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Doors: Doors open at 8:40am and close at 8:50am.
Coats: Please ensure your child comes in with a coat. We have wonderful outdoor provision which we welcome the children to use but they need suitable clothing to do so.
Library: Goslings visit the library on a Wednesday, Chicks and Ducklings visit the library on a Friday.
PE: Goslings P.E. day is Monday, Chicks P.E. day is Wednesday and Ducklings P.E. day is Thursday. Your child will need a white t-shirt and shorts for indoor P.E. and a tracksuit and trainers for outdoor P.E.
Homework: Homework goes home on a Friday and is due back the following Thursday.
We had an amazing day at Rookery Farm! We got to walk around and have a look at the outdoor animals and spent some time in the petting area stroking goats and rabbits. We were so well behaved we even got to have a go on the soft play area! All the grown ups in Foundation were very impressed with our knowledge of the different animals and how well we represented Middleton.
We cannot believe the Summer Term is here already! The children came back to school brilliantly and were very excited to tell us all the lovely things they got up to over the Easter Holidays.
This half term we have some very exciting topics and activities to look forward to, including our visit to Rookery Farm! We will also be learning all about the Queen's birthday and St. George's Day, as well as animals and their habitats.
Stay and Learn
The children loved having their parents and other family members join them for our Stay and Learn sessions. They really enjoy being able to share the activities and show everyone what wonderful learning takes place in Foundation. Thank you to all who were able to attend!
On Monday we had 10 new arrivals in Foundation! So far 6 eggs have hatched, and 1 more has started. Some of the chicks have moved in to their new house, where they have more space to move around and some food and water.
The Gruffalo Walk
We went on our very first outing to the woods, where we were on the look out for the infamous Gruffalo! We spotted him and all the other characters in the book and re-told the story along the way. We want to thank the parents and carers who volunteered to help us walk the children safely. We are very grateful to you for giving up your time. The children were exceptionally well behaved, walking sensibly and safely, listening well to adults and greeting passers by with a friendly smile and 'hello'. We are very proud of you Foundation!
People who help us
This week we have been learning about all the different people who help us in society and the jobs that they do.
We have been very lucky to have in a; cleaner, pharmacist and nurse. They spoke to us all about their job roles and gave us activities to carry out.
Our role play has been a fire engine as we have been imagining the brave job that firefighters do to help people when they are in a fire.
We have been so impressed with how the children have come back into school after the Christmas break!
We are extremely excited for this term. During the first part of the Spring Term our main topic is “People Who Help Us”. Within this topic we look at the professionals in our local community who help us and explore their roles. For example, firefighters, police, doctors, dentists, builders, shopkeepers, childminders etc. During the second part of the Spring Term our main topic is “Traditional Tales”. The children will be retelling stories and learning how to draw and write their own storyboards.
We are particularly looking forward to our 'Gruffalo' walk and the Living eggs arriving!
This half term is about settling in, learning the school rules and building good relationships. We have started Letter and Sounds and Numbers and Patterns to support the children with their English and Maths in small groups.
That's my porridge!
After reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears we wanted to taste the porridge and see whether we liked baby bear's mummy bear's or daddy bear's porridge best. One was salty, one was filled with jam and the other was sweet.
The children shared their views on the porridge and listened well when their friends were talking.