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Foundation Stage Unit

Welcome to our Foundation Stage Unit with Mrs Carlisle, Mrs Kingdon, Miss Troke, Miss Chugg, Mrs Emptage and Mrs Evans

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 What your child will be learning this term:- pdfCurriculum_Newsletter_Class_R_Spring_2020.pdf

 We are really pleased with the way that our new Early Years Unit is coming together. All of the children are enjoying becoming familiar with their new shared spaces. The children have been having great fun outdoors Many obstacle courses and dens have been built. There has been lots of digging and transporting of materials taking place in the gravel pit. We have been treated to many shows from our outdoor stage. The children have enjoyed sitting at the tables to read, write and play games. The children have been taking pride in their learning spaces and have been working together to look after our resources and to keep tidy.

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We have had lots of fun reading Owl Babies and taking part in lots of learning activities and experiences linked to this. We have enjoyed walks in the local area to look at the wildlife and to collect interesting things to help us make bird nests. We have learnt all about the characters in the story and thought about how they are feeling. We have used our scissor skills to make owl masks and to cut cooked spaghetti to help us make owl nests. Lots of our play has been based on den making and shelter making because the owls wanted somewhere to feel safe while they waited for their owl mother to return.

We have been working hard on our mark making and learning to write our names in paint, chalk, water and pencils. 

The children have lots of wonderful ideas for where they would like to take their play and learning which includes learning about volcanoes, horses, animals and police stations. Our next theme will be 'On the Move' starting with 'On the Ground' and then moving to 'In the Air' keep an eye on this page for lots of exciting developments!

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Our Little Learners are really enjoying meeting their buddy's at Moreton Court every other week!
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In Class we have been using the writing table well - writing and putting meanings to the marks we make! 
Our topic this term is festivals and celebrations. Here Class R tried pomegranate and apples dipped in honey as a treat to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. 
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