Miss Melloy’s class in 2018-19

A trip to the Beehive!


This week in Foundation Stage, the children have been learning all about Bees. We went on a trip to the Beehive in the school grounds to see the bees in action! The children also got to taste honey, which was very yummy!

Trip to Belton House


This week, the children in Foundation Stage had a great day pond dipping and mini-beast hunting at Belton House. We even had time to explore the adventure playground after a yummy picnic!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears


This week in Foundation Stage we have been looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children enjoyed reading and acting out the story as well as pretending to be Goldilocks and writing sorry letters to the Three Bears. They even got to make and taste porridge, which was very yummy!!

Outdoor Morning


Today the children in Foundation Stage enjoyed an outdoor day linked to our Traditional Tales topic. The children worked in groups to make a shelter for the three little pigs, cook something for Grandma in the mud kitchen and also toasting marshmallows on the camp fire! A great time was had by all!

Science Time- Magic Milk

During science time this week, the children made some magic milk for the Big, Bad Wolf. The children worked in groups, observing the changes that took place when they added food colouring and fairy liquid to milk.

The Gingerbread Man


This week we have been looking at the story of The Gingerbread Man. The children have enjoyed reading and acting out the story.
The children were set a challenge to build a raft for the Gingerbread Man to help him cross the river. They worked in small groups to create their rafts before testing them out in the water tray!! To end the week, we baked and decorated our own Gingerbread Men, they tasted very yummy!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This half term in Foundation Stage our topic is Traditional Tales. We started the topic by looking at the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff this week.
The children were very excited to read and act out the story using character masks! We also had a 'challenge afternoon', where we worked in teams, using lots of different materials to build bridges for the goats to cross.

Chinese New Year


This week in Foundation Stage we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We went on a trail around school, following clues to help us find out that it is the year of the pig this year! We have enjoyed exploring how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We particularly enjoyed learning about dragon dancing, making chinese lanterns and tasting some chinese food!



This week the children in Foundation Stage have been practising one of their 'outdoor learning skills' They have enjoyed whittling their very own moon pens! The children confidently used a vegetable peeler to carefully whittle the end of the stick.

Baking moon rock cakes.


This week we have enjoyed some space-themed baking! We worked in small groups to bake moon rock cakes. We had to carefully follow the recipe, weighing out the ingredients and using our hands to mix everything together- which we found very exciting! After we had baked the cakes, we had a picnic where we got to eat our yummy creations!

Making rockets!


This week we have continued to learn about space. We have enjoyed working in small groups to create our own 'egg astronauts' to send to the moon. We worked well as a team to build rockets, thinking carefully about the best materials to use to keep our astronauts safe. We had lots of fun launching our rockets in the playground!

Bubbling Planets!


This week in Foundation Stage we have started a new topic.... Space! During science time, we used bicarbonate of soda, water and food colouring to create our own planets. We then added vinegar and were very excited to see how our planets changed.


December 2018

Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about Winter. We have enjoyed reading Stickman by Julia Donaldson this week. Today we worked in small groups and use lots of natural resources to create our very own Stickman!

Technology Afternoon


Today we had a technology afternoon in Foundation Stage. The children enjoyed exploring the Beebots, they worked in small groups taking it in turns to programme the Beebots to move around the carpet area in different directions. The children also got the chance to explore a 4D Jungle Animals app. They placed the iPad over the different animals and watched them come to life!

Firework Dance


Over the past few weeks in PE the children have been practising moving in response to music. This week they performed a firework dance to their peers. The children had to listen carefully to the music and enjoyed moving their ribbons in lots of different ways.

Exploring the fire circle


Today the children were very excited to explore the fire circle to link in with their learning about Bonfire Night and fire safety. They worked in small groups to collect 'snappy sticks' from around the school grounds. After watching the fire and making sure we had safely put it out, the children enjoyed reading stories about nocturnal animals.

Science Time


Today the children took part in their first science time. They were excited to try the 'skittles experiment'. The children predicted what they thought would happen when they added water to the skittles. They then tested their ideas by adding water and observing the changes that took place.

Outdoor Day


This week the children enjoyed taking part in their first outdoor day. They explored the mud kitchen making food for hedgehogs, as well as working in small groups to create natural pictures. The children also spent time in the Hive where the did some conker rolling, created a leaf hedgehog and ordered pumpkins!

Autumn Walk


This week we have been learning about Autumn and the changes that take place as we enter into Autumn. The children enjoyed going on an Autumn hunt around the school grounds.

Handa's Surprise


This week in Foundation Stage we have been learning about healthy eating. The children have enjoyed reading Handa's Surprise and even got to taste some fruits from the story! They have also painted and collaged different fruits.

The Rainbow Fish

This week in Foundation Stage we have been looking at The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. The children have really enjoyed collaging their very own Rainbow Fish and baking Rainbow Fish biscuits!

Our First Week at School


The children in Foundation Stage have had a very busy first week at school. They have enjoyed making new friends, engaging in lots of different activities and exploring the school grounds.