The Fourness of Four – Foundation – 12.05.22
In Foundation, we have been enjoying using different objects and our own ideas to represent the number 4 in order to develop our understanding of ‘fourness’ – the property of being four in number.
We know that numbers can be represented in different ways and used the lollipop sticks to show our understanding. We represented number 4 in an array of ways to show how the possibilities are endless! We even challenged ourselves to write number sentences to accompany our findings. This supported us in seeing number within number. Eg. We know that 4 can be made of a 2 and a 2, a 3 and a 1 or a 4 and a 0!
Look at our amazing learning below:
The Little Acorns have had so much fun exploring our new topic ‘Dangerous Dinosaurs!’ We have learnt about prehistoric animals that lived on Earth before our time. We have learnt facts about dinosaurs and realised how big some of these giant creatures actually were! We have investigated the difference between herbivores and carnivores. We became palaeontologists for the day and discovered ‘dinosaur bones’ in the sand. We then compared the sizes and put them in size order from shortest to longest. We wrote our names in the dinosaur ‘swamp’ and produced our own ammonite art on the playground!
We have loved getting to grips with numbers to 50. We looked at how to represent numbers to 50. We used a variety of resources and the Metacognition Cycle to plan our choices. We monitored our learning and decided we found dienes the clearest way to see a number.
We loved using practical resources and having a go ourselves!
We are amazingly proud of the work that Fir Class have done in maths this term. They have been working really hard to understand multiplication and division and particularly focusing on flexibility with numbers.
This was exemplified perfectly today when one mathematician explain her thinking when faced with these 3 questions: 43 x 5 = , 5 x 36 and 56 x 5. First she started like this: I know 40 x 5 = 200 and 3 x5 is 15 so 43 x 5 = 215. She then said for the next question 36 is 7 less that 43 so rather than working out 5 x 36 if I subtract 7 x 5 = 35 from 215 I will get the answer which is 180. Then she noticed that the next question 56 x 5 was 20 lots of 5 more so 20 x 5 = 100 so 100 + 180 is the answer to 56 x5.
Absolutely blown away by this flexibility and understanding of number!!!
In our recent Starry Night project, the children in Little Acorns have been exploring the differences between the world at night time compared with daytime, through a range of exciting and creative activities. They have learnt about nocturnal animals and how they find food when it is dark. We have looked at people who work at night and the different jobs that people do when we are asleep. We have discussed bedtime routines and the importance of a good night’s sleep. We have explored the night sky and found out about the moon and stars and even had a go at painting pictures of the moon and the night sky.
What an exciting topic!
Ash and Beech have been working hard this week to develop their independent problem solving skills. We experimented with the different shapes we could make with 5 multilink cubes. We explored how 5 can be shown in a variety of different ways and used the representations to support us in writing number sentences. We used positional language to describe the representations and used the metacognition cycle to plan, monitor and evaluate our learning.
We challenged ourselves to see if we could make arrays with 5 cubes. We found that we could only make an array if we organised the cubes in one straight line!
In Foundation Stage, we have been challenging ourselves in our maths lessons!
We have been learning all about the number 6 and during our maths lesson today, we explored the number 16. We used our knowledge of place value to explain that the 1 in number 16 is actually 10. We knew that 16 is made of 1 lot of 10 and 6 lots of 1.
We used the metacognition cycle to plan, monitor and evaluate our learning. First, we carefully planned what manipulatives we would use to represent number 16. We gave so
me fantastic reasoning for our choices such as: “I will use the double sided counters because I can turn the 10 on the yellow side and the 6 on the red side, then I can show the composition of number 16”. Once we had a go creating number 16, we stopped and monitored our learning. Some children chose to change their choice of resources and others changed their approach to the task completely! After we had finished, we sat together and evaluated our learning. We reflected on the resources we had used and what they showed us. We also discussed what we would do differently or the same next time.
Amazing metacognition, Foundation! 🙂
In Foundation, we have been learning all about the number 4. We have been exploring the composition of 4 and have been using lots of different manipulatives to support our understanding. Today, we have been experimenting with Hungarian Number Frames. We used double sided counters and challenged ourselves by seeing number within number. We even used the whiteboards and pens to write our own number sentences. We used our metacognition to justify our answers. Look at our amazing reasoning below:
“I know it is 4 because there are 2 yellow counters and 2 red counters.”
“3 and 1 more is the same as 4.”
“4 and 0 is the same as 4.”
We also looked at different numbers in the environment. We used our understanding of number within number to show how we knew they represented 4.
This week in Foundation, we have been focusing on gaining an in-depth understanding of number 3. We have explored bar models and part-part-whole models as well as practising forming the numeral. We have used our Metacognition to plan, monitor and evaluate our approaches to tasks and have been resourceful by using our working walls to support our understanding.
This afternoon, we went outside and used the chalk to write the numeral 3 and decided to challenge ourselves by creating our own part-whole and bar models. Miss Banning and Mrs Hudson were blown away by our hard work and loved seeing our growth mindsets in action.
In Year 2, Palm class have been learning to find the difference by using the calculation ‘minuend – subtrahend = difference’. Today we used a place value chart and dienes to help us subtract a 2 digit number from a 2 digit number. We found ourselves in the learning pit to begin with but we were able to use our growth mindsets and resilience to help us plan effective strategies.
It might have been the first day back of the new term but Year 6 were raring to go when set with the challenge of Barvember. This opened up quite a discussion about how to tackle today’s questions but with resilience and collaboration we got there!
Today in maths, Oak were learning how to bridge through ten using part whole models and number bonds to 20. We were able to partition our single digit numbers, but then we fell into the learning pit. We found it challenging to choose the right part whole model that would help us answer the number sentence. We haven’t made it out of the learning pit yet, but we will continue working on this together until we can climb out.
We have been looking at size and measurement. Some of the children chose to take turns and draw around each other. They then compared their sizes and decided who was the ‘tallest’ and who was ‘shortest.’
Others decided to use the building bricks to measure their height. In pairs, the children worked together to decide how many bricks they needed to measure their height. They then looked at the difference between the towers, and using their amazing maths skills, worked out who was the ‘tallest’ as they had the ‘most’ bricks, and who was ‘shortest’ as they used ‘less’ bricks.
Year 3 have been exploring their new maths vocabulary. In pairs, the children discussed the words and their definitions, challenging each other to justify their opinions and prove that they were right. As a further challenge, the children put the words into a maths context.
The children have been working really hard on their new maths unit. We have been exploring the part-whole model.
We have been using our own part-whole models to discover what the two parts total.
We even challenged ourselves to write number sentences to demonstrate our understanding. Well done Willow!
Since the beginning of term Year 4 have been investigating place value within 4 digit numbers. This has included counting in varying amounts, rounding, working out how to place numbers on number lines with varying scales and using manipulatives to show the composition of a number.
Today, the children have been generating numbers using dice and then finding 1,000 more and 1,000 less. To further deepen their understanding, they have been creating generated statements that they can then apply to a number with a different amount of digits.
Oak class showed a lot of resilience in maths today. We were exploring how many tens there are altogether in a three digit number. Yesterday we found this really challenging, but we persevered and now we are feeling more confident with it. Can you challenge someone to work out how many tens there are altogether in 235, 641 or 874?
A super first week in Year One!
The children have had an amazing first week in Year One. They have enjoyed learning all about their new rooms and routines. We have enjoyed discussing the Zones of Regulation and Learning Values.
Today in maths, the children learnt how to sort objects. They looked at how to sort fruit into different groups. The children’s ideas were amazing…
” I would put oranges and apples together because they have pips and bananas don’t”
” I would put oranges and apples together because they can be juiced”
“I would put bananas and oranges together because they are soft and apples are hard”
The children then used the metacognition cycle to plan how to sort some cubes and counters. They tried lots of different ways. They evaluated their choices and decided that it all depended on what they wanted the groups for!
Wow Year One!
Fir Class have been challenging themselves this morning to work out how our number system works when the digits were replaced with symbols. The children had to use their knowledge of number patterns to piece together a coded hundred square. Resilience and collaboration was definitely needed!
Cherry have been exploring how to find fractions of amounts. We have found this challenging in the past and today we showed a lot of resilience as we found ourselves in the learning pit. Some of us have climbed out and are feeling more confident with fractions of amounts. For those who are still in the learning pit, we know that there will more opportunities later in the week to have another go.
This week the Foundation children have blown us away with their resilience and hard work during home learning.
The children have loved learning all about number 16.
Miss Redwood and Miss Banning were incredibly impressed by all of the fantastic stories the children produced.
As part of our topic ‘Moving on’, the children looked at all the people they have enjoyed spending time with in Foundation. What fantastic pictures and memories you all created.
A huge thank you to all the amazing Foundation children and grown ups for their superb home learning!
Today in maths, Cherry were exploring which shapes showed fractions and non- fractions. We learnt it is important that all parts are equal to have a fraction. We are now feeling much more confident with recognising fractions and we can’t wait to use this knowledge tomorrow.
In Maths, Apple Class have been learning to add 2 digit numbers together. We are working on increasing our mental arithmetic speed and have been playing the Fruit Splat game to help us. We recognised that we were in the learning pit at first but, with practice of our Math skills, we are now climbing out of it! We have all showed great resilience and collaboration when encouraging each other during our turns.
The children in Foundation have enjoyed learning all about weight this week. We experimented with the scales and learnt about what weight really means.
We also challenged ourselves with a cognitive conflict question. Miss Banning and Miss Redwood asked “If an object is large, does that mean it will be the heaviest?”. The children came up with some fantastic answers to this cognitive conflict!
“I believe that if an object is larger, it will be heavier because there is more of it.”
“I disagree that the larger objects will be heavier because a small water bottle could have lots of water in it and a big water bottle could have none, so it would be lighter.”
Amazing learning Foundation, well done! 🙂
Cherry class were learning to identify different types of lines in maths today. First, we made sure we understood vertical and horizontal lines. Then, we had to use our detectives skills to spot parallel and perpendicular lines. Finally, we had to create our own parallel lines in as many different directions as possible. Once we started we could not stop!
Can you spot different line types around your house?
This week Year 1 have have been focusing on using precise mathematical language to describe patterns in addition and subtraction calculations. We were absolutely amazed by how they were able to use their maths language to describe a pattern! For the grown-ups reading this, the minuend is the number they are subtracting from, the subtrahend is the number they are subtracting and the difference is answer. By using this language, the children were able to explain the patterns really clearly. Well done Year 1, you have worked really hard this week.
The children in Ash and Beech have blown their teachers away this week with their incredible maths skills. They employed the metacognition cycle to support them in planning, monitoring and evaluating their learning. The children used our ‘Plan, Monitor and Evaluate’ board to plan what resources they would use to help them explore the composition of 13. They then experimented with the resources and monitored their progress. Some children decided to change resources and could articulate why they had decided to change. We created some fantastic number sentences and partitioned number 13 in many different ways. When we had created or number sentences, we evaluated our progress and explained what we would do differently next time.
We had some fantastic discussions and the children used their metacognition reasoning to justify their choices:
“We were successful because we used the numicon. We could see that a 10 and a 3 can make 10.”
“We used the double sided counters because we could turn them to show 13 as one lot of 10 and 3 lots of 1.”
“We used the bugs, next time, we would use the stacking counters because the bugs were tricky to count.”
- The Little Acorns had another fun filled afternoon at Forest School. We started the session around the fire pit. We closed our eyes and used our other senses to take in our surroundings. We then split into groups and took part in 3 different activities. The children made ladybird pictures by printing half an apple in red paint then carefully added on its features with a fine paintbrush in black paint. They made ‘flower soup’ and ‘mud pies’ in the mud kitchen and matched numeral and quantity correctly by counting the spots on each ladybird pebble and counting out the corresponding number of pinecones.
Today, Cherry class were revisiting how to bridge through 10 using multiple methods. This was something we have been finding challenging, so we’ve reflected and decided to spend another day learning about it. We worked collaboratively with our partners to understand how to use different methods to solve the problem. Today, it was more important to understand the method than knowing the answer.
In Year 5, we have been focusing on prioritising the maths curriculum in order to get ourselves ready for Year 6. This week, we have revisited Number and Place Value through various activities and by placing ourselves in The Learning Challenge.
The children in Foundation had a fantastic afternoon learning all about capacity. We had a ‘capacity race’ and moved the liquid from one container to the other. We collaborated and supported our team mates. We used key vocabulary such as ‘full’, ‘half full’ and ’empty’.
Well done Foundation! 🙂
Over the last week, year 4 have been making links between fractions and decimals. They have been learning about decimal notation and that tenths and hundredths can be expressed as decimal fractions.
In maths, we have been leaning about perimeter.
We had great fun yesterday designing floor plans for veterinary surgeries, gardens which needed fences and even writing our name in bubble writing and finding the perimeter of each shape the letters made.
How many sides would you need to measure for a square field if you needed to build a fence to keep your animals in? Why?
Palm Class have spent all week learning about 3D shapes. They have learnt about cubes, cuboids, cylinders and spheres.
Today we had some fun creating cubes, cuboids and pyramids out of spaghetti and marshmellows. Palm Class made some excellent creations and we were really proud of themselves.
In maths today, we compared different lengths in metres and centimetres. We discussed when this skill would be useful or where we might have seen different lengths being measured- sporting competitions and the Olympics. We then went outside and had a competition of who could throw a beanbag the furthest. We had to use a metre stick to measure the distance in centimetres and metres. After that, we had to compare the distances before deciding who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Wow, Foundation! What an amazing 8 weeks it has been. You have blown us all away with your fantastic attitudes towards your learning and the challenges you have faced. We are SO PROUD of each and every one of you and your phenomenal resilience. It has been a pleasure to teach you all at home! I can’t wait to see you all on Monday! 🙂
This week, in literacy, we have been learning all about dinosaurs. We labelled dinosaurs, wrote a postcard to a dinosaur and even went on a dinosaur themed reading treasure hunt! This linked to our Cornerstones topic ‘Dangerous Dinosaurs’. We have been looking at Julia Donaldson’s ‘Cave Baby’ and identifying prehistoric animals.
In phonics, we have been continuing our learning on adjacent consonants or consonant blends. We have read, written and used adjacent consonants. We are even fantastic at putting our words into context to help us understand what they mean. We are now so confident!
In maths, we have been looking at our number of the week – number 9. We have been using the bar model to partition number 9 and have been learning about measuring. We have been looking at different ways of measuring using different resources like rulers, cubes and feet! We even extended our understanding by discussing what we can measure. We knew we could measure many things such as time, length, height, width, speed and weight. We used our metacognition minds to plan, monitor and evaluate our process for measuring the witches broom from ‘Room on the Broom’ on World Book Day! We found that the broomstick was 7 cubes long.
On Wellbeing Wednesday, we talked about returning to school and how we might be feeling. We also looked at our new social story and discussed the things we are looking forward to on Monday.
On Friday, we had a celebration of our amazing learning over the last 8 weeks. We feel so proud of our resilience and enthusiasm! We watched a video of all of our fantastic learning, here is a short clip:
Here we are sharing our favourite pieces of work with our friends:
Well done again, Foundation, for being home learning heroes!
Another great week in Foundation! We started a new topic, dangerous dinosaurs. The children have loved learning about prehistoric creatures and creating dinosaur movements to music outside. We have created our own dinosaurs and dinosaur names!
The children have been discussing empathy this week in wellbeing Wednesday. We have focused on self empathy. The children practised breathing exercises to feel calm and relaxed. They also celebrated all the ways they excel.
In maths this week, we have focused on ‘cheeky number 9’. We have loved learning about number 9 and looking at square numbers. The children enjoyed exploring the composition of 9 with numicon.
In literacy the children have shown incredible determination to make progress. We have been thinking about winter. We have thought about all the things we might smell,feel,touch and taste in winter. We made our own snowflakes and wrote some fantastic adjectives to describe them.
Foundation have been working so hard this week, displaying their amazing growth mindsets! They have been using their ‘metacognition minds’ to justify and reason. Well done Foundation for another fantastic week! 🙂
We have been developing our oracy skills by trying a daily ‘odd one out’ challenge. We collaborate and share ideas using key language such as ‘I agree…’ and ‘I believe…’ Here is an example of an odd one out challenge:
We have been so excited to start our new Cornerstones topic ‘Dangerous Dinosaurs’! We have learnt lots of interesting facts. We now know that the T-Rex had teeth that were bigger than bananas! We have been making dinosaur footprints, creating dinosaur silhouettes and writing dinosaur speech bubbles! We also created our own dinosaurs!
In literacy, we have been learning all about winter. We even made some bird food ‘cakes’ to make sure the birds are keeping warm. We also looked at some pictures of snowflakes and made a list of all of the adjectives we could think of. We then up-levelled our adjectives to make them even better with shades of meaning! We used some fantastic adjectives such as ‘twinkly’ and ‘transparent’.
In maths, we have been learning about the number 9. We have been looking at how it is a square number and can be made from 3 lots of 3. We have used lots of different resources and approaches such as numicon, part-whole models and dominoes to help us learn all about the composition of number 9. We have been using the metacognition cycle and have been planning, monitoring and evaluating our learning!
We have been challenging ourselves in phonics as we have been learning all about adjacent consonants and vowels. We added the word ‘adjacent’ to our vocabulary as we now know that it means ‘next to’. Throughout the week, we have been looking at different adjacent consonant or ‘consonant blend’ words and have worked at putting them into context by using them in sentences!
We have also been engaging in lots of additional activities to support our wellbeing such as going for beach walks, learning about Chinese New Year and water play!
Foundation have been very busy this week! We have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes in our maths learning. We went on a shape hunt, created some shape pictures and even challenged ourselves to create repeating patterns. In phonics, we have been practising our tricky words. We extended ourselves using our oracy skills to put the tricky words into context! In literacy, we have been learning about the North and South Poles! We made some beautiful pictures and labelled them. We have also been creating our own winter themed songs and used our metacognition minds to challenge ourselves in all areas of our learning. Some children had a go at redrafting their work to make it even better! We have really enjoyed our Cornerstones topic “Starry Night” and this week, we completed some interesting ice experiments! We even wrote our hypothesis (vocabulary word)! Well done Foundation for your amazing enthusiasm, eagerness and positive attitude towards your learning. You are superstars and we are so proud of you!
We watched a video to celebrate and reflect on all of our brilliant learning. Here is a short snippet:
A huge thank you to all of the parents and carers of Ash and Beech for your continued support! Have a lovely half term! 🙂
Have a look at our incredible learning below:
What a fun packed week we have had in Foundation! The children have been looking at why snow melts, and how we get snowy weather. We made sure to watch out for any snow outside too. We looked at different things we might do in the snow and made some freeze frames.
We all really enjoyed learning Pilates. The children loved taking on the different challenges and learning all about their abdominal muscles.
In maths this week, we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. The children have been sorting shapes based on the number of sides they have. We discovered that we are all magic and can turn 2D shapes into 3D shapes- wow Foundation!
Well done on such a super star week Foundation. You never cease to amaze me!
Ash and Beech have been working incredibly hard this week. In phonics, we have been recapping some very important trigraphs. We have also been extending our learning by putting our words into context and using them in sentences. In maths, we have been continuing with our learning about number 8 and have even challenged ourselves to look at number 18 and how it is made from a ten and 8 ones. In literacy, we have been continuing our learning about ‘Dear Zoo’ and even made our own story books, they looked amazing! We have also been having lots of fun learning all about our Cornerstones topic ‘Starry Night’.
We have also been thinking about keeping our minds healthy for Children’s Mental Health Week. We thought about ways to support our friends and discussed the importance of talking about how we are feeling. We all made sure that we took 15 mins on ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ to look after ourselves. Here is a fantastic example of one of our wellbeing activities:
Foundation have worked particularly hard at using their ‘metacognition minds’ this week. We learnt all about the metacognition cycle and how we can plan, monitor and evaluate our learning. Ash and Beech worked so hard and planned their response to a maths activity. They explained what resource they would use and why it would be useful, they then monitored their progress and evaluated how well it worked! We even ensured we used our oracy skills to communicate our answers effectively! WOW, Foundation, you really do have magnificent metacognition minds!
We are so proud of you all! 🙂
Take a look at our amazing learning below:
We have been working so hard in Maths, using the Numicon to explore fact families. We know our number bonds to 10 confidently now and have been using these known facts to help us work out other facts.
We started by finding four facts first, two additions and two subtractions.
We then challenged ourselves to find another way of presenting the four related facts. We needed reminding that we could only use the same three numbers each time. Having the Numicon there really helped us to see what was happening to each number.
How did you get on with your learning at home?
Foundation have been working so hard this week and I have been so impressed with their enthusiasm and resilience. We have had a really exciting week on zoom! We have been playing ‘I spy a tricky word’, feeding polar bears fish and enjoying lots of fun games. In maths, we have been continuing to explore the number 8. We looked at composition of number, worked with number lines and used our ‘metacognition minds’ to extend our learning and make our brains bigger. In phonics, we have been recapping our digraphs and reading sentences with capital letters and full stops. For our Cornerstones topic of ‘Starry Night’, we have been making bat caves, finding out interesting facts about stars and discussing bedtime routines. In Literacy, Gerald the giraffe came back to visit and we wrote some fantastic sentences about what zone he was in. We used words like: frustrated, thrilled and heartbroken to describe Gerald’s feelings. We also worked hard on up levelling our adjectives to describe the animals in Rod Campbell’s ‘Dear Zoo’ and I was amazed to see words like: colossal, immense and towering! What fantastic vocabulary we have in Foundation!
Amazing work Foundation, you are making us so proud! 🙂
Have a look at our amazing learning below:
In Year Three, we have been sharing some of the resources we have been using to help us with our a maths learning from home. What a resourceful bunch you are! We have seen cars, lego, cereal, coins and some of you have even made your own base ten. These resources have then been used to represent different numbers. For example one car could represent 10. That would mean ten cars are worth 100.
Mrs Jeffery also asks us to explain our learning during our zooms. We’ve been trying hard to explain over the chat facility at times.
Foundation have blown me away this week with their phenomenal attitude towards their learning! They have been ‘Tryatops’ by trying their best and have challenged themselves in all areas of their learning. We have been talking about the ‘Zones of Regulation’ this week and are making sure we are discussing our feelings with our adults. In maths, we have been experimenting with the part-whole model and the bar model. In literacy, we have been writing some beautiful letters to Gerald the giraffe from ‘Dear Zoo.’ We have also been practising our digraphs in phonics and challenged ourselves to read some adjacent consonant words! We have been developing our skills in oracy and have been debating on whether or not zoos should exist. In our zoom sessions, we have been playing some games such as ‘Blankety Blank’ and ‘The Chase!’
Amazing work Foundation, you all deserve a huge STAR!
Take a look at our incredible learning below:
This week in Foundation, we have had a superb week. The children have been working incredibly hard writing questions to Gerald the giraffe. We copied Gerald’s movements in PE and made up movements for other animals. The children also made some zoo’s for Gerald to move into. They up levelled their zoo’s by describing them as “immense,spiky, sharp, colossal and terrifying “.
The children really enjoyed using a part-part-whole to partition 7 and to discover all the number bonds to 7.
All the Foundation children have been working their ‘socks off’- well done Foundation! Keep up that amazing resilience!
Wow, we are completely overwhelmed with how much work is being shared with us from Year 5 at home. It’s impossible to share everyones – there’s just so much!!! Here is a snippet of all of the amazing work that our wonderful children are doing at home.
We researched the photographer and artist Andy Warhol and had a go at making a digital montage of ourselves replicating his style.
During our zoom sessions, we like to have bit of fun too!! Today, we watched a video from Rob Biddulph and tried to draw the same character with our paper on our heads!!!
Continuing our learning journey of ‘The Time Traveller’, we have spent our time at home building time machines, making timelines of our lives and speaking to the older generations of our families to see how things have changed in their lifetime. We even had a look at some photos from https://www.francisfrith.com/teignmouth/photos to see what our local skate park used to look like!! We couldn’t believe how different it looked! Have a look at Thomas’ picture!
We are continuing to work really hard on our core subjects of maths, literacy and SPaG with the addition of some of the Oak National Academy’s videos. Today, we learnt all about non-finite clauses and wrote some of our own. We shared these during our afternoon zoom sessions.
Finally, we are reminding ourselves to look after our mental health. Mrs Prentice spoke to us about our ’10 a day’ – Our very own magic. We realised we are doing lots of these every day.
Well done Year 5! Everyone at Hazeldown are so proud of how hard you are all working – don’t forget to say a big thank you to the adults at home who are helping you too.
This week in the Foundation bubble, we have been focusing on climbing out the ‘learning pit’. The children have been challenging themselves and then working collaboratively to improve. Well done Foundation bubble.
We have looked at one less than, our number of the week, 7. The children really enjoyed using cubes to secure their understanding.
Well done to all of Foundation. Miss Redwood and Miss Banning are incredibly proud of all your hard work and achievements, both at home and in school.
Ash and Beech class have been working incredibly hard in their new bubble. Miss Redwood and Miss Banning have been extremely proud of all the Foundation children’s resilience and enthusiasm this week.
This week we put on our wellies and went on a fantastic nature walk. We discussed nocturnal animals and looked at these animals in more detail. We really enjoyed learning about one more and one less in our maths lessons. The children loved collaborating to represent one more/one less in a tens frame.
The children enjoyed seeing Miss Banning on the ‘big screen’ and playing a game with her. They told her about their week in school with Miss Redwood and what they did for Christmas.
Well done to all of Foundation for a fantastic week!
Foundation have blown me away this week with their amazing remote learning. They have all been so resilient when facing a new challenge and have made Miss Banning and Miss Redwood so proud. It has been so lovely to see your smiley faces on Zoom and I have enjoyed playing lots of fun games with you all. This week, we have learnt lots about our new topic of ‘Starry Night’ and have introduced our new Talk for Writing topic – ‘Dear Zoo’. We have also been learning about one more and one less in maths.
Well done Foundation, you are SUPERSTARS! 🙂
Look at all of our fantastic learning: