FS2 Blog


Posted by csmith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-11-2017

Hello and welcome to our FS2 Blog page!


This is where you will find information and photographs about the wonderful things we get up to in the Foundation Stage here at Buckingham Primary Academy.

Since starting school full time in September, we have settled in well, we’ve formed wonderful friendships and all work very hard every day!

Here is a photograph of us:








In this photo we are showing that we are “All Different, All Equal.” We did this as part of our school’s Anti-Bullying Week.  We love this photo as it shows that we work together as a team and look after one another.


Today was Children in Need and many of us dressed up in spotty clothes!

We had so much fun! We learnt all about Children in Need, the different ways in which we can raise money, and who we are helping by doing this.


Please check back regularly for more news and updates!

Yucky Worms!


Posted by csmith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 26-05-2017

This term we have been learning all about worms! We found out where they live, what they eat, and why they are so important. At first we were not so keen on worms…now, we don’t think they’re so yucky, after all!

We read the book ‘Yucky Worms’ by the author Vivian French. It taught us lots about worms and what they do. Then we watched a video that showed us how to create our own wormery!

We followed instructions to make our own, adding layers of soil and sand. We collected leaves and twigs and put them on the top. The next job was a bit tricky…we had to find some worms!

After five long days we managed to find eight worms for our wormery! We were fascinated to see the tunnels they made.

Our last job is going to be to release them back into the garden.

Thank you for looking at our FS1 Blog – come again soon!

Fun in FS1


Posted by csmith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-03-2017

The children in FS1 have been working so hard this term! We have had so much fun welcoming new starters, developing friendships and working together. Take a look at our pictures to find out what we’ve been up to…

Developing imagination through small construction

Developing fine motor control

“We’re making a dive board!”

Carrying out check-ups in the Health Centre

Exploring ice in our water tray!

Working together to play a game

We made moon sand using flour, oil and colouring…”It feels real crumbly!”

Exploring tools – “I made a wiggly worm!”

Come back soon to see more!

BBC Children in Need 2016


Posted by csmith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-11-2016

Today we have been raising money for the BBC’s Children in Need campaign. Here are some photos of us striking a pose with Pudsey!

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FS1 Phonics Week!


Posted by csmith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-11-2016

The whole Foundation Stage held Phonics Week this week, with all activities linked to phonics and phonological awareness. 

In FS1 we focused on Phase 1, which included lots of listening games using musical instruments, sounds in our environment and using our voices to create different sounds. 

On Tuesday we welcomed parents, carers and grandparents in to our classroom and garden to find out what we have been doing. We would like to say a big thank you to those who were able to join us! See below for some photographs from the day…

Don’t forget to come back soon for more photographs and updates!

Double, double, toil and trouble…


Posted by csmith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-10-2016

We are developing our imaginative and creative skills in FS1 this week! 

A Hallowe’en party!

Come along, if you dare!

Which mask will Jacob choose?

Trick or Treat?!


We dressed ourselves independently! 

Our focus text this week is Whatever Next! by one of our favourite authors, Jill Murphy. Our sand tray has turned into the surface of the moon! Can you see the sparkly moon dust? 

We have been talking about what we can build together…”Shall we do a tower or a choo choo train?” We decided on a traffic jam! 

Oliver and Alfie created a wonderful structure: “It’s a Finding Dory tower…watch out for the Sharks!”

We are also using what we know about malleable materials to be creative at the dough table!

Do you like Maddison’s spider?

Some children have been creating potions in the water tray.

And others, spooky creatures on the Interactive Whiteboard! 

Finally, some children have been teaching their friends!

What a busy first day back!

All the Fun of the Fair!


Posted by csmith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-10-2016

The children in FS1 have been getting excited about Hull Fair this week!


All aboard! The children used the large blocks to build a Hull Fair bus. We took it in turns to be the driver.

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These children used chalks to create Hull Fair pictures on black paper.

Plenty of excitement and lots to talk about in FS1 this week…watch this space for more!

Busy Bees!


Posted by csmith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 09-10-2016

We have been busy bees in FS1 this week! The children have enjoyed working inside and out in the garden. We have been making and creating, sharing stories, discovering mini-beasts, and yesterday we even celebrated a birthday! Take a look at our photographs to see what we’ve been up to!

Big Clay

We have been working with clay this week.



    Grace made a snake and decorated its back!


 “You have some of mine. We need to share.” Alfie

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     Exploring the texture of the clay.



We have received some wonderful homework this week! These children brought their favourite bedtime stories to share with their friends.

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Happy Birthday!


We had a birthday in FS1! Tia brought a cake to school. Miss Smith wanted to eat the whole thing, but we had a talk and decided the fairest thing to do would be to share it – everyone enjoyed a piece!


Another wonderful week in FS1! Don’t forget to look at our Twitter feed for regular photos and updates!

Welcome Back!


Posted by csmith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 09-10-2016

Welcome back to another year in FS1! Some of the children have moved on, some have stayed with us, and we are excited to have some new starters who have joined our lovely class!

Here are some photos of the wonderful things we have been doing this week…

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Watch this space for more photos and updates on the fantastic learning we do in FS1.