Welcome to F2! Look at the butterflies and the frogs on their first week back to school.
This term our topic is Superheroes and we have been looking at what makes a superhero. We decided that it was someone who was kind and used their special powers to help others. This week we have been making superhero cuffs in the batcave, labelling a superhero and making a superhero car outside with the crates and blocks. On November 6th we are having our superhero party after participating in lots of fun activities in Caterpillar Music!
On Wednesday we went to St. Luke's Church to learn about what happens at a baptism. We find out that one of friends had been baptised on Sunday and she told us all about it. Rev. Jane baptised our doll Anabelle and some of our friends were the mummy and daddy and some were the godparents.
We are ready for our Halloween disco! Do we look scary?
We are ready for our Halloween disco!
Our spooky walk in Langold Woods was amazing and the rain could not spoil our fun. We found witches, pumpkins and spiders hanging from the trees and we tried our hardest to count them all! When we got back to school we warmed up with hot chocolate and we ate Miss Frisby's delicious birthday cake that Mrs P had made for her. What a lovely day!
F2 reall enjoyed their trip to Eureka and we were able to experience a range of opportunities but above all we had great fun as we explored and played in all the different galleries. We loved the All About Me gallery which had lots of multi sensory exhibits like a human tongue and a giant nose. We loved sliding down the tongue and looking up the nose. There was lots of nose hair! We loved working in the bank and getting money out of the ATM and then we went shopping and bought lots of bread and cheese in the shop. We could pretend to be shop assistants and scan the food items and pay! The garage was amazing! We could put petrol in and wash them in the car wash. We were very good mechanics
Today has been fantastic because we have had our superhero day. You might think that Langold Dyscarr was a normal school but today it was a superhero school! We all dressed as superheroes and we had a party and participated in a superhero caterpillar Music session.
Look at our amazing costumes!
In Caterpillar Music we had to dodge the fireballs that were being thrown by the evil villains. It was ok though because we could escape in our special car (made out of a hoola hoop!) We were captured in a huge spiders web and we had to walk over it very carefully so we did't get trapped and we also crawled under it. None of us were caught...phew!
We made special superhero masks and finally admired ourselves in the mirror. Superheroes have to make sure they look good at all times!
One of the best things at Eureka! was the talking robot. The children can't stop talking about it so we made one today. Guess what? It even talks (although it does sound alot like Mrs P!)
Today we had two of our friends who achieved the next level in their reading. Mrs P and I were so proud and so were they!
We have had two fifth birthdays today and we celebrated with all our friends. One of our friends wanted five Incredible Hulk claps and the other wanted five fairy claps! We loved singing to them. Isn't it fab to be five?!
This week we have had two reading stars who both received the a reading stars trophy for reading for pleasure. They both love to read lots of different books at home and it inspires them to write. How amazing is that?!
The next reading stars assembly is on the 28th November so read lots of books and tell us about it in your reading diary.
We have another amazing reader who has read at home at least five times in a week over four weeks! well done!
Today has been fantastic! We have done some amazing writing and received some super writing medals to wear all day to show everyone jusy how amazing we are! Miss Frisby and Mrs P were very proud
Today our superheroes went to the shop in the batcave and bought some masks, capes and cuffs. It is the best superhero shop in Langold and the prices are very cheap!
We've had another birthday! The cake was yummy
We have more amazing writers today! Look how proud we are
Some of our friends have completed their first reading challenge. They have brought in their favourite book and talked about it to all their friends. Mrs P or Miss Frisby has then read it to all the class. Now we are all hooked on the stories too. Isn't it lovely to share them with your friends?
Children in Need day was a fantastic success and we loved wearing our onesies and PJs to school!
Everyone has been trying extra hard in their writing this week... I think the writing medals have something to do with it!
Well done everyone and keep up the good work next week.
Another reading superstar who has read at least five times in a week over a four week period. Fantastic!
This week we have been looking at our friends work and we have been giving it two stars which means saying two things that are really good about it. Then we have decided on a wish which is a way to make it even more brilliant. This has sparked our interest in being teachers and lots of us have been taking the register in Miss Frisby's chair and writing lots of words and numbers on the white board. Miss Frisby and Mrs P think you will make fabulous teachers!
Tomorrow (Wednesday 20th November) F2 are going into the woods in the afternoon with some volunteers from The Notts Wildlife Trust to participate in some activities. We will be looking and building habitats for the animals that are featured in the Gruffalo story and decorating clay balls with natural objects.
Please wrap up warmly and bring your wellies.
The activities in the wood with the Notts Wildlife Trust were fantastic! We all had so much fun making our Gruffalo heads, identifying different leaves and building a habitat for one of the animals from the story. Look at the pictures and you can see how fantastic it was.
One of our friends brought in his wormery to show us. We were very excited to see the worms wiggling into the soil. 'There's a worm at the bottom of the garden and his name is wiggly woo!'
The boys in F2 love Transformers and love to make them out of mobilo. So Miss Frisby said that they had to label them because she didn't know all the names. So they did!
Well done to our superstar readers who all received certificates for reading at least five times a week at home over a four week period. We are super proud of you!
This week we have been learning about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.We read a lovely book called Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah by Sylvia Rouss and it helped us understand what happens during Hanukah and introduced us to words such as dreidel. These are toys that Jewish children play with during hanukkah which are similar to a spinning top. We got to play with one on the carpet and we played with raisins. The player who has all the raisins in the end is the winner. We also tasted fried foods which are traditional at Hanukkah, in remembrance of the sacred oil. We tried Latkes (potato pancakes) and Sufganiyot which are doughnuts. We had a lovely afternoon and learnt so much.
This week two of our friends received golden tickets for good behaviour at lunch times. They were put into the draw and both had the privilege of sitting on the golden table! They were super excited!
well what a busy week we have had! We made our Christingles on Monday and had our service on Tuesday.Then we had dress rehearsals for our nativity on Wednesday and the real thing on Friday. Miss Frisby and Mrs P were so proud of us all. It was amazing!
We love our gymnastics lesson on a Tuesday and this week Emma had the parachute out. We had so much fun!
The nativity went really well and Miss Frisby and Mrs P thought we were amazing! We acted our socks off and sang our hearts out.
We have had some birthdays over the last couple of weeks and we all enjoyed celebrating with our friends.
Well we have posted our Christmas lists to Santa. We all closed our eyes and made a wish before we posted them to Santa. We are so excited because we have been really good.
On Tuesday we went to Langold Library to read some Christmas stories. Next term we are going again to choose our own books if we have a library card. If you don't have one then Miss Frisby and Mrs P have some forms for you to fill in at home with your Mummy or Daddy. We had a lovely time and can't wait to choose our own books to share at home.
Foundation had an amazing time at Brackenhurst. We split into two groups and performed a nativity in one session and made Christmas crafts in the other.
Here are the rest of the photos from our trip to Brackenhurst featuring Mrs Fenton and her lovely group of F1s and F2s!
Our party day was fantastic and we all had so much fun! Thank you everyone for donating party food, it was yummy!
Two of our F1 friends had their fourth birthday today. It was fantastic to celebrate their special day on our party day!
I hope everyone has remembered to sprinkle their magic dust tonight.
We had a birthday to celebrate on our last day. It was a lovely end to our half term.
Our new topic is 'Getting Around' and we are going to the garage tomorrow to see what they do. Today we have made transport models, fixed and cleaned an old bike, painted pictures of cars and labelled a car. Phew! It's only our first day back. We also talked about the lovely things that Santa had brought us. His sleigh must have been overflowing!
Lots of birthdays to celebrate today which could only mean one thing.... lots of birthday cake!
On Tuesday we went to the garage to see what a mechanic did. We saw a car high up on a ramp being fixed and we were shown what tools they used to mend the cars.
Two of our friends received their reading certificate and prize for reading at least five times a week over a four week period. That is amazing!
In Foundation we have a huge sticker chart on the wall and when one of our friends has done something fabulous like a wonderful piece of writing, been really kind to their friend or given a fantastic answer on a carpet session then they receive a sticker. Today one of our friends has filled the chart and has received her bronze award. Miss Frisby has had to get another chart put on the wall so she can start collecting her stickers to receive her silver award. There are lots of other superstar children who are very close to completing their bronze award too. Come on!!
Today we have been labelling a car and Miss Frisby was really impressed with how we used our letters and sounds and sounded out lots of different parts of a car like engine, steering wheel and door. Someone even labelled the back lights!
There were lots of writing medals awarded and Miss Bradford and Mrs Huthart came and had a look too and were very proud!
You'll never guess what? Someone else is five!
Today we went to the library and although we couldn't change our books because the computer was broken, we still had a lovely time. Mrs Fenton read us a story called The Flying Diggers and Mrs Woodhead read a story called Dumper Truck Dash. We chose some books of our own to read and sat on the rocket carpet in the library and shared them with our friends. We are excited to go back to the library next week because we will be able to take our very own book home!
We had some F1 birthdays on Friday. It looks like they are excited to be 4!
Look at our super reader who read at least five times a week over a four week period. we are super proud of you!
On Friday F2 were on fire in their writing! Lots of children had writing medals because they worked so hard and used their letters and sounds knowledge in their writing. Mrs P and Miss Frisby were super proud!
Miss Frisby and Mrs P have been reduced to tears this week because your Reading Challenge barns and poems were amazing! You have worked so hard with your Mummy' and Daddy's at home and we are so amazed at how well you have done!
This week we have had lots of children who have had 100% attendance and we are very proud because you are learning so much!
We had lots of fun in Caterpillar Music today looking at transport. Our lollipop ladies made sure we crossed the road safely.
When we went to the library yesterday we could choose our own books to take home. It was really exciting choosing a book that we liked and we loved watching the librarian stamping our books with the date we have to return them. They are due back in the holidays so on Tuesday 11th February we will be going back to the library to return them and choose a new book.
This week F2 have had 100% attendance!!
We are so proud and we had a party to celebrate and everyone of us received an attendance sticker.
Keep it up!
We have another 5th birthday! You are getting so grown up!
Both parents evenings were fantastic! Thank you for coming and seeing how well your chid is progressing.
Our writing is amazing at the moment and on Friday lots of our friends received writing medals for trying really hard. Miss Frisby and Mrs P were blown away!
This week lots of F2 were really polite at lunch time and remembered their manners so quite a few of us were picked to sit on the golden table in the dining hall.
Well what an amazing day we had today. Buses, trains, McDonalds and Build a Bear! You were so good and I know Barney will love living in Foundation. More photos to follow!
Four of our children completed their sticker chart and received a bronze award. Whoop! They all got a certificate and a prize from the pencil basket. Well done for being superstars!
Our trip to Meadowhall was fantastic! We caught the bus to Worksop train station and then got the train to Meadowhall. We had lunch in McDonalds and then went to make our class bear at Build a Bear. He is lovely and we called him Barney and he will be going home with some of you next term.
We had lots of super writing on Friday and Miss Frisby was really impressed with all the tricky words that F2 were using. Keep it up!
This week we have been practising writing the letter 'q' in handwriting. Have you been using your handwriting booklets at home? we did our exercises before we started to warm up our fingers.
Another two of our friends filled their sticker charts. How fabulous is that?! Miss Frisby is going to have to get the silver certificates ready!
We have been looking at different countries and finding out about their lifestyles. This week we looked at Greece and we listened (and danced!) to some traditional Greek music. We also tried some feta cheese on crusty bread with some tomatoes. Not everyone was keen but Mrs P was impressed with the children that tried the food!
Another fantastic trip to Build a Bear today on the train. Not forgetting our delicious lunch at McDonalds. Our new class bear is called Betty and she is lovely especially in her pink tutu and ballet shoes. We love her so much already!
This is what we did today!
Some of our friends did some amazing writing today and received writing medals. They were so happy that they had a group hug!
What an exciting day we have had today! Some of our friends completed their sticker chart and received their bronze certificate and we have also have had some fantastic writers. Well done!
In Caterpillar Music we learnt about Chinese New Year. Can you remember how to say hello in Chinese? Next week we are going to try Chinese food!
Today we looked at the country India and their traditions and customs. We tried Indian food which was delicious and looked at traditional clothes and dances.
We had a birthday on Friday and he was 4!
On Friday we did some fantastic writing and so we showed Miss Bradford. She was really impressed and gave us all a prize!
Barney, Betty and our new bear Cara Cat have had lots of new clothes and they are amazing! After the holidays they will be going home with some of you and you will be having lots of adventures together.
Oh my goodness!! We arrived at school today and someone had been there before us! There were muddy footprints on the floor but they certainly weren't Mr Tyson's because they only had three toes and they were quite big. On closer inspection we found that they led to a nest and sat in the middle of the nest was a huge egg! it certainly had not been laid by a chicken because it would never fit in one of our egg cups! In fact there were two nests in the unit and it led to lots of speculation about what could have laid the eggs. We decided that it was a dinosaur egg! I wonder when it will hatch and if it really does belong to a dinosaur? We will keep you informed.
There has been much excitement today in Foundation because our dinosaur egg has eventually hatched! There were more foot prints around the unit but they were smaller ones so we think they belong to a baby dinosaur. Mr Tyson said he had seen it and he took some photos for us. The dinosaur was running around the unit and even played on our slide! It eventually climbed the fence and we don't know where it is now so if you see it somewhere in Langold, can you let us know?
It did leave a big dinosaur poo on the floor that measured a metre long so we know from looking at lots of information books that this pooh could belong to a T-Rex! We are wondering if we will see it tomorrow!
Well there have been lots of developments around our dinosaur. We have decided to call him Timmy the Tyrannosaurus Rex. He was spotted by our school cleaner running through the school and then one of the mums that live in the village saw him climbing over the school fence and heading for the woods. So tomorrow we are going on a dinosaur hunt! We are going to be proper explorers and we are making binoculars at home, bringing our backpacks complete with note pad and pen and wearing our wellies! I hope we find him. We will let you know.
Look at all our friends that had 100% attendance this week. we are so proud!
We have had the best day ever! The weather was perfect for a dinosaur hunt and our little explorers came well equipped to hunt for dinosaurs with back packs, note books, magnifying glasses and binoculars. We headed into the wood with caution even though we knew that the dinosaur was a herbivore because we had checked its poo and there were only leaves in it! So we knew that it wouldn't want to eat us!
We could hear a roar as we entered the woods and soon found another dinosaur egg. We looked using our magnifying glasses to see if we could find the mummy but she wasn't around. We headed further into the wood and found some more dinosaur poo. There were also lots of fallen trees so we thought the dinosaur had knocked them down. We knew we were getting closer and then hidden in the trees was a sleeping dinosaur. Miss Frisby went and stood next to it because she wasn't scared!
We left it sleeping and headed back to school. What a fantastic day!
Mr P came into school and tidied up our willow arch. We love sitting under it having conversations with our friends.
Last week we achieved 100% attendance again! Well done F2 and to celebrate we had a party on Friday. Keep it up!
Some of our friends did some amazing writing on Friday and they received a writing medal. They were so proud and so were we!
Lots more children have brought in their story boxes and have shared their traditional tale with us. Well done!
We had lots of children who showed good manners at dinner time, were polite and ate all their lunch so they received golden tickets and two of our friends were chosen to have lunch on the golden table. What a treat!
Today we read our new book Edward the Explorer by David pace. Edward wants to discover an animal that no one else has discovered. Mrs P dressed up as Edward and we went outside to see what we could find. Maybe we discovered a croaky jumper! Ask your child what it really was!
In F2 we have been learning our number bonds to 10. Ask me to sing you the song, '9 and 1 are number bonds, 8 and 2 are friends, 7 and 3 and 6 and 4 and 5 and 5 are twins. Then there's 10 and 0!'
In F2 three of our friends received their regular reader certificates and a prize for reading at least five times a week over a four week period. We are super proud!
F1s had a great time on the numeracy bus this week learning about one less than!
The story boxes that the children have made have been fantastic but what is even better is the way the children have been retelling their traditional tale. F1 have been retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs concentrating on the beginning, middle and end of the story. F2 have chosen which ever traditional tale they would like to retell and retold all of it using lovely story language and amazing voices. We have had lots of different ones like Goldilocks and the Three bears and Jack and the Beanstalk.
There are two weeks left for you to bring them in before the end of term.
We can't wait!
Look! It's our birthday!
The Easter egg hunt with The Children's Centre was fabulous! Take a look at the photos.
Our topic this half term is Under The Sea and we have been reading the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. This week we acted out the story on the stage in the big playground. We were amazing actors!
We also made Rainbow Fish pizza with the help of MR P. It was delicious!
This week we went to the library to change our library books. We love going to the library and get really excited choosing a new book to share at home. Why not take your child on a Saturday morning. The library opens from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
We are taking Foundation next on Tuesday 20th May.
This Friday was our Special Mentions Assembly and we had lots of children celebrating many different achievements such as smooth transitions into our Unit, hard work and kindness to all their friends.
We had a lovely reading challenge this week. Can you guess what story it is? Keep them coming in!
This week the children have been very creative and have enjoyed spending lots of time on the making table.
They have particularly enjoyed making puppets and performing shows for the other children. Then there was a rendition of 'Let it go' from the film 'Frozen'. It was lovely!
Today has been so sunny that we had to get the paddling pool out. We had the most fun ever!
We loved the Teddy Bear's picnic at lunch time. Our teddy bears had fun too!
Our class assembly was amazing and Mrs P and I were so proud of all the children. They were so confident. Well done F2!
We have had a birthday this week. Isn't it fantastic to be 4?!
Pets At Home came into Foundation and brought in lots of furry friends for us to see and learn about.
Today Mrs P and Miss Frisby met all the new F2s for the first time and it was the best day ever! They went outside into the big playground and Miss Frisby read the story of, 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and the children acted it out. It was fabulous and no-one was scared of the giant!
Dinner time was a real success and all the children met their buddies and sat with them to eat dinner and then they went onto the big playground to play. Mrs P and Miss Frisby were so proud because everyone tried some things that they said they didn't like. And guess what? They liked them!!
The children have played in the Unit and outside and they have had so much fun with all their friends!
In Caterpillar Music everyone went to Brazil on an aeroplane! When they got there they learned to dance the samba and the children perfected the moves brilliantly! They also practised their football skills and finished off playing lots of instruments and popping the bubbles. They will all be super tired tonight!
The children were so good today and received lots of raffle tickets for doing the right thing. At the end of the day names were picked out of the raffle ticket box and those children got to choose prizes from Miss Frisby's prize box. How exciting?!
We had a lovely dinner with the parents of our new F2s. Everyone loved the cornflake tart!