Welcome to Rubies!
In our Foundation class we learn through fun-filled, hands on activities and experiences.
Our themes for learning are decided in conjunction with the children and their interests; this helps to inspire and develop enthusiasm for learning. We aim to create a caring and supportive classroom environment which stimulates our children to achieve their full potential.
Work in Foundation is never dull! We can spend Literacy sessions in the outdoor area chalking our letters on the playground and our Numeracy sessions incorporate a wide variety of resources such as acorns and conkers to help with our counting. We find out about minibeasts and ceatures in our garden area. We often spend our time outside where we can investigate and explore; we love our Mud Kitchen! Our children are always full of imaginative ideas which they are able to express creatively using paints and different media as well as a whole range of dressing up outfits including camouflage and princess costumes, while our doctors' surgery is busy, busy, busy.
with poorly patients!
Happy Chinese New Year!
We have been learning all about the Chinese new year. Our role play has been turned into a Chinese restaurant where noodles are served with everything! We even had our very own noodles tasting afternoon. Most of the children really enjoyed the noodles even though they thought they looked like wiggly worms. We have also made a dragon and performed our very own dragon dance.
Rand Farm Park
This half term our topic has been 'on the farm'. We have been learning lots about animals, including how they grow and their life cycles. We have also looked at the growth of food and where our food comes from. This week we were lucky enough to go and visit Rand Farm Park. We had a fabulous day, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the weather was brilliant. During the day we had the chance to hold some of the animals including rabbits and chicks. We also looked at the chick eggs in the incubator and one of the eggs was just beginning to crack open! As well as this we fed some of the animals with animal feed and bottle fed the lambs and calves. One of the farmers then talked to us about how they milk the cows and we were able to watch as she demonstrated. Finally we had a lovely ride on the tractor and some time to play on their brilliant outdoor play area. As you can imagine, after all this excitement, we were exhausted and it was time to head back to school on the coach.
This half term we have been learning all about 'under the sea.' In literacy we have looked at the life cycle of a sea turtle, facts about sharks and we have written our own sea side poem. We have also enjoyed making sea turtle collages, jellyfish and wave paintings. We have had lots of fun in our under the sea role play area and are really excited to be turning it into a sea side cafe.