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Early Years Foundation Stage

 

 

Welcome to Early Years

We are Mickey and Minnie Class!

 

In Foundation Stage the staff working in our class are: Miss D Morris, Mrs V Horner and Mrs P Newcombe.

Our Learning Journey Continues here...

Summer A

This half term our topic is 999! It’s an emergency: People who help us.

This is what we are going to learn this half term...

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 Curriculum Progression for Streethouse Early Years Summer A.docxDownload
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This half term these are our favourite five books....

Information for Parents/ Carers for this half term...

Spring B

Before Easter we learnt about how plants and trees grow.....

This is what we learnt during the last half term.

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 Curriculum Progression for Streethouse Early Years Spring B.docxDownload
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During the last half term these were our 'Favourite Five' books that we enjoyed reading.

Week 5

We have had a very exciting week in Team Morris. We have read some great stories all with an Easter theme. We have made some Easter baskets and a special surprise to bring home for Easter. The children have also been doing some great Easter egg counting to help the Easter Bunny! The children have all practiced their cutting skills making an Easter chick.

Golden Book

Bobby - Having a great attitude to his work and trying his best with all he does. Bobby  always following the school rules and is an excellent role model for his friends.
Bella- for trying her best with her work and trying new things to eat at lunchtime.
Handwriting Hero- Tommy - always trying his best and super improvement.

Week 4

This week we have been reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children have enjoyed planting their own magic bean and are waiting to see if a beanstalk will grow. The children have done some amazing counting of magic beans and have tried to order the magic number beans. They made some great character masks and have used them to retell the story. The Reception children have had an exciting time toasting marshmallows in Forest School.

Golden Book

Kian - Amazing effort this week with all his work, he has really tried his best! 
Amelia G- For a great effort with her writing and super counting!
Handwriting Hero-  Amelia N . Amelia has made a great effort this week and has  really improved the  presentation of her work.
 

Week 3

The children have had an action packed week. On Wednesday the children really enjoyed World Book Day. The children look amazing in their costumes and they enjoyed talking about who they had come dressed as. The children have been busy looking for signs of spring and reading some exciting spring themed stories. The children have been busy making an exciting surprise!

Golden Book

Emily- Great effort with all her work, Emily has done some amazing drawing and painting.
Dawood - Excellent effort with all his work, Dawood has done really well with his writing and maths work.
 
Handwriting Hero- Elaya. Elaya has made an excellent effort with her handwriting.

Week 2

This week we have been learning about seeds and growing. We have planted our own seeds and are going to watch them grow. We have also been learning about animals and their babies. We have played a game matching baby animals to their mothers. We have been practicing recognising our numbers and counting the correct number of animals to match the number. We have also been doing some fantastic writing and have been trying hard to form our letters.

Golden Book

Bella - Fantastic effort with all her work. Bella has been a kind and caring friend.
Ella- Super work, Ella has been working very hard with all her work and made excellent progress with her reading.
 
Handwriting Hero- Kai- Riley. Kai- Riley has made an amazing effort with his writing.

Week 1

We have had a great first week back, we have read the story of “The Enormous Turnip.”  The children have really enjoyed listening to the story and retelling it using puppets and masks they have made. In Maths we have been thinking about size and comparing the size of different objects.  The children in school have enjoyed doing some great outdoor learning and have been practicing their throwing and catching skills.

Golden Book

Kian - Trying really hard with all his challenges and having some good ideas in class discussions.
Dawood- Trying very hard with his home learning, fantastic work.
Handwriting Hero: Grace - super progress with her writing.
Lockdown Legends- Bobby and Elaya for some great challenges.

Spring A

We  have  learnt about 'Growth and New Life'. We  found out more about the lifecycle of a butterfly.

Week 6

This week has been a very busy and exciting week. The children have enjoyed finding out more about minibeasts. We have read some lovely poems and stories about minibeasts. The children have been busy doing lots of counting and art activities connected to minibeasts. The children also have learnt about Pancakes and have thought about what toppings they would like on their pancake. The children had a great Forest Schools session, the children learnt some really important safety messages and listened very carefully.

Golden Book

Handwriting Hero: Daisy- great effort with her writing.

Tommy-  Tommy has made excellent progress with his reading. He has been working really hard on all his challenges at home.

Ella- Great try with all her work. Ella is a very kind and caring member of the class.

Week 5

What a brilliant week we have had! The children have been reading the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. The children have done some amazing work, there have been some very imaginative and creative pictures and writing. The children have been very busy with all their learning and have done some great work! On Tuesday the challenge was to make a snowman, there were some fantastic snowmen and there were some great snowy pictures.

Golden Book

Handwriting Hero: James - super effort with his writing!
Bobby- fantastic learning, super effort with his reading and writing well done!
Amelia N- Great effort with all her work, she has a lovely kind and caring attitude with all her friends

 

Week 4

We have had an excellent week in Team Morris. We have enjoyed reading the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. The children have really enjoyed retelling the story using puppets and masks they have made. They have enjoyed watching how bread is made and talking about the importance of washing your hands. All the children have worked so hard. They have made done some great reading and have sent some great photos of all their hard work. The Reception children had an excellent time in Forest Schools, they continued their problem-solving activities helping a fox and his family. On Friday all the children enjoyed a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ there were some great photos of the items the children found.

Golden Book

Some amazing work this week well done!

Bella - Lou Bella has tried so hard this week, she has made good progress with her phonics and reading.
Emily- Emily has made tried really hard this week with her home learning. She has made some lovely bread!
 

Week 3

This week has been action packed! We have been busy listening to the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children have made some excellent masks and puppets and used these to retell the story. The children have also made some brilliant bridges to use in their  story telling, there were some excellent bridges from the children at home. The children in school made an excellent bridge in forest schools for the fox to go home.

Golden Book

Well done to all the children this week- some fantastic challenges!

Amelia G- Fantastic home learning, brilliant challenges.
Grace- Super  ideas in forest schools and great work in maths.

Week 2

This week we have had a great 'penguin' week. All children at home and school have really enjoyed some exciting penguin themed challenges.  There have been some great penguin puppets, pictures and answers to some very tricky penguin questions. The children have also been very impressive with their counting skills and are enjoying doing lots of counting practice and number recognition.

Golden Book

Some great work from everyone this week, well done!

Kai-Riley- Excellent home learning this week, he has tried really hard with all his challenges. He has  made excellent progress with his name writing and letter formation.
James- Excellent work in his challenges this week. James has been able to apply his knowledge to challenges.

Week 1

We have had a very different first week back. At school and home we have been learning about 'winter.' The children have been talking about what  clothes they wear in winter and all the fun activities they enjoy doing. The children have done some fantastic winter pictures at home and school and have tried really hard to add lots of extra details. Well done to all the children in Team Morris  learning at home or school for their excellent efforts and attitude to their challenges this week

Golden Book

Well done to all the children at home and school for some excellent learning this week.

Elaya  - For some fantastic home learning. Excellent snowman picture.
Daisy - Being a superstar friend and super attitude to learning.

This is what we  learnt in the first half of the Spring term...

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 Curriculum Progression for Streethouse Early Years Spring A.docxDownload
 Home Learning Team Morris Foundation Stage Reception Spring A.docxDownload
 Homework grid Foundation Stage Spring A.docxDownload
 Knowledge Organiser Foundation stage Spring A.docxDownload
 Streethouse School Foundation Stage Weekly Overview Spring A 2021.docxDownload
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Autumn B

This is what we learnt about before Christmas.

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 knowledge organiser Foundation stage Autumn B.docxDownload
 Streethouse School Foundation Stage Weekly Overview Autumn B 2020.docxDownload
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This is our Learning Journey from the second half of the Autumn Term.

Week 7

A super end to the term...

This week has been action packed with Christmas activities. The children have been very busy. The children's  favourite activities have been making Christmas decorations and counting presents for Santa. The children had a super party and enjoyed playing pass the parcel. The children also enjoyed watching the Pantomime. The Reception Children made  some excellent robin  decorations in forest schools. 

Golden Book

Amelia G-   Amelia has made a super effort when  making her Christmas tree.
Ella-  Amazing phonics and super progress in reading and writing  this term.

Week 6

The children have had a fantastic week.

We have had a lovely week, we have been listening to the story of the Gingerbread Man. The children have enjoyed retelling with the small world props. The children have been very creative making some extra special Christmas crafts. The Reception children had a great time in forest school making their own Christmas decoration outside.

Golden Book

Emily- Emily has been  trying really hard in phonics sessions and doing lots of extra practice!
Amelia N- Amelia has had a super attitude to all her learning and always does her best.

Week 5

The children have read a lovely book called ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ this week. This has led to some exciting star themed activities. The children have made some fantastic collage stars, done some excellent name writing and brilliant counting. They have also made a special surprise to bring home soon! The children have enjoyed finding our class Elf each morning. He has had some exciting adventures so far!

Golden Book

Grace-  Grace has made excellent progress with her phonics this week. She also tried very hard and made a super effort in forest schools.
Tommy -  Tommy has  made a brilliant effort in all his work this week! He has had a massive growth in confidence!

Week 4

The children have been very busy this week.

We have had a very exciting week in Early Years. We have watched in amazement as Mr Grasshead grew his amazing long hair! He has been joined by the cress Lama who has started sprouting, the children have enjoyed each morning looking at how they have changed. The children have also created some collage fish for the whole school display. There was lots of concentration and careful thinking when choosing colours and pieces of material! The children have enjoyed the “Pants” story and discussing the different shapes and colours in the patterns.

Golden Book

Kai-Riley-  Kai has had a superb week. He has amazed everyone with his understanding of some tricky words. He is a kind, caring and thoughtful member of our class .
Daisy-  
Daisy has been a super star this week. She can always be relied upon to try her best, be a fantastic role model for all our class and produce some great work! 

Week 3

The Reception children really enjoyed their Forest School session.

We have enjoyed the story of Elmer the Elephant this week. This has inspired some fantastic imaginative play in the small world with jungle animals. The children have also been developing their fine motor skills using cubes to make patterns on Elmer the elephant.  The children have also been counting elephants and also recognising and ordering the numbers on some special elephants. The children have also taken part in their daily phonics sessions with enthusiasm.  In our Curiosity Cube the children have been watching and watering 'Mr Grass Head' his hair has started to grow and the children have enjoyed watching and describing how it has changed.

Golden Book

James - James has tried really hard with his phonics work and has done extremely good counting and problem solving.
Kian - Kian has been listening carefully and joining in with his phonics group. He has tried his best with his maths work

Week 2

There has been some excellent learning inside and out this week in Early Years.

The children have been really creative this week. We have been reading a book where the characters like spotty or stripy clothing. This has led to lots of discussion on shapes and patterns. The children have then created their own ‘ t’ shirt designs using different coloured shapes. The children have then described which shapes they have used to make their design. The children have also learnt about poppies and remembrance. They have made their own poppies using lots of different materials. 
Golden Book
Elaya - Elaya has worked  amazingly in  phonics. Elaya has worked really hard with all her work and tried her best.
Bobby - Bobby has  worked  hard and tried his best with everything he does!

Week 1

We have had a great first week back. The children have continued their interest in spiders by doing some super counting and number recognition. They also found some large spiders outside and enjoyed looking at them. We have also been finding out about bonfire night and have talked about how people celebrate it. 

Golden Book

Bella-Lou-   Bella has made a  fantastic effort with her phonics work and has tried very hard with her writing. 
Dawood-  Dawood has had a  fantastic week, super behaviour and attitude to his work and brilliant  work in phonics.

Autumn A

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Have a look at what we have been learnt in the first half of the Autumn term.

Week 1

We have had a great first week back. The children have settled really well into their new routines. The children are making lots of friends. The children have read a story about Little Rabbit Foo Foo and The Colour Monster. They have listened really well.

Please can you make sure that all your child's belongings are labelled with their name.

 Golden Book

Ella - Excellent start to her time at Streethouse School!  She has shown amazing kindness towards others this week.
Dawood - Excellent start to the year! Super attitude to his work and brilliant helper!

Week 2

We have had a great week, the children have all been superstars! The children have enjoyed reading the 'The Three Little Pigs.' The children have enjoyed joining in with the story.  The children have also been counting pigs and recognising the numbers on the pigs. Our question of the week has been what do you look like? The children have enjoyed talking about what they look like and describing each other. Next week our question is who is in your family?

Golden Book

Grace - Fantastic start to full-time school, great listening and ideas in discussions.

Elaya- Brilliant effort and enthusiasm in her work.

Week 3

This week we have been reading the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We have talked about what happened in the story. We have been making masks and puppets of the main characters in the story. We have also really enjoyed retelling the story in our small world area. The children have also enjoyed helping count out the correct number of apples into Red Riding Hoods basket. The children also tried to recognise the numbers on the apples in her basket. The children have all been super in their attitude to learning. Next week we are reading a story about a tiger...

Golden Book

Daisy- Having a fantastic attitude to her work.

Bobby-  Having a massive growth in self- confidence. 

Week 4

We have had a great week!  We have been reading the story of 'The Tiger who came to Tea.'  The children have enjoyed drawing pictures of tigers. We have made our own Tiger Masks. The children have also really enjoyed having a tea party for the tiger. The children have been recognising and ordering numbers on safari animals.  The children have also been making a special surprise to show people at home.

Golden Book

Tommy- Tommy has an excellent week, he drew an excellent tiger with careful attention to detail.
Amelia N- Amelia has tried very hard with her phonics and produced some lovely tiger work!

 

Week 5

We have had a very busy and exciting week. We have been  reading the story of 'Owl Babies.'   The children have enjoyed painting pictures of the owls. The children have enjoyed using the construction to make a nest for the owls. The children have been trying to tell the story in their own words and  have also used the Owl puppets to act out the story. The children have also been practising their number recognition and ordering skills with some special number owls.  We have also talked about been kind to others

Golden Book

James -   James has had an excellent week with his phonics and writing.
 
Kai-Riley E - Kai- Riley has tried extremely hard with his phonics and has been working very hard.

The children have enjoyed listening and retelling the Owl Babies story.

Here are some of the activities the children have enjoyed this week.

 

Week 6

We have been very busy this week reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children have been trying to tell the story in their own words and have also used  puppets to act out the story. The children have also been practising their counting skills,  the children were shown a number and had to count out the corresponding number of bears.  The children  also enjoyed tasting some special porridge for their snack. The Reception children wrote their own list of ingredients for Goldilocks using their phonics knowledge.

Golden Book

Amelia G- Amelia has had a great week, massive increase in confidence  this week and is now sharing her super ideas more confidently with her friends.
Bella-Lou- Excellent effort  in everything she does and super attitude to her work.

Week 7

This week we have read the book ‘Going on a Pumpkin Hunt’. The children have enjoyed lots of pumpkin themed activities. The children enjoyed playing in the small world Fairy and Gnome  pumpkin land and have made up some imaginative stories.  The children also enjoyed painting some amazing pictures. They spent time exploring  mixing their own  colours. There was also some impressive pumpkin counting and number recognition.  The Reception children have done some amazing writing about what they saw on their Pumpkin Hunt.

Golden Book

Emily - Excellent attitude to her work! Emily is always very kind and helpful to all her friends. 
Kian - Kian has really improved his attitude to his work. He has shared some fantastic knowledge about the heart and blood with his friends.