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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 were 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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