Addition Skills

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.

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Maths in our Outdoor Area

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.

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Maths Focus Group

Children have been working hard in our maths focus groups this week. We have been using objects to solve addition and subtraction questions!

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Tropical World

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!

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Under the Ocean

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 live in our oceans and I’ve been impressed with the knowledge the children have been able to apply to our other learning areas.

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Sea Creatures

I have been impressed with the way the children have settled into routines in Upper Foundation this term. We have been busy looking at different sea creatures with a particular focus on their patterns and shapes. From this, children were able to use to a range of tools and techniques to create their own patterned fish!

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A Huge Mess

Children this week arrived at school to a huge mess in the family learning room!  Children discovered that Robert the robber had been into school overnight and tried taking away some of our things. The children had to become detectives to solve the subtraction problems Robert the robber had left us. I was really impressed on how the children could use the Year 1 method of putting the biggest number in their head and then counted backwards to answer his questions.

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Studying Fairy Tales

In our recent literacy lessons, children have been studying fairy tales. Following our school trip, children have produced some fantastic pieces of writing! Children have demonstrated that they have been able to write instructions to help keep the three little pigs safe and could retell a traditional tale in their own words using story vocabulary. I was really impressed with the children’s detail during these lessons.

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Bear Hunt Obstacle Course

During our PE lesson, children had to move round an obstacle course! This wasn’t any obstacle course though, children had to battle the elements from our bear hunt story as they went. They had to balance over and under various equipment and were challenged to move in different ways!

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This half term, the children have been learning about different types of bears. We have been looking closely at polar bears this week and children have created some fantastic artwork to show off what they have learnt. They have explored different techniques and used a range of resources to create the texture of their own fluffy, arctic bear!

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