Welcome to foundation stage
Our foundation stage team for 2019/20 consists of Mrs Coates (FA) and Mrs Finch (FB), along with our teaching assistants Mrs Carty, Mrs Richardson and Miss Turrell.
During January the children looked at Chinese new year. They explored dragon dancing, tasted some food, practiced writing chinese numbers and letters and learned the story of the zodiac calendar.
During December the children have been exploring the Christian celebration of Christmas and the seasonal change to Winter. They have also planned and performed a Nativity to an audience.
This November the children have learned all about different festivals and celebrations. They have looked at diwali, birthdays, remembrance day, St Andrew's day and other special days and events.
The children have been immersed in our autumn theme during October. They have learned all about harvest time and farming, scarecrows, diwali and the season of autumn. The children also spent some time focussing on the text 'The Flower' which explores a world without colour where flowers don't grow. They discussed feelings, emotions and plant growth during this focus through pictures from the text, replotting plants in our outdoor classroom, role playing in our garden centre and creating their own pieces of flower themed art work. We also wrote autumn themed poems which are on display in the classrooms.
The children have been settling in to their new learning environment. They have worked really hard to learn how to use the outdoor classroom and the different areas in the indoor classroom, as well as forming new relationships with their new friends.