Posted: Feb 7, 2019 by: A Ahmad (AAhmad) on: Foundation 2
This week is Multicultural week! So to focus on different cultures the gingerbread man that ran away has been sending us postcards from countries all over the world! Each day children have received a postcard from a different country and we then discussed the cultures food, and customs of these countries and looked at these countries on the world map. The gingerbread man visited 4 countries this week these were; France, China, Romania, and Russia. Children came in looking forward to the postcards! Children loved creating a collage of a gingerbread man or lady using a wide range of materials.
We have also been learning about the Chinese new year, and read a story about Goldy Luck and the 3 pandas similar to a familiar favourite Goldliocks and the three bears. In circle time we have revisited the story ‘Have you Filled your Bucket’, and children drew a picture of what fills their bucket.
For maths this week we have been learning about our lefts and rights, children have enjoyed this as we have followed actions to various songs; including the Cha Cha slide! Children really enjoyed learning left and right this week.
The Gingerbread man CCTV clip
During Foundation 2, the children will progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage which is accessed through both indoor and outdoor learning. We are extremely fortunate to have a brand new outdoor classroom, which the children can freely access throughout the day, both through adult led and child initiated activities. The children will learn the skills which will then be enhanced through play, exploration and investigation of the world around them.
Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and to communicate and socialise with others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. There is an ongoing judgement to be made by practitioners about the balance between activities led by children, and activities led or guided by adults. Practitioners must respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive and effective interaction. As children grow older, and as their development allows, it is expected that the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning, ready for Year 1. (Statutory framework for the EYFS)