Foundation 1 - Blog
June 4th 2014
I can’t believe it’s the final half term of this academic year. How time has flown!
Foundation One has had a busy and fun (albeit short) last half term. We enjoyed visit from ‘Moo Music’ who ran an active movement class with music in the gym. The highlight was the bubble machine they brought out in the end.
Due to our current interest in fire-fighters, I arranged for Bracknell fire and rescue service to visit us. WOW! What an exciting time we had learning and exploring. The fire-fighters taught us to ‘STOP-DROP-ROLL’ if we were on fire. The children enjoyed practicing this all that week. We also learnt about calling 999 in an emergency and some of them tried on fire-fighter clothing including the helmet. The best bit was actually going inside a real fire-engine. Most of the children felt brave enough and they were also lucky enough to each have a turn of firing water out of the hose. They were encouraged to aim for certain things (such as Mrs Crissey’s office window) and enjoyed spraying it as a mist making wonderful rainbows. We are very grateful to the fire-fighters who took time out of their busy schedule to spend valuable time with us. The children made a Thank you card which I delivered the next day. I hope you look out for the planned article and photos in the local newspaper…..
This half term will be a busy one: learning Father’s day songs. We have invited all parents to attend; to listen to our songs and view your child’s learning journey before they transfer to the next class/school. It will soon be sports day and International day, as well as induction days in new classes/schools. We will help try to prepare your child for their big move. Of course, next Monday is our school trip to Beale Park. We are excited for that!
Thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Jennings and the F1 team
- FOUNDATION ONE CLASS OVERVIEW -
We have lots of fun; playing and learning in our nurturing environment. We enjoy both an indoor classroom and outside area ensuring the 7 areas of learning and development are covered, by following the children’s interests.
Communication and language: giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; developing confidence and skills in expressing themselves.
Physical development: providing opportunities to be active and develop co-ordination, control and movement.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: helping children develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others.
Literacy: encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write.
Mathematics: Providing opportunities to develop skills in counting, understanding and using numbers and shapes.
Understanding the World: to make sense of the physical world and their community through opportunities to explore and observe.
Expressive arts and design: To explore and play with a wide range of resources and materials, through a variety of activities..
show and tell
using natural resources to create