Making Shapes

This week in Foundation Stage 2 we have continued our work about 2D shapes and learning the properties of different shapes.

We have made shapes using peg boards and elastic bands.

We then used our shape knowledge to make shape pictures.

Foundation Stage – Anti Bullying Week

The children started the week by coming into school wearing odd socks. The children all made their very own odd sock to make a washing line of odd socks to represent that we are all different. The children enjoyed the story of Elmer to talk about how everyone is different.

Throughout the week the children have been trying very hard to be kind towards each other. We used Andy’s Odd Sock Song – One Kind Word as a reminder. Click the link below to hear the song:

The children then all came into school on Friday in clothes which makes them feel happy. All the children (and adults) looked great!

Night Time Animals

Foundation Stage have been learning about which animals come out at night – nocturnal animals. The children have used non fiction books to find out about Owls, Badgers and Foxes and then made the different animals.

Then in our Forest Friday session the children went to look for animal homes. They found a bird box where an owl might live and they found a fox hole and badgers hole.

3D shape exploration in Foundation Stage 2!

This week our maths learning focus has been 3D shapes. The children began the week making models using different 3D shaped building blocks.

The children then investigated what type of objects would roll and which would slide. The children found out that if an object is round it will roll and if it is flat it will slide.

Later in the week the children looked at 3D shapes and used their previous knowledge about rolling and sliding to work out which shapes would roll and which would stack.

Forest Friday for Foundation Stage

This week the children have started looking at the story of Percy The Park Keeper – After The Storm. The children read the beginning of the story where a tree fell down in a storm.

Today in our school woods the children explored the features of trees and learnt about the different parts of the trees.

The children all found that the trees in our woods are very very tall! They have branches way up high with leaves on. The children thought that the branches on the trees were like our arms and the leaves the trees hands.

The children then thought about the trees body – the trunk. Some trees have big trunks and some have small trunks. The children described how the trunk felt.

We then had a look if we could see the trees roots under all the autumn leaves.

We then went to see if any trees in our woods had fallen down like our Percy the Park Keeper story.

Celebrating Bonfire Night

Today, the children in Foundation Stage have been learning about another celebration – Bonfire Night!

The children began the morning learning about all the different things that happen on Bonfire Night.

The children then made firework pictures using their printing skills.

The children also made sparkler using breadsticks and melted chocolate. They were very yummy!

Outside the children helped Miss Barber make a BIG bonfire picture…which was lots of fun!

The children finished their day by learning about Bonfire Night safety with Fireman Sam.

Celebrating Diwali

On Thursday, the children in Foundation Stage learnt about the festival of Diwali. The children began the morning learning about who celebrates Diwali and how people celebrate Diwali.

The children then enjoyed lots of activities linked to their learning about Diwali.

The children made sweets for Diwali because people who celebrate Diwali give sweets to their friends as a way of celebrating.

The children made their own Rangoli patterns as people decorate their homes with Rangoli patterns.

The children learnt that Diwali is the ‘Festival of Lights’. The children all made their own Diya Lamp using clay and sequins to decorate them.

We then finished our day with a story all about celebrating Diwali.