Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Searching faithfully for excellence

Congratulations to Amy Smallwood Winner of the Jess Cup

Fitzwilliam Street, Rotherham,South Yorkshire S63 7HG


01709 760084


Welcome to the Foundation Stage One Blog

Keep an eye on this blog to find out what we have been learning about this half term.

Below you will also find the timetable and homework for this week.

F1 Class Blog

Big Garden Birdwatch (27.01.23)

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We’ve had a lovely bird inspired Outdoor Friday for RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Inspired by Flock by Gemma Koomen, the children wanted to find a flock of birds. We used the binoculars and spied birds from the treehouse and on the field. We spread our arms and soared like birds too. We made bird nests and bird feeders this afternoon. 


What makes my heart beat faster? (26.01.23)

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Run run as fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man! 

F1 have enjoyed reading this version of the Gingerbread Man this week, which tells the traditional tale as well as teaching children why we should exercise: Keep Running Gingerbread Man.

The children have enjoyed a gym area in their classroom, directing each other about what stretch they could do and have enjoyed choosing their favourites. We enjoyed a parent and child keep fit class on Wednesday - we thank all our grown ups for coming along and taking part. We ended our learning making, baking and eating gingerbread men, before they jumped off the tray and ran off. There were 26 gingerbread men, 25 were eaten by 25 children. Much to the teachers surprise, the last gingerbread man really did leap off the tray and could not be found, he must have ran away with the help of little hands! 


What food is good for my body? (19.01.23)

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We've had a busy week in Foundation. We've enjoyed Handa's Surprise and used this to help us explore fruit as a healthy food we should eat. We've made herby playdough pizzas, a healthy breakfast and used our senses again to try the exotic fruit from our story. We've learnt DT skills tear, peel and cut. We've also practiced our curve movements and marks we make which have helped us make beautiful drawings and paintings of our favourite fruits. 


How many senses do I have? (12.01.23)

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This week we have started our learning on our new topic 'How to stay healthy'. We've done the skeleton dance and bandaged many a body part. We have read a story called Rory the Monsitter and used our senses to try his blue pancakes. After lunchtime one day, we also found a basket with a red cape. Inside were lots of herbs, and the class thought Little Red Riding Hood must have dropped them off for us to try. Again, we used our senses and smelt, felt and tasted the herbs. We have, as always, had lots of fun in between and loved a muddy puddle play when it was raining. 


A settled start into the New Year (05.01.23)

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We've all been having lots of fun exploring our classrooms, finding new friends and enjoying lots of stories. We've even had a PE lesson in the hall where we discovered different movements our body parts could make. It has been lovely to welcome new children into our class this week and our 'big' F1s have been very welcoming and helpful to our new little people. We're looking forward to learning lot's of new things together this term. 


Below are the timetable and homework for this week.

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