Welcome to The EYFS
Miss Kilduff (Nursery) & Miss Caygill (Reception)
Nursery and reception visited the Newbank Garden Centre. They each chose some nice
things for their garden and then returned to school to plant them.
Science Week, Reception
Reception made their very own ocean in a bottle! They first had to gather all the equipment to make their ocean, then they added the water to the bottle.
Next, they added vegetable oil and food colouring.
Finally, they sealed the bottle shut and shook it to make their ocean in a bottle.
Science Week, Nursery
In Nursery we investigated ice. First Mis Kilduff handed us a solid shape wrapped in tinfoil, we got to feel it and guess what this could be. Next, we unwrapped the shape and we discovered it was ice! But there was something trapped inside.
We had to try and get the figure out!
Some children tried hitting the ice with a hammer to smash it and some other tried heating it with their hands.
DT Week, Reception
Building on their topic of snow and ice, reception made their very own animals that live in the snow. They first looked at the different types of animals found in snow and ice and then they each chose which animal they would like to make. The children used junk model to make their animals.
DT Week, Nursery
Nursery have been focusing on using wooden blocks to build.
Some children chose to use different materials to build different structures. These boys chose to use driftwood and pebbles in the sand for a dinosaur nest.
Our EYFS performed ‘Sleepy Shepherd’ for their Nativity. Each child took part in the show and they all enjoyed singing, dancing and acting.
The children start school at 8.40, coming in to Good Morning Maths, activities and name writing for Reception in their morning books. Miss Caygill and Miss Kilduff are available to answer any questions and deal with any concerns as well as hear your exciting news! We get the children ready to leave for 3.05pm to allow parents with older children to have time to collect them from the other doors after collecting Nursery or Reception children.
For children staying for dinners in Nursery and children on school dinners in Reception, the menu is in the Reception entrance to help your child to choose what they would like. We also try to send home menus regularly and they are on the school dinners website.
Our Family Learning classes are great fun. We have had one really successful term with Mrs Hood, and will keep you posted on when the next term is available.
We also love singing every Friday. We have singing for Nursery in the mornings, before home time, and singing at 2.40 for the afternoon Nursery and Reception together. The more the merrier! We welcome families to join in the fun, and find that it is well loved by brothers, sisters, cousins and friends who haven’t started at Nursery yet!
Reception children have their books changed three times a week, more if possible. Nursery children have a home-school library system. Reception also have homework weekly, with practical activities to do together to keep everyone involved in what is happening at school and at home.
We always try to use the children’s interests, so although we have our plan ready for the term, it can change dramatically as the children develop, which is why currently we have several topics in the unit – animals, pirates and dinosaurs! But all of the topics are planned through the careful progression of the EYFS.
For any other information on our practice and policies, just ask or arrange a time to come and see us. We welcome your involvement, and appreciate any support with reading, craft, cooking and baking, walks, visitors – anything!
Thank you, Miss Caygill and Miss Kilduff