Nursery and Reception – Blog
Going hei fat choy 27th January 2017
Today we have been celebrating Chinese New Year: the Year of the Rooster. Each new year is assigned to an animal according to the Chinese Zodiac.
To celebrate the children took part in many activities including noodle cooking and tasting, lantern making, rice scooping and one of our children taught us all how to write our numbers from one to ten in Chinese symbols.
During our phonics session today we continued our learning, and the sound “oo” was introduced. Now, where can you hear the sound “oo?”… in the middle of Rooster and noodles.
The learning has not only been fun and interactive but has supported the children’s fine motor skills and understanding of different cultures. There were many wonderful creations made by the children and they will be bringing them home to share with you.
Festive Fun on ‘Tinsel & Tufts’ Day 29th November 2016
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas down in EYFS and there’s no turning back now!
Today we held our annual Dress Up Day before the Mistletoe Fayre. Thanks to everyone who has donated toys, bottles and raffle prizes and those parents who have donated their precious time to help with the Fayre preparations.
Hope to see you on Friday!
Getting all artistic! 8th November 2016
As you may know the PTA organised a Design Day today. Some mummies came to help us with our festive designs and we got very colourful with paint all over our hands.
We did lots of other creative activities today too. We made ties for the Smartest Giant In Town and then super-sized them on the photocopier. We also made cards and drew pictures and used the playdough. All these activities will help our fine motor skills which in turn will help us with our writing.
Mrs Haynes took some photos of us and was very impressed with how creative we had been.
Our First Blog 18th September 2016
What a wonderful start we have had! It has been an extremely busy time and the children, although getting tired, seem to be extremely happy when coming in to school.
In the first week we had a Royal tea party, this was following the children’s interest in making crowns from the various collage materials that they have access to in and around the classroom. The following day we had the excitement of seeing the lorry entering onto the school play-ground to change over the skip that was collecting all the roofing rubbish. The skip team were very kind and let us watch the changeover. This enabled the children to ask questions about where the rubbish would be going and excite them about our own building site role play that we have in our classroom.
Last week continued to be as busy as the first. On Tuesday we celebrated Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, and the children had made some wonderful creations at home which they brought into school to share with their class friends. These have been displayed within the classroom. In the afternoon we had some ‘Golden tickets’ delivered to us from the Ooompah Loompah’s. If your ticket was drawn from the golden ooompah loompah box you were a winner, and won some chocolate which we do believe was made at the Willy Wonka factory (aka Cadbury’s.) Everyone was lucky enough to be a winner!
Unfortunately on Friday we had to make the decision to close the Foundation Stage Unit due to the weather. We had water pouring in to the bathrooms and this sadly made our area unsafe for our little people. Thank you to everyone for your support at this time we are aware how you had to go with the flow (literally) that day. We now wonder what is in store for us next week and where our learning will take us?
A very special visitor 12th June 2016
We have had a wonderful week this week, we have enjoyed the sunshine and shrugged off the showers.
We would like to thank all of the parents and family members who came to join the children on Thursday when Mr Early came down to our outside area. The children really enjoyed making music. Mr Early was so impressed at how well all of the children listened and took part in the session.
We also had a very special visit from our Tamsyn Murray who wanted to share a story with the children, however not satisfied with just reading a story, she then with the help of the children begun to write a new story using the children’s ideas.
Having completed the story Tamsyn retold the story using children to act out the different characters. We then filmed this and were able to have our very own movie premier of our story.