Category Archives: Year Group Blog

Messages for parents

Thank you for coming to our ‘Open Classroom’. We hope you enjoyed seeing your children in their setting- they loved it!

Dates

EYFS Coffee Morning: Thursday 6th February 8:30-9am

Half Term: Monday 17th February- Friday 21st February

Next week we will be making houses for the three little pigs. If you are out and about, we would really appreciate small twigs for the craft table.

This week’s learning

This week we have listened to and retold the story of the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’. The children really enjoyed using and changing their voices to be the different characters.  They have also been very creative at making their own trolls in the craft area.  While listening to the story, the children learnt that goats like to eat grass so we discussed their favourite foods. After that, we carried out a survey to find the most popular fruit in Nursery- strawberries were liked most! To end the week, we planted cress seeds for the goats and talked about what they need to grow. We are looking forward to seeing the results!

A few highlights…

Retelling The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Troll crafts
Favourite snack
Throwing and catching
Playing ‘doctor’s’

Home Learning

Can you pretend to use different character voices when you read your library book this week?

Rhyme Time

Next week the children will be learning ‘This little piggy’. The words for “This little piggy” nursery rhyme are used to point out each one of the child’s toes! Here are the lyrics that they will learn on Tuesday:

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went…
“Wee wee wee” all the way home…

Fine Motor Challenge

You will need:  paper

                            buttons/coins/pebbles

Draw a pattern on a piece of paper and ask your child to carefully cover it using buttons/coins/pebbles. You could show us by taking a photo and putting it on Tapestry!

OPEN CLASSROOMS



REMINDER: Open Classrooms 24th January 2020

These are lovely opportunity for you to join your children in their setting and see what they get up to!

Morning 10:40-11:05 am

We will meet you at the main reception area, via Avenue Road. As this is during Nursery hours, we will take you back to the reception area so we can dismiss the children as normal.

Afternoon 2:30-2:50 pm

We will open the door once all the children have been dismissed.

Hope you can make it.



Home Learning

This week the children have been comparing the sizes of objects (bears, bowls, chairs and beds). Can they say who is the tallest in their family?

Rhyme Time

Next week we will be learning ‘Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed’. Click on the link below if you are not familiar with it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0389vbc

Fine Motor Challenge

Weaving Around Cardboard

You will need: cardboard, string and tape.

Cut a shape out of cardboard. Stick the end of the string onto the cardboard and then wrap the string around the cardboard. We would love to see your work!

This week’s learning

We started the week making porridge! We were very impressed with the children’s cooking skills and with how many children tasted, and thoroughly enjoyed, the porridge. The children listened carefully to the book of the week, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Many of them explored the props to retell the story and changed their voices for the different characters. In Maths groups, they used the language of size (big, bigger, biggest, small, smaller etc) to compare different objects and order them accordingly. They also spent time looking at their paper ‘Learning Journey’ and sharing their ‘next step’.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Retelling the story and using our voices
Cutting out masks
Bear Crafts
Moving in different ways: walking, marching, tiptoeing, galloping
What’s the time Mr Wolf?

Messages for Parents

Tapestry Workshop

Thank you to all the parents who came- I hope you found it useful. If there is any area you would like more information on, please just ask.

Dates

EYFS Coffee Morning: Thursday 23rd January 8:30-9am

Open Classroom: Friday 24th January

These are lovely opportunity for you to join your children in their setting and see what they get up to!

Morning 10:40-11:05 am

We will meet you at the main reception area, via Avenue Road. As this is during Nursery hours, we will take you back to the reception area so we can dismiss the children as normal.

Afternoon 2:30-2:50 pm

We will open the door once all the children have been dismissed.

Hope you can make it.

Fundraising Event

Dear Parents/Carers,
Letters will be given to your children next week however, hopefully you are already aware of the exciting upcoming event with Frederick Afrifa. On the 30th and 31st of January, he will be coming into school to do a fitness workout with all of the children (one class at a time). He will then deliver an assembly where the children can ask him questions and discuss his training.
We are very excited to be working with ‘Sports for Schools’ with this event who support athletes in the journey but also give 60% of the money raised back to the school for equipment so they can continue to promote participation in sport.
Please can we encourage you to complete your sponsorship using the following link:https://www.sportsforschools.org/event/sfs2051
Thank you so much for your support in this event.