Foundation Stage

Welcome to our EYFS 

Our teachers are Mrs Heslop, Mrs Nicholson and Ms Lobley.

Our Support staff are Miss Thompson, Mrs Ounsworth and Mrs Heslop 

Come and see our fantastic outside area

 

This is:

to develop our physical skills

for our creative play and our large construction

to help us with our literacy skills, we can read stories to each other, write on the boards and make up our own stories!  What a lovely space to be in!

Our nature garden helps us understand the world.  We have a bug city and a mud kitchen.  This area is lots of fun.  We will soon be planting vegetables too!!

We also have our very own football pitch. 

Our topic this term is: Mini beasts, life cycles and under the sea!

PE Day:

Thursday. Please remember to include warm PE clothing should we decide to do our activities outside. Jewellery is removed for PE so it would help if, on PE days children come to school without earrings in. If they need to keep their earrings in, please send plasters.

Newsletters

05/07/2019

We have discussed our own experiences around the beach. On Friday, we had a lovely day doing our mini marathon in the sunshine. Thank you to everyone for your kind donations. Please remember next week the children need a few snacks for their Teddy Bears’ Picnic. We hope you all have a lovely weekend. 

28/06/2019

This week, we have read ‘Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs’. The children have enjoyed exploring the different names and labelling the parts of a dinosaur. We have also looked at how Harry was feeling throughout the different stages of the story. Next week, we are going to be reading ‘Grandma’s Beach’. Have a great weekend Foundation stage!

21/06/2019

Another fabulous week in the Foundation Stage. This week, we have looked at the text 'The Fish Who Could Wish' we have discussed the meaning of a wish and what our wishes would be. We have heard some brilliant wishes!! Through the text we have also looked at rhyming and carrying on a rhyming string with words taken from the book. Friday, wow, what a fabulous day for sports day! The children did incredibly well and made us proud of their efforts. Thank you to everyone who attended the event.

14/06/2019

This week in the Foundation Stage, we have started our new topic 'The Seaside'. We started by discussing and creating a mind map of our thoughts around the seaside. We have looked at the different activities you can do at the seaside. FS1, in Maths have been looking at how we can use positional language to describe our relative place- they have done extremely well with this. Next week, we are going to be reading 'The Fish Who Could Wish' and linking it to rhyming. Fingers Crossed we have nice weather for Sports Day!!

07/06/2019

We have had a lovely first week back in Foundation Stage. This week, we have been exploring and learning about different Mini Beasts. The children have enjoyed going on bug hunts in the garden and talking about the facts they have learnt in Literacy. They have used tools and equipment to look for these bugs while showing great care concern by handling them carefully. In the creative area, we have seen some fabulous paintings of Mini Beasts.

24/05/2019

This week, in Foundation stage we have continued with 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' in Literacy. In Literacy, the children have used their phonic knowledge to write sentences about the story. In Foundation 1, the children have been using initial sounds and sounds known to label their pictures from the story. The mud kitchen has been very popular this week in the lovely weather. Thank you to all who could attend the family picnic on Thursday afternoon,  it was great to see so many of you there. We hope all the children have a fabulous week for half term and we look forward to hearing about your activities and adventures when we return.

17/05/2019

The children in Foundation Stage have had a wonderful week in the sunshine. We have spent lots of time in the outdoor area creating obstacle courses using the different pieces of equipment. So many of our children have shown great determination to complete the monkey bars. Every week we have more and more children able to complete them. Well Done! This week, we have read 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and looked at the life cycle of a butterfly. Linked to this weeks theme, Foundation 1, have completed repeating patterns in Maths to create a caterpillar. Now that the weather is much warmer (fingers crossed it stays!) please can children attend school with a hat- labelled with their name and sun cream already applied in a morning.@

10/05/2019

We are getting closer and closer to the day the chicks are due to hatch. As we count down we are discussing the changes we are about to see happen. In Literacy, we have looked at the text 'The Very Busy Spider'. This has lead on to great discussions around the web and how it is made. In Foundation 1, during maths, we have been looking at how we can use mark making to represent amounts. In Foundation 1, the enthusiasm I am seeing at the moment during our Phonics sessions is making me extremely proud. I can tell you are all doing lots of practicing at home too! Keep up the hard work and have a fabulous weekend.

 

03/05/2019

This week in Foundation Stage, we have read 'The Very Lazy Ladybird' whilst having discussions around mini beats. They children enjoyed this as they got to look at all different types of mini beast in our garden.

In maths this week we have been covering 'Shape, space and measure'. We did this by using equipment such as; rulers and cubes to measure objects. We have all made predictions as to how many chicks will hatch from our eggs, the children are very exited as we are counting down the days.

05/04/2019

What a lovely week to end the Spring term! We started the week by visiting the church for our annual Easter service. The children behaved incredibly well during the walk and whilst in the church. We were all amazed by the effort that has gone into this years Easter garden and Bonnet competition! A huge well done to every single child for your extremely hard work and positive attitudes for this past term! You all deserve a wonderful break with your families. 

29/03/2019

This week, in Foundation Stage we have read the story 'The Enormous Turnip' We have explored different aspects of the text including; the setting, characters and key words. In Maths, we have been looking at money and using mathematical language to talk about the different coins used. We are all very excited to start the Easter activities next week. We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

22/03/2019

This week, in Foundation Stage, we have continued to look at the text 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We have also observed our previous planted seeds to explore the changes. In Foundation 1, we have been looking at how we find one more/less than a given number using objects, numicon, number lines and our fingers. We had such a treat on Tuesday, we were able to watch the Rock Challenge dress rehearsal. It was incredible, a huge well done goes out to all who were involved for putting on such a great production.

On Thursday, we went outside in the lovely weather and played parachute games. The children thoroughly enjoyed doing this. Next week we are continuing our growing topic and will be looking at the text 'The Enormous Turnip'

15/03/2019

In Foundation Stage this week, we have done lots of different activities. In Literacy, we have read 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We have also planted sunflower seeds, whilst discussing the key elements needed to help our plant grow. We had a wonderful day on Thursday for our sponsored walk. Thank you to all of the parents/carers who attended the afternoon. We hope you had as much fun as us and the children. Hope you all have a well deserved, rested weekend!@

08/03/2019

In Foundation Stage this week, we had lots of fun in the different areas. In Literacy, we have changed the characters and created story maps to re-tell the story. In maths, we have seen some fabulous work based on halving and doubling. Foundation 1, have been finding one more than a given number. We had a wonderful day on Thursday for World Book Day. The children looked amazing in their costumes. Next week, we are going to be reading 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We are even going to be planting our own beanstalks! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

01/03/2019

This week we have been reading ‘The Little Red Hen’ we have done lots of different activities around this text including; sequencing, role play, writing and drawing.

In the creative area children have been creating daffodil pictures in different ways. 

Next week we are changing the characters of the story and will be comparing the two versions. 

We look forward to seeing you all dressed up for World Book day on Thursday.

 

15/02/2019

This week in the Foundation Stage, we have enjoyed reading the story 'The Three Little Pigs'. The children have had lots of fun using role play to act out the story, and using signifiers in foundation 1 to tell the story in different ways. Foundation 2 children performed their NAPA to parents and careers and WOW it was amazing! Thank you all for coming, we hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did!

We had the Valentines disco after school on Thursday and it was great to see so many children in attendance, having lots of fun, some really good dancers!. We hope you all have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing everyone back on the 25th!

08/02/2019

This week in the Foundation Stage, our focus has been on the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears',

The children have used signifiers in literacy to follow the story. They have used these in order to help in their writing. Foundation one have used signifiers, using them in order to sequence the story, even changing characters to make the story their own. We have had role play in the outdoor area. Children have enjoyed taking it in turns to be the different characters from 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears', using different voices and really getting into the role.

Next week, our story is 'The Three Little Pigs' carrying on with traditional tales, which the children know and love. The NAPA performance is coming on a real treat and FS2 are super excited to perform to their parents/carers next Thursday. We hope to see everybody there.

02/02/2019

This week in the Foundation stage, our story was 'Space Walkies'. The children have produced some super sentences in their literacy work. Foundation one have drawn some lovely pictures of Bailey the dog, in his rocket. In the outdoor area, we have again been very lucky to have even more snow, the children love exploring the outdoor area in all the different weathers. We were very happy to be invited into the assembly with the rest of the school on Wednesday. The British Transport Police came in and spoke to us about Train line safety, it was very exciting. The children came away from the assembly able to answer lots of questions in our group time. 

Next week, the story in the foundation stage will be 'Goldilocks and the three bears'. Have a lovely weekend!

25/01/2019

This week in the foundation stage, the children have explored even further with the ice in our outdoor area. They have placed ice in containers around the foundation stage in order to investigate how fast it will melt indoors and outdoors, which has sparked lots of questions from the children. In literacy, the story this week is 'Funny Bones'. We have had so much fantastic writing from the story! The foundation 2 children have written super sentences from the beginning, middle and end of the story. In the creative area, the children have had lots of fun gluing and sticking to create their own skeleton picture,

Grayson in FS1 even named his skeleton picture '3 legs',

Have a lovely weekend!

11/01/2019

We have had a great first week back in the foundation stage, all the children have settled back into routine really well and we have loved hearing about all the vey exciting things Father Christmas brought for them. Foundation 2 children even brought one of their favourite toys into class to show as part of their home work. In literacy the children have drawn pictures and written sentences to say thank you for the toys which they received. In maths this week we have being looking at shapes. The children have been finding the differences in the shapes and exploring the environment to see which we can find around the foundation stage, by the end of the week they were even introduced to 3D shapes. For next week’s literacy story, we will be looking at 'Cant you sleep little bear'.

21/12/2018

This week we have had lots of festive fun! The children had an amazing time at the party on Wednesday! In Literacy we have written letters to Santa. Friday was an extra special day, we were lucky enough to have the Magic Carpet production in for the afternoon. It was a great treat to end the term. We are wishing you all an amazing Christmas and we look forward to hearing about your celebrations when we return. 

14/12/2018

This week we have been reading 'Father Christmas Needs a Wee'. The children have really enjoyed the story and are able to pick out the rhyming words and talk about the events of the story. Thank you to everyone who came to see our Christmas Nativity on Wednesday; the children did incredibly well and we think they deserve a well earned rest this weekend. Next Wednesday is our Christmas party - please bring the food the day before. A reminder for the Foundation 1 children to all attend the afternoon session 12:15 to 3:15. The nursery will be CLOSED in the morning. Foundation 1 children can also come ready in their party clothes. Foundation 2 children please send your child's clothes in a named bag or in their book bag

07/12/2018

This week we have been reading 'The Christmas Story'. The children have shown a good understanding behind the reasoning of Christmas. During Literacy we have sequenced the events and wrote about the key characters. We have done lots of practicing for our Christmas Nativity this week, The children are working incredibly hard and we look forward to you all seeing the production on Wednesday at 10am and 2pm. Next week we are going to be reading 'Father Christmas Needs a Wee' as well as talking about Chrsitingle ready for our church service on Monday PM

30/11/2018

On Monday we had an exciting visit from the fire service supporting White Ribbon. The children behaved incredibly well around our visitors and even got a sit inside the Fire Engine. This week we have continued with The Gingerbread Man and we have seen some amazing work. We have written speech bubbles for the characters in literacy as well as completing a story map. All off the children been very busy practicing and preparing for our Christmas nativity. They have all made us incredibly proud of how well they have picked lines, places and songs this week

23/11/2018

This week we have read 'The Gingerbread Man' all of the children have thoroughly enjoyed this and have engaged in all different activities. The play dough has had ginger mixed into it, the paint smells like ginger and we have even done experiments with gingerbread men. In literacy we have created a story map to help re-tell the story and we have also used props using key language. In maths we have counted different amounts of buttons to add onto the gingerbread man matching to the correct numeral.

Next week we are going to be continuing this because the children have enjoyed it that much! Well Done Foundation Stage.

14/11/2018

This week we have been reading 'Father Christmas Needs a Wee'. The children have really enjoyed the story and are able to pick out the rhyming words and talk about the events of the story. Thank you to everyone who came to see our Christmas Nativity on Wednesday; the children did incredibly well and we think they deserve a well earned rest this weekend. Next Wednesday is our Christmas party - please bring the food the day before. A reminder for the Foundation 1 children to all attend the afternoon session 12:15 to 3:15. The nursery will be CLOSED in the morning. Foundation 1 children can also come ready in their party clothes. Foundation 2 children please send your child's clothes in a named bag or in their book bag.

07/11/2018

On Monday we had an exciting visit from the fire service supporting White Ribbon. The children behaved incredibly well around our visitors and even got a sit inside the Fire Engine. This week we have continued with The Gingerbread Man and we have seen some amazing work. We have written speech bubbles for the characters in literacy as well as completing a story map. All off the children been very busy practicing and preparing for our Christmas nativity. They have all made us incredibly proud of how well they have picked lines, places and songs this week.

30/11/2018

On Monday we had an exciting visit from the fire service supporting White Ribbon. The children behaved incredibly well around our visitors and even got a sit inside the Fire Engine. This week we have continued with The Gingerbread Man and we have seen some amazing work. We have written speech bubbles for the characters in literacy as well as completing a story map. All off the children been very busy practicing and preparing for our Christmas nativity. They have all made us incredibly proud of how well they have picked lines, places and songs this week.

16/11/2018

This week we have been reading ‘Five Minutes Peace’. In Literacy we have been writing simple captions and sentences using our new phonic knowledge. We have been practicing our song ready for the Harvest Festival at church on Monday. The mud kitchen has been very popular this week outside. We have seen lots of digging and cooking! Next week our topic is going to be based around Hull Fair.

09/11/2018

This week we have been talking about Diwali. In literacy we watched some amazing videos on how people get ready and how they celebrated Diwali. We then looked at the different celebrations we celebrate. In maths we have created Rangoli patterns using different 2D shapes where we then discussed the properties of the shapes used. In the outdoor area we have seen some lovely  Rangoli patterns created on the patio area using chalks. On Friday we talked about Remembrance Day. Poppies were created in different ways using collage materials, paints and colours. A fabulous first week back!

26/10/2018

 This week, we have read ‘Meg and Mog’ during our literacy sessions and we have seen some wonderful work produced around this topic book. In maths, we have had lots of fun using pumpkins to count, adding bubbles on to cauldrons and adding spider legs on to spider bodies! All children who attended the Halloween disco had an amazing time and looked fabulous! All of the children in both FS1 and FS2 have settled in and worked incredibly hard this half term and we are super proud of them all! Have a well deserved, fun filled half term holiday everyone!!

19/10/2018

This week we have read ‘Meg and Mog’ during our literacy sessions and we have seen some wonderful work produced around this topic book. In maths we have had lots of fun using pumpkins to count, adding bubbles on to cauldrons and adding spider legs on to spider bodies! All children who attended the Halloween disco had an amazing time and looked fabulous! All of the children in both FS1 and FS2 have settled in and worked incredibly hard this half term and we are super proud of them all! Have a well deserved, fun filled half term holiday everyone!!@

12/10/2018

This week we have been reading ‘Whatever Next’. In literacy we been using props to act out the story. We have heard and seen some fabulous role-play using key words from the story. Outside the large construction has been very popular along with the chalking on the patio area. Next week our new topic book is ‘Meg and Mog’ we are focusing our group times around fun Halloween activities!

05/10/2018

This week we have had a fun filled week based around Hull Fair. It has been amazing to hear about all of your fabulous experiences! We have spoken about the things we could see, hear and smell. In the creative area we have been developing our cutting skills by snipping cooked spaghetti! In maths we have been using our topical conkers to help develop our counting! Next week our topic book is ‘Whatever Next’

Have a lovely weekend everyone!! 

 

28/09/2018

This week we have been reading ‘Five Minutes Peace’. In Literacy we have been writing simple captions and sentences using our new phonic knowledge. We have been practicing our song ready for the Harvest Festival at church on Monday. The mud kitchen has been very popular this week outside. We have seen lots of digging and cooking! Next week our topic is going to be based around Hull Fair.

 

21/09/2018

This week we have been reading ‘Owl Babies’ The children have been using props and key phrases to re-tell the story. In the creative area we have been making owl pictures using feathers and talking about texture. Outside there has been some amazing model building with the large construction. In maths, the new children have been working hard to recognise the numicon shapes. It’s been a fabulous week in the Foundation Stage!! Next week our topic book is ‘Peace At Last’.   

14/09/2018

This week we have welcomed lots of new Foundation 1 children. They have all settled extremely well. The outside area has been popular this week, the new children are trying very hard to master the monkey bars! Next week we are going to be reading ‘Owl Babies’ in Literacy. Foundation 2 did their first P.E lesson on Thursday and showed great enthusiasm. All of the children in  both Foundation 1 and 2 have done a self portrait.  A reminder for the PM and Flexi B children that they are welcome to come in at 9am on Monday for the class photograph.