Welcome to Foundation 1 - Darwin

2018-2019

Welcome back after the summer holidays. We hope you all had a lovely and busy break; a special welcome to all the new children and their families who are joining us this term.

New parents met in the school hall while their children had their first independent visit in the Nursery.

Enjoying books on our new sofa!

We also have a new set of kitchen furniture. Aren't we lucky!

Dough Disco!

Sharing, counting and sorting. Maths in action!

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First Forest School this school year.

Digging out potatoes. Look, they are all different sizes!

We were listening to different sounds outside. We spotted a bird in the tree which sang a beautiful song for us.

Summer 2018

People Who Help Us-our topic this half-term

We're going to the Zoo...a big thank you to all parents for their support!

We saw lots of different animals

We love the gorillas

We had a picnic in the shade.

Back from the ZOO - a little bit tired

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Waffle Party - everyone enjoyed the waffles and face painting

Nothing is better on a hot day than a WATERMELON! Thank you for this gift Jaylin's mum

We were visited by the local firefighters and we put into practice what we learned from them.

Time to relax! We are learning how to calm our bodies and our minds down

Our new communication system outside!

We are learning to make pasta

Abdalla is coping the chef or is the chef coping Abdalla?

Pizza chefs in action.

We made two pizzas: one real and one pretend. Can you tell the difference?

Thank you very much Scarlett's and Oskar's dads for teaching us how to make pasta and pizza.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Our topic this half term is Animals

Our end of half-term JUNGLE SHOW

First we made some elephant biscuits.

Then we invited our mums, dads and friends to our show.

"Down in the jungle were nobody goes, there is a big crocodile washing his clothes..."

At the end we enjoyed eating our biscuits and the vegetable lion snack.

We used this opportunity to give certificates to our Super Stars. Thank you for coming Mr Gray, We know you are very busy.

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Year 5 pupils, came to teach us about guinea pigs. They are guinea pigs monitors so they know how to look after them. They are the EXPERTS.

We love handling our guinea pigs.

We had more experts visiting us with their animals. Noah and Lottie brought their pet turtle to show us.

We also learned about chicks. Mrs Bradford kindly brought some from her farm.

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Forest School activities

we made a birthday cake for Sultan!

RSPB Visit. We explored our outdoor area looking for different textures, bugs and plants.

In our maths lessons we learn about different sizes and patterns.

Green grape, yellow grape: green grape yellow grape: etc

We love reading books

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Miss Casson and Leena in the Vet's surgery modeling how to play vets.

Our guest reader last week was Community Policeman Jon.

We are getting better at writing!

We are new enjoying Finger Gym activities

Look! We can read

What a lovely morning to spend in the Forest School.

White Post Farm visit. We had a chance to see, touch and hear lots of animals.

G0-Ride -end of bike riding lessons celebration

We all got a special certificate from our teacher Richard stating that

WE ARE SUPERB BIKE RIDERS!

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE ! We had a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny

Our mums and dads came to help us find eggs that the EASTER BUNNY had hidden in the garden

We found 40 eggs!

We also made some Easter cakes and decorations to share them with our families during Easter

Baking cakes

Sowing cress seeds

HAPPY EASTER!

Sports Relief Day

Penalty shootout and space hopper race

Hula -hoop challenge

Balancing skill challenge

Bean Game-jumping bean , runner bean, baked bean, jelly bean and frozen bean

-we were all full of beans on Friday

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We have been experimenting with different textures and materials:

-glue

-playdough

-snow

-paint

British Science Week in the Nursery

Making and playing with Oobleck cornstarch ( non-Newtonian fluid which acts like both a solid and a liquid)

Outside we made different colours and size of bubbles

Paper aeroplanes -we investigated different types and designs

Mother's Day

The Nursery children sang a special song for their mums.

" Just like one and one make two you love me and I love you!"

We drank a toast to our wonderful mums with a cup of strawberry and banana smoothie!

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Story Time. This month our Guest Reader was Mr Mills.

Our local Police Officer.

Mr Mills showed us how to take notes

We all had a go at taking notes like a policeman.

Good Morning Breakfast and Story,,, and Pancake Day celebration!

Our guest reader was Miss ODonoghue

Mix a pancake, stir a pancake

Toss a pancake

Eat a pancake

The winners of Mums' Pancake Tossing competition. .Congratulations :)

Go -Ride We started bicycle riding lessons

Whether it’s a spin in the back garden, splashing through puddles in the park or tearing around a local pump track: cycling is an essential part of growing up.

Good Morning Story & Breakfast

Year 6 boys were our first Guest Readers this year.

First Forest School in 2018! :) We had to dress well as it was very cold.

We found lots of shapes in the garden

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We played with and fed our guinea pigs

We have started our daily Dough Disco activities

What is dough disco?

Dough disco involves moulding dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it.

Why do dough disco?

This activity helps to strengthen children's fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all it's fun !

​2017 -Autumn

Christmas time in the Nursery

Nursery Christmas Party

A visit from Father Christmas with presents for everyone!

Christmas Performance for our parents and families

Christmas dinner

Decorating our school Christmas Tree

Story time -guest reader Mr Hallam, our site manager, read us a Christmas story

We are getting better at writing

Good Morning Breakfast and Story Time with Mr Gray

Children in Need. decorating Pudsey biscuits.

Making Carrot Cupcakes

We dug out five carrots from our garden

We shared one with our guinea pigs

Mrs Walker grated the carrots

Everyone had a go at stirring the ingredients

Icing our cupcakes. We all tried one cake and also took one home to share with our families

Do not worry we are ok. Mrs Walker went on the First Aid course and brought some bandages . We pretended we were poorly and had bandages on our legs, arms and heads.

Maths - learning about patterns

Finger gym - look how well we concentrate

Children in Need. We came to school dressed up and decorated Pudsey biscuits

2017- Autumn 1

Our First School Dinner

We are making green playdough

We are learning how to share

We know how to line up and how to be good listeners

We love Finger Gym! It helps strengthen our hand muscles- ready for writing

We brush our teeth everyday


Learning our rhyme of the week- Hickory Dickory Dock!

Open evening with parents

Forest School

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