Early Years Assembly

Every Friday morning we have a class Assembly. Part of this is a celebration of children’s achievements for the week. Children get their ‘Star of the Week’ certificate, and then we work together to hold a stretchy cloth and bounce (usually star shapes) or small toys off the cloth. Today we had to bounce the cloth 31 times! It was all great fun, and we created a wind tunnel 💨 which almost blew Janet’s hair off 😁. We thought you might like to share the photos with your children to see their reactions.

Have a good weekend.

“Busy time “

Here is a selection of photographs to show you how hard pupils in Early Years have been working. Of course, we don’t always say we are working, but we are learning nonetheless through play or some enjoyable activities that one of the adults have encouraged us to come and have a go at. Sometimes we like to repeat these activities in choosing time. This is a great way to help us learn.

Independence training

It is important to encourage independence skills at an early age, and now that the groups have got used to being in school, we are starting to introduce these in a fun way 😊. We have been spreading butter and jam to make a giant jam sandwich. We have learned to wait our turn and to open wrapping during ‘pass the parcel’ and we have practised selecting games on school’s new iPads. Our children have had another brilliant week and never fail to amaze us.

Have a great weekend xx

Surprise visitors!

The caterpillar and butterfly groups were not able to swim this week😒. To compensate for their disappointment, our Wednesday teaching assistant Christina offered to bring in some of her animals from home. These included a snake, a tortoise and a guinea pig. The children and staff were delighted to meet them as you can see, so we had a great time despite the pool being out of action.

Chinese New Year 🐲

The butterfly and caterpillar groups have participated in lots of new activities this week for Chinese New Year. We’ve listened to a story about all the animals from the Chinese zodiac having a race. Some of us chose to paint animals from the story. We’ve also made dragon masks, played Chinese instruments and danced a dragon dance with our friends in the class and also with friends from other classes in the hall. The children have also enjoyed some favourite familiar activities too, particularly cooking, where we made some red dragon cakes!

We love cooking!

Caterpillars have been improving their cake making skills. Janet, Nicky and Alisha are very impressed with the precision and care that has been taken to mix, pour and decorate these sponge cakes. Sorry they didn’t come home; our budding bakers were too eager to sample them 😊.

Moving is fun!

Caterpillar class have enjoyed practising their warmups and  balance work in Hall time.  Here is a selection of photos for you.  Apologies for some of the side view pics!