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This week, the children in Upper Foundation stage visited Tropical World in relation to our commotion in the ocean topic. We saw many creatures that we had been learning about such as clown fish, puffer fish and even stingrays! We also learnt many new facts about different creatures too, such as how bats can fly … Continue reading
This week, we have been learning about rock pools and all about all the creatures that live in them. We have learnt some amazing facts about starfish and we now know what an anemone is.
I have been impressed with the way children have settled into Upper Foundation this term. This week the children have enjoyed activities based on our story ‘Billy’s Bucket’. Children picked out objects and pictures from the magic bucket! They were then challenged to draw and write labels to show what objects they had found.
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.