Thursday, 19 July 2018

We had a great final week in Nursery class! All of us in Foundation would like to thank you all for your gifts and kind words. It has been a pleasure to teach such a great class.

Wishing you a wonderful summer holiday!

Mrs Robinson

Friday, 13 July 2018

Where does the year go… I can’t believe we only have one more week left! 

We had transition day this week and the children got to meet their new teacher Mrs Sheehan. They are excited to be big Reception children and it's great that they are already familiar with the Foundation environment.

Next Friday we finish school at 2pm.

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs Robinson

Friday, 6 July 2018

I thought you might like to see our photographs from St Alban's this week. We had a fantastic day and it was nice to see so many adults who could join us.
We are nearly at the end of the year and its great to think the children will not be leaving us. I am very excited to see how much their learning will develop next year when they become the older children. On Thursday our new children will be visiting so it will be interesting to see how they react. Can I ask you to return any library books or clothes you may have so that we can take stock before we break up.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson :)

Friday, 29 June 2018

Another very hot week in Foundation. The children have had the opportunity to keep cool with our air conditioning which has been a god send this week. We have been using our outside area at the back of the setting as it has almost no sun in the mornings. We also have our factor 50 sun shade which we encourage the children to play underneath. We have been reapplying cream at about 11.30am so that the reception children have been protected in the big playground over the lunchtime period. In the afternoons we have kept the children inside as we have felt it was too hot. I do believe if anyone was to read this blog in another country they would think we were mad!!!!
Back to learning. The children have been constructing with large equipment and small. It is fantastic how they all work together. I think we could set up our own building company as we have a really good team. We have also spent time looking in the wildlife area and have been studying butterflies with magnifying glasses.

We are looking forward to our trip and it looks like its going to be a hot one. If your child is going on the coach please apply sun cream and a hat. Disposable lunch bags would be a good idea so that we don't have to carry lots of things around with us.
Please contact me over the weekend, through email if you have any queries however small you may think they are.

Finally I hope to see some of you at the fayre tomorrow. I will be on the face painting stall. Have a good weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Thursday, 21 June 2018

It was great to see you all at the induction evening and I hope you found it useful. Please speak to me if you have any concerns about September as I am happy to help you in any way.
We managed to change our role play area and we now have our own tube train coming out of the tunnel. They have not had the chance to play in it yet but will be able to travel in it on Monday. I think this tube train is going to be travelling to some amazing places that the London Underground does not take us to. We are going to be making tickets and maps so that we can navigate our way around the world. If only travel were so easy!
The children  noticed that I hadn't put handles on for them to hold onto so I am sure I will be making adjustments.
The children did really well in Sports day and I hope you all enjoyed it. It sometimes becomes a bit too much for them as they like their routines which do change a bit at this time of the year.
I will not be in on Friday as I will be on a course so I will see you all on Monday.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Another busy week in the unit and the children have been discussing our new role play area. They have given me a list of things they would like me to make. I thought I would share this with you so you can see what their expectations are!!!!!!!!!!!
A helicopter
Fairy castle
As you can see I have my work cut out. I always include the children in this change as it is important that they have a vision and ideas of how to construct.
I hope that you have all got your final letters and map about the trip. Please speak to me if you have any concerns so that I can address them straight away.
Next week is going to be very busy with our induction evening and sports day. I will put a notice up explaining how we operate on sports day as it can be a bit confusing.
Have a great weekend
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 8 June 2018

Welcome back. I cant believe the unit has been open for a year and we are coming to the end of your child's first year in Little Heath. We are going to be spending the next few weeks looking back at some of the things we have learnt. We are also going to be welcoming our new children into the setting and discussing changes. We do not make a big deal about the children going into reception as we are all still together which is very exciting for us all.
This week we have have been focusing on art and we have studied the artist Gaudi. We have created many mosaic pictures and we have also used sculpture to create the Sagrada Familia. This will all be displayed in the corridors in school. We have also had dance workshops all week with the children learning how to dance round the maypole. They were fantastic.
We are all looking forward to the carnival and hope to see some of you there. Myself and Mrs Custis will be dressed as poppies so you wont miss us.

Have a great weekend
Mrs Robinson