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Welcome to EYFS!

Welcome to our EYFS page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Nursery staff:

Miss S Grotz – Teacher

Mrs J Elliott – Teaching Assistant

Our Reception staff:

Mrs P Kirby – EYFS Leader/Teacher

Mrs T Johnston – Teaching Assistant

4th December

This week ‘Frozen’ took over our classroom. We really enjoyed playing in the areas.

We also decided to try and be like Elsa and make some ice. We filled up balloons and then put them in the freezer. When they came out they had changed. The blue one looked quite impressive. We made predictions about what we thought would happen if we left the ice in the classroom and we watched. We then added out work to the Science Room.

Pupil of the week awards go to:

Nursery – Ben for always trying hard in phonics.

Reception – Jenson for Amazing phonics work

27th November

A massive thank you to parents and children for their very kind donations for the animal shelters. PC Baker came this morning to collect the donations and he was literally blown away. He has taken our posters and fingers crossed we are lucky in the competition ‘Operation Santa Paws.’

PC Baker with your kind donations

This week our story was Pinocchio and this gave us the perfect opportunity to discuss in detail telling lies. At first children found it easy to distinguish between things that were true and false e.g. the sky is pink, that is a lie. They found it more difficult when there was a lie told that involved getting themselves in trouble e.g. I accidentally knocked over my mams vase. It smashed and broke. When my mam asked who had done it I said it was my baby sister, as I did not want to get into any trouble. Please talk at home about the importance of telling the truth and being honest.

This lead us onto the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf.’ We enjoyed acting this story out and discussing why nobody wanted to believe the boy.

Next week it is our Annual Book Fayre. Please find attached letter as things look a little different this year.

Please find attached parent information sheet for Showbie.

Pupil of the week awards go to:

Nursery- Robyn for her fabulous maths work

Toby – For being amazing in maths this week

20th November

This week our story was Dumbo. We looked at how the other elephants were mean to Dumbo because he was different. We discussed how this was mean and how it made Dumbo feel.

We had a circus in our classroom. We loved learning about the different jobs that people do in the circus. We made our own tightropes and performed acts for our friends. We also learned about how circus’ are different now as they don’t use animals in our country.

Pupil of the week awards go to:

Jai – for his inmproved confidence and for creating a fab poster for Opertaion Santa Paws.

Logan – for his fab effort in writing and use of phonics.

13th November

This week we got a message from a man called Peter Baker. He is a police office but is also an animal welfare officer and works alongside the RSPCA. He asked if we could help with ‘Operation Santa Paws.’ We have been working hard to make posters to send to him and we are also hoping to try and win one of the prizes. He asked if we could bring in some items that he can use, such as food, blankets, treats and toys. We have already started to build a little collection but every little helps.

This week we also looked at Armistice Day. We were able to create poppies – red ones and purple ones – and talk about why it is important to remember all the people and animals that died in the war.

Pupil of the week awards go to:

Nursery – Mathew for trying hard in everything that he does.

Reception – Deacon for an improved listening and attitude.

Reminders:

PE for Reception will continue to be on Tuesday but Nursery will now be on a Thursday. Please send your child into school in their PE kit with their school jumper/cardigan on top.

6th November

Welcome back everyone. It was lovely to see some of the hard work that you had been doing at home and the children enjoyed sharing it with their peers.

This week we have been looking at the story ‘Boo to you too!’ which includes the characters from Winnie the Pooh. Poor Piglet was scared of Halloween so his friend wrote to us asking for our help. We have been helping Tigger use the internet safely, Eeyore to make decorations and Kanga to think about party games. On Wednesday, we all came dressed in our Halloween costumes. We also played games, made pumpkin soup, danced and ate some yummy treats. We had a great day and so did Piglet and his friends.

Pupil of the week awards go to:

Caleb for his amazing reading.

Emma for her fantastic effort in maths.

Reminders:

Can you please come into school with your PE kit already on (joggers, trainers, t-shirt and school jumper) on your PE day.

PE for Reception is on Tuesdays

PE for Nursery will be on Tuesday this week but will then change to a Thursday.

Children in need will be on Friday the 13th. Please wear your pyjamas for school and bring a £1 donation.

23rd October

Its Friday! I cannot believe it has been a whole week now. Here is a little bit of work for anybody who needs some.

Mrs Kirby’s Phonic group;-

Can you use all your phonic cards and make as many words as you can? Speedy write each letter using the picture side to help you.

Mrs Johnston’s group:-

Please can you practise your Fred Talk here. Can you write some of these words?

Maths – We are working on knowing our teen numbers. Please could you practise these by watching this video. Then have a go yourself.

Have the best half term everybody and see you all soon.

Nursery

Phonics

We are getting really good with our listening ears now. What sounds did you hear? What animal sounds can you make?

Maths

Saying numbers in different ways and within songs helps us to remember them in a fun way. Can you think of any different ways to change your voice?

All EYFS parents should have now received a text message from school about the Halloween Day on Wednesday 4th November. We have a fun filled day planned with lots of fun and games so make sure that you come along in your Halloween outfit. Also, if you attend morning nursery, we would like to invite you to stay for the whole day so that you don’t miss out. Just let me know so I can make a note of who may still be going home. Official invite is below.

We can’t wait to see you all back in school after half term. Stay safe and we will see you all very soon.

Miss Grotz and Mrs Elliott

22nd October

Hello everyone, I am missing you. I know lots of you are sad that we are missing our Halloween party on Friday! Do not worry Mrs Pizl has said we have still have a party, so hold onto your costumes!

Mrs Kirby’s Phonic group. Here is our new sound.

Mrs Johnston’s Phonic group. Can you practise b and d, I know you its tricky as they are so alike. Please practise and revise using these videos. Speedy write b and d. How many words can you read and write using b and d?

For Maths, could you watch this video. Can you shout out the numbers shown? Practise counting forwards and backwards from 0-20.

Nursery

Hi boys and girls, you may have read Mrs Kirby’s comment above but just in case you haven’t I’ll say it here too. We know that you have all been looking forward to our Halloween party and so were we. We had some amazing things planned with lots of cool fun activities over the week. But, don’t worry! We have a plan. We have decided that after half term we will do it all then! Yey! So, keep those Halloween costumes because you will be needing them. We can’t wait.

Phonics

Reading and writing begins with good listening, the ability to copy and gross motor skills. We love dancing to squiggle while you wiggle and this is what you sometimes see us getting up to in our nursery room.

Maths

We have been looking at some simple 2d shapes and we are getting really good at finding them and naming them. Can you spot any of these shapes around your house? We haven’t covered all of the shapes in this song so don’t worry about the ones that you are unfamiliar with.

Remember, any problems feel free to drop me a message on purple mash or email the school and i’ll get back to you asap.

Miss Grotz & Mrs Elliott

21st October

Hello boys and girls, hope you are all ok. We are missing you all in school. It is very quiet without you.

It has been so lovely to hear from some children on Purple Mash and work being handed in already. Remember I can reply to you on Purple Mash. Just incase you need more work to be getting on with here is some here.

Mrs Kirby’s Phonic group please can you revise our sounds here:-

Use your letter cards to make as many new words as you can e.g. sat, tin, man. Can you make up some silly words e.g. min, tam, sim etc Put your thumb up if it is a real word, put your thumb down if it is a nonsense word.

Mrs Johnston’s phonic group, please can you practise your tricky words here. Can you write them out and maybe ask your grown up to play a snap game with them.

For Maths can you practise your numbers using this Blast Off Game –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

Nursery

Hi everyone. We are really missing you all. It has been lovely to hear from some of you on purple mash and I love seeing what you have all been up to. There is a copy of your purple mash login in your home learning pack which is available from the office. Feel free to send pictures of your home learning or a message to let me know how you are getting on through purple mash and I will reply as soon as I can.

Phonics

We have been looking at lots of animals from all over the world so you should be really good at this. Did you guess right? Can you make the same sound?

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

Why don’t you have a go at giving the teddy the correct amount of cakes. We have been working on our numbers to 5.

World Book

Why don’t you record your home learning experience in your world book. This way you can share what you have been up to with your friends when you come back to school.

20th October

Hello everyone, just to let you know we have left work packs for you at the school office. These are ready to collect asap. We have also created some bingo boards to keep you busy. Please see below. These will also be in your work packs.

Please see letter regarding EYFS bubble closure

19th October – home learning

Reception

Hi boys and girls, I am sad we are not in school today. We had lots of fun Halloween activities planned this week, but do not worry we can still do them very soon.

Phonics

Mrs Kirby’s phonic group please can you watch this video clip. We would have been learning the ‘p’ sound today. Go through all our phonic cards so far and say them fast. Can you write each letter sound quickly practising our speedy writing.

Mrs Johnston’s Phonic group, please can you watch this video clip. Today you would have been learning the ‘w’ sound. Go through all your phonic cards and practising saying them and writing them speedy. Can you make some words with your cards, segment and blend them. Tricky challenge – can you begin to record some simple sentences e.g. The cat is on the mat. Try to include some of the tricky words from last week.

Maths

We have been working on showing numbers in different ways. Can you watch this video and shout out each number shown? Watch it a couple of times. Do you get quicker?

We are working on counting forwards and backwards from 20. Can you do this? Tricky challenge – Can you count to 100.

Record numbers as far as you can. Ask a grown up to correct any numbers that are formed in correctly.

Foundation

Last week we looked at the Lion King. Can you create your own lion? Have a look at the examples below. We would love to see them if you could bring them into school.

Hope to see you soon. Mrs Kirby x

Nursery

Hi boys and girls. Unfortunately we can’t be in school today to do all of the fun activities that we had planned. But don’t worry, we will save them for when we are back together in our classroom.

Today’s home learning is based upon the autumn theme.

Phonics/Literacy

Did you guess right? Can you sit in the garden and listen to the sounds that you can hear? Were they the same? Can you make any sounds while your outside? You can try and write down what you see/hear, draw a picture or take some pictures. I would love to see what you heard outside on your autumn adventure.

Maths

We are getting really good with our counting now and this is our favourite counting song. I bet you can impress your grown up. I was wondering if when your on your autumn walk around your garden, can you collect some autumn resources? This could be leaves, conkers, acorns, pinecones etc (If you don’t have these things, don’t worry, just use anything that you can find). Can you count them? Can you really impress me and write the number (no higher than 10)? Are you really clever and can you sort them into piles by colour or size for example?

Creative

Leaf Hedgehog Paper Craft

Using the leaves in your garden, can you create an autumn picture? You could ask your grown up to take a picture or you can glue it together and bring it in. I would love to put them on our autumn display in the classroom.

I can’t wait to see what you have been up to.

Miss Grotz and Mrs Elliott

16th October

This week we have continued our theme of animals looking at the Lion King. We enjoyed looking at the characters and deciding if they were good or bad and how we knew. Our teachers pretended to be one of the characters and we asked questions to try and decide who they were. We looked at where the animals in the Lion King come from and found Africa on a globe. We were fascinated to learn that the North of Africa is desert but the South of Africa is rainforest. We looked at African ways of life and compared it to ours. In PE, we enjoyed performing animal yoga poses.

Do not forget that Friday 23rd October is our Halloween Fun day. If children would like they can come dressed in a Halloween costume. We are also setting a family challenge to design a pumpkin. The winning pumpkins will be judged on Friday.

Pupil of the week awards go to:

Reception – Logan for trying new activities in class and fab number work.

Nursery – Ellie for having an improved attitude and being a fantastic friend to her peers.

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9th October

This week has been very eventful. We started our new topic ‘Hakuna Matata.’ We will be looking at lots of different animals with disney influences as the children love animals so we thought this was the perfect opportunity to investigate animals further. This week we looked at the book ‘Jungle Book.’

On Monday, we spotted some muddy footprints around our classroom so we had to investigate. We couldn’t decide what type of animal it could be but we ruled out the Big Bad Wolf and an alien.

On Tuesday, all of our treats from our treat boxes had been stolen and replaced with bananas!!!

You won’t believe what happened on Wednesday! Take a look…

There was furniture EVERYWHERE!

On Thursday, Nursery went into the forest. We took on the role of Mowgli and pretended to make fire. We enjoyed roasting our imaginary marshmallows, singing camp fire songs and doing fire dances.

On Friday, we had a delivery of jungle fruits. We had great fun guessing what they were and trying them.

Pupil of the week awards go to:

Reception – Jenna for amazing efforts all week especially in reading.

Nursery – Amber for being an all round superstar.

2nd October

This week we have thoroughly enjoyed our story ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ There have been so many children working in role as the characters from the story and it has been lovely to hear them re-telling story language, changing their voices and adding expression. We used a STEM challenge this week to try and make our own really strong houses. We used cocktail sticks and midget gem sweets to create solid structures. We even had our own version of a wolf (a hairdryer with a wolf mask).

We discussed the types of houses we live in and even learnt some of the really tricky names such as detached, bungalow and terraced.

We made some houses for the pigs adding textures to create the house of straw, sticks and bricks. We used collage to create our own ‘big bad wolf.’

‘I will huff and I will puff and I will blow your house down!’

Pupil of the week awards go to:

Reception – Ella Scott for amazing work all week especially in reading and numbers.

Nursery- Francesca. Francesca found it tricky to use scissors but she spent some time in the creative area and made a beautiful house.

25th September

This week we have been looking at ‘All About Me.’ We have been able to identify different parts of the body and talk about how we are the same and what makes us different. We realised that one of the ways in which we were different was by looking at who lives in our homes. We followed instructions to make lolly stick houses and then drew our families inside. Some of the children used natural materials to make representations of their faces. They looked fab. Take a look at some of the pictures from this week.

Pupil of the week awards go to:

Reception – Charla-Belle for an amazing effort writing her name and learning new phonic sounds.

Nursery- Nina for having more confidence in herself and within the environment.

18th Sept

What a busy week it has been! It has been lovely to see our children enjoying being back at school and especially playing with their friends. This week we have looked at the story ‘The Colour Monster’. This is a story about a monster whos feelings are all mixed up. He is helped by a little girl who sorts out all his feelings. This helped us to think about our own feelings as we talked about happy, sad, fear, calm, and love. We have made our own colour monsters in class exploring colour and texture. We have our own way of talking about our feelings in class as we can move our picture to different feelings.

A super week with lots of children settling into new routines and taking new learning in their stride. A massive well done everyone.

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