Foundation Stage Blog Summer 2024

Summer Term 2024
The children in Foundation Stage have created some fantastic self-portraits as part of our 'My Body and Growing Up' theme. Do you recognise anyone? 
This week we have covered the topic ‘My Body and Growing Up’ in our learning activities. We know this is an area of learning that some parents feel unsure how to approach with young children so we have put together some activity ideas that you may like to look at together at home. We hope you find them useful. We would love to see any home learning or activities  - please share a message or photo on Tapestry!
Mystery Eggs!
The children made an exciting discovery in the Spinney, finding two enormous eggs that appeared to have been abandoned. After some talk about not taking eggs from nests in the wild, we decided that these eggs were a little different and needed to be looked after. The children have spent the week making predictions about what might hatch from them, using non-fiction books to try and identify the eggs. Scorpions, dinosaurs, dragons, elephant birds, and crocodiles are just a few of the ideas shared! We have also been thinking about how to take care of the eggs with many of the children making posters to share their ideas for keeping them safe. We’re excited to see if they hatch over the weekend!


We have been exploring 2d and 3d shapes in the classrooms this week, describing them and sorting them by their different attributes. When looking at 3d shapes, we identified cubes, cuboids, cylinders, cones, pyramids and triangular prisms and talked about the different 2d shapes we could see on their surfaces. We also counted surfaces and talked about this being similar to counting the sides of a 2d shape. The Numberblocks episode 'Can We Have Our Ball Back?' is a very good introduction to 3d shapes and the mathematical language used to describe them. The link is below if you would like to watch at home.