Foundation – Making Seventeen 17.6.20
We have been investigating the number 17. Look at the ways we partitioned 17. We could even say some number sentences to describe what we had done.
Can you think of another way to make 17?
We have been working so hard at school again this week. We have done some wonderful writing, marvellous maths and brilliant playing. Look at what we have been up to!
Welcome back to lots of our Fantastic ‘Foundationers’!
It has been lovely to see lots of children back at school and what busy bees you have been. Look at some of the great work we have been up to!
If you are working at home, keep up the good work and don’t forget to send pictures of the great work you are doing. We LOVE to see it.
Wow Foundation! You are continuing to make us very proud. We love getting photographs of all the great work you have been doing. Well done!
Look at this fabulous phonics and what an amazing frog!
We have also enjoyed reading your responses to the questions for your reports! It’s great that you are proud of all you have achieved and you have even more goals which you would like to reach. Keep practising and you will get there. 🙂
Thank you Foundation for all the lovely work you have been sending to us! We love to see what you have been up to and all the adults are so impressed with your hard work. Look at all this fabulous writing! We have been learning about the life-cycle of frogs recently and some of our children have found tadpoles! Do you think they will turn into frogs? What will happen as they change?
Look at this fabulous work one of our Fabulous Foundation children has done. What impressive work! I can even see that they have tried so hard to get their descenders going beneath the line for the letters ‘y’ and ‘g’. What a super effort. Well done!
And look how they have ordered all of these objects by how tall they are.
How tall are you? Could you organise the people in your family by their height?
Well done all you ‘Fabulous Foundationers’!
What a lot of brilliant stuff you have been up to. It is really wonderful for us to see pictures of all your hard work. All the teachers are very proud of what you have done. Thank you! It definitely puts smiles on our faces.
One of our children also did some science work, investigating the need for washing our hands with soap and water. They found that the best way to stop bacteria from growing is to use soap and water to thoroughly wash your hands. Not just water! Bacteria can be harmful and cause us to feel poorly, so this is a very important discovery! Well done! I am definitely going to make sure my family use soap and water to thoroughly wash their hands!
Keep up the great work Foundation!
Hi Everyone! Wow! What a lot of brilliant learning you have been doing at home. We are very impressed!
I’m so glad you are practising using tricky words to make sentences. Here, somebody challenged themselves to write some of the words in this sentence on their own.
We have been starting to learn about Spring, so look at the work here all about seasons. They have also been looking at where number 13 comes on a number line. Well done! What a Superstar! What has been your favourite part of home learning?
Hello children and your families. We all hope that you are doing OK. We are missing you and look forward to seeing you as soon as we can go back to school. ❤️💛💚💙💜
Wow! I have been sent pictures of some amazing writing that has been done at home. Thank you for sending me pictures of your hard work 😀I noticed that the letters were all sitting beautifully on the line, with the descenders going underneath! Fabulous! I was also sent some experimental work one of our children chose to do. He made parachutes using different materials for his toys and then tested them! What a good idea! What home learning have you been doing? Keep up the hard work 😃
We had great fun creating our own seesaw today. We experimented with different sized planks to get the right effect.
Look at our fantastic models. Because we wrote labels to say what they are, we are able to display them in the classroom until ‘Friday tidy’! Look at our amazing writing!
Yummy! Thank you for our fabulous treat this afternoon! 😃
We have been working so hard preparing our Christmas play. It was great fun putting our costumes on. Here are some sneak previews!!
We have been learning more of the phase 3 digraphs this week. Look what we have been doing to support our learning.
We decorated cars when we learnt the ‘ar’ phoneme and we used torn paper when we learnt ‘or’.
Look at this writing! We all tried so hard.
The children in Foundation had a great time going on a winter walk! We all wrapped up warm and wore our wellies!
We have been investigating different ways to make 6. We even practised saying the corresponding number sentences, such as: 5+1=6. We also spotted that “Three twos are six, and two threes are six”. Look what we did!
Some people found that 6 can be added to 10 to make 16.
It’s been so magical in Foundation again today… We’ve heard fairy footsteps, fairy singing and we’re sure a fairy used the magic key!
Some children made signs to put outside the door and others brought little gifts for the fairies! These children were singing a message to the fairies through a magic tube they had made!
What do you think is through the magic door?
Look what I found in Beech class this morning.
I wonder what magic will happen in Foundation today!
Today we learnt the tricky word ‘go’. We practised reading and writing it.
Can you remember any other tricky words?
Thank you so much to our friend in Year 3, who donated some of his old toys to us. We loved playing with them this morning.
During our phonics lesson on Monday we learnt the ‘S’ sound. We had lots of fun trying out differnt activities like making spiders, floating boats with sails and cutting spaghetti to help us learn and remember the sound!
The children in both Foundation classes have settled into school really well. We have spent lots of time getting to know our new friends, teachers and our learning environment. What is your favourite thing to do at school?
What a lovely day! We had a fabulous time and learnt lots about looking after animals. We behaved beautifully too! 😃
What was your favourite part of the day?
We tried so hard today when we tried archery today. We even managed to hit the target.
We have been investigating the number 18. We had a go at making arrays for 18. We know that an array is a pattern of objects arranged into a rectangle or square.
Can you find any other arrays for 18? Can you make an array for another number? Can you explain what an array is?
We were lucky enough to go to the theatre today as some of our children put on a brilliant show. They made up a story and made wands as their props. It was fabulous! 😃
Can you have a go at making up a story? What will it be about?
- We worked so hard in our phonics lesson today. We were reading words with digraphs, adjacent consonants and even polysyllabic words.
We have been learning all about scooters and practising our skills.
We have been practising our running, throwing, jumping and hopping!
Look at us go…
What type of sport do you like the best?
Look at our new arrivals! We have been watching all the developments and another chick has hatched this morning. It was all soggy when it first hatched, but it is starting to dry and look fluffy!
We’ve been learning about Easter and how Spring is all about new life. We worked on our fine motor skills making bird’s nests. We used tweezers to put paper, feathers and eggs in them.
We also made Easter bags to collect our Easter eggs! 😋
We look fabulous today in our book character costumes. We’re having great fun writing our own books too!
We have built an amazing castle today. It had turrets, a moving drawbridge and was full of treasure!
Have you ever been to a castle?
Look at our Santa’s workshop. We have been busy little elves getting it ready! We’ve already been making and wrapping up lots of toys for Santa!
We did so well in our rehearsal today. We’re working very hard and can’t wait for you to watch us next week! ??
Look at our fantastic wedding. We had great fun pretending to have a wedding. We learnt all about marriage and how people celebrate.
Have you you ever been to a real wedding?
We all made Pudsey ears today at the finger gym table. We raised lots of money too. ?
Some of our children were telling us how good they were at running. We gave them the opportunity to show us! They ran around and around our playground until they were puffed out! We talked about jogging rather than running fast, so that we could go for longer.
Look at us go!
We have learnt ‘c’ and ‘k’ this week, so we made crowns for kings!
We have even had a go at writing the letters.
What hard work we’ve been doing! Can you think of any words which begin with ‘c’ or ‘k’?
Today we have learnt the letter ‘g’ in our phonics lesson. We then made ‘goo’ by mixing cornflour and water. We had to describe how the goo felt and we even tried writing in it!
Can you think of any other words which begin with ‘g’?
Some of our children were making England flags today. They were talking about the England team and how well they are doing.
Who’s going to win? ⚽?⚽
Oops! Mrs Hudson and Mrs Simister ‘accidentally’ spilt sequins all over a sticky table! The children have used their fine motor skills to get the sequins off the table and back into our sequin pot!
What a wonderful day! We had great fun seeing all the lovely animals and going on the train and tractor.
We were tired out on the way home!
What was your favourite part of our day?
We have watched our chicks hatch, we have seen them go all fluffy and then move house. Look at the progress this one has made in the last 24 hours.
She is now with her brothers and sisters and eating her first food.
We LOVE our chicks ?❤?
Some of our chicks have moved house and are now starting to drink the water and eat the food.
But some of us like to sit in the food bowl!
Welcome little chicks!
What an exciting day it’s been with our new chicks. We have 5 new arrivals. We’ve watched one chick hatch throughout the morning. Some of the chicks are still a little soggy, but others are already nice and fluffy and nearly ready to go into the brooder box.
The eggs have arrived. They are all cosy in the incubator and we have everything prepared for our new arrivals!
We were listening to see if we could hear the chicks from inside the eggs. Cheep cheep! ???
We are hugely excited about welcoming our chicks on Monday. We have started getting into the parenting role by getting all sorts of things ready for our new arrivals! We have already painted and drawn chick pictures to put on the wall to make the chicks feel at home. We’ve made nests for our pretend eggs too!
Can you think of any names for our chicks when they hatch?
We practised lots of skills you need for cricket today. We had brilliant fun playing ‘cricket tag’ and ‘planet clean up’! In cricket tag, we had to dodge whoever was’on’ and try to watch to see who had the ball. In the other game, we were rolling balls into the other planet as quickly as we could. We were brilliant and we loved it!
What have you enjoyed the most about Sports Week?
We had great fun in the sack race today. Look at us go!