7th December 2018
This week we returned to another story about that silly dinosaur that brews plans involving it’s butt! We read ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas’ and enjoyed this one just as much as the last. The little boy in the story, Danny, was very greedy and sometimes ungrateful even though he had so many exciting toys. This made us think about how important it is to be grateful and appreciative, especially around Christmas! We have all promised to say a big THANK YOU for the lovely things that Santa may bring us! As the theme of Christmas continues, we also talked about our own family traditions. We talked about how on Christmas Eve we curl up in brand new pyjamas and prepare snacks and drinks for Santa and his reindeers. We also thought about what and who we like to spend time with on the big day itself!
We are super excited about the run up to Christmas and so we have been preparing beautiful handmade cards and calendars for our families!
Please remember that we have lots of important dates coming up:
Monday 10th December at 2pm – Nursery Christmas Carols in the hall, coffee and mince pies afterwards (please remember something Christmassy for your child to wear)
Tuesday 11th (pm) & Wednesday 12th (am) – Reception & KS1 Production
Monday 17th – EYFS Christmas Party!!! Please send your child into school with their uniform on, party clothes will be put on their peg and changed into over/after lunch time.
Friday 21st – Last day of term!
Reception’s Head Teacher Award: Caleb, for recalling brilliant dinosaur facts!
Reception’s Core Value:
Nursery’s Bradley the Bear:
30th November 2018
We started our week with the story ‘Harry and the dinosaurs make a Christmas Wish’ this led us onto a discussion about our own Christmas wishes. There was lots of lovely discussion about wishes and if they always came true. Some children recalled previous learning wishing they could visit the moon in a rocket, some others really wished they could meet a real alive dinosaur (but maybe not the carnivores!) . We have continued to learn lots more facts about dinosaurs this week and even sorted them into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. This led onto a discussion about humans and other animals as we considered what different animals eat.
There was all the excitement of the Fayre this week – yes the Christmas Fayre to beat all others. We all worked so hard to create some fabulous Christmas decorations and I am sure you will all agree they looked amazing!
Reception Head Teacher Award – Elizabeth for an amazing thoughtful letter to Santa Claus.
Reception Core Value – Considerate – Finn.
Nursery’s Bradley the Bear – Coby, for always being kind, thoughtful and sharing with his friends!
23rd November 2018
We started this week by reading quite a funny story, ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet!’ The story explained how a dinosaur ate lots of things that were bad for him which led us onto a discussion about healthy eating. We looked at different food groups and learnt how they were each good for you but for different reasons. Following this discussion we created a much healthier packed lunch for the dinosaur to eat, which showed a good understanding of what we had previously learned. We also looked more closely at dinosaurs. Even though they have very long names, we can recall a few. After hearing about the dinosaurs diet from our story, we thought about what real dinosaurs might have ate. We learned that dinosaurs were carnivores, herbivores or omnivores – some very tricky vocabulary but the children have showed a great understanding!
On Tuesday we thoroughly enjoyed our Hoopstarz session! We didn’t know that you could do so many things with a hula hoop. You should definitely have a try at home!
Reception’s Head Teacher Award: Sophia, for fantastic fluent reading!
Reception’s Core Value (Responsible): Guy!
Nursery’s Bradley the Bear: Isla, for being a lovely, caring friend and trying her best in all areas!
16th November 2018
This week has been a week of excitement but also sadness as we prepared our aliens for their return home to the moon. In order to do this, we thought very hard about what they would need. We made an amazing space ship, big enough to fit all four of our alien friends inside. We added in drawn maps of space which demonstrated our fantastic knowledge of the solar system. Lots of thought went into items such as a teddy to keep them company, food so they would not go hungry and a blanket to keep them cosy and warm. We learnt a great new space song and sang this as we left our friends in the forest. So much collaborative learning took place. We hope our friends are safe and sound back on the moon!
On Wednesday, to mark Anti-Bullying Day, we thought about what bullying is. We considered how to be a good friend and also the people we can trust to help us.
‘Be the Rainbow in Somebodies Cloud’ is the motto we depicted on our whole school display.
We ended the week with some fabulous spotty dotty dress ups and fund raising for Children In Need. We thought about what this charity is and why it is so important.
PHEW! What a busy week!
Receptions Head Teacher Award: Lela for coming to school with a smile everyday.
Core Value: Roman
Nursery’s Bradley Bear: Meghan, for being such a thoughtful and supportive friend!
9th November 2018
With big thanks to George, our story this week was ‘Aliens Love Dinopants!’ We thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and it led us onto some great discussion. As the aliens in the story crash-landed their UFO in a jungle, we wondered if we could land anywhere in, or even out of the world, where would we choose? Some of us thought it would be brilliant to land in Disneyland, in a desert, or even in a Elsa’s castle! The story led our topic to the direction of dinosaurs! We thought about what happened to them to make them extinct. Some of the children already have great knowledge of dinosaurs and have even taught the adults some new dinosaur names! On Thursday you will never believe what crash-landed into our school! Yep, you guessed it! Just like in our story, an alien called Som crash-landed and brought along a dinosaur egg. We took great care of the dinosaur egg and Som, teaching them about our planet and making sure they were safe. Next week, we will continue to look after our new visitors and hopefully make sure they get back home to their planet safe and sound! What an exciting week!
Reception’s Head Teacher Award: Catarina, for interacting with new friends!
Reception’s Core Value (supportive): Jack!
Nursery’s Bradley the Bear goes to Holly, for blowing Miss Brown’s socks off with amazing name writing!!
2nd November 2018
This week we have read ‘Pumpkin Soup’ an Autumnal book based on making pumpkin soup and getting along with our friends. We have had lots of lovely discussion about seasonal changes and what we are noticing in the outside environment. We thought about the changing trees, colours of leaves, shorter, darker days and animals that are beginning to hibernate. We then went on an Autumn walk and using a checklist made careful observations of what we could see. We collected lots of Autumn leaves to make leaf rubbings. The animals in our story really did argue and found it difficult to share. We have thought about what makes a good friend using picture prompts to support. Moving into next week we will make our own pumpkin soup – mmm yummy!
Reception’s Head Teacher Award: Charlie, for a much improved attitude in his learning and play.
Reception’s Core Value (Respectful): Finn!
Nursery’s Bradley the Bear goes to Matthew, for an amazing effort in phonics and maths!
19th October 2018
This week we have read ‘The Darkest Dark’ which was based on another famous astronaut, Chris Hadfield. We learnt about the fact that Chris Hadfield was once scared of the dark but he had to battle those fears in order to achieve his dreams and become an astronaut. This led us onto discussing if we are scared of the dark. The children were very honest and stated whether they were scared, and explained why. We thought about the reasons why and our friends tried to help us conquer our fears. This week we also posed the question, who would you take to space with you? We had lots of lovely answers and reasons, we also had a few funny ones – some children said they would choose one of their pets! Some great discussion all round, we can’t wait to see where our space topic zooms to next half term!
We hope you all have a lovely break with your family and friends!
Nursery’s Bradley the Bear goes to Danny, for an all round fabulous first half term in Nursery!
Reception’s Head Teacher Award: Luke, for a fantastic effort in phonics!
Reception’s Core Value: Elizabeth!
12th October 2018
Our book this week has been ‘Goodnight Spaceman’. We have enjoyed discussing what we could see in the illustrations of space applying our new found knowledge of planets, rockets and astronauts. The book had a special letter inside written by a famous astronaut called Tim Peake. We have learnt about Tim’s mission to space and the kind of things he did. His food did not look very tasty but we quite liked the idea of floating around in space. This lead us onto thinking about another famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong. We were fascinated to see the first man take steps onto the moon in the video footage. It was even more interesting to know that his footprint is still on the moon because there is no wind!
Nursery’s Bradley the Bear goes to Frankie, for a super effort in all areas!, for an
Reception’s Head Teacher Award: Bethany for a fabulous week of learning.
Reception’s Core Value: Cameron (Responsible)
Mathlete of the week : Lily
5th October 2018
Wow, what a great week! We have zoomed into our new and exciting topic, all about Space! We started by reading the story, ‘Man on the Moon.’ It told us about an astronaut called Bob who worked on the Moon! We really enjoyed this story and were very interested by the different parts of Bob’s job. Our story led us onto thinking about whether aliens are real or not. Lots of children believed that aliens are real as they have watched them on films or read about them in books. Some children could discuss what planets they believed aliens lived on! Only a few children believed that aliens aren’t real and are just pretend. Who knows?!?! This week we have also began looking at our Solar System. We are becoming familiar with the names of some planets and what they look like.
Nursery’s Bradley the Bear goes to Alistair, for growing in confidence this week!
Reception’s Head Teacher Award: Maddison, for a fabulous week of learning!
Reception’s Core Value (Unique): Lily!
28th September 2018
This week in EYFS we have further developed our understanding of where we live. We looked at aerial view photographs of our school, we were able to identify roads, trees and even the river running through Fatfield. We talked about Fatfield being in Washington. This inspired many children to create their own maps. We saw pirate maps, journeys to school and much more. Looking at a map of Great Britain, we discussed how we live on an island as we are surrounded by water. This led onto considering our classroom globes with some children trying to find the places they have been on holiday. As many children have been asking questions about space and making rockets in our creative area we are taking our learning ‘Out of this World’ and into space. Children have already began to think about what they would like to learn and find out about in our new topic.
Reception have also enjoyed their first Forest School this week. Children made their own natural bracelets by collecting given materials e.g. a small orange leaf. Great fun was had by all.
Reception’s Head Teacher Award:
Reception’s Core Value:
Mathlete of the week: Maddison
Nursery’s Bradley Bear goes to Lola, for always being on her best behaviour!
21st September 2018
This week in EYFS we have had a focus on houses. We started by discussing the people that live in our house with us. We learnt about everybody’s mams, dads, brothers or sisters! Following this discussion, we described our own house to our friends so that they had an idea of what kind of house we live in. This led us onto thinking about all the different types of houses that there are. We looked at bungalows, flats, mansions and a few more! After some inspiration, on Friday we each thought about what our dream house would look like! We had some fabulous ideas and we feel very inspired to work hard so we can achieve our dreams!
Reception’s Head Teacher Award: Matthew!
Reception’s Core Value (supportive): Caleb!
Nursery’s Bradley the Bear goes to Toby, for settling so well into Nursery!
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Our Nursery staff:
Miss G Brown – Teacher
Mrs Elliott – Teaching Assistant
Our Reception staff:
Mrs P Kirby – EYFS Leader/Teacher
Mrs Johnston – Teaching Assistant
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