Foundation Stage – Our First Half Term

What a busy first half-term it has been for all the children in Foundation Stage since we welcomed them all on their first day of school in September.

The children have produced some wonderful self-portraits for our first topic ‘Ourselves and Our Families’.

We have practised our fine motor skills with cutting fragrant herbs and smelly jelly. Everyone has been practising their pencil grip and taken part in regular finger gym activities to strengthen those all-important muscles in our hands for writing.

We began our RWI phonics scheme in earnest.

We’ve taken part in a number of fun maths activities which have focused on counting, number recognition, shapes and patterns.

We’ve had fun getting dressed for PE for the first time and have enjoyed a variety of gym-based activities.

Our T4W story this term has been ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The children have had fun learning the story, acting it out and then innovating it themselves.

We met Sandy and Sue and took part in a big whole-school fundraising event for guide dogs.

Then finally braved the wind, rain and mud for a day out at Trevaskis Farm as part of our learning for ‘Sharing the Harvest’ topic.