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Author Archives: westend

Down on the Farm

This has been an exciting start to the half-term. On Thursday, Ian came to visit from the farm bringing with him a selection of animals that he cares for.  The children were really excited and were able to have a hands on experience touching all the animals, asking questions and finding out more about them. … Continue reading »

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We have been so busy this half-term using animals to help us develop our learning. In the construction area, we have been reading traditional tales and building the bridge for the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Logan could remember the troll saying, ‘Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge!’ The children have loved joining in with … Continue reading »

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Happy New Year everybody! What a busy start to the year we have had. We are learning about ‘Down on the Farm’ this half-term and the children have responded well to the new provision activities.  In the home corner, we now have a vets with poorly farm animals that need our immediate attention. The children … Continue reading »

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Rhythmic Patterns

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 … Continue reading »

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Mathematical Language

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 … Continue reading »

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Developing our muscles!

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 … Continue reading »

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Welcome Back!

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 … Continue reading »

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Final Half-Term!

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 … Continue reading »

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Oh no! Our fingers have turned green!

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 … Continue reading »

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Welcome back everyone!

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 … Continue reading »

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