Mount Pleasant Primary School

Mount Pleasant Primary School

'Every child matters, every moment counts'

Welcome to Foundation Stage 2022 - 2023

Class Teachers 

 

FS2Z - Miss Lonsdale
FS2Z - Miss Lonsdale
FS2X - Mrs Parker-Knapper
FS2X - Mrs Parker-Knapper

Our Learning Journey

Experiments

Over the past few weeks we have been exploring science in our Topic work. The experiments have linked with the Topic of Winter. Using salt we added it to ice and observed the outcome. Melted skittles with hot water to create a rainbow pattern. Fizzing and melting snowmen, using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to explore different reactions.

Chinese New Year

Last week in Early Years we celebrated Chinese New Year; this year it was the Year of the Rabbit. The children had great fun, making lanterns and writing instructions, adapting our home-corner to represent a Chinese home, we decorated our rooms and tasted Chinese food. In our PE lesson we used scarves to create a Chinese dance and used our home-made dragons to recreate a Dragon dance.

Fun at Christmas

During the last couple of weeks at school, the children had great fun taking part in different Christmas activities. We had our Nativity early in December. This was followed by decorating the unit and completing different tasks. The children also took part in the Whole school Christmas jumper day and raised money for Save the Children. On the final week the children loved our Winter Wonderland and met Father Christmas! On the last day of term we had our Christmas Party; the children wore party clothes and played games, we enjoyed having party food together.

 

Our Autumn Learning

This half term, we have focused on the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and this was reflected in our continuous provision and other areas of learning. We have been thinking about 2D shapes, such as Circle, Triangle, Oblong Rectangle and Square Rectangle. 

We also took part in the whole school inter-planet curling competition.

Topic in the Early Years

This half-term in the unit, we have looked at three different Topics; on return from the half-term break we focused on Bonfire night and Firework Safety. The following week we observed the national time of Remembrance by creating some stunning artwork. Finally, we celebrated Anti-Bullying week with the theme of 'Reach Out'; talking about our friends and feelings. We all wore odd socks on Friday 18th November.

Autumn

Our main Topic this half-term has been focused on the season of Autumn. The children have enjoyed exploring natural resources and looking for signs of Autumn in our local environment. The topic has been reflected throughout our curriculum.

Harvest and the Little Red Hen

In Early Years we have been looking at the story of the Little Red Hen. We made bread and shared it at snack. We also looked at the festival of Harvest, explored fruit and vegetables in Nursery and attended a special assembly with Reverend Toby. 

We were thankful for all the wonderful gifts brought in for our local Food banks.

First Days in the Unit