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'Great things come from small beginnings: 'Branch out, Fly High'

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'Great things come from small beginnings: 'Branch out, Fly High'


              Welcome to Robins      

       Foundation Stage


Term 4
It's Spring Term 2 already! Welcome back.  
On Friday we loved taking part in our whole school Science Day.  Lots of scientists came to visit the school.  We were able to join in different experiments, and found out lots of interesting facts.  Take a look at our pictures to see what we got up to.  If you want to know about DNA, sinking and floating,  healthy eating, bugs and very long number - you know who to ask!  Robins would like to say a very big thank you to Dr Linnell, Mrs Willis, Mrs Tacon (who we hope is making a speedy recovery),  and Mrs Nickelson for organising a brilliant day. 
On Shrove Tuesday we found out why this is an important day for Christians.  We talked about different foods that we enjoy eating, and it would be difficult not eating them during Lent.  Mrs Keeber also promised that she is going to be extra tidy!  The pancakes were delicious, especially with sugar and lemon on them!
Term 3
Welcome to 2020!  Spring Term 1 2020.
We have enjoyed getting out into the garden and the school field.  Of course, we have lots of fun, (you can tell by how dirty our clothes are at the end of the day!), but we are also learning important skills.   We are engineers - redesigning the climbing apparatus in the garden.  This involves a 'risk assessment' - how safe is our design?  All that jumping and lifting also improves our gross motor skills.  When it has been cold, we have investigated the ice.  We looked carefully at the trapped air bubbles and broke the ice up into smaller bits.  Some of it was very thick!  Lots of us can now throw and catch a hoop accurately.  We are learning to be resilient and not give up.
A big thank you to all our visitors this term.  
Our phonics party provided an opportunity to find out how phonics is taught in class.  There were lots of phonic games and activities to join in.  We hope everyone found it useful.  No party is complete without food!  We iced biscuits and then made the initial of our first name out of rainbow laces.  
On Internet Safety Day we talked about using the internet and being safe.
Have you ever played with cornflour and water?  Try it - it's great fun and you get very messy!!
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Term 2

Please view the topic web and parent information for Term 2.  

Robins were very busy in December getting ready for Christmas.  In addition to rehearsing for our school nativity we made snowmen and salt dough decorations to sell at the school Christmas fayre.   A big 'thank you' to Mrs Zanre for being the 'mastermind' (and organiser) behind our creative project.    The fayre was a great success and we are so grateful for the School Society for paying for our trip to the Pegasus theater in Oxford.  The children's behaviour was examplary and we all enjoyed the show  - and the ride on the coach!
In December Archie's dad came to talk to us about being a policeman.  He explained how important it is to be kind and make sensible choices.  Robins had great fun dressing up! 

Watch out!

Who can resist paddling?  Unfortunately, some of us got wet socks.

Robins turn into ducklings!

On Friday 15th of November we came to school dressed as our favourite sportsperson.  We donated money and took part in Joe Wick's Big Morning Move.  Although it was Friday we had lots of energy!

Get Moving!

We enjoyed sharing books during Book Week

Pop, bang, whizz - take a look at our firework pictures!

It is amazing to think we have completed our first term!  With encouragement and support the children are learning to become resilient, and it is great to see the growing level of independence. 


We have been very busy - take a look at some of our learning activities.

Seaweed Art - thanks to Kingfishers and Golden Eagles for bringing us back seaweed from their residential trip.

Autumn Walk to the woods with Owls and Kingfishers

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Our Visit to St Mary's - a big thank you to Reverend David for giving us our own personal tour!

Making (and eating!) bread rolls

Talking about how we feel - and making playdough faces

Maths activities - inside and out!

Being creative (and improving our fine motor skills!).


Welcome to Robins (Foundation Stage) class.  It's always exciting at the beginning of the year - the Robins have quickly 'settled!' and are making the most of their learning environment.  Thank you for allowing the children to be independent in the mornings.  Our learning 'theme' this term, is called, 'Me, Myself and I'.  We have loved looking through the, 'I am Special Books'.  Thank you for taking the time to complete them with your child over the holidays.


It has been a  busy start to the term.  Take a look at some of the activities we have been getting up to.  

We all had great fun during our 'Footy Kids' session on the field.  The children displayed great control, and absolutely loved playing 'Shark Attack'!  A big thank you to Miss Lamb for organising.    
We are fortunate to have the local woods on our door step.  We didn't see any wild boar (!), but some of us saw a deer.  The tree stump provided an excellent photo shoot, and the children took turns to use the iPad to take photos of each other.  No walk to the woods is complete without using the rope swing and having some time to explore.
We always enjoy using the activity trail and climbing frame on the school field.  We also have a 'friendly' kick around!
We have made the most of the beautiful weather, and have spent lots of time outside in the garden.  
We are always busy in the classroom, exploring the different learning opportunities on offer.  Have a look! 

We all had a great time walking to church and taking part in the prayer space activities. Thank you Reverend Sue and your helpers for organising a lovely event.

The children took part in a traffic survey to see what types of transport travel through the village

Our topic for the summer term is 'All Aboard'.  So far we have been talking about the different modes of transport in the world.  The children took part in a traffic survey in the village and found out that it was mainly cars and vans that travel through the village.  They also watched some films which showed the children what life was like in London and in Weymouth.  The children were able to describe the similarities and the differences between Freeland and the other places.  

Please have a look at our topic web to see some of the areas that we will be covering.

So much has happened in the past few weeks.  We made Mother's Day cards and wrote about "my fantastic mum".  We visited Class 5 to help evaluate their circuit games.  We found out facts about donkeys, and carefully painted donkey faces which we showed in our Easter Service.  We especially enjoyed looking at (trying very hard not to touch!) the cakes entered in our school 'Bake Off' - they all looked wonderful.  

Science Day

On Friday we had an amazing day being scientists!  We found out about the importance of data, made "good and bad bacteria" (using socks!), made a mosquito, and a DNA chain -  all in one day!  A big thank you to Mrs Tacon and Dr Linnell for making this happen.

FS Scientists!

What an exciting week!

On Tuesday we had pancakes for snack, and found out why Shrove Tuesday and Lent is special for Christians.  On Thursday we went 'exploring' in the science dome.  This was amazing!  Once our eyes were accustomed to the dark, we went on a magical journey of our special planet that we live on - earth.  To end the week we celebrated World Book Day.  We had great fun dressed up as different book characters and sharing books.

Delicious Pancakes!

The Explorer Dome

World Book Day

We had a busy first week back!  We loved being out in the sunshine and had lots of fun going for a shape hunt.  We also played 'catch the shadow' in the playground.  We ended the week celebrating St David's Day.  The daffodils brightened up our classroom, and the home made Welsh cakes we had for snack were absolutely delicious!

Welcome back!

We hope you all enjoyed the glorious weather in half-term.  Have a look at our topic web and parent information to find out what we will be doing this term. It's going to be busy - as usual!    

Animal Magic!

This term we have enjoyed welcoming lots of different visitors to our class.  We asked lots of interesting questions to find out information about the different animals.  FS would like to say a very big thank you for people giving up their time to come and see us. 

Safer Internet Day

In FS we talked about what the internet is and what it can do.  We found out that we use the internet for lots of different activities. 

"I listen to Alexa and she plays songs", Eva told us.

Grace told us, "I talk to Grandma and Grandpa in the USA" (using Skype).

Lots of children enjoyed playing games on tablets and phones.  Alex reminded us phones need to be charged, and Nathan knew that the internet has, "lots of wires".


We talked about how we only use the internet when mummy and daddy are with us, and they always make sure that it is safe for us to do so.   


We used cups with string to tell each other what we were doing on our 'pretend' devices (such as computers, tablets or game consoles.


We had great fun!

We had great fun playing in the snow!

We have had a busy start to the new term.  In maths we have been exploring 'length', 'sorting' and creating patterns.  We were excited to meet our guinea pigs, and had great fun thinking (and writing) what names we would like to call them.   We also looked at Matisse's picture, 'The Snail', and created our own pictures.
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Happy New Year! It's 2019 already!

Christmas Day at Freeland School.

We had a great time when we went to see Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas.

Take a look at our Winter Wonderland Walk!


Term 1

This term our topic is called -  "Me, Myself and I".  Have a look at our topic web and parent information to find out what's happening.


We made hedgehog (bread!) rolls.

We enjoyed our walk in the woods.

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Take a look at us having fun and learning in the garden.

         Foundation Stage 2018-2019
                         Foundation Stage 2017-2018

Term 6

This term our topic is called 'Splish, Splash'.  Have a look at our topic web.

We had great fun when Captain Rocky Cliff came to visit us.  

Term 5

Welcome back to term 5.  Our topic this term is called, 'Creepy Crawlies'.  Have a look at our topic web.

Here are some of the learning activities that we have been doing in Maths this term.  
We had great fun celebrating the Royal Wedding.  In the morning we had a banquet snack (a big thank you to parents/carers for providing the delicious goodies - which we continued to enjoy for snack the following week)!  The children loved 'toasting' the Royal Couple with our 'special glasses'!  
This term we have been able to enjoy the garden (without wearing wellies and waterproofs!).  Have a look at some of the child/teacher initiated learning that has been going on - inside and out!
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Term 4

Science Day

All the FS children had a fantastic time during our science day.  It was an adventure to travel round the different classrooms, and take part in the varied and exciting science investigations and experiments.  We particularly enjoyed 'making blood' and dressing up to fight viral infections.  We all had fun, but we also learnt lots.

A big thank you to the scientists for all their hard work, and for making our science day amazing.


We enjoyed making and eating (!) hot cross buns.

Term 4

It is hard to believe that it is already term 4. This term our ‘theme’ is called,

‘Give Me Five!’ We will be finding out about healthy eating and exercise. 

World Book Day

Despite the bitter cold weather, we were comfortable and warm in our pyjamas and onesies for World Book Day! We braved through the snow to the hall (slight exaggeration!) to take part in the Read Around. The children enjoyed listening to stories by different members of staff. Back in the classroom we had great fun sharing our books. It was a day to remember!

Pancake Day

Although we were not in school for Shrove Tuesday we found out why Lent is important to Christians. We thought about what it would be hard to give up eating, (chocolate, crisps and chips!) and something (such as tidying up, being extra kind) that we could do ‘extra’ during Lent. We all enjoyed eating our pancakes.


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Term 3

This term we have been learning about homes, as well as having fun outside - in snow, rain and the sunshine!

Topic web for this term.

Writing in the snow!

Having fun outside.

We have all enjoyed another busy term.


Take a long at our photos. We started off the term with an African WOW day, which included an exciting African drumming workshop.

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In November we made our own poppies and learnt why it is important to remember why people choose to wear poppies.

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In December we enjoyed the unexpected snow fall and had great fun. For lots of the children, it was the first time they had seen snow.

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The children all had great fun rehearsing and taking part in our school nativity, “Lights, Camel, Action!” We were all angels – of course!

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We had a fantastic end of term with a workshop led by the author and illustrator Paul Geraghty. Paul talked to us about the different characters in his books, and told us stories. It was amazing to watch his drawings come to life. A day to remember!

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We all enjoyed our visit to St Mary’s in September. The children (and teachers) always learn something new about our beautiful local church, and the Christian faith.

Thank you to Reverend David and Reverend Emma for giving up their time for us.

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Welcome to FS Class!

Thank you to those of you that were able to attend the writing meeting.  Here is the document if you wish to take another look.  Happy Writing!     
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