Foundation Blog

Read, Write, Inc and Tapestry Workshop

Thank you to all who attended our Foundation Stage information evening about Read, Write, Inc and Tapestry. We had a lovely turnout, and were able to answer lots of questions about our new phonics scheme! We showcased to parents a small handful of the fine and gross motor skill activities we engage the children on a day to day basis! We had out a few
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Welcome back!

Welcome back to the new school year! On behalf of everyone in Caterpillars, Ladybirds, Bees and Dragonflies, we all hope you had a lovely summer break! It has been lovely to meet all the new F1 and F2 children and we are now in the process of getting to know everyone! We had a lovely couple of weeks back so far and we have been
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Billy’s New Camera by Wendy Scott

We had a special visit Wendy Scott this week! And before you mention it, no, not our Deputy Head Wendy Scott but local author and illustrator, Wendy Scott! She has recently written two books, Billy’s New Camera and Billy’s Submarine Adventure, with a third book on the way! Wendy Scott very kindly came to Foundation to read her stories with us and talked to
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The Naughty Bus and… beans?

This week in Foundation Stage we have been exploring the book the Naughty Bus! If you are familiar with the book, then you will know that the Naughty Bus drives straight through a plate of baked beans, chips and eggs! How silly! And what better way to end the week of learning about the Naughty Bus, than to enjoy a nice warm plate of
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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!

This week in Foundation Stage, we have been learning about  the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt! We sang the story multiple times, using our voices to give depth to the story – will it be a quiet voice – tip toe, tip toe; or will it be a loud voice – splash splosh, splash splosh! We used our imagination to help
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Have you seen our 3D shapes?

In Foundation we have been exploring 3D shapes! We had a range of common 3D shapes – cubes, cylinders, spheres, cuboids, cones and pyramids. We had lots of different activities to help us learn more about these different shapes. For one of our activities we paired up with a friend. We each had a telephone and we sat back to back, with each of us
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Don’t you know… there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

What better way to really learn about a story, than to read it, explore it and reenact it! In Foundation, we have looked at the story of the Gruffalo! Following our mini-beast topic, we explored each creature that appeared in the book. We made our own representation of the Gruffalo using clay, purple and black coloured macaroni, little orange balls and mini- match sticks!
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We’re Going on a Mini Beast Hunt

Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about mini-beasts, that linked to our Butterfly House trip! We have been learning the habitats of different mini-beasts, what they eat and their characteristics! We made a list of mini-beasts we thought we would find in the Wild Life Garden. After we compiled our check lists, we each in pairs, went around the garden, looking
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Our Butterfly House Adventure!

Today, to fit with our topic on mini-beasts,Ladybirds, Dragonflies and Bees visted the Butterfly House! It was a lovely day and we were very fortunate it didn’t rain! We went into the Butterfly House and it was very hot and humid! There were lots of butterflies and parrots flying around us! We saw some snakes. There was even green Iguana just relaxing above our
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Meet Derek, Daisy, Donald, Daphne, Delphine and Duncan…. Our Ducklings!

Meet the newest additions to the Foundation Team…. Derek, Daisy, Donald, Daphne, Delphine and Duncan! This year we have ducklings! They arrived on Friday still as eggs. We created a class and individual Duck Diaries to log the changes each day starting from Monday! On Monday they were eggs. On Tuesday, we saw cracks in three of the eggs! On Wednesday, we had Derek, who had already
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