many play opportunities. Our visit from Ian, the farmer, last week really caught the children’s interest and we loved having a hands on experience grooming and caring for the animals. We finished by celebrating Chinese New Year and we looked for animals in the story that lived on the farm. We are all looking forward to next term. I wonder what we will learn next?
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!