THINGS TO ENJOY TOGETHER:
We have learned the story Let's Go Home Little Bear. Click on the front cover below to hear the story:
Click on the front cover below to listen to Michael Rosen retell We're Going on a Bear Hunt:
We have learned the Owl Babies story at school. Click on the link below to listen to a recorded version together.
Children love the Jolly Phonics songs - they are a great way of introducing the sounds that letter make to your children. They are very addictive and easy to learn! Click on the link below:
We love the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". Click on the link below to listen to a version of the story together.
Children love the Jolly Phonics songs - they are a great way of introducing the sounds that letter make to your children. They are very addictive and easy to learn! Click on the link below for the songs:
We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas! This half term’s main focus for learning is ’Winter’ and yes, we are hoping for snow and ice! The children will continue to access our outdoor learning environment so please make sure they come with a warm coat and hat and that they are well practised at putting their own coats on!
Teaching your child to understand and use new words is an important job for you and I. Our ‘Wow Words’ for this topic are: melting, frozen, solid, liquid, hibernate. Please use these words in conversation often at home—children learn words when they hear them over and over again.
Last half term we learn all about People Who Help Us, with a big focus on Firefighters. The Worksop Fire Brigade will visit us as well as a local doctor. We will learn about how doctors and nurses help us, as well as touching on the work of brave soldiers as we engage with Remembrance. As we move into December, our learning will focus around Christmas and The Nativity Story.
We had a fantastic day on our trip to Perlethorpe Education Centre. We travelled all the way to Bethlehem with Mary and Joseph as we enacted The Nativity Story. We also had a great time with lots and lots of Christmas crafts including snowmen cards, baubles, wreathes and pine cone keepsakes! Oh, and we all enjoyed our packed lunches too!
Our Foundation Nativity play this year was Whoops-a-Daisy Angel and we played the part of the starry night sky. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to our costume decorating session: all the children looked fantastic in their “home made” star outfit! The children put on an amazing performance and showed courage in front of such a large audience.
Thank you to Dr Sibson for coming to talk to us about being a doctor. We learned all about stethoscopes, otoscopes, medicines and thermometers!
Children In Need 2019
To help raise money for Children In Need, the children made decorated spotty biscuits and then sold them at the end of the day. By working together we raised around £25. We learned that it is good to do something that helps other people. We are kind and helpful.
The Worksop Fire Brigade have been to visit us today and, despite the extremely heavy rain, we had a great time. The children listened carefully while Richard and Adam, the fire fighters, talked to us about how to stay safe. We looked at the fire engine and noticed the ladders and the blue lights. We heard the loud siren too!
We had an amazing firework party! The children helped me to write a list of all the things we needed to buy and then we worked together to prepare hot dogs and a fruit punch! Foundation 2 made us some delicious firework biscuits too. After our party food we enjoyed the fireworks display! Everyone was so brave, even when the noisy, crackly fireworks surprised us!
Our Spiders and Pumpkins Stay and Play Session
We had a great time at our first Stay and Play session. The activities were all designed around supporting physical development, both fine and gross motor. Thank you to the many parents who supported this event. We hope you had a super time exploring with the children and learning all about how you can help with physical development at home.
We are learning all about Autumn and have enjoyed collecting different coloured Autumn leaves (thank you to all the families who have supported their children with this!). We have explored lots of different vegetables and watched how farmers harvest their crops. The children have enjoyed developing their chopping skills and worked together to make a delicious, healthy vegetable soup.
We have had a great time learning the Little Red Hen story and are very good at remembering the words from the text. Last week we had a visitor to the class: The Little Red Hen! She wrote us a letter to let us know she was visiting and even sent us some bread to try! We really enjoyed making friends with her and spent a long time noticing her features. She must have been happy with us as she even laid an egg!
We received a second letter from The Little Red Hen, giving us instructions for how to make bread. We all worked together to mix, kneed and roll. We even used a pestle and mortar to grind some wheat into flour. The bread was lovely!
We have had a fantastic last day of the year! Frog and toad hunting, Washing Mrs Keating's car, climbing on the big trim trail and having a visit from the ice cream van! What fun!
Because the children have shown an interest in building boats outside, we are going to learn about pirates next! We have so much fun planned, including making maps, writing messages in bottles, making and counting treasure and creating boats that hopefully don’t sink! After this, a focus on keeping our bodies healthy will see us to the end of the year. Let the fun begin!
We have been to Clifton Park for our Summer trip. It was wet, wet, wet and the rain might have only stopped for a brief 10 minutes! However, we still had a great time and we are very thankful to have such amazing parents/carers who kept the children positive. We dug in the sand pit, had a picnic under the shelter of the band stand, had fun on the rides and finished off in the water park! The water was lovely and warm and the children loved sharing the experience together. We finished off the day with a free ice cream and headed back to school, soggy but cheerful, and very proud of ourselves - what resilience we have!!
We have learned lots about how to keep our bodies healthy. For a healthy treat we made fruit kebabs. We had to peel and chop the fruit and then be very careful as we put it onto the skewer. They were delicious!
We have made boats using box modelling equipment and used tape, glue or blue tax to attach the mast. We learned the words 'mast', 'sail' and 'flag pole'. We tested our boats in an experiment where we asked the question 'will your boat float?'. We learned that if your boat had holes in, it would sink. If your boat was made of cardboard it went soggy and sank too!
We had a great time on our walk to Worksop Library. Lots of parents came with us (thank you!) and helped us to stay safe. We listenened to pirate stories, looked at lots of books and made pirate hats. Thank you to the staff at the library for making our visit special.
Last term we learned lots of Fairy Tale stories, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.
Thank you to all the parents that came with us on our school trip to Perlethorpe. The children had a lovely time enacting fairy stories and enjoying craft activities to support our work on The Three Little Pigs.
LETTERS and USEFUL LINKS:
We love to learn outdoors! One of our priorities in Foundation is to develop our outdoor space and we'd love your help! Click here to see a letter that outlines many things you could donate to us! Thank you.
Click on the image below to access the Oxford Owl website. It has lots of information about how to support children's reading and maths skills at home.
Are you having trouble getting your child into a good bedtime routine? Does your child wake through the night and need help to drift back off? Click on the link below for lots of useful information.
Click on the image below to go to the Language for Life Website. It has lots of tips and advice on how to develop your child's language and communication skills.
The Hanen Centre specialise in developing children's language and communication. Click on the link below to a useful article about how to help your child with their speaking skills: