Welcome to our EYFS page. We are looking forward to updating you on our progress and what we have been learning over the weeks.
Our EYFS Staff:
Mrs R Watson – Reception Teacher – EYFS Lead
Mrs A Maher- Nursery Teacher
Mr Thompson – Nursery Teaching Assistant
Miss Griffith – Reception Teaching Assistant
Wednesday 19th January
Friday 7th January
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Thursday 16th December 2021
What a term we have had! The children have worked so incredibly hard this term and the EYFS staff are proud of each and every one of them. From teddy bears picnics to elf days, we’ve done it all and next term we plan to be filled with just as much fun and learning. From all the staff in EYFS we would like to wish all of the children and their families a “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”.
Please take the time over the festive holidays to watch our fantastic, whole school, ‘Elf Day’ video and EYFS Carol Concert video.
Children return to school on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Our learning next term we be focused around ‘Where in the world?’
The EYFS Staff
Thursday 9th December 2021
Friday 26th November 2021
This half term our topic is ‘Should We Celebrate?’ Over the term, we will be looking at different celebrations and events and why they are important. We will also be talking about how celebrations can differ across the world.
We started the term by sharing our photographs from our Halloween experiences at home. Our teachers thought we all looked amazing and couldn’t believe how many treats we all got! After this, we went on to think about bonfire night, we spoke in depth about keeping safe around fireworks and bonfires. We spent some time thinking about harvest too and about how it is important for the farmers to harvest their crops, to provide the shops with the fruit and vegetables that we need to buy to keep us healthy.
We didn’t stop there either! We learnt all about Diwali and Remembrance Day. Diwali helped us to think about how other people and other religions celebrate. We made some lovely diva lamps, using clay, which was great fun. Remembrance Day got us talking about being thankful to the soldiers who helped us and our country a long time ago.
In the last two weeks, we have shared our knowledge and experiences about birthdays and christenings and why they are important to each individual. Thank you to all the parents too, who have supported our learning by sending in photographs of such special times.
In phonics, Nursery are continuing to do some amazing squiggling (making marks to music) and Reception are almost at the end of set one sounds. Over the coming weeks, Reception children will continue to revisit some the sounds to ensure they have a rapid recognition of each sound in set 1.
In maths, Nursery have been subitizing up to 5 (recognising a group of objects that represent a number without counting), while Reception have been focusing upon representations of 1,2 3 & 4.
This week, to end our week on a high, we took part in Friday Well-Being Day. During the day, we put up our Christmas tree and helped the adults to create our own ‘Christmas Window’. We hope you all love it as much as we do!
We have all worked so hard and have produced some amazing work within our independent play. Next week we will be focusing upon weddings!
Keeping within our ‘All About Me’ topic, the children have been thinking about heroes and what makes someone a hero. When asked what they thought a hero was, the majority of children spoke about superheroes, so this is where our learning started.
We all looked at the different superheroes and the special powers that they have. We then discussed things that we thought would make someone a ‘hero’. We talked about how heroes are brave and honest and how they help people without wanting a reward for it. This led us onto the question, ‘Do all heroes wear capes and a mask?’
The children quickly identified that there is more to being a hero than being able to fly! Over the next two weeks, we will be looking at ‘real life’ heroes and how these people are very important within our community.
In phonics this week, Nursery went on an amazing superhero listening walk, they wore masks to make it extra special. While on their walk they heard lots of environmental sounds, most of which they could identify. Nursery are thoroughly enjoying their ‘squiggle while you wiggle’ phonics sessions. This is where they make marks to music!
The children in Reception are doing amazing with their phonics. So far they have learnt 10 sounds! They also love it when Fred, our phonics frog talks to them in ‘Fred talk’.
During choosing time the children are showing some amazing skills, such as team work. This was demonstrated when they noticed that Spiderman was hanging from the ceiling and they had to work together to decide how to get him down!
Well done EYFS, for yet another two fantastic weeks of learning!
What an amazing two weeks the children have had! We are so proud of all of the children, in Nursery and Reception. They have settled well into school life and the staff are starting to learn all about them.
Our first week in school, was all about getting to learn the rules and routines of the EYFS setting, whilst also making new friends, or meeting up with old friends. Both Nursery and Reception read the story, ‘The Colour Monster’, to try and help us understand all of the emotions we might be feeling as we start back at school. The children also thought of their own class rules and sealed it with their handprints.
One of the first activities the children completed, was to first their name and draw a self-portrait. This is something we will do at the beginning of every term to see the progression over time. Some of us are already writing our first names and are moving onto practising our surnames.
We also started our ‘All About Me’ topic. This is a great topic to help all of the staff find out more about the children and their families. In key group times, the children spoke about their likes and dislikes and also about who lives in their house.
As well as our guided learning, the children have had lots of opportunities to explore the environment they learn in. They have had fun riding the bikes in the outdoor area, mark making with flour in the tuff spot and climbing the steps to paint on the windows.
Next week, we will be starting our formal maths and phonics teaching and over the coming weeks we will be asking for parent support with this, as the children will be bringing home small tasks to complete as part of their homework.
We will update you in another two weeks with more about the children’s learning.
The EYFS Team