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Foundation - Latest Weekly Update-18th May can be viewed here!


Spring Term (second half)!

Foundation pupils have been learning about Julia Donaldson stories - The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom and Stickman. They met the Gruffalo, wrote magic potions outside, learnt about number bonds to 10, enjoyed maths mornings with our Mums and Dads and made magic jelly! They also enjoyed lots of work for their Resilient Reader day including reading with their Year 5 friends, writing book reviews and dressing up. There were also enjoyable snow days! To finish off the half term they celebrated Easter, tasted lots of chocolate and talked about their favourite chocolate!

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Miss Newman's Class!


Maths Workshops!

Foundation parents were invited to join the Maths workshops which were postponed due to the snow but then went ahead just before Easter! After getting an overview of how maths was taught at Plumberow, parents joined their children in the classroom for first hand experience!


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Miss Newman's Class!

Thorndon Park

Foundation had a lovely day with lots of fun activities ( which helped keep them warm!), when they spent the day at Thorndon Park! They went on a Gruffalo hunt during the morning and found the Gruffalo, owl, fox and snake. They also made a house for a mouse to hide him from the Gruffalo. After lunch they made broomsticks, a giant cauldron and a magic potion using items found in the woods. The children were superstars and had 'the best day ever!

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Miss Newman's Class!

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Mrs Douglas' Class!


Resilient Reader!

Plumberow were visited by 'The Resilient Reader'!! Following a Parents' Meeting, KS1 pupils attended a fun filled assembly (photos of which can be viewed here)! There were also lots of reading based activities happening in classrooms, lots of book sharing and some absolutely FANTASTIC costumes! Everyone had a great day (including the staff!!) Thank you for your continued support in helping to make Powerful Learners of the pupils at Plumberow!

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Spring Term! (first half!)

Foundation have been working very hard during the first half of the Spring Term! They have been learning about London. They drew maps of London and learnt lots of facts focusing on Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Big Ben and London Bridge. They made palace soldiers for Buckingham palace, decorated and made crowns for the Tower of London, learnt how to tell the time as part of learning about Big Ben, and then helped Paddington Bear plan a trip for when Aunt Lucy comes to visit him from Peru! The children really enjoyed the topic and enjoyed sharing their facts at home. Miss Newman's Class also decided to write letters to the Queen after they found out she shares her name with Elizabeth in the class! The children wrote letters to invite The Queen to their houses or parties and they then sent them to the Palace (they are hoping for a letter back!) They also made Paddington's favourite snack by following instructions - sandwiches! They have also learnt about solving addition and subtraction problems as well as exploring the snow and ice and making winter houses!! Busy, busy, busy!

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Miss Newman's Class!


Letters to Santa!

Foundation pupils finally got to post their letters to Santa which was

cancelled at the beginning of the week because of the weather!

A VERY important job, executed to perfection!

Mrs Middleton's Class!

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Miss Newman's Class!

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Panto 2017!

The Panto came to Plumberow (Oh yes it did!) and Pupils in Foundation and Years 1&2 enjoyed watching and taking part in Beauty & The Beast, performed by (only) 2 members of The Blue Box Entertainment theatre group!

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Christmas Lunch 2017!

Foundation pupils were the first to enjoy Christmas Lunch at Plumberow this year!

A delicious lunch followed by some fantastic singing and dancing!

All looking very festive in their Christmas Hats!

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'A Little Bird Told Me!'

The Foundation Christmas Performance in 2017 was 'A Little Bird Told Me'! The pupils worked really hard to perform for family and friends in 2 spectacular performances! They also 'posed' for the annual Echo Christmas Nativity supplement! Well Done to you all!

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Picnics!!

It was picnic time in Foundation! First, Teddies joined pupils in class, helping the pupils with maths and phonics! Their reward was to join their owners at a Teddy Bear's Picnic!

Then, as part of their Children in Need celebrations, the children at Jelly Beans joined Foundation pupils at their Pudsey Picnic where they all enjoyed lots of goodies including Pudsey themed iced biscuits that the Foundation children had decorated!

Miss Newman's Class!

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Mrs Middleton's Class!

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Mrs Douglas' Class!

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Gardening Day!

Foundation pupils have been VERY busy! They had a Gardening Day...

cleaning and tidying their garden areas as well as lots more gardening activities!

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Autumn Term 2017! Mrs Middleton's Class!

A very busy start for our new Foundation pupils! Over the last few weeks they have taken part in drama workshops, a phonics hunt in the sand and making some 'junk' models!

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