Years 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!

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Today we were learning about shadows. We looked at our own shadow and discussed why we have a shadow and what is causing us to have a shadow. In the lesson we investigated how to create longer and shorter length shadows using shadow puppets and a torch as our light source.

Our investigation found that the lower the torch the longer the shadow, so that means the lower the sun is in the sky (during sun rise and sun set) the longer the shadow.

We also created shadow animals.

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Dance Performance

In PE this term, Y1 and Y2 have been learning a superhero themed dance.
This week the Y2s were ready to perform! After lots of practice, the Y1s came to see our hard work. After wowing them with our performance, Mrs Carr came in and watched her own special showcase. Well done to the Y2s for all their resilience!

Here are some action shots from our big show!

Here's the link if you want to see the moves from your Y2 in person Strong and Brave - Hi-5 

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Seasons Debate

We have spent the past couple of weeks learning about the four seasons in Science. Today was the day that we had our classroom debate about the different seasons.
We put the children into groups: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and they had to tell the rest of the class why the seasons that they were given was the best.

We were really impressed with the Winter team as they showed a lot of reciprocity and gave some great reasons for their answers. Well done Team Winter!

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Terrific Teams

This week in Y2 we have changed our table teams. To get to know each other even more, we created an informative poster all about the things that makes us unique. We then shared it with the rest of our team who found out some very interesting facts.

Here's some photos of us listening respectfully to each other.

We also created our own team names. It was difficult because every person had to agree on a name but we showed reciprocity to come to an agreement. Some of our names are; Rainbow Values, Extra Treasure Hunters, Team Sparkle and Team Diamond. 

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Dodgeball Team

Here's the winning team photo. We are all wearing our winners t-shirts!
Angram Bank Super Stars!

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