24th April 2017

Welcome back after the Easter Break and are pleased that the children have very quickly settled back into the daily routines. We are also very pleased to welcome James and Mercedes who started with us and quickly made lots of new friends.

Our new topic is 'We're going on a journey!'  and we are quite excited to see where we end up. We began the topic by discussing what a journey is and then what we might need to take on a journey. The children then enjoyed making knapsacks for some of our classroom characters.
In our outside area the addition of a few spanners turned the bike shed into a repair garage so we will endeavour to develop this over the next few weeks.

We are also very lucky to have Mrs Tuddenham, a PE specialist, who will now be delivering our PE lessons on Tuesday afternoons. As the weather improves we hope that we will be able to do these outside so please can you add some suitable trainers or shoes to your child's PE kit.
 

3rd April 2017

Happy Easter from everyone in Foundation.

Thank you for all your support over this half term and our Easter Basket parade certainly made for a fitting finale.

Congratulations to Sophie Harper and Olivia Hackett who chose the winning numbers on our Easter Egg Hunt. We raised a whopping £56!
 

27th March 2017

This week started off with a deluge on Monday but the children were keen to get out and experience it. They togged up in wet weather gear and were delighted to find a leaking gutter soon became an outside shower!

Red Nose Day was fun, with the children adding some Red to their uniform and helping to raise lots of money for Comic Relief.

We have also been hard at work developing the playground area. The children have enjoyed helping to paint the shed which has now been transformed into a cosy space for the children to work in. The tyres have creatively turned into chairs, seesaws and climbing towers. 
Finally our frogspawn has hatched and the children are quickly becoming experts on the life cycle of the frog.
 

20th March 2017

This week Foundation began by planting potatoes as part of the new Carr Hill in Bloom challenge. We have been given five seed potatoes to plant and look after and the challenge is to see which class can grow the most! Keep a close eye on the vegetable beds outside Key Stage 1 to see how we get on!

On Tuesday the children enjoyed their first school trip with a visit to Morrisons as part of their 'growing' topic. They enjoyed visiting the 'staff only' area upstairs where they got to taste lots of unusual and exotic fruits, such as passion fruit, Sharon fruit and figs! After that Morrisons opened a till specially for them to buy a piece of fruit with their own money and get a receipt. The children were extremely polite and well behaved, we were very proud of them all!

We have also been very busy back in the classroom writing thank you letters and discovering different pairs of numbers that add up to 10. 

Attendance has been excellent this week by both classes with Van Gogh achieving 100% for the second week on the trot.