Welcome to The EYFS
Mrs Chadwick (Nursery) & Miss Caygill (Reception)
As part of Maths Day, reception had their very own maths treasure hunt!
Newbank Garden Centre
Reception visited Newbank garden centre with their grown ups. They had an amazing time
choosing some different plants to bring back to school.
We had lots of fun making our very own playdough.
World Book Day
Today we all celebrated World Book Day by dressing as our favour characters.
Family Phonics Session
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, our nursery parents were invited in to
take part in our phonics session.
Yellow Brick Road
Reception have been reading Dear Zoo.
They looked at each of the characters and how the moved around and acted.
Chinese New Year
To celebrate chinese new year reception have been lucky enough to
have lots of different foods to try!
This years EYFS production was Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. The tale of
a very important angel and her journey to Bethlehem. Nursery looked wonderful
and sang beautifully and whilst Reception performed amazingly.
As the leaves began to fall from the trees, Nursery went out on a walk around the local area
to see what they could find.
Nursery found lots of different coloured leaves, they even brought some back to class to look at.
Stay and Play
Nursery invited their parents and carers to join them in Nursery.
Nursery – Jackson Pollock
Nursery had lots of fun making their own artwork inspired by Jackson Pollock.
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 Mrs Chadwick