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
Friday 28th May
What an exciting week we have had in school. On Monday 14 eggs arrived which we have successfully hatched and we are loving looking after the new born chicks.
Today we had lots of fun celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Summer Term 1
This term we have been learning about how things grow and where our food comes from. On our visit to Whirlow Hall Farm we found out about a variety of fruit and vegetables and how we can eat all the parts of a plant. We helped the farmer by weeding part of the allotment and planted our own seeds to bring back to school.
Our bean and pea plants are growing very well and we look froward to tasting them when they are ready. We have also planted some radishes and lettuces in our outside area.
We have been thinking about the fruits and vegetables that grow in Spring and enjoyed making rhubarb crumble.
We have been extremely busy this term learning about the countries in the commonwealth. We enjoyed finding out about the royal family and the Queen who is the head of the commonwealth. The children learnt about England and the other countries in the United Kingdom before comparing them to Australia, Pakistan and Kenya. The children discovered that the commonwealth games will be held shortly in Australia then they planned and participated in their own sports. We found out how our bodies felt when we exercised. Next term we will be thinking about healthy eating and have planted some potatoes in preparation.
World Book Day
We love looking at books at school. We share stories with our friends and find out new information. Mrs Baines reads us lots of stories and we like to retell them using the pictures. We loved talking about our favourite books and dressing up as the characters.
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.