Mrs S Riley
Early Years Lead
Mrs H Maines
Miss N Barnett
Early Years Educator
Miss J Skeates
Mr B Hudson
Mrs A Downes
Welcome to Foundation Stage!
When the children enter this year in their academic lives, we expect them to be role models not only in their own class but across the wider school community as well.
We have high expectations of them and encourage them to be polite, well-mannered and hard-working inside and outside of school. This way they are always ‘Ready, Respectful and Safe’ aiming to be the best they can be at all times.
If your emotions feel all mixed up or you often have feelings that make you feel bad, talk to a trusted adult – they can help you find the right support. If your worried childline is there to listen: https://www.childline.org.uk/
Please take a look at our Sports Day video, we have put a selection of pictures up from the day for you to enjoy.
The children worked so hard and were having lots of fun too, we hope you enjoy them. Click Here
We have been working on making and creating obstacle courses in our outdoor learning area! We have had some amazing self-chosen challenges and problems that the children have been creating by themselves in order to test their physical boundaries and work together as a team.
We introduced some ladders and loose parts for children to have a go at finding different ways to travel across bigger items and talked a lot about moving safely.
The children showed amazing teamwork and enjoyed helping their friends over sections that they found more challenging.
Children loved using the ladders to climb up, over and inside tyres that they had stacked on top of each other, and it was fantastic to hear children using positional language to instruct and guide each other over this particular obstacle.
We have been introducing different materials into our mud kitchen… some wilting flowers soon became ‘decorations’ for our mud cakes and ‘hot chocolate’ mixtures.
We also introduced a blunt ‘knife’ and looked at how to use tools and resources safely. Aziya did an amazing job of explaining how to hold the knife safely so that he could cut his mud ingredients.
Our play in the mud kitchen quickly sparked off lots of talk about what was on the Menu! The children decided that they needed to create their own menu’s to show what they could choose to eat.
We then introduced recipes for the children to have a go at following…
Our project in studio began by looking at the new school being built out the window. The children did some observational drawings of the building looking closely at the detail they could see. Some children decide to try and sue the blocks and sand to build the walls of the new school.
We then looked at Simone Ridyard’s painting of buildings and her use of watercolour on her sketches. We noticed she used water colour to show how the was feeling using brighter colours for a happy emotion and darker colours to show sadness. The children chose to recreate this with their own drawings.
We began to explore how buildings sit next to each other in skylines and cities. We watched drone footage of cities on the IWB and the children recreated the scenes using the projector and drawing pens. We explored the different views of a city looking at a birds-eye-view. The children enjoyed recreating cities from above and changing the way we see buildings.
John Randall Primary School
Queen Street, Madeley
Telford, Shropshire, TF7 4DS