Welcome to Foundation Stage 2023 - 2024
Our Learning Journey
Chinese New Year
The children in Foundation Stage enjoyed learning about the festival of Chinese New Year. We made lanterns, enjoyed Chinese food for snack and in PE used our dragon to create our own Chinese Dragon Dance.
This half term, we have covered a range of topics, including winter, the Big Bird Watch, where we made bird feeders and Internet Safety week. We attended an open the book assembly, with the story of 'The Wise Man and the Foolish Man'. Our literacy story focus was Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.
This term in the unit we have enjoyed exploring the season of winter. We had lots of fun playing in the snow, sledging and building a snowman! We also conducted a 'melting snowman' experiment and observed the changes that occurred.
We have enjoyed lots of fun activities on the run up to Christmas, including Christmas jumper day complete with our Christmas lunch, performing in our nativity, making Christmas crafts and Winter Wonderland with a special visit from Father Christmas.
Stickman and Stanley's Stick
In literacy we looked at the stories of Stickman and Stanley's Stick. We used sticks to make our own models.
This half term, we have learnt about a number of festivals and topics, including Halloween and firework safety, Remembrance Day, Anti-bullying week and Odd sock day.
During the Autumn term, we have covered a range of subjects, in maths we have looked at repeating patterns, number and quantity. In Literacy our focus has been the story of the Little Red Hen and introducing phonics. We have also celebrated Hello Yellow and Harvest.
Our first sessions of Forest School have involved exploring the area, keeping safe, introducing the mud kitchen and looking for signs of Autumn.
Our first days at school
We have enjoyed welcoming our new children to Mount Pleasant. We explored the unit and settled into a school routine.