Foundation 1 + 2 Blog

Welcome to Foundation Stage! We work with children from three to five years and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We have a FS1 Base (Nursery) and a FS2 Base (Reception). The teachers in FS1 are Mrs Hotchkiss and Miss Hotchkiss who are supported by Curriculum Specialist Mrs Byrne and Teaching Assistants Mrs Stephens and Mrs Harrison. In FS2 the teachers are Mrs Bell and Mrs Hurst who are supported by Teaching Assistant Miss Shaw.

During children’s time in Foundation Stage they will cover three prime areas of learning through child led and adult led activities. The prime areas are: Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. These prime areas are the most essential to a child’s healthy development and future learning.

They will also cover four specific areas which are: Literacy, Mathematical Development, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. We work closely together as a Foundation Stage team and with the rest of Angram Bank School. We take part in Achievement Day, termly Parents Evening, parent workshops and fundraising events. Children get on the Angram Bank bus in our Foundation Stage and continue on an exciting learning journey!

Our Class Photo:

Decorating our Nursery

We have been super busy decorating our Nursery ready for Christmas.

We worked in a team and helped decorate the tree, choosing our baubles and tinsel. We even placed a star on the top of the tree!

We then had a visitor whilst decorating, he was hiding in the tree!
Say hello to... Buddy the elf.

Take a look at our fantastic Christmas Tree!

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FS1 Christmas Tree Competition

This year we have taken part in the local Christmas tree competition, competing against some of the local schools.
Our theme for our Christmas tree was 'Mary Poppins'

The tree was then presented at the Methodist Church in High Green for the public to vote.

The children made all the decorations themselves!

And here is our tree...

Unfortunately this year we didn't take home the first prize, but with more support and votes next year we may win!!
Thank you to those who voted for our tree :)

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The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

This week we have been learning all about the story behind Christmas . This is really helping us to prepare and understand the characters in our Christmas play. There are many different books about the Christmas story but this is the one we have focussed on ...
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Check back later this week for pictures of our role play, writing and our other amazing learning based around this story!

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Getting ready for christmas in FS1!

We have been having a lot of practises for our Christmas performance.
We want to make sure our singing voices are fantastic and loud for all of you to hear!

The performance we are doing is;

Lyrics and music can be found on; 

We would greatly appreciate it if you could practise the songs at home as well.
The count down is on!
FS1 :)

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All things sticky !

This week we enjoyed a story all about a stick. The title of this story was "Stick Man". The author of the story was Julia Donaldson and the illustrator was Axel Sheffler.

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We had lots of fun making our own versions of the Stick Man and we even got a visit from the Stick Man himself!

As the story is set in the winter we also made our own snowy pictures using blue paper and chalk.

Go on a winter walk and see what you find !

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