Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Our Value for this half term is Respect. "Do to others what you would have them do to you" Matthew 7:12

Foundation Stage

Welcome to Foundation




Hello and welcome to our class page!


Our Christian value this half term is Friendship and in our Collective Worship will teach the children the importance of this.


Please see Seesaw for weekly updates about what we will be learning, this will follow our interests and activities will be a mix of adult led and child initiated play.                                          

Welcome to Foundation

Summer 1


This term we will be starting with learning about growing and changing we will start our learning to plan an allotment using the text Oliver's Vegetables. We will plant our own vegetables and start our own mini greenhouses. We will link our learning to our linked school in Tanzania to see what crops are grown there!

We will then be reading texts about growing and looking at different parts of plants and flowers.




We will be completing some observational drawings of vegetables using our sketchbooks and experimenting with paints and colours to find the correct shades. Then we will taste them!


As we move through the half term we will be looking at minibeasts and going on bug hunts. We will be designing and making our own bug hotels which we will be making at our workshop bench!


This term we will also be spending time outdoors in our newly improved outdoor area, we will be taking care of our space around us by making bird feeders and keeping our bird house topped up and creating bug hotels at our work bench using hammers we will also begin to use the saws and G-clamps.




We will be using all different resources chosen by the children to create their own bug hotels like this one above. 


In RE this term we will be focusing on 'Special Places' we will be discussing our own special places . Then we will be looking at the significant places of the religions we learn about such as the Churches and Mosques. We will be researching about the special places and having a walk down to our local church. We will also be having a visit from our special visitor  Alaina after worship with her where she will show us pictures of the church she attends in Scunthorpe.





In Foundation we will be carrying on with our  daily phonics lessons using 'Read, Write, Inc'. We will also use 'hold a sentence' sessions to help build the children's phonic knowledge and writing skills. We will also be doing  funky finger sessions to aid the children's fine motor skills.



In Maths we will be doing short, daily sessions of practical maths. We follow the White Rose Maths Curriculum and enhance it using Master the Curriculum to plan engaging and hands on sessions for all. Our maths lessons include high quality vocabulary and help our children to think like mathematically and challenge them where needed. The children then move into the provision 



- Snack is available for all Foundation Stage children in the Foundation classroom.

Please bring in  £1 weekly to help us provide a variety of healthy foods for your child to try


-Children need to read to an adult at home 3 times per week and have their reading records signed.


- Weekly announcements and home learning challenges are sent out via Seesaw (our online learning platform)


- PE for our Foundation Stage children will be on a Monday afternoon. PE kits must be worn all day on our PE day. 


Miss Harrison & Mrs Guilfoyle