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Foundation 1

24th January 2020

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

Well, what a busy week we have had exploring our story of the week ‘The 3 Billy Goats Gruff’. We have been building and creating bridges; we have made some troll faces, created our own story maps and explored the concept of size by comparing our feet with other objects. 

     

       

        

 

On Wednesday afternoon the children visited the school allotment and planted broad beans in bio-degradable newspaper pots they had made.

   

On Friday, we acknowledged Chinese New Year, learning about what it means and how families celebrate. We have made cards, masks, and played in the Chinese restaurant role play area.

   

   

 

Next week, our story of the week is ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’. We will be exploring emotions and what it means to be kind, as well as looking at 2D shapes and counting their corners and sides. We will continue our singing phonics and phonics group time which have a focus on rhyme. 

 

We are really pleased and proud of how all the children are doing, having settled into their new routines. 

 

Have a lovely weekend 

 

The F1 Team

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17th January 2020

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

What a fantastic week we have had!

We have been looking at the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and learning about the role of the Police as in the book, the fine prize cow was taken by robbers. We discussed what an emergency is and the special number you call, 999.


The children explored the role of a police officer, making ID badges, taking people’s fingerprints and making wanted posters! They have also enjoyed counting spots for ladybirds at the playdough table, learning a new Ladybird song and playing with the farmyard.

          

   

   

 


On Thursday morning, a crime scene was found in Meadow class! The two fine prize cows (Moen and Mooana) had been stolen!
The children had to look for clues around the nursery until they found the cows and the baddies who stole them. We got there just in the nick of time!

 
Next week we are looking at the story ‘The 3 Billy Goats Gruff’. We plan to make bridges for the goats to cross and trolls to hide under them. We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year on Friday.

Click the link below to listen and watch the story:

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Click on the link below to watch the song we often use to remind us how to sit on the carpet:

Criss Cross Apple Sauce


We hope you have a lovely weekend.


F1 team.

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10th January 2020

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

A very warm welcome back and a big hello to any new families who have recently joined us. We hope you have all had a restful but fun break. 

The children have settled back into nursery fantastically. They have all slotted back into their routines really well; they are even showing us all how grown up they are by coming in from the gates by themselves. We are all very proud of them. 

This week we have introduced Singing Phonics and started off by learning a song called Three Small Pets, which the children picked up really well. We will be learning a new song each week. We have also been working really hard practicing our scissor skills and have then been using the scissors in the creative area.

    

   

Next week we will be looking at the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ as the children are showing a great interest in police and superhero role-play. They are experimenting in their roles as good guys and bad guys. 

We will be looking for clues, we will have a pop up police station, wanted posters will be made and distributed throughout nursery for any baddies that enter. We will also explain to the children about what is an emergency.

Click on the link below to listen and watch the story:

What The Ladybird Heard

Have a lovely weekend,

The F1 Team. 

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13th December 2019 Treetop Class

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

We have enjoyed so many happy festive moments this week. The party was awesome. Thank you soooooo much to the wonderful FOBIS for organising and helping to run this event. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were truly astounded at our special visitor, Father Christmas!

   

Thank you to everyone for sending in pictures of the children receiving their cards at home. They have clearly enjoyed the process of posting and receiving their cards.

Our ‘Carols Around the Christmas Tree’ was so special! We are incredibly proud of your children for singing their hearts out, and the Mummies, Daddies, Nannies and Grandads didn’t do too bad either!! It really was a very merry celebration, so thank you.

Next week is going to be a whole lot of crazy fun as we head into the festive holidays. Please remember that school finishes at 13.30 on Thursday, any questions then please come and speak to us.

Merry Christmas,

From the Treetop Team x

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Meadow Class 13th December 2019

T Turner (tturner) on: Foundation 1

This week has been a very excitable week! Not only have we been enjoying lots of festive learning but we also had our Christmas party on Tuesday. 

    

Father Christmas visited us at the party. We all had pizza for our tea and had lots of fun making reindeer food and decorations. 

    

The children pretended to be Father Christmas for the rest of the week!

  

The children really enjoyed posing for funny pictures in our Photo Booth!

    

We have also had our Christmas Carol concert. It was so lovely so see so many of you attend and the children really enjoyed themselves. 

Next week we are having a go at festive baking. We will be making mince pies to take home. If anyone has any worries about ingredients, please feel free to discuss with a member of staff. The children will not be eating them at school. Instead they will bring them home to show you. 

Thank you for you continued support. 

Meadow Class

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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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