Turtles & Dolphins (Foundation Stage Unit)

Please click here for our Dolphins Planning and here for our Turtles Planning.

Please click here to read our letter about children applying sun cream

Please click here to read the transcript for the reading videos.

We made Chinese dumplings to finish off celebrating Chinese New Year.

Ruby from West End in Schools came to work with us today. She taught us a dance linked to the Chinese New Year story.


We are celebrating Chinese New Year. Today we flew to China. We did a little bit of sightseeing and tried some Chinese food before flying home.

We made boats out of tinfoil. Then we put marbles in them to see how many it would take to make the boat sink.

Our new topic is ‘Around the World.’ We have made models of different types of vehicles. Can you guess what they are?

We went to The Jungle to decorate the trees for the woodland creatures.


We have been celebrating Diwali.

In PE we have been working on our balancing skills. Today we played a game where to balance pieces of equipment on our friends.

We walked around the village looking for poppies. We paid our respects at the anchor.

Thank you to everyone that came to our Firework Party. It was another enjoyable and successful evening.

This week we are learning about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We went to The Jungle to have a campfire and toast some marshmallows.

To complete on learning about Autumn and Harvest we made pumpkin soup and bread. We also explored The Jungle looking for signs of Autumn.


We have started to learn about Autumn and Harvest. We have been busy making pumpkins using salt dough.

This week we have been learning about Zog. We used plasters to make him feel better.

To finish off our learning about The Gruffalo. We made a crumble – it wasn’t Gruffalo crumble but blackberry and apple crumble.

Today, we had great fun making a Gruffalo using clay. When they are dry we are going to paint the features.

We made a den and we pretended to be the Gruffalo.

Our topic this term is Julia Donaldson. This week we have been reading ‘The Gruffalo’. Today, we made Gruffalo faces using jaffa cakes.


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