What are we doing this term?

Find out what we are focusing in all of the different areas in the EYFS curriculum this term on our topic web:

Year R Term 3 topic map

At home please practise blending and reading to help support your child.

We will be running a parent workshop for Reading on Wednesday 27th February and parents are welcome in to class every Friday morning from 8:35am to read with the children and chat to staff.

Spider-Man visited!

On Friday the children were very excited to receive a letter from Spider-Man.

They helped him order his numbers because he’d got them all muddled. Then they made him the many things he needed to continue to save people around the world.

The children used their amazing number knowledge to make belts that were the right size, watches that had the right numbers on, and many many other things they thought he might need.

We made sure that the cctv was switched on as he was due back at 5pm to collect all his things.


The Bear Hunt

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about the Bear Hunt.. watch the video from Michael Rosen here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds

We have been on a bear hunt around the school, created our own bear hunt maps, made bear hunt activities in the classroom, made bear biscuits and adapted the bear hunt into the leaf hunt and explored our field too. Look at all the pictures of the fun we have been having!

The Bear Hunt with Squirrels:

Making bear cookies…

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Our leaf hunt on the field:

Celebrating the Festival of Diwali

This week we began by celebrating bonfire night, we created our own firework pictures and then practised jumping like fireworks outside!

Our week continued with the festival of light and Diwali celebrations. We learnt about the story of Rama and Sita, then made our very own Diva lamps.

Yesterday we created Rangoli patterns inside and outside.

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Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall…

Today we focused on the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. We stuck Humpty back together with plasters, explored eggs, talked about the textures and experimented materials to protect the eggs when we rolled them down different slopes! Great fun was had by all, the children were fantastic in the dining hall too and we are really excited about our first full day tomorrow!

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Have a look at the fun we have been having on our first few days of school…

Our first week of school..

Welcome to Squirrels and Hedgehog classes 2018-2019. We are really excited to welcome our new children and families into school this week.

This week we are focusing on nursery rhymes and exploring our setting. The children have had the chance to be in their classrooms, outside and flow freely into the partner class too.

Monday was particularly exciting when we had the unexpected visitor of a frog into our outdoor setting. The children have created, coloured, built and sung. We have explored some of the different parts of our school, from the office to our reflection garden.

Thank you so much to all the parents for all your hard work to ensure that the children are ready and excited to start school, photos will shortly be available!