01296 481353

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Bedgrove Infant School

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Foundation 1

13th March 2020

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

Wow this week we have been on a galactic expedition! In PE, we were spaceships playing the traffic light game. Red was stop, orange was slow and green was go-fast. 

 

The children have explored planets and the solar system, looking at the different planets and stars.  We have used shapes to create rockets and space pictures too.  

   

       

   

We have been making aliens out of playdough and have been imagining what it would be like to be an alien with the children making alien party hats and spaceships, as well as speaking alien.

                   

 

The children have created a spectacular space scene by splattering paint onto large sheets of black paper.  We have used this as the backdrop for a classroom display.   

 

 

Next week we will start to explore our next season, spring. We plan on learning all about what spring is and looking for signs of spring in the environment, as well as understanding a life cycle. We will also be doing some observational paintings of flowers using watercolours. 

 

We are hoping to have a Learning Journey book look in the coming weeks. Meadow Class on Thursday 26th March and Treetop Class on Friday 27th. This will give you the opportunity to have a look at your child’s learning journey, giving you a sneak peek at what we get up to in school. There will be opportunities to ‘book look’ both in the mornings before drop off as well as after school. If you cannot make the learning journey book look dates, please feel free to speak to a member of staff. You are most welcome to look at your child’s learning journey whenever you wish. More information to follow. 

 

Many thanks for your continued support

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

F1 Team

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6th March 2020

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

Wow what a wonderful week we have had celebrating books and stories! We have learnt the names of different parts of a book, the front, back, spine and blurb.

 

We have made up our own stories using story stones, acted some out in Helicopter stories, and we have gone on an active story mission during PE.

We have discussed what bookmarks are and how to use them.  Some of us have even made our own, as well as making masks, books, and puppets.  We then put on shows for our friends using the puppet theatre.

                                

We have shared books from home with our friends and chatted about our favourite stories.  Some of our work has been used to create a classroom display.

              

Next week, we are going on a galactic adventure! We will be looking at space, what it is and how we get there. We will look at planets, how many there are and what they look like. We will also continue with our singing phonics. All the children are doing so well with learning the songs. 

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

F1 Team 

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Foundation 1 28th February 2020

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

We have had a lovely first week back after the half term break.
The children have had a flipping good time with some pancake themed races and activities!

   
This week we have also been very excited to watch the snow falling and loved exploring on our snowy school walk. We even spotted some early signs of spring.

       
Next week we will be enjoying a range of different books and stories to celebrate World Book Day and continuing to develop our gross motor skills with some ribbon dancing. Feel free to have a go at home! Click on the link below for the song.

 Debbie Doo

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7th February 2020

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

This week in F1, we have been looking at transport and animals through the story ‘All Change’. 

 

In PE, we shouted ‘All Change!’ as we used our imaginations and jumped into different forms of transport such as a boat, plane, racing car, train, dumper truck etc.  We have had lots of fun getting messy with the paint as we explored both animal footprints and car tracks, as well as playing with boats and mark making using cars! 

 

 

   

We have designed our own vehicles and experienced what rulers are, using our knowledge of number to help us.  Together we created ramps using planks and guttering and loved watching the cars whiz down at speed!

 

   

We were able to tap out simple rhythms using the musical instruments and had a fantastic time playing with the parachute outside.

   

 

Next week, our last week before half term; we are going back to the land of dinosaurs. We will be looking at non-fiction books and songs about dinosaurs. We will be going on a shape hunt and exploring their properties as well as going on a dinosaur dig. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend 

 

F1 Team 

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31st January 2020

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

This week we have been looking at the story ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’. We raced to collect the giant’s clothes during PE. We have made some wonderful striped ties, pasta scarves and crowns just like the giant had in the story.

          

We have been talking about what we are good at and looking at emotions. What makes us happy, sad and angry. What are kind things to do? How can we be helpful? These were just some of the questions we have discussed this week. We have also continued our singing phonics alongside squiggle while you wiggle activities. 

  

 

Next week we are steaming ahead with a focus on transport. Our book of the week is ‘All Change’. We will continue to look at rhyming stories and some new transport songs. We will be going off on a transport adventure as well as designing our very own vehicles. 

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

F1 Team

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Foundation 1 

Treetop class & Meadow class

 

Learning through play is the only way!

As the children embark on their exciting journey through education, we are passionate about making this a fun and happy start: inspiring a life long love of learning. 

Young children learn best through their engagement in play. We resource the environment and support their learning by following the children's fascinations and interests. Their ability to access and choose freely encourages the development of the characteristics of effective learning. Our provision stimulates the children's natural curiosity to interact with the world and make sense of it. They have free access to a range of child initiated and adult led activities both indoors and outdoors, which cover the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. 

Our Nursery School is made up of two classes: Treetop Class and Meadow Class. Each has a Class Teacher and a team of experienced Early Years Practitioners. The nurturing nature of our Nursery team means that children feel secure and are able to develop strong relationships with both the adults that care for them and their peer group.

Each week, based on our observations of the children's interests we choose a story which influences a number of activities that are offered to the children. The text is read throughout the week and is delivered in a variety of ways; using puppets, story mapping and acting it out. The repetition of the story means that it influences the children's play, extends their vocabulary, build's their knowledge of stories and their structure, extend's their repertoire of books and promotes a love of reading. By the end of the week the children have a real ownership of the story and are able to join in with telling the story themselves. 

Each morning, the children take part in a short group time. This is a fun activity based around a learning objective. It is delivered in a variety of ways to accommodate the children's preferred learning styles. 

The benefit of the children attending our Nursery provision means that their transitions to school are smooth. They are familiar with routines, behavioural boundaries & expectations and the F2 team. All of which means that we are able to send the children off to their first day at school well prepared, confident and ready to learn. 

 

NURSERY PLACES

We will be offering the following options when you register for a place in our Nursery:

* 15 hours funded place: all 3-4 year olds are eligible for free 15-hour Nursery education and you can join us from 8.45 am till 11.45 am each day.

* 30 hours funded place: if you are eligible for a free 30-hour nursery education you can join us from 8.45 am till 2.45 pm each day. (Please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk To find out if you meet the criteria for one of these places)

* 30 hours top-up place: if you are not eligible for free 30-hour place you can opt to pay for the extra five afternoon sessions. (Please see the office for cost details)

* 24 hours funded place: if you are eligible for a free 30-hour place but would prefer your child to come for more than 15 hours but less than 30, we are offering a 24-hour place, where your child comes all day (8.45-2.45) on three days of the week and half day (8.45-11.45) two days of the week. Please express your interest for preferred days on application. 

* 24 hours top-up place: if you are not eligible for free 30-hour place you can opt to pay for the extra three afternoon sessions.

 

If your child is here all day, you have the choice of providing them with a packed lunch or buying a hot school meal at £2 per day. Our meals are all cooked freshly on site each day by an experienced chef who used to work in hotels in London and his amazing team! Our menu is available on the website under the Parents tab for you to see what we offer.

 

We also have Grover Club on site, a private Before and After-School Club, running from 7.30 am till 9.00 am and 3.00 pm till 6.30 pm each school day and full time in the school holidays. Grover take children from when they are 3 years of age up to 11 years old (children can remain with them once they transfer to the Junior school for Year 3). Their Manager, Mrs Carter, can be contacted on 07879 876 830 to book a place on their waiting list. They are very popular!

 

Please contact the school office on 01296 481353 to talk about our Nursery places.

 

Home Learning: 

Please share any moments at home that you would like us to know about. We display any work or photographs that your children produce in your child's classroom. We now have an email address that you can send their home learning in to.

The email address is:  homelearning@bedgroveinfant.co.uk 

This will only be checked once per week, so please do not use this email address for anything other than home learning, thank you.   

 

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