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This term, we have been set a very important task by Michael Rosen. Children have been asked to use iPads to create a short movie using the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. They first learnt how to use an iPad, turning it on and off and then opening up the camera application. … Continue reading
In relation to our work on traditional tales in literacy, last week Upper Foundation visited The Rainbow Factory. The children took part in the show, where the evil wizard had turned all the stories bad! They had to work together to help the storyteller fix the stories and save Story Bird. From this, children took … Continue reading
This week, we have been exploring and learning about everyday technology. We have discussing what technology we use at home and its purpose. Children were surprised at how much technology we use everyday and we were very impressed with the children’s knowledge!
In the outdoor areas, children were creating stories based on their own interests and fascinations. I was impressed by these and they included lots of story language! Some children then chose to work as a team to act out their stories using our new stage and resources.
This term in Expressive Arts and Design, we have been learning how to safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques experimenting with design, colour and texture when creating our superheroes! I have been impressed with their attention to detail when carrying out their final product.
Recently, children have been getting better at addition using objects and pictures in Upper Foundation. Children have really impressed me around the areas where they have chosen to apply their skills in different ways.
This half-term, we have revealed our new marvellous maths shed! The children have been enthusiastic about the new resources and have used them effectively to support their learning within maths in the outdoor provision! The children have been exploring how to measure, match quantities and order numbers in new and exciting ways.
Children have been working hard in our maths focus groups this week. We have been using objects to solve addition and subtraction questions!
Last week, Upper Foundation children went on their first school trip to Tropical World in relation to our Commotion in the Ocean topic. We saw many different types of fish including a piranha fish!
This term, children have been diving under the sea in our yellow submarine! Children used their snorkels and swimming aids to carry out a deep sea adventure to discover the most beautiful sea creatures. Children have been able to illustrate and label what they found! We have been learning lots about the different creatures that … Continue reading