Foundation Stage 1
The staff in the Foundation Stage work hard to ensure that all children feel safe and happy in school. We endeavour to provide the children with an attractive, well-organised and exciting learning environment, both indoors and outdoors, and a wide range of different learning experiences. We also very much value developing strong partnerships with all the families. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of staff should you have any concerns about your child. We look forward to working with you in the future.
The staff in Foundation Stage 1 are:
All your home/school books will be changed on a weekly basis. Please make sure you are returning them as they are a crucial part of communication between home and school.
Foundation Stage 1 news...
Our Spring Walk
The children went on spring walks to look for signs of spring. They created observational drawings of daffodils were using cameras to take photographs of signs of spring.
World Book Day
In March the children took part in World Book Day. We spent the day sharing our favourite books and the children wore pyjamas and slippers. It was an exciting day for the children and they were extremely eager to share their favourite books with their friends.
The Life Bus
In the Foundation Stage we have been learning about keeping healthy and the children thoroughly enjoyed visiting ‘The Life Bus’. They met Harold, the Giraffe and discussed how we can keep ourselves healthy.
The children have noted spring festivals and they great fun making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. They thought that they were delicious and wondered if their pancakes would be like the pancake in the story of ‘The Big Pancake’.
The children have been exploring traditional tales and have been joining in with the repetitive refrains and acting out the stories. The stories have included ‘The Three Pigs’, ‘The Three Bears’, ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’. The children were encouraged to retell the stories to their friends.
Exploring the Outdoor Environment
After the Christmas break the children returned to school eager to learn. The children spent time exploring the outdoor environment to look for signs of winter. We used natural materials to create winter themed collages and experienced a range of wintry weather conditions when playing outdoors.
Mersey Park have been putting on pumps, slipping on slippers & lacing up loafers for HAPPY SHOESDAY! Thank you everyone for your kind donations and for wearing your lovely shoes!
World Book Day
For World Book Day 2017 we came into school in our pyjamas and brought in our favourite bedtime story to read. Some of us even brought in a teddy! All of the year groups did lots of fun and exciting activities throughout the day. Some year groups went to the library, others met up with their reading buddies and other classes took part in a ‘World Book Day Quiz’. We finished off the day by listening to some of the teachers read from their favourite book in a very special assembly. It was a fun filled day for everyone!
The children have all settled happily in to Foundation 1. They have been learning to play cooperatively together, taking turns and sharing and making friends. The children have been provided with a range of creative learning opportunities, as they play and explore our vibrant learning environment both inside and outside. The Foundation 1 practitioners have been supporting our children in their learning journey to gain skills, understand concepts and develop their knowledge in each of the seven areas of development.
Here are some photographs to illustrate the learning opportunities the children have experienced during their first term in Foundation 1.