Hello to all our FSU children and families. We are so sorry that our new term has turned out like this. Mrs Mrs Murten, Miss Brason and myself were looking forward to our Fairy Tales topic and had lots of exciting things planned. Hopefully we will all be back in school very soon but in the meantime please log on to the EYFS 'Teams' for some ideas to do at home.
We would really like it if everybody kept up with some reading, phonics, writing (or mark making) and numbers. But you should also enjoy lots of playing; building with construction toys, art, role play, outside activities, nursery rhymes and singing.
Keep safe everyone,
From Mrs Forrest
We were lucky enough to have a visit from a West End dance company last week. We told the story of Aladdin through dance. It was lots of fun!
This week we played glow in the dark dodgeball! Everybody enjoyed themselves.
In term 2 we continued to wash our hands and stay in our bubbles! We also learnt about the seasons and all the different types of weather. We checked the weather everyday and recorded it on our weather chart in class. Imagine the excitement when it started to snow!
We enjoyed watching a video of the New Years Eve firework display in London. We used 'snaps' dipped in paint to make our own firework display picture!
Remembrance day is always very special in school. We watched a lovely video about how the poppies grew in the battle fields and talked about why we 'remember'.
There was great excitement when the workmen came to lay the new outdoor flooring!
Windy weather was great for kite flying and we made wind chimes to take home - we hope you like them.
As part of our weather topic, we talked about animals that hibernate and how to look after the animals through the winter. We made bird feeders to take home and to feed the birds at school.
What a lot we managed to pack into our first term! Along with plenty of hand washing and Covid precautions, we also learnt lots about our topic; 'Ourselves'.
We investigated what made us unique and what we were good at. We looked at our bodies and how to keep ourselves healthy and we talked about family and friendship.
We couldn't celebrate Harvest time in the Church like usual but we learnt all about where our food comes from and talked about how we should be thankful for all the things we have.
Farmyard Play in the tuff spot
We enjoyed shucking corn, chopping vegetables and making bread and soup.
Who knew pumpkins could be so much fun!
Welcome Letter Autumn 2020
The Foundation stage team warmly welcome everybody back to school for the new school year. We are still in the midst of the strangest of times but as a school we are doing everything we can to make things as normal as possible for your children, not least here in the Foundation Stage.
An especially warm welcome to our new starters. We are so pleased to have you with us and our older children are being incredibly kind in helping our younger children to feel settled in their new school environment.
This term our topic is “All about Me” where we will be learning about ourselves and our families and celebrating everything that makes us unique. We will also be looking at our homes, drawing self-portraits and talking about the things we love to do. The FS team will also be spending lots of time this term ensuring that the emotional needs of all the children are met.
We will send more information out over the next few weeks with regard to reading, assessments and how you can support your child’s learning in EYFS. Until then, please focus on name recognition and name writing, counting, listening and following instructions.
Friday morning is PE morning. As independent dressing is an important learning opportunity in EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) we hope to get changed into our PE kit in school next term but for the moment, in line with the rest of the school, we ask that you send your child to school in their PE kits on Fridays. You can prepare your child for next term by encouraging them to dress themselves as much as possible including putting on their own coat and having a go at the zips and buttons!
To support the children’s gross motor skills and create a more homely environment we are going to be removing shoes in the FSU. Please help your child by encouraging them to take off and put on their own shoes and ensuring they are wearing socks.
We have very limited cloakroom space in the FSU. As such we must insist that children only bring essential items into school. Children may have a school book-bag, their own ready filled water bottle and a lunch bag/box if they are having packed lunch. Please do not bring water bottles in a separate bag.
If you have any concerns or would like to speak the Foundation Stage Staff please feel free to come and speak to us at the end of the day.
From the Foundation Stage Team:
Mrs Forrest (Class Teacher)