Our first week back has seen the unveiling of our super shiny refurbished hall and new fencing!
LFLS first music lesson with Mr Howes took place. Lots of smiles and lots of choons!
Welcome to a fun year ahead in Upper Foundation. We are so proud of how the children have settled in this week. A big thank you to all the parents for your support in this transition.
This week we have started getting to know each other through circle time discussions, playing games and independent exploration and story times.
We have been making self-portraits, discussing the golden rules and the stories that accompany each one. We have also been practising taking turns and sharing through play.
The children all have had their first music lessons with Mr. Howes and Ms. Coles, Spanish with Ms. Morel, as well as Gym and PE sessions with Mr Heasman and Mr Bower.
In Upper Foundation, the children are only required to bring in enough food for a morning snack. The afternoon snack is provided by the school. We are finding that some of the snacks sent in are so large, the children are not getting through them. Please only send enough for a healthy, light morning snack. Please remember, no nuts, including sesame.
During the next few weeks, we will begin recording the children’s milestones and achievements and will also complete individual baseline assessments.
Please could you send in a family holiday photograph. We are going to use them for a display, so nothing irreplaceable. We are also learning about each other’s heritages, so please could you let us know if you or your family hails from different countries? Please could you send in some recycling materials for our junk modelling projects?
Next week, we will continue the focus of settling in and we are so looking forward to the exciting term ahead. We will also begin to send home individual reading books and where applicable their first sheet of the Magic 300 words, which are to be learned at home. There will be more information on these at the Curriculum Evening.
- All items of clothing must be labelled – especially jumpers!
- Please ensure all children have a snack bag with a handle, so they may safely carry them up the stairs to their classrooms.
- Please ensure all children have a named water bottle.
- Please ensure all shoe bags with white trainers and spare clothes are brought in on Monday at the latest. Please also bring in named art aprons and ensure that all rucksacks have school raincoats left in them at all times.
Curriculum Evening - Tuesday 15th September @ 6.00pm via Teams online.
With best wishes,
Miss Treppass and Mrs. Barrett Nnochiri
The Upper Foundation Team
Spaghetti City and Fancy Fashion
The year 1 children were so excited to come back to school! During our first week we spent time settling, getting used to routines and enjoyed two team-building activities! Working in small groups to build a spaghetti tower and working with partners to create some very fashionable outfits for their peers.
Oh the humanities
Year 2 have had a great start to the term and have enjoyed being in their year group bubble.
We have been looking at our first Humanities topic of Great Britain and in 2MF we worked as a class to create different landmarks using construction toys and shapes. Can you work out which ones we made?
Are you tough un oeuf?
In Year 3, we spent some time on the first day of Year 3 completing some team building activities. For one of these activities, the children were asked to work in groups to build the ultimate 'Egg Protector!' using newspaper. There were several ideas including making a landing pad, parachutes, bags, nests etc. with about a 50% success rate! The children thought about gravity and air resistance to help slow the fall of the egg. They enjoyed working together to discuss and test out their designs!
V for Victoria
Year 5 took a break from their assessments to make a fantastic start to their Humanities topic this term. We will be learning about the Victorians and in our first lesson, we found out where the Victorian era came in History. The period between 1837 and 1901 was known as the Victorian era because that's when Queen Victoria reigned over England. Until our current queen, she was the longest reigning monarch!
Bones 4 U
In Science this week, Year 5 have been looking at bones! We started off by finding out what we already knew about the human skeleton. The children worked in groups to draw and label the different bones they knew. We had great fun!
Did you know, an adult has 206 bones in their body?
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