In the Foundation Unit we encourage all the children to be independent learners.
The children in Foundation One are supported by Mrs Baines, Miss Leigh and Miss Glossop.
Autumn Term 2
The children came back from the half term holiday pleased to see all their friends. We have been thinking about the world of work and have been out and about in the local community finding people doing a variety of jobs. Today we have been thinking about the job we would like when we grow up. Lots of children came to school wearing the uniform they might need to wear for their job and they were all able to talk about the tasks they would need to perform.
Autumn Term 1
Our topic this term is "Where we live".
Week 6. This week we have been thinking about the people who might live in the houses we have seen in our local area. We have thought a lot about the different celebrations they might have and have learnt how their are similarities and differences between them. Some of the children were familiar with Christmas, Easter and Eid but we learnt there are many more celebrations, including Diwali which happened this week.
During our visit to the forest we made shelters to protect us from the falling leaves and rain.
Week 5. We have continued to think about houses this week and talked about the materials used to build the houses we saw on our walk. Some children have enjoyed making houses at the Workshop table.
We enjoyed reading the story of "The Three Little Pigs" together. The children used different voices for the wolf and the pigs. We worked in teams to build houses and tested them by blowing them down, just like the wolf. We discovered that brick houses are the strongest.
Week 4. Today we went for a walk to look at the houses in our local area. We saw detached houses, semi-detached houses, bungalows and flats. Please talk to your child about the different houses you see when you are out and about. What type of house do you live in?
Week 3. This week we have thought about harvest and where our food comes from. After reading the story of "The Little Red Hen" we made some bread.
Week 2. We began the term by thinking about the environment outside. We have talked about the things that happen during Autumn and enjoyed exploring the school grounds to look at the way the trees and flowers are changing.