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November 2016

Week Beginning November 21st November

Another fun packed week has gone by in Foundation.

We had a visit from Zac the Zoo keeper. But he had to rush back to the zoo because the animals had all escaped!

He was in such a rush that he left his penguin egg behind.

Luckily Eva found it in a hat behind the curtain.

So we wrote to Zac to tell him where it was and he came back to collect it.

Luckily it all worked out okay in the end!

 

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We have been practising our communication and language skills this week.

We have been doing lots of wondering and talking about what Percy the Penguin bought at Asda.

We had some super ideas.

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We have finished all of our winter art work and the snow den is ready.

We practised our weighing skills this week and made some yummy cakes for the Friary drop in centre on Musters Road.

Helen came to collect them. She told us that people who haven't got homes go to The Friary for a shower, a hot drink and some delicious food.  They get to make friends and are offered help and advice.

There is now a depot at Ludlow Hill where we can drop off any old unwanted warm waterproof clothes and shoes, trainers, walking boots etc  to help homeless people keep warm and dry.

 

 

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In Mathematics this week we have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes.

We used dried peas and cocktail sticks to build our own cube.

 We counted that it has 8 corners, 12 edges and 6 faces.

Week beginning 14th November

During maths time this week we have been learning all about money. We have been recognising and ordering coins, as well as making different amounts of money. We have been putting our knowledge of money into practise whilst playing in our ice-cream parlour.

To find out the most popular ice-cream flavour in Foundation, we surveyed our friends and filled in the pictograph.
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We have been very busy in the Creative Area making decorations for our snow den including snow flakes and icicles. We used different skills such as folding, cutting and colour mixing. 
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On Wednesday, we had two specials birthdays, George's and Dennis'! We made cards and hats for them. Then we coloured and cut out cakes with our own birthday dates on and put them on to the correct month. We practised chanting the months and talked about the seasons.
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Friday was very exciting as it was Children in Need. We all dressed in spots to raise money for this special charity. We talked about how our money helps others.
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Here are some more photographs from our busy week including Finger Gym!

 

Week Beginning 7th November

We have been learning all about polar bears this week.

We learnt that they live in the Arctic at the top of the World.

We learnt that penguins live at the bottom of the world so they never meet.

 

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We did an experiment to see how polar bears keep warm.

We felt the ice with our hands, it was freezing!

 Then we felt it with lard mittens that acted like blubber.

With the blubber mittens we couldn't feel the ice at all.

On Friday we joined Key Stage One for a Remembrance day Assembly.

We learnt all about why people wear poppies.

We made our own poppies and at 11 o clock we watched a clip from cbeebies.

If you would like to watch it again, click on the link below.

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Week commencing 1st November

It was lovely to see the Rainbow and Sunshine children after the Autumn Break, they came back to school smiley, eager and enthusiastic!

 

This week we have been using the Numicon to order and match numbers, make teen numbers and also experiment with different ways to make amounts.

We have used the iPads to practise our letter formation on the app Hairy Letters.
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We also practised finding the letters in our names and forming them correctly.
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During Finger Gym, we made some beautiful firework images using different materials.
On Friday, we used glitter and glue to create some firework artwork. We talked about why we have Bonfire Night and also about how to stay safe when enjoying fireworks.
In our music lesson, the children used different instruments and practised copying different rhythms and keeping in time to beats. We have some amazing musicians in Foundation!
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Here are some more photos from our learning this week! frown
We hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy the fireworks! smiley