Foundation children enjoy a fantastic space to learn and play, with a classroom, decking area and enclosed outside space.
Mrs Mason and Mrs Keene form the Foundation Stage team.
We are now in the Summer Term in Owls Class and our topic is:
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
We will spend time looking at the differences between places before focusing on our wonderful village. We will be out and about to explore the village so wave at us if you see us!
To finish our topic on the local area, the children have written poems about Yattendon.
We welcomed a Daddy in as our Mystery Reader. Two fantastic books enjoyed by all. Thank you.
A video showing out DT project
The book 'Only One You' inspired a beautiful water feature and pebble area in the Owls outside environment. The children are very proud.
We are very pleased to have been able to start our Mystery Reader visits again. Fabby's mum was the first to come and the children thoroughly enjoyed this event. We are looking forward to more mystery visitors throughout the term.
Owls have had a busy first week back after half term. World Oceans Day, an English themed Forest Friday and lots of creative independent learning time.
Week 6 - English was the focus during a very muddy, Muddy Monday this week. We read the story Stanley's Stick. Then we search for our 'fantasticks'. On Tuesday we created a class book. We hope you enjoy the video of our book.
Week 5 - MATHS - we have enjoyed lots of Maths this week. Pattern making, measuring, shapes and doubling. What a group of Mathmagicians!
Week 4 - We have had such a busy week. It is fantastic to see the children being creative and doing more writing during their independent learning. Often this is linked to our topic or stories. We also took inspiration from an American textile artist, Sheila Hicks to create some colourful weaving.
In art we used our colour mixing knowledge to create paintings in the style of Kandinsky's circles. Linked to our topic on locations we worked in teams to create some large-scale, multi-media art. Can you see the seaside, countryside and the city?
Week 2: We started the week by returning to the woods. The pirate theme continued and the children had to use a pirate map to overcome challenges to find the treasure. Crossing swamps, escaping spiders webs, crawling through tunnels and moving logs and branches to unearth the hidden treasure. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!
Week 1 - In PE we had fun being pirates - focusing on movement skills, teamwork and following instructions. In English we have begun to learn a story 'How the birds got their colours' using a story map to learn by heart. For the first time this year we have got the dressing up clothes out!
This half term our topic is Long, Long Ago and we are going back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
The children are already very excited and can't wait to become dinosaur experts and set up our class dinosaur museum.
We found some eggs today in class and the children were tasked with making a cosy nest for them to sit in. We cannot wait for them to hatch!
The children are enjoying travelling back in time through our time machine. It is a great place to explore the habitats and behaviour of the dinosaurs.
We just have to be careful not to be spotted!
The eggs have hatched! We are now looking after 3 baby dinosaurs
We have worked hard to become dinosaur experts. We have learnt about the different types of dinosaurs that lived on the earth long before us.
We found out about their size, shapes and features.
Then we looked at what they ate.
It was fun learning about fossil hunting and finding out how we know these amazing creatures roamed the earth.
Our classroom has become a Dinosaur Museum for us to share our learning with you all.
Dinosaur museum virtual tour.mp4
To finish our long, long ago topic and our dinosaur learning we had dino fun in the woods.
The text for guided reading this week was 'We're going on a bear hunt'
So in the woods today we went of a dinosaur hunt! We planned the journey and the dinosaur was hidden in the den.
Enjoy our e-book below.
We're going on a dinosaur hunt
Maps to show the journey we took on our dinosaur hunt.
CHRISTMAS HAS ARRIVED - LOTS OF FUN IN THE CLASSROOM, NATIVITY REHEARSALS AND A TRIP TO THE BARN TO CHOOSE THE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS TREE!
The last week of term - full of festive activities.
As we can't have visits into the classroom at the moment, here is a collection of the current displays up on the walls. We think they look fantastic.
Who will help the Little Red Hen?
Our class innovation of the Little Red Hen - Who will help the Little White Goose?
Forest Friday Fun!
Our first visit to the woodland classroom was wet but that didn't stop us from exploring. We played find it games, made and compared collections of sticks, leaves and acorns and enjoyed a warming hot chocolate. We finished with our Forest Friday song.
Forest Friday is lots of fun
Playing in the rain and sun.
Building dens and climbing trees
Seeing flowers that make us sneeze.
Watching bugs that creep and crawl,
Are they big or are they small?
Forest Friday is lots of fun
Playing in the rain and sun.
Humpty Dumpty came to school this week!
Humpty Dumpty has inspired our learning this week, we have created our own Humpty's, written about him, drawn pictures and built amazing structures for him. We finished with the story Think Big by Kes Gray. This story made us think about our aspirations for the future.
The class of 2020! When I grow up I want to be...
We do lots of learning outside!
Learning, learning, everywhere!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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