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In the Foundation Stage at St. Joseph's, the children are taught to share and care about others reflecting the Catholic values in our mission statement. Our dedicated Early Years team provide a happy, caring secure environment where your child will flourish.


Date   Star of the Week  Work of the week 
8/9/17 Khalid, Sebastian and Brandon- Excellent first week in school   
22/9/17 Eleanor- For being a great friend Charlie- Writing 
29/9/17 Oliver- Wonderful effort in everything he does  Christina- Writing her name 
6/10/17 Ajay- For being so mature and kind  Italiah- Maths 
13/10/17 Ziva- Making a real effort to speak  Oakley- Writing 


The Woods 

This term we are learning about:

The Woods

British Animals



We will be going on lots of walks to observe the changes to our gardens over the coming weeks.

We will then use this to make books, create patterns, count, discuss how the changes makes us feel, create pictures, inspire our imagination and many more exciting activities.

We have been busy exploring our classroom and finding out about the woods


Yesterday we received a letter from Scampers the squirrel, he had forgotten where he buried his acorns, so we decided to look for them in the garden 

when we found them we counted them 

we then wrote Scampers a letter telling him how many acorns we have each found.

We then matched the correct amount of acorns to the numbers and ordered them. 



When we were in Nursery we planted some pumpkin seeds 


over the next few months we watered and cared for them


When we got back from the summer holidays we could not believe our eyes...


We decided to go on an early Autumn walk so we could look at all the things that have grown over the Summer and to help us compare the gardens over the next few weeks. 

We had a fantastic time,


"look a butterfly"                                       "Wow, so many apples"

                "I hope they aren't poisoned "



 "I found a snail"             "I love the purple flowers"

                                        "There's a bee"                  




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MacMillan Coffee Morning 


For our MacMillan Coffee Morning we decided to make some gingerbread men. We began by looking up the recipe in a recipe book, we then made a list of all the ingredients we needed. The next morning we weighed and measured all the ingredients then mixed them in the bowl.

We then rolled out the dough and cut out our gingerbread men. 

After they were baked in the oven and they had cooled we decorated them ready for Thursday. 

Thursday morning we bought in a donation for MacMillan nurses. We then sat down with our friends to enjoy a lovely cup of tea and our delicious gingerbread  



Gingerbread Men 

After our MacMillan Coffee Morning we had so much fun making our gingerbread men we decided to continue playing with some. 

We began by cutting some out and putting different amounts of buttons on them. We then ordered them 1-10.


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