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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.