Foundation 1 Acorns
Miss Lorna Jackson- Class teacher
Mrs Dawn Rogers- Teaching assistant
Mrs Emily Nilsen- Teaching assistant
Mrs Sarah Thompson- PPA cover
Welcome to Foundation 1 Acorns!
"Let the adventure begin"
This is the first chapter of your child's school journey. Here is the class homepage, you will be able to access class information and view curriculum overviews here.
Drop off/pick up arrangements
The times of our day in Foundation 1 are as follows:
All day sessions
Please could these drop off and pick up times be adhered to strictly. Staff have a very short lunchtime where they have to have their own lunch and set up the classroom for the next session. Thank you in advance!
No child is to be collected by any person under the age of 16 under any circumstances.
Miss Lorna Jackson
Let me introduce myself! I am in my second year of teaching here at Heygarth Primary School, I have a passion for Early Years and thoroughly enjoy watching the children grow and develop as the year progresses. I have recently completed my Forest School training and will spend the next year completing my training tasks and portfolio. I can't wait to implement Forest Schools here at Heygarth Primary as outdoor learning is my passion and I love to explore the seasons with the children. I also love to sing! You will often find me singing nursery rhymes at the top of my lungs with the children! I can't wait for the fun and adventures that this year will bring. Outside of school I enjoy running, mountain walking, skiing and paddleboarding!
Mrs Dawn Rogers
I have been a Teaching Assistant at Heygarth Primary within Early Years for approximately four years. I love to see those smiley little faces and watch them flourish as the year progresses. I have two children who are both taller than me now, how time flies! We really enjoy the outdoors and go hiking, cycling and on some occasions coasteering - not for the faint hearted! Working with your little darlings is a pleasure - thank you!
Nursery Rhyme of the week!
Every Wednesday we will be sending home "Nursery Rhyme of the week" for you to practise,enjoy and share with your child. We will then sing the Nursery Rhymes lots of times in school too!
Labels! Labels! Labels!
We cannot stress enough how important it is to label your child's clothing and belongings! It makes life very difficult when trying to distinguish between 30 jumpers..all the same colour... when they have no names in them!
The children have settled into Foundation 1 exceptionally well, we are very proud of each and every one of them! The fun has already commenced...
We are enjoying our new outdoor area! We love racing the cars down the pipes and seeing which car is the fastest!
We love the sand tray! We like to see what marks we can make in the sand.
The children worked together to make a bus using the large construction crates. Some of the children told me they were off to the beach!
The fairy house is a favourite in our classroom environment. We love making up stories about the adventures of the fairies in Foundation 1!
We love retelling stories in our reading corner using the puppets!
The bikes are quite tricky to use but we are beginning to avoid other children and obstacles when we are using them!
We went hunting for bugs in the forest.
We have been busy making different small worlds such as a farm, a jungle and a dinosaur world.
We had a wonderful December full of excitement in the build up to Christmas. The fairies visited the classroom and put up a Christmas tree and decorations. We performed Whoops a Daisy Angel for our families and danced to "Sparkle and Shine", we were beautiful stars! Then we had a magical visit from Santa and had an amazing Christmas party! Alongside this we made great Christmas crafts and gingerbread reindeer.
Reading Christmas stories
Ready to perform "Whoops a Daisy Angel"!
We had a magical visit from Santa and he read lots of stories to us!
Busy making cards in the workshop