Summer term

What a fantastic start to the term! Percy the Park Keeper sent us a letter and with the letter gave us some ‘Eggs.’ After a day the eggs started hatching and the children were able to watch the chicks hatch out of their shell and take their first steps!

We have had so much fun. Eleven eggs hatched and now the chicks are developing wings and they are nearly ready to go back to the farm!

The children have been involved in lots of learning opportunities too. They have thought of names for each chick, they have seen them grow and we have discussed life cycles. They have also helped care for the chicks: feed them and hold them. The children’s confidence has progressed, as some children were a little unsure to begin with and now they love holding them. The conversations the children have had with each other have been wonderful to hear.

 

We are also looking forward to continuing the ‘animal’ theme through this half term. The children are very excited about our trip to the Farm and so are we!

Foundation - November 2017

 

The children have come back to school after half term beaming with confidence. They have all remembered the daily routines and approach all areas of learning with enthusiasm!

Phonics is now embedded throughout the day and the children enjoy taking part in our daily Phonics Sessions. ‘Wicked Word’ books have now been sent home, and we hope that you continue to support your child with both their sounds and their words.

The children also take part in our daily Maths Meetings. They all enjoy Maths challenges. We are working on numbers 0-10 and 10-20 and also the concepts of ‘more than’ and ‘less than’. Please support your child at home by using Mathematical language; pointing out numbers in the supermarket, asking them to help you to lay the table, and spotting shapes in the environment. There are so many ways that you can support your child at home and we do appreciate this. J

Our wood workstation has proved to be a huge success. The children are planning their designs, writing their names on the sign-up board and then making their designs with the various materials that are on offer. All of the children were introduced to the woodwork station; we spoke about the tools, how they should be used and together decided on the safety rules that everyone needed to remember! It has been lovely to see such imaginative creations, and the dedication and perseverance that the children have shown when constructing their designs.

As you can imagine, we do get through lots of wood and bottle tops. We would therefore be very grateful for any donations. This will enable the children to continue accessing the woodwork station on a daily basis.

Many thanks The Foundation Team J

 

 

 

 

What a great start to the academic year!!

It has been lovely to see all of the children in Foundation settle so well into Place Farm Primary Academy. They have had a busy few weeks, exploring the environment, making new friendships, as well as learning the daily routines.

The children are becoming more confident at lunch time, making choices, chatting to friends and using a knife and fork independently.

The outdoor learning environment is very popular, making potions and mixtures in the mud kitchen and problem solving with the large crates and planks. Some fantastic learning and conversations are taking place, which is really lovely to see.

We are looking forward to seeing many parents at our Phonics Share session in a couple of weeks.