Foundation Stage - Mr Milburn, Mrs Barker & Mrs Villiger

A very warm welcome to all the children starting in Year R,

Our first topic is ‘Zoom to the Moon’ so get ready to travel far!

We will learn the names of the six Red Barn learning values in class,

Steve the spider spins his webs as Anthony Ant crawls in the grass.

The South Pole is Pedro’s home while Minty lives on the desert sand,

Miles and Sabrina are the humans and Turbo lays her eggs on dry land.

There’s resilience, teamwork, not forgetting perseverance,

There’s engagement, creativity and of course independence.

We will use fruits to represent the planets and their distance from the sun,

Climbing aboard our shiny role-play spaceship will be lots of fun.

Our Year R class charter will teach us the respect rule and how to share,

We will have to remind those mischievous aliens not to steal our underwear!

Ordering underpants on the washing line from numbers one to twenty,

Mum’s frilly knickers and Grandpa’s woolly longjohns…we certainly have plenty!

Making our very own roaring rockets with 3D shapes…ZOOM, ROCKET, ZOOM,

5-4-3-2-1… BLAST OFF! Space passports at the ready as we orbit to the moon.  

Our space missions will include weighing shiny moon rocks and crumbly asteroids,

Using bee bots as space buggies and designing our very own alien androids.

Making our own moon rock cakes for the Great Solar System Bake Off,

Measuring and weighing all the ingredients before we begin to BLAST OFF!

Designing star catchers based on our favourite space books by Oliver Jeffers,

Using foam lightsabers to practise the formation of our newly learnt letters,

Concluding with a week of astronaut training for our very first topic end goal,

Navigating our way past crashing comets, shooting stars and black holes,

Please remember your PE kits and Guided Reading books every day,

Celebrating our very first term at Red Barn... in a galaxy far, far away!

The Year R team

Mr Milburn, Mrs Barker and Mrs Villiger