22nd January 2018

This week the Foundation have continued learning about space by finding out about rockets. We used used our knowledge of numbers to practise counting down from different start points and we learned some rhymes to help us remember how to write the numerals.

The children had the opportunity to practise their writing by thinking of a label or a caption for a picture from the story Whatever Next. They are now beginning to combine their phonic knowledge and handwriting skills very well.

We looked at video footage of different rockets and watched our own demonstrations of balloon rockets and water rockets, which was very exciting.

Well done to our Reading Bookworms for their excellent reading at home.

15th January 2018

Happy New Year to everyone and we hope you had a lovely Christmas break. The first week back started with a visit from Mr Carter and the children were fascinated to see the effect of salt on the ice that had formed in the courtyard as he was on his rounds keeping the paths clear. We looked at the book ‘Whatever Next’ which tells the story of a bear who visits the moon. The children helped to create a story map and later wrote lists of items which they would take if they visited the moon. We also started to look at the properties of shapes in more detail and enjoyed getting outside in the courtyard.

Can we also add a polite reminder please that Thursdays are our PE days and all children need to have their PE kits in school. Thank you.

18th December 2017

This week started with some of the children deciding to brave the cold wear their and explore the heavy frost on the school field. We looked at it close up using a magnifying glass and were amazed at the beautiful patterns on the grass. Then we enjoyed making different shapes and trails in the frost. Can you work out which letter Harvey wrote?

We spent a lot of time this week talking about numbers, counting accurately and putting them in order.

Wednesday we took our Candy Canes to the Christmas enterprise Fair and by the end of the afternoon we were sold out, which was brilliant. We made a total of £53 and now we have to decide how we would like use it.

Friday was our Christmas Party day. We enjoyed playing games in the morning then after dinner we had a special visit from Father Christmas followed by party food!