This week we have focused on the story of the very hungry caterpillar and have been learning a song about the days of the week (youtube- Addams family days of the week song). We helped the hungry caterpillar to sort out the days into the correct order. Unfortunately the hungry caterpillar decided to 'eat' Sunday. One of the children said it would make him ill and suggested that he needed to eat a green leaf instead!!
On Tuesday we had our brilliance assembly in which the children taught their parents how to make edible hungry caterpillars and made some symmetrical butterfly paintings. Thankyou for coming to support your child and for making the assembly such a success.
Some other activities that we have explored have been den building, bubble blowing and story making.
Have a lovely weekend.
This week has been so busy and exciting. We focussed on the story of the very busy spider. We have found out some facts about spiders, compared the different types of spiders, looked at the patterns in spiders webs and even painted our own spiders. We played some parachute games and took turns running under the parachute.
On Thursday we helped to celebrate World book day and dressed up as our favourite book characters. Photos to follow. We have also started creating our own amazing stories. Thankyou to the grown ups who came to the share a story afternoon.
This week has been so busy and exciting. We have been finding out about minibeasts and went for a bug hunt in our woodland area. We found slugs, worms and woodlice. The children were very excited and loved lifting up logs and plant pots in search of the creepy crawlies.
On Tuesday we found out the meaning why we have pancakes and had pancakes for snack. Afterwards we went onto the playground and had a pancake relay race. The two teams were the 'flippers'' and the floppers' who raced valiantly against each other.
Later on in the week we watched a short film clip about minibeasts and shared our ideas about what we knew. One young person said that 'caterpillars become butterflies'
Pavel gained the brilliance certificate this week and several of our learners got golden tickets (Darci, Cayden, Riley, and Pavel).
Keep up the great work Explorers!
Miss Richings and the EYFS team.
What a fantastic week
Week beginning 13th January 2020
This week we have been learning about the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. We have filmed ourselves acting out the story using props (This can be seen on Tapestry).
The children have enjoyed playing sales assistants in our new shop and have taken it in turns to be the sales assistant.
In PE the children worked with a partner to develop skills of balancing and turn taking by playing a game of 'crocodiles'.
The children have begun to go out at playtime to socialise with years one and two in the eco centre which they have thoroughly enjoyed.
Thankyou for your continued support, it is much appreciated.
If you haven't done so already please could you send in a PE kit for your child.
We started reading the story 'Stick man' and went on a soggy hunt around the playground to collect some sticks. On Tuesday some of us made our own stick men, ladies and children!
Some of the learners did some mark making and created speech bubbles to make the characters talk.
On Wednesday we took advantage of the rain and used the puddles to play hook a duck. The children loved it and came back into class sopping wet!!!
Thankyou for the fabulous homework that has been sent in. We have had sensory bottles for our investigation area, santa's grotto's and some wonderful art work.
Have a lovely weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They listened to the puppet story and described their dreams, making potions and dream catchers
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.