Spring Term 2

We have had an exciting half term in Early Years which started with the arrival of some eggs! The children were able to observe the eggs hatching into nine cute and fluffy chicks. The children had great fun demonstrating British Values by voting for what they would like to call the chicks at the voting station. The chicks have now been re-homed with Mrs Holder-McNish and she is going to send us photographs and keep us updated with how they are doing.


We are now caring for our class caterpillars who are getting fatter by the day. We have been talking about the changes that are going to happen and we can’t wait for them to turn into beautiful butterflies!


We have been talking about caring for our own community and reception class went and picked up litter from our Early Years garden and KS1 yard. We talked about the importance of using bins and not throwing littler on the ground. We have also planted seeds and flowers to keep our environment looking beautiful.

Spring Term

We have had an exciting half term in Early Years. We have been reading the story of The Hungry Caterpillar and even have our very own Hungry Caterpillar Café. In our café we have been looking at different menus and talking about healthy and unhealthy foods. We have been making our own food in the creative area, talking about a healthy lifestyle in our family groups and doing exercises to keep our bodies fit and strong.
We celebrated Chinese New Year by sampling some delicious Chinese food, turned our café into a Chinese restaurant and in reception, we talked about what we would spend our lucky money on if we received some. We loved finding out about the different animals and how the order of the animals was introduced. It is so much fun to explore different celebrations and different cultures.
Our Welly Walk was a fantastic success, with a great turn out. The children had lots of fun and I think that the grown-ups enjoyed themselves too. We managed to raise lots of money for our topic next half term and as usual, we are so grateful for the amazing support from the parents and carers.

Welcome to Foundation Stage 1

Foundation Stage

The children are given opportunities to learn through their own interests, and through well-planned adult activities.  Specific skills in all seven areas of learning are taught in groups.

The seven areas of learning are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Autumn Term

Reception


We have had a fantastic start to Reception. It is lovely to see the children getting to know their new friends, staff and exploring our classroom.


We have been working together to decide our own class rules, talking about why rules are important and how they keep us safe. We also took a vote to decide our Early Years councillors- well done to Isabelle! A big well done to all of the children who put themselves forward; they all gave great speeches as to why they should be school councillors and it was lovely to see the children shaking hands and congratulating each other after the vote.
We have been having lots of fun in our new classroom and garden: exploring, investigating and using our imaginations.

We LOVE dough disco! This is where we have a daily boogie with our dough, using our fingers. It is so much fun and it helps to strengthen and develop the muscles in our hands so that we can become super writers! You could even do your own dough disco at home; all you need is some play dough, your favourite song and your groovy, dancing fingers!
Thank you to those of you that were able to make it to the reading and phonics session. I hope that you found it useful. For those that were unable to attend, I hope that the phonics pack is helpful and if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask. Other sessions will take place throughout the year- we will keep you posted and updated via our Early Years newsletter!

 

Welcome to Nursery!


We have had an amazing first few weeks. Most children are now attending school with a smile on their face and no tears. They have all settled in really well. In nursery we have been discussing what it means to be British. We have created our own class rules and we took a vote to decide which snack we would like during our session. The most popular snack was orange juice and crackers.

Thank you to all the parents who attended our nursery reading presentation! I hope you took away some great ideas that you can use at home to help enhance your child’s learning.


If you have any of the following items in your household we would love to use them in our creation station:
Nursery wish list:
• Egg boxes
• Plastic bottles
• Kitchen roll tubes
• Nuts and bolts

Thank you for your on-going support,
Mrs Hunt, Miss Guy and The Early Years Team.