Next week’s learning

Next week is Anti-Bullying Week.  Our book of the week is ‘Stick and Stone‘ by Beth Ferry.

We will be focusing on the theme of friendship and carrying out a range of activities: making a friendship pledge, learning a song about friendship,  making friendship bracelets and mark making in response to the story. We will also be making a healthy snack (fruit salad) and Sammy Squirrel will be visiting to teach the children positional language (under, next to, in front).

Please remember to wear odd socks on Monday!

This week’s learning

We have had another busy and exciting week in Nursery. The children thoroughly enjoyed splattering paint and sprinkling glitter onto black paper to make firework paintings. Many of them shared their experiences of seeing fireworks at home.  We also had great fun pretending to be fireworks and making loud noises! Later in the week,  we learnt about the celebration of Diwali and how it is celebrated. The children were very good at listening to and answering questions about the book of the week, ‘The Very Helpful Hedgehog’. This led onto hedgehog crafts, learning a hedgehog song  and  finding out interesting facts about hedgehogs for example, they like to eat worms and snails and are active at night.  We had lots of fun exercising outside in our key groups: pretending to be squirrels running between cones, jumping in ‘puddles’ and being fireworks.  Later in the week, the children practised mark making by taking a  ‘dot for a walk’ in the park for example, going on a swing (arc shape) and going on a roundabout (circle shape).   They also had fun working together to make a jigsaw puzzle.  Finally, the children looked at photographs of their busy week and talked about what they were doing and what they enjoyed most!

A few highlights…

Firework paintings
Pretending to be fireworks
Splashing in puddles
Using streamers to jump up and make firework shapes
Hedgehog crafts
Playdough hedgehogs
Can you make a shape in the air?
Can you balance on one leg?
Travelling sideways

Messages for Parents

Important Dates

On Monday 12th November, our school will be supporting Anti-Bullying Week by taking part in ‘Odd Socks Day’. This is a day for children to express themselves and celebrate what makes them unique. We ask that all children come to school wearing odd socks on that day.

Open Classrooms:
Fireflies: Thursday 6th December 3:30 – 3:45pm
Busy Beetles: Tuesday 11th December 3:30 – 3:45pm
Class Christmas Party: Thursday 20th December (Can bring a Christmas accessory to wear)
Final day of term: Friday 21st December

Messages for Parents

Coffee Morning

On Monday 5th November, we will be holding a Coffee morning in the Great Hall for all EYFS parents. It will take place between 8:30am – 9am, and you will need to enter the school via the Avenue Road gate.

Welcome Letter

Please find attached the Welcome Letter for Autumn 2.

Autumn 2 letter 2018

Autumn Finds

We will be doing a range of craft activities using leaves and twigs. If you are out and about, we would really appreciate it if you could collect some for us. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend.

Next week’s learning

Our book of the week is: ‘The Very Helpful Hedgehog‘ by Rosie Wellesley.

The Very Helpful Hedgehog - Paperback - 9781843651987 - Rosie Wellesley

Next week’s activities include:  learning facts about hedgehogs; making hedgehogs from playdough and a range of  craft materials; completing a range of puzzles independently and with our friends;  drawing round and spiky shapes; role playing in the Fruit and Vegetable shop and talking about special occasions (Bonfire Night and Diwali).

Home Learning

Next week we will be starting Phase One phonics. We will be going outside and listening to the sounds we can hear.  When you are out and about with your children this weekend, try to stop, listen and talk about the sounds you can hear e.g. an aeroplane flying overhead or leaves crunching beneath your feet.