What excitement there has been in Reception this week as the chicks have hatched from their eggs.
And now there are TEN……
The last three waiting to join the brood!
It is always more exciting ‘walking over the food’.
Miss Galinis ran a Phonics presentation on Thursday 21st September. This was primarily for new parents to the school, but the invitation was extended to parents and carers of children in Years 1 to 3. Please click on the link below to access the presentation.
In term 5 we will welcome our class “pets” – caterpillars! We will observe the changes that occur in their lifecycle and hope to have some butterflies that we can release outside. We will look for signs of Spring around our school. We will also be sowing and growing many plants, including some that we can eventually eat. We will measure and observe their progress over time.
We will also go on our very first school trip, on the coach, to Godstone Farm.
As we look at how animals and plants change over time we will use many stories to support our learning, including ‘Farmer Duck,’ ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’
Forest school starts again in Term 5 and we look forward to welcoming back Donna, the ranger from Lullingstone Country Park, to lead those sessions.
We will be continue to work on counting activities, recognising, ordering and writing numbers up to 20 and beyond – also thinking about which numbers are one more and one less than a given number. We will practise addition and subtraction, doubling and halving through games and practical activities. We will continue to look at recognising 2D and 3D shapes and using them for different purposes. We will continue to use coins in role play to pay and give change.
We will of course continue to follow children’s interests, as they arise during the course of the term, during our child initiated sessions.
Terms 3 and 4
Click below to read about some of the exciting events that have been taking place in Foundation.
Budding author writes the LONGEST story!
20th January 2016
Our Reception children were inspired in class this afternoon! Ella in Cherry Class wrote the longest story ever and we asked her to share her piece of work with our parents and friends of the school!
The team in Foundation would like to welcome you to school.
Miss Galinis, Mrs Green and Mrs Bainbridge
Friday 20th March 2015
What amazing independent writing during “child initiated time” from some of our youngest children in the school.
The children were also busy independently working on adding and subtracting numbers….