FOUNDATION STAGE - ASTON & PELTON CLASS
Chicks March 2020
7.40am 25th March - One of our chicks has hatched this morning a short video below shows its wobbly first steps.
7.30am 26th March - We now have 5 fluffy chicks.
This next one is almost out, look very carefully and you can see it moving inside the shell. Time to move the chicks to the incubator.
They have food and water and a heat light to keep them warm.
They have to get used to pecking for food.
7.40am 27 March - Three more chicks this morning and the last one almost out of its shell.
Its getting a bit crowded as the chicks get bigger and fluffier.
11.45am 28th March - All 10 chicks have now hatched, we can see next week how quickly they grow!
Time to clean the chicks box out so they have to move to a temporary home, a plastic box.
All safely back and we can tell whether they are boys or girls. The brown ones are girls and the yellow are the boys. so I think we have 4 girls and 6 boys.
The last chick I put back you can see the adult feathers have started to grow on its wing. They go straight to the heat light I don't think they liked the cold plastic box.
Some chicks are almost one week old and growing fast.
This morning the chicks all seem very tired and not making much noise.
On Monday 13th May Foundation had a visit from a dentist, Mr Yassin. He told the children all about how important it is to look after your teeth and keep them clean.
Foundation Fire Engine Visit
Our Foundation children had a very exciting day on Wednesday 15th May. They had a visit from the Fire Department who came in to talk to the children about fire safety. To make the visit even more exciting, the fire department brought along a fire engine. The children were able to see the fire engine from close up. They were able to hear all the noises it makes and see where all the equipment is stored.
Foundation Stage were very excited on Wednesday 24th April when they had a visit from a PCSO and police officers. They came in to talk to the children about how they help us. The children were also given the chance to have a look inside the police van. They really enjoyed it and thanks to our local PCSO, Melissa, for coordinating it.
Easter Hat Parade - End of last term As promised, included are some photographs of the children’s Easter hats. There were some amazing creations, well done to everyone.
Foundation Stage Outdoor Area
On Saturday 30th March 2019, a group of willing volunteers got together and built raised beds, painted benches, kitchen units and walls, and a new mud kitchen. The final result was amazing and the children were all very excited when they turned up on Monday morning. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to The Jenner family, The Palmer family, The Coster family, Mr Ruffles-McGhie, Mr Pani, The Smith family (who were just walking past and added a final push at the end of the session!) and the staff who gave up their afternoon too. A special thank you goes to Lowther for supplying all the materials, soil and seeds – we can’t wait to start growing our own vegetables!
Foundation Stage Scrapbook Sessions
Foundation Stage held three scrapbook sessions this week, Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March giving parents the opportunity to come in and work on creating scrapbooks with their children. Thanks to all those parents who came along, the children really enjoyed it;
Foundation Stage Teddy Bears’ Picnic
This morning (Friday 14th Sept) was the Foundation Stage Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Children were given the opportunity, with a parent, to bring their favourite teddy into school.
Everyone then enjoyed a picnic together. This was a great way for parents of new Foundation children to get to know each other as well as for our Friends to introduce themselves. (Hopefully recruiting some more volunteers too!) It was a very enjoyable morning, as shown in some of the lovely pictures we took.