What a wonderful morning!
We were so proud of all the children who took part in our performance of the Windowsill. They all looked fabulous in their outfits and a big thank you to Annie and Josie's mums who did some amazing face paints for us. We look forward to carrying out more work on growing over the rest of the Summer term.
Time is passing so quickly, it won't be long until the children are heading into Year 1. We will miss them
We have been busy preparing for our end of year performance on Tuesday 4th July at 9.20am. The children have been busy singing and dancing and making hats and headbands ready for the day.
We have taken a few pictures to give you a sneaky peak of what we have been up to!
Our Summer Topic
Foundation have been very busy with our growing topic. The children have planted lots of seeds and I hope those of you who had the chance to take the plants home are enjoying them.
We have loved working in the sunshine and watching our seeds grow. The beans we put in plastic bags sprouted which was amazing to watch. Class 1 window was clearly the sunniest! We have looked at lots of lovely books like Oliver's Vegetables and Eddie's Garden.
Rose from Tesco came in to school to talk to us all about different fruit and vegetables.
Our new topic is Oliver Jeffers!
Meet this fantastic author here:
After half term, we will be learning h, b, f, ff in phonics and the tricky word of the week will be 'go'.
How many tricky words can you read now? Can you practice them at home? Can you read them? Can you write them?
the, to, I, no
The aim of Fun-Fit at Westdale is to improve children's co-ordination skills and underlying postural stability and balance. It supports:
*handwriting * dressing and undressing *using scissors * balancing
Functional Movement Skills: dressing, tying laces, using cuttlery, scissors, writing, playing with lego
Fundamental Movement Skills: gross motor-
co-ordination with both hands
Activities that we do in FUN-FIT are:
body extension body flexion shoulder and pelvic stability
body rotation bilateral co-ordination balance
jumping and hopping eye-hand co-ordination ball skills
Play, Learn and Grow...Together...
We asked the children what they like the best at Westdale, here is what some of them say...
"the bikes outside there so much fun!"
"there's lots of toys, outside toys"
"the water area because you can play in it"
"I like playing with my friends"
"I like singing and doing PE because we do things"
"I like playing with my friends and like PE because I like doing zig-zags"
"I love the toy trains and cars"
"I like finding butterflies"
"Playing on the bikes, I got a game Star Wars I like to play"
"I like drawing and making wands"
"I love football its cool"
"I really like going into assembly to sing with Mrs Watkins"
"I like both inside and outside and the big playground"
NEXT WEEKS sounds we are learning are:
and the tricky word is:
We are so clever we already know:
the and to
Week beginning 3rd Oct...
This week we have been reading the story of the Gingerbread Man, we have actions to help us.
On the play dough table we have had dough that smells just like Gingerbread men.. yum yum..!
In literacy we have had fun writing 'Run, run' in speech bubbles.
In maths, we've been ordering the Gingerbread men 0-10 and putting the correct number of buttons on them.
We have been making boats and rafts to help the Gingerbread man to travel across the river. Lots of role play and acting out the story.
In fun-fit we have been jumping, skipping, lunging, clapping, balancing and lots lots ,more...keep scrolling down to see more fun-fit photos added! :)
Next week we will be baking our own tasty Gingerbread men...lets hope they don't run away....
Welcome to Foundation!
The children have made a fantastic start and we have been having so much fun getting to know them!
NEW FUN-FIT PHOTO'S ADDED EACH WEEK....