Easter Bonnets!

posted 13 Apr 2017, 08:44 by Amy Churchyard

WOW our outdoor classroom was filled with beautiful hand crafted creations that the children were proud of! 
It was a lovely morning with the children and their families engaging in lots of Easter challenges, producing some fabulous products. As always we wish to thank all of those who came to make the morning so special, it means alot to the children and the Reception team!
We did have our top three from each class but all of the children were credited for their efforts!

Did somebody say magic beans?!

posted 20 Mar 2017, 11:34 by Amy Churchyard

A mysterious footprint and some gold beans... it could only mean one thing! The children were keen to use their prior knowledge to help solve the mystery and with their instructions a beanstalk grew! They have shown real enthusiasm to explore the traditional Jack and the beanstalk and have been keen to make their own twist on the story. From measuring, to giant paintings we have been doing things on a large scale!


Learn Play Grow Taster

posted 20 Mar 2017, 11:11 by Amy Churchyard

We enjoyed having a taster session with the Learn Play Grow coaches showing us what is on offer for their after school club. They will be running sessions after Easter on a Friday afternoon... look out for the details in book bags if you and your child is interested!

The Tiger who came to tea...

posted 20 Mar 2017, 11:05 by Amy Churchyard

We have continued to show an interest in Jungle animals and have been inspired by some great stories. The arrival of a massive tiger was a great way to start the day and prompted us to use our knowledge of the story 'The tiger who came to tea' to inspire our learning. As the week progressed we were introduced to a new animal each day which themed our learning. As always we have been busy demonstrating a variety of learning experiences from writing shopping lists to making up jungle dances!


posted 8 Mar 2017, 02:15 by Tanya Haig

We had great fun getting our raised beds ready for planting and the growing season. We cleared out weeds and planted potatoes, looking forward to tasting them! The group were excited to make labels to warn others that potatoes are growing in the soil and not to dig. Great use of phonics!

World Book Day

posted 2 Mar 2017, 10:31 by Amy Churchyard   [ updated 8 Mar 2017, 01:50 by Tanya Haig ]

WOW what excellent costumes the children had! A massive thankyou to all parents and families for making such an effort the children really have had a fabulous day! 
We were all very keen to talk about one anothers costumes and chosen stories. It was lovely to link up with Year 1 to have a book share and link up with children of similar interests.
I'm sure they will tell you all about the poisoned apple and the missing pants!...

Shrove Tuesday

posted 2 Mar 2017, 10:23 by Amy Churchyard   [ updated 8 Mar 2017, 01:55 by Tanya Haig ]

We had lots of fun sharing our experiences of Pancake day! The children were keen to show off their understanding and successfully followed recipes to produce some delicious pancakes to eat! From cooking, to writing recipes, to voting for favourite toppings, to pancake races, we can safely say we were all pancaked out!

CAUTION... animals ahead!

posted 2 Mar 2017, 10:11 by Amy Churchyard   [ updated 8 Mar 2017, 02:00 by Tanya Haig ]

We have had lots of fun exploring the 'dangerous jungle!' The children took great caution as they entered the jungle keeping their eyes peeled for any animals! They worked together in teams making notes and predictions and talking about their findings.
This experience led us nicely into our topic of Jungles and Journeys which they have shown great enthusiasm for. From mark-making to PE sessions the children have made excellent links and have successfully applied their knowledge of different animals.

Forest School gets bigger!

posted 8 Feb 2017, 10:13 by Amy Churchyard

WOW! We have had so much fun this week exploring the new area that has been added to forest schools. Mrs Thompson and Mrs Chesterfield have kindly given up so much of their time to develop this area and the children and I are extremely grateful. They were all fascinated, wandering around, exploring the new boundary, identifying new natural finds and exploring different textures (the muddy bog was a real highlight!) 

Yoga Bugs!

posted 8 Feb 2017, 10:01 by Amy Churchyard   [ updated 8 Feb 2017, 10:06 ]

We all enjoyed having a visitor lead our PE session this week to give us a taste of YOGA. 
Yoga bugs is a class designed to stretch the child's physical ability by introducing moves which improve balance, coordination and flexibility. Music and a script was used to take us on an adventure through the jungle, it was great to try out different moves!

YogaBugs Stretching Imagination

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