Magical Monday – Footprints in the Snow

‘Aha! Oho! A track in the snow!

Whose is this track and where does it go?’

 

We hope into all the boys and girls tummy’s tonight! We hope the children can tell you exactly how we made our edible prints. Take a look at us all hard at work below:

Foundation’s Gruffalo Hunt

Foundation took a walk around the great big school.

Foundation found a clue, and the clue looked cool.

Where are you going to? The little clue read. 

“Help find a mouse” It carefully said

“When you find him, it’s time to go.

He’ll help you look for a gruffalo!”

 

“And where shall you look for him?

You’ll look around the school, 

Perhaps he’s getting wet

In the ……”

 

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

Foundation took a walk around the great big school.

Foundation found a mouse, and the mouse looked cool.

 

“Where are you going to?” The mouse’s note read. 

“Come and read books” It carefully said

“It’s awfully kind of you mouse but no

Let’s go and look for a gruffalo!”

 

And where shall we look for him?

If we were magic, we’d wave a wand,

Perhaps he’s hiding near the….

 

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

Foundation took a walk around the great big school.

Foundation found a fox, and the fox looked cool.

 

“Where are you going to?” The fox’s note read. 

“Come and write numbers” It carefully said

“It’s frightfully kind of you fox, but no.

We’re going to look for a gruffalo!”

 

“A Gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?

A Gruffalo, why didn’t you know? 

He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.

And where shall you look for him?

We won’t want a fuss,

So let’s go and look for him,

Round by the …..”

 

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

On went Foundation around the great big school,

Foundation saw an owl and the owl looked cool.

 

“Where are you going to?” The owl’s note read. 

“Come and do key words” It clearly said

It’s wonderfully kind of you owl, but no.

We’re going to look for a gruffalo!

 

“A Gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?

A Gruffalo, why didn’t you know? 

He has knobbly knees, and turned out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

And where shall you look for him?

We’re not scared of Knobbly knees

He could be playing with the

Children at ………”

 

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

On went Foundation around the great big school,

Foundation saw a snake and the snake looked cool.

 

Where are you going to? The snake’s note read. 

“Come and do writing” It beautifully said

It’s wonderfully kind of you snake, but no.

We’re going to look for a gruffalo!

 

A Gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?

A Gruffalo, why didn’t you know? 

His eyes are orange and his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back.

And where shall you look for him?

We don’t know where he’ll hide,

Maybe he’s playing on the …….

Silly Foundation, don’t they know 

There’s no such thing as a Gruffal…..

 

OH!

But who is this creature with terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.

He has knobbly knees, and turned out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

His eyes are orange and his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back.

Oh help!

Oh no!

It’s a GRUFFALO!

 

My favourite food the Gruffalo replied

Are the secret treats I like to hide.

If you follow my footsteps and soon you’ll see 

Where my treats are likely to be…

 

All right said Foundation bursting with laughter,

You go ahead and we’ll follow after!

Foundation took a walk around the great big school.

Foundation found the treats, and the treats were cool.

Magical Monday – Mouse Making

Today we have had a brief introduction to our story for this week, the super popular ‘The Gruffalo’. Today we created one of the character out of 2D shapes. We practised using tools to cut out and join the materials to complete the character.
Can you guess who we created? Use the pictures for some clues! You can award yourself a bonus point if you can then name all 5 characters from the story without looking at the text for clues!

Road Safety Week

This week is National Road Safety Week. All children were able to practise the important skill of crossing the road today. We discussed the importance of the following steps:

  1. Stop (on the pavement in a safe open area)
  2. Look and Listen (for any vehicles on the road)
  3. Wait (If vehicles are coming)
  4. Look and listen again (for any vehicles on the road)
  5. Cross when safe

We also spoke about how to use a traffic light or zebra crossing carefully.

Please see the photos below of the children putting their skills into practise:

Foundation’s Fantastic Fireworks

This week we are reflecting on our experiences of Bonfire night. Lots of children were great at describing fireworks and the other festivities that they usually do on a more normal Bonfire Night.

Take a look at some of our awesome artists hard at work:

 

 

Foundation’s Halloween celebration

This week our afternoon learning has mostly been reflecting on our Halloween celebrations past and present. Its so lovely to hear that so many of you have watched the story on Google Classroom. We revisited the story ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson and created our own bat hats by practising our cutting and sticking skills.  Take a look at our photos below:

Week 7 Magical Monday – The Big Carrot

This week we are mainly exploring the text ‘The Big Carrot’ written by Alison Hawes and Stuart Trotter.

This afternoon we pulled up our own big carrots from our Polytunnel. We used our story words to retell the story as we pulled our own vegetables. Take a look at our crop:

 

Week 6 Magical Monday – Leaf Hedgehogs

This week we are learning all about Autumn from a Non-Fiction E-book. This morning we looked for signs of Autumn in our outdoor area. For our Magical Monday activity we went on a search around our school grounds for lots of fallen Autumn leaves. We used them to make a piece of environmental art – have a look at our hedgehogs below!

Week 5 – Hedgehogs

This week our story has been ‘Hedgehogs’ written by Roderick Hunt and illustrated by Alex Brychta.

We loved creating our hedgehogs this week out of clay. We followed 4 simple steps to be successful:

  1. Rip
  2. Roll
  3. Shape
  4. Cut

I think you will agree from the photograph they have been a huge success! They will be crawling and snuffling their way home to you once fully dried out.

From this we created an instructional text so others we know could make hedgehogs if they wanted to too!We have also become illustrators ourselves and followed step by step instructions to draw our own hedgehogs. They are looking fabulous! We have practised our scissor skills to cut out spikes for a bare hedgehog and also been wowing our teachers with our counting in Maths. It has been a very busy week.

 

Foundation’s Special Furry Visitor

Last week our learning was based around the story ‘White Rabbit’s Colour Book’ by Alan Baker.

We had a special visit from Miss Papworth’s pet rabbit Bonnie. She made lots of mess mixing up colours for us to sort! We also got to have a cuddle with her and feel how soft her fur is.

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