Hello everyone in F2!
It is with a very heavy heart that I am having to write this post during these uncertain times. I will be keeping everything crossed that we will get our Fantastic Foundation class together again, but until then I have created a 'home learning' file so you can access some learning and some ideas for things you can do at home.
I would just like to say that you have been an amazing class, and how lucky I have been to have had you all in my first year at Muskham Primary. I wish you all the luck with your future, and I know you will all grow up to do amazing things!
Take care everyone and stay safe.
STEM and Enabler's day 2020 - Questioning and Creativity
On this special day in foundation a mystery box appeared in the classroom. When we shook it we heard a sound, but what could it be? The children had to use their questioning skills to help them figure out what was inside the box. First we had to share our guesses with our friends, and then we had to draw what we thought it was on our whiteboards. Finally the mystery was revealed and it was... an elephant!
The children also had their creation hats on as they had a go at making their own bubble wands. We found that no matter what the wands shape was, the bubble still came out as a sphere shape, and we wanted to see if we could change that. The children made many shapes out of the pipe cleaners, but they found the material soaked up all the mixture making it tricky to blow the bubbles out. This did not stop the children as they tested other materials to try to get those bubbles blowing.
What a fabulous day, well done everyone!
Welcome back Foundation
We hope you have had a restful half term full of fun family time,and lots of long lay-ins!
This term our topic is going to be 'Spring'. We are very excited to investigate what baby animals grow into as they turn into adults, and also how we can care for plants and grow healthy things in our garden.
Our P.E days will remain on a Tuesday and a Friday.
Show and Tell will continue on a Friday afternoon, and the children will have their specific dates to bring in something special. Please only allow your child to bring in items from home on a Friday when it is their special day.
Don't forget to bring in your reading book and diary everyday, and remember to send in your phonics envelope with your homework book weekly so those new tricky words can be added for you to practice at home.
As always we are here whenever you need us.
Mrs McEvoy and Mrs Fryer
Here is a little snippet of the fun we have had in foundation during spring term 1.
There has been snow, Nottingham Forest football club, Valentine's day, bears, patterns, shapes, digraphs and much, much more.
Welcome to Foundation
Happy New Year!
Welcome to our new F1 children who are getting ready to start their new adventure at Muskham Primary this January. Also a big welcome to Mrs Rogers who will be joining us during the afternoons in the new year.
We hope you have had a truly magical Christmas and a well earned rest! We can not wait to hear all about the wonderful surprises that Santa brought for you all!
This term our topic will be 'bears'. We have lots of exciting activities planned, and our role play area will be transformed into an 'Explorer Cave'. Who dares to enter?
P.E. will be on a Tuesday and a Friday this term. Please ensure all kit and school uniform is clearly named. As you can imagine there are lots of identical items of clothing in school.
Show and Tell will remain on a Friday afternoon. Children will be given a specific date to bring in their special items from home, allowing children to have quality time to talk about their items. Please only send items in from home on your child's show and tell day.
2020 will bring some truly amazing learning, and we are very excited to share it with you!
As always, we are here should ever you need to contact us.
Mrs McEvoy, Mrs Fryer and Mrs Rogers
What a superb afternoon we had as our parents came in to join us for some Christmas fun!
The children got to show off their excellent emergent writing skills as they wrote letters to Santa, and also got their grown ups involved in a little festive role play in our fantastic outdoor area. We saw animals and kings come to life as the masks for the characters from the Nativity story were enjoyed.
We all even got a little messy as festive photo frames and yummy treats were decorated.
The session ended with parent and child show and tell. Enjoyed by all, even the little leaf insect that came to say hello!
Optimism and Perseverance day
What a fantastic day we have had on our first Enablers day. The children participated in lots of fun activities that required them to persevere and be optimistic.
We designed a poster on how we can change a negative thought into something positive. The children said that if it is raining outside, we shouldn't be sad, we should put up our umbrella's and splash in the puddles. They also know that if they say they can't do something, then they have to say the phrase again, but add 'yet' on the end.
There was a very tricky task involving tweezers and tiny pegs. The children had to use their pinchy fingers to pick each peg up one by one. This took lots of perseverance, especially when the pegs would ping out everywhere!
We also shared a lovely story called 'The tortoise and the hare'. This was all about perseverance and optimism. The tortoise never gave up in his quest to win the race against the hare. He believed he could do it, and he did!
Welcome back Foundation
We hope you have had a fantastic and relaxing first half term holiday. We are looking forward to hearing all about the adventures that you have had, from pumpkin picking to trick or treating!
This term our topic will be centred around 'Festivals and Celebrations'. Get ready for lots of glittery fun as we get ready for the Christmas season. There will be fireworks, Christingles and the Nativity production to look forward to.
P.E this term will be on a Wednesday and a Friday.
Don't forget to only bring those special items in on a Friday so you can talk about them during 'show and tell'.
Please remember to bring your reading book and diary to school everyday, and send your phonics envelope back with your homework book each week so new letters and sounds can be added. Thank you for all the home support given, it really does help to reinforce the learning and build confidence.
Myself and Mrs Fryer are always here should you need to talk to us, no question is ever too big or small.
We are looking forward to supporting the children as they develop their knowledge and confidence over this next half term, while singing a few Christmas songs and carols along the way. HoHoHo!
Mrs McEvoy and Mrs Fryer
WOW! What excitement and fun we have had in foundation this autumn term. Our journey into school life has included pirate days, treasure hunts, boat making, numicon, pumpkins, scarecrows, singing in church and so much more fun, fun, fun!
Sometimes starting school can be a daunting experience, but here at Muskham Primary we have seen so many smiles, and children running through the gates ready to have fun as they learn!
We have been investigating transport this term which has lead us to making our own boats, before testing and predicting whether they would float or sink. We have been on a 'transport' walk around our village to see how many different forms of transport we could spot. We even found out what transport was like in the olden days. We did laugh when we saw the type of bicycle our grandma and grandad may have rode on!
The children have created two new friends for harvest time named Sally and Sam. These are two scarecrows who can be found relaxing in our undercover 'investigation station' area.
We have been on a shape hunt, explored with numicon, and even met that 'naughty number 2' as we found out what numbers look like when they are written down!
Here are a few photos of the fun we have had in foundation.
We hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday, and are feeling excited to begin your new journey into Muskham Primary School!
We have lots of fun things to learn together, and we will begin the Autumn term with a 'Transport' topic. Get ready to investigate why we need transport, and make sure you have your building hats on when we construct our very own plane or train to take us on an exciting adventure!
P.E will take place on a Tuesday and a Friday. Please make sure you have a have a named P.E Kit on your peg at the beginning of every half term, these will be sent home as half term ends.
Homework will be set on a Wednesday and due in the following Monday. Please make sure you bring your reading book and diary into school everyday.
'Show and Tell' will take place on a Friday. Please ensure items from home are only brought in on a Friday when we can share and talk together about these special things.
We are looking forward to the upcoming year and watching you grow in ability, skills and confidence. Let's make some amazing memories which we can treasure forever during your time in Foundation!
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to speak to myself or Mrs Fryer, and we will endeavour to help as soon as we can.
Mrs McEvoy and Mrs Fryer
Got a question or a comment? Not sure about a homework task? Got a worry?