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‘Guiding explorers of the future’

Look out for our latest newsletter ........................Enjoy the half term break.........................stay safe...................... and we'll see you on Monday 4th November

This week...

Week Ending 18th October 2019


The children are listening to each other's stories during circle time. Some of the children have acted out their own stories and shared them with the class. Story Scribing


Outside, the children have been developing their gross motor skills and taking risks through child initiated play.  They are taking turns and enjoying working together.

"It is great fun rolling!" The children exclaimed.

Harvest Festival - Celebrations and Festivals. 

People and communities.

Later this week, we will be celebrating Harvest Festival. The children will take a trip out of the classroom to visit the local church. In readiness, the children are learning to walk together in pairs safely and learning new songs to share during the Harvest Festival. 

We have a food box that is filling up nicely through generous donations from Explorers. The food will be given to the local food bank in Wickford. 






Week ending 11th October 2019




The children have been enjoying listening to some of the poems and stories by the Author Michael Rosen and Sarah Hayes.


Currently, their favourite poem is Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen. 






Week Ending 4th October 2019


Thursday 1 Poppy the reading dog visited Explorers.

We can work together.

The children problem solved and worked together to build a bridge over the water. Some of the children were rescued before the Crocodiles caught them.


Building Bridges

Building Bridges 1

The children are settling in and beginning to learn our daily routines. It is amazing how quickly they have learned to self register and organise their book bags and partnership books as they come into school each morning.

Our Keyworker groups are Clownfish, Angelfish and Turtles. We have shared our chatterbags in our keyworker groups and we also have keygroup mascots.





Adult Led

On Friday the children celebrated Roald Dahl Day by dressing up as a book character.

In the classroom during circle time, our children heard some parts of The BFG

with the help of puppets and dream jars. 


Circle Time - Making dreams

They listened to the puppet story and described their dreams,  making potions and dream catchers  


We can design our own dream jars.


Dreamcatcher - Helping each other.


Child initiated learning.

On Monday, we discovered that some dinosaurs had explored our classroom and left number footprints on the classroom wall!

We even discovered footprints in our new sandpit. 

However, they must have been in a hurry as all the footprints were muddled up!


During this week the children have been ordering number footprints and listening to different sounds carefully. 


The children decided to build a castle for the dinosaurs to live in and have counted blocks and bricks together with their new friends.


Our Explorers have enjoyed the stomping dinosaur printing in our playdough tray and stompy mark making using our fantastic messy wall in our outdoor area.