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 Assistants Miss Shaw and Miss Crooks.

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!


FS1 In The Moment

FS1 Reading Spine




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Welcome to Y1/2! Our teachers are Miss Leesley, Mr Bunting and Miss Overton. Mrs Wood and Mrs Marsden are around each day to support our learning.  We are all busy bees and love to grow our brains. We hope you enjoy reading our regular blog updates showcasing our learning.

Be kind and help your brain grow, get on the values rainbow!

Spring Learning Enquiry 2019: The 1960s and The Great Fire of London


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Welcome to Y3/4! You will find Mrs Whitham and Mr Merone teaching a wide range of lessons in Lower Key Stage Two. Miss Larkin and Miss Smith are around each day to support our learning. We hope you enjoy reading our regular blog updates showcasing our learning.

Spring Planning:

Learning Enquiry Planning - The Beginning of Civilisation

English - Non-fiction (Instruction)

Y3 Maths

 


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Getting healthy in FS2
    We have been super busy taking part in our healthy bodies sponsor day!

We had lots of fun making fruit kebabs, taking part in gymnastics. 

 We also had the chance to make granola pots with yogurt and fresh fruit! Then we relaxed our minds and bodies during yoga. 

 
Thank you to all who came and supported this day and to those who have sponsored! 

 
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A Super Start in Foundation Stage One
Wow What a Super Start! 

All the children have made a fantastic start to the year in Foundation Stage One. They have been so busy getting up to lots of exciting learning. Have a look on our learning journey walls for lots of exciting pictures.

We recently enjoyed a trip down to the orchard where all the children helped to collect apples from the trees. The children had a fabulous time making apple crumble with Mrs Byrne and then were set a tricky ' in the moment' home challenge by Mrs Hurst. The children got to take one apple home and had to think of an idea of what to do with this apple. We have had some fabulous home learning sent in with your amazing ideas. We have had children make apple sauce, apple crisps, print with the apples and even an apple covered in stickers. Check out our home learning wall in Bay Two to see your fabulous home learning pictures. Don't forget to send any home learning to 
nursery@angrambank.co.uk


This week during group time the children have enjoyed looking at the story 'Where's Spot?' with their key worker. The children had to take turn to turn the pages and answer questions about the story. They all did a fantastic job and used their listening ears really well. 

In phonics this week the children explored musical instruments and had to guess what instrument were in Mrs Hurst's musical bag. The children then had to think about quiet sounds and loud sounds and slow and fast paces. The children had lots of fun and even learnt the names of some of the instruments. 

All the staff in Foundation Stage One are really proud of all the children for their hard work and learning. We have all had so much fun and cannot wait for the rest of the term! 

Foundation Stage One Team :) 


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Julia Donaldson hits FS2
   In foundation stage two we have been getting stuck in with reading some of Julia Donaldson's popular stories. 

These have included 'The Singing Mermaid' 'Princess-Mirror Belle' 'Sugarlump and the Unicorn' and the children's favourite 'What the Ladybird heard' 

The children have particularly liked the illustrator Lydia Monks, observing all the glitter she places through her stories. 

  

The children have been joining in with the narrative, acting out key scenes! 


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Amazing new adventures in FS1
The children have had a brilliant start to the new school year. They are happily exploring all areas of the setting and building relationships with those around them.... (Read More)

Lovely end to a lovely year!
What a fabulous but wet day we had at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park! 

The children were amazing and did not let anything get in their way of their little adventure! #wethairdon'tcare

Also, a big thank you to all the parents and your patient! 

Hope everyone enjoys the summer holidays! 


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