Early Years Class Diary

The Reception year is a springboard into learning and securing the skills that a child will use and need throughout the rest of their life. We aim to teach in a creative way to engage, challenge and motivate the children. It is from here that each child will hopefully develop lively and enquiring minds in preparation for Key Stage 1

Keep checking back here for updates on Early Years progression throughout the current term  


What did Reception do and what did they learn?

The children went into the garden to pick pumpkins . They talked about all the different sizes and colours. Then we tried to organise them into size order.
After that we took the pumpkins indoors to decorate them and give them a name.
At the end of the day we performed a pumpkin parade to the whole school. Even our Mums, Dads, Grandmas and Grandads came to watch!

All the children in Year 1 and early years worked together to create a super long conker garland . We all helped to carry it up the stairs and to decorate our banisters ready for Our Harvest Festival celebrations. The Conker Garland is now hanging along the bannister going up the stairs in the main entrance. Please do pop in to have a look!
Today the Early Years class had a big surprise when a letter came down our chimney.  We read the letter and didn't know who had sent it.  Then the children heard someone crying . We searched everywhere and found a poor little wet dirty baby bear hiding in the corner.
The poor little bear was very hungry so the children decided to make him some porridge.  The children decided what ingredients to use. Then we put the porridge on the stove to cook. The children said that it would take a long time to cook so we went outside to play for a little while .
Then when we came back in ,we found a terrible mess in our room and the porridge was gone .
We really didn't know who could have done this, so we went outside again to look for clues.
The children found all sorts of clues including  the giant's boot and golden harp, a small broken chair, Mr Wolf's recipe book  and some gingerbread man crumbs.
The children drew some pictures and wrote the names of who they thought could have taken the porridge.
Was is the giant? Was it Mr Wolf? Or was it that naughty Goldilocks again ?
Our EYFS Newsletter for 28.9.17 is now available to view at /parents/lettershome/. It features a plethora of information about what Early Years have been up to as well as what is coming up.
The children in Early Years and Year 1 brought their Bears, bunnies, unicorns , gorillas into school today.  At playtime we left them safe in the classroom, or so we thought. When we came back inside all of the toys had disappeared. The children then made  posters of their missing toys and went around the school explaining to everyone what had happened .
Finally, we all decided there was only one thing to do......GO ON A BEAR HUNT!
The children were all very excited to find their toys again and enjoyed a delicious  honey sandwich picnic in the lovely September sunshine .

Today the children were very surprised when lots of letters suddenly fell down our chimney. We were even more shocked to find that the letters were addressed to the children's own teddy bears and toys .
Goldilocks has planned a teddy bears picnic for Wednesday and everyone's bears bunnies, unicorns and even gorillas are invited!

Our EYFS Newsletter for 21.9.17 is now available to view at /parents/lettershome/. It features a plethora of information about what Early Years have been up to as well as what is coming up.