Magical Monday – Happy Hatchday!

Today we started our new book to support our learning this week – Happy Hatchday, written and illustrated by one of our favourite authors, Rob Biddulph.

 

The children created their very own hatching dinosaur to celebrate Hatchday in our class! We used tools carefully to cut our our pieces and also thought carefully about fixing the pieces together to make sure the dinosaur could still move. We followed visual instructions to make sure we were super successful.

Please see their creations below:

Wear a Hat Day

Easter Hunt!

Over lunch time today, the sneaky Easter Bunny hid pictures all about Easter around our Foundation garden. For our Magical Monday, we decided to go on a Easter hunt and search for all the hidden pictures – ticking them off on our sheets when we found them. It was great fun!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Foundation had a special surprise when they got to school this morning. A plant pot and a bag of magic beans had appeared in the classroom. We thought perhaps this was from the man who gave Jack the magic beans in the story Jack and Beanstalk and decided to plant them.

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:

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