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Welcome to Foundation Stage

A massive 'Welcome' to Foundation Stage! We are very excited to be leading your children through their first steps at school, ensuring that they feel happy, comfortable and ready to learn.

We will be learning lots of exciting topics this year, starting with 'Marvellous Me', after which the children will determine what we will learn next, the world's our oyster! 

Throughout the year, we aim to help you feel fully updated on our amazing learning journeys in and around school. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at school.

Remember to keep a close eye on our webpage so we can share our wonderful learning with you!

Miss WrightMiss Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Wright (class teacher)

To find Foundation Stage's latest newsletter, please click HERE

Please find below some of the things we have been doing this year...

 

Friday 13th October 

Yesterday, Foundation stage went on an Autumn walk around the village. 

Before we left, we talked about road safety and made sure we knew how to stay safe when we are out and about. After, we began our journey from school and explored the streets of Catterick Village. We went through the housing estate, passed the garage; we crossed the road safely and up the hill to the church. We also went into the Church and explored what was in there. We even imagined we were the choir and sang songs! 

We also discussed what season it was and what happens during Autumn. We went hunting for leaves and found lots of colourful leaves. 

We had a fantastic time and can’t wait for our next trip out! 

Friday 6th October

This week we have been learning all about 2D shapes and describing how many corners and sides they have. We have created simple 2D shapes using ourselves outside and went on a shape hunt, exploring for shapes in our environment.

Which 2D shapes can you find at home?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th September

For the first week of school, the children have been exploring their new environment and learning the structure of the school day. They have enjoyed their first school dinners, explored the classroom and the outside areas and also met lots of new friends. The children have had a fantastic first week and are looking forward to starting their new topic, 'Marvellous Me'! 

Tuesday 7th November

On Tuesday, we had a visit from Cassie, the dog, and Maria. Cassie is a therapy dog who supports and listens to children read in school and also supports people who are unwell at a hospital.

Maria talked with the children about:

  • The different types of dogs there are,
  • How we look after our dogs,
  • What foods they eat and when,
  • What information they have on a collar,
  • Why they wear reflective collars at night,
  • Similarities and differences between dogs and us,
  • How we can look after their teeth,
  • How we should ask permission before stroking dogs we don’t know.

Thanks for coming to visit us! 

Monday 9th October 

This week we are learning all about Autumn and the changes that happen in this season. So, this week we are focusing on a story called, 'Leaf Man', which looks at Autumn leaves and how they change as they blow in the wind. 
The children have created their own 'Leaf Men' using leaves which they found around school. 
They look absolutely fantastic, come in and have a look!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday 18th September

Topic Launch

Wow! We can't believe the children have been here 2 weeks already, time is flying by! 

So, to start off our topic of 'Marvellous Me', the children went on a nature hunt in and around school to find natural objects to create their face with. They used sticks, stones, leaves, grass and any natural objects they could find outside, we had so much fun! 

 

 

 

 

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