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Curriculum Newsletter for the next half term -find out what we will be learning over the next few weeks!

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EYFS Educational Visit to Smithills Open Farm

EYFS Educational Visit to Smithills Open Farm 1
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The Seaside has come to Early Years!

The Seaside has come to Early Years! 1
The Seaside has come to Early Years! 2
The Seaside has come to Early Years! 3
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Pre-learning Task!

We have been enjoying the sun in our outdoor area this week!

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New Outdoor Area for Early Years!

Here is a sneak preview of our brand new outdoor area coming very soon!

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Pre- learning task!

We hope everybody has a wonderful break from school and come back ready to learn! Here is the pre-learning task with 4 ideas of activities you can complete with your children to prepare them for our next topic of 'Where Is Space' in the Summer term. Thank you for your continued support! :-)

Useful Websites

Here are some useful websites and links to help support your child's learning:

JOLLY SONGS A-Z(from the big book JOLLY SONGS)

Here is the link to the Phase Two Jolly Phonics songs we have been learning so you can practise at home!

Spring Has Sprung!

 

As the weather is getting warmer and children are more likely to take off their jumpers and cardigans in school, please make sure they are clearly labelled with their names to prevent them getting lost.

EYFS Springtime Tea Party!

Thank you to all the parents and carers of Nursery and Reception who attended our Springtime tea party! We hope you all had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you at our next event!

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The Eggs Have Arrived! 🐣

The Eggs Have Arrived! 🐣 1 On Monday the eggs arrived!
The Eggs Have Arrived! 🐣 2 We eagerly awaited them hatching
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The Eggs Have Arrived! 🐣 4 On Wednesday we arrived to find 6 fluffy chicks!
The Eggs Have Arrived! 🐣 5 We have enjoyed learning and handling the chicks.
The Eggs Have Arrived! 🐣 6 The chicks will be going to a caring home.
The Eggs Have Arrived! 🐣 7 Ahh! So cute!

Cheerleading! This week the children had taster sessions of cheerleading in the hall, they all enjoyed using their gross motor skills!

Cheerleading! This week the children had taster sessions of cheerleading in the hall, they all enjoyed using their gross motor skills! 1
Cheerleading! This week the children had taster sessions of cheerleading in the hall, they all enjoyed using their gross motor skills! 2
Cheerleading! This week the children had taster sessions of cheerleading in the hall, they all enjoyed using their gross motor skills! 3
Cheerleading! This week the children had taster sessions of cheerleading in the hall, they all enjoyed using their gross motor skills! 4
Cheerleading! This week the children had taster sessions of cheerleading in the hall, they all enjoyed using their gross motor skills! 5

Valentine's Day in Reception!

Valentine's Day in Reception!  1 Carefully drawing and colouring symmetry
Valentine's Day in Reception!  2 Making cards
Valentine's Day in Reception!  3 Using fine motor skills to cut out hearts
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Chinese New Year!

12/01/2017

Happy New Year!

 

New Year, New challenges.

 

As you are all aware we have given out new reading books to the children this week. We ask that you read with your child every night and sign their diary to let us know where they are up to. This is a two-way diary as we will also be reading with your child in school, therefore your child needs their reading books in school daily. Each signature will go towards our whole school 'Rapid Reading' programme. When your child reaches 20 signatures they will receive a bronze award, 45 is a silver award and 60 is gold! The programme starts again each term so lets get reading! Please continue to practise the phonics sounds we gave out earlier in the year too as this is the key to learning how to read and write. smiley

08/12/2016

This week we have been very busy and working very hard rehearsing for our Christmas production of 'Hey Ewe.' We will be performing this for parents/carers on Tuesday 13th December at 9.15am. Please come along and enjoy our show!

28/11/2016 - Today we had a surprise visit from a very important Police lady who gave us some advice on staying safe over Christmas and knowing who to ring in an emergency!

28/11/2016 - Today we had a surprise visit from a very important Police lady who gave us some advice on staying safe over Christmas and knowing who to ring in an emergency! 1

This week we are busy creating masterpieces for our Christmas Fair on Friday 2nd December. Please support us by coming along and enjoying some festive treats!

Phonics Books

Please make sure that your child brings their Phonics book to school each day so that we can add a new sound for you to practise at home!

 

Transient Art! We have recently introduced our new Transient Art area into the provision.This allows the children to manipulate, explore, and experiment with patterns, shapes and objects in a non-permanent way - it's art without glue! So tying in with our Autumn theme we have provided some interesting resource that have produced some wonderful pieces of art!

In maths we have been learning about patterns, we started off by making linear repeating patterns with shapes and colours. We have also made Rangoli and spiral patterns. Here we are making patterns by threading Cheerios on to skewers ( they were yummy too!)

 In maths we have been learning about patterns, we started off by making linear repeating patterns with shapes and colours. We have also made Rangoli and spiral patterns. Here we are making patterns by threading Cheerios on to skewers ( they were yummy too!) 1 First we very carefully looked at the colours
 In maths we have been learning about patterns, we started off by making linear repeating patterns with shapes and colours. We have also made Rangoli and spiral patterns. Here we are making patterns by threading Cheerios on to skewers ( they were yummy too!) 2 Then we enjoyed threading them onto skewers
 In maths we have been learning about patterns, we started off by making linear repeating patterns with shapes and colours. We have also made Rangoli and spiral patterns. Here we are making patterns by threading Cheerios on to skewers ( they were yummy too!) 3 We made patterns with 2 and 3 colours!
 In maths we have been learning about patterns, we started off by making linear repeating patterns with shapes and colours. We have also made Rangoli and spiral patterns. Here we are making patterns by threading Cheerios on to skewers ( they were yummy too!) 4
 In maths we have been learning about patterns, we started off by making linear repeating patterns with shapes and colours. We have also made Rangoli and spiral patterns. Here we are making patterns by threading Cheerios on to skewers ( they were yummy too!) 5
 In maths we have been learning about patterns, we started off by making linear repeating patterns with shapes and colours. We have also made Rangoli and spiral patterns. Here we are making patterns by threading Cheerios on to skewers ( they were yummy too!) 6
 In maths we have been learning about patterns, we started off by making linear repeating patterns with shapes and colours. We have also made Rangoli and spiral patterns. Here we are making patterns by threading Cheerios on to skewers ( they were yummy too!) 7

Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!

Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!  1
Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!  2
Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!  3
Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!  4
Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!  5
Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!  6
Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!  7
Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!  8
Expressive Art and Design - Tea bag painting! First we chose some interesting flavoured tea bags, put them to soak for an hour and then came back to them. We explored each one by smelling them and discussing what flavour we thought they might be (the favourite was blackcurrant and vanilla!) Then used them to squeeze and rub on to paper making beautiful and scented art work!  9

Physical Development - we have given the children many opportunities develop gross motor skills during outside provision.

Physical Development - we have given the children many opportunities develop gross motor skills during outside provision. 1
Physical Development - we have given the children many opportunities develop gross motor skills during outside provision. 2
Physical Development - we have given the children many opportunities develop gross motor skills during outside provision. 3
Physical Development - we have given the children many opportunities develop gross motor skills during outside provision. 4
Physical Development - we have given the children many opportunities develop gross motor skills during outside provision. 5

Marvellous Maths! During this half term we have been looking at numbers, the children have joined in a range of fun activities to encourage reciting numbers in order, matching numerals and quantity and knowing how many numbers in a set. We have used ICT, baking and number hunts outside to encourage children to recognise numbers in the environment!

Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body.

Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body. 1
Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body. 2
Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body. 3
Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body. 4
Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body. 5
Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body. 6
Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body. 7
Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body. 8
Personal, social and emotional - During this half term we have been supporting the children to build positive relationships with other peers and adults by providing a variety of games that require collaboration. Through our Linked Learning topic 'Who Am I?' We have been exploring our senses and learning about parts of the body. 9

Radical reading and Writing - Through a language rich environment we have been working on looking at books with interest, handling books carefully and recognising familiar words and sounds such names and labels in the environment. Children are beginning to hear and say initial sounds and through a systematic synthetic phonics approach they are starting to read and write simple words. We offer a multi sensory approach so that children are motivated to practise sounds and letters during play whilst exercising fine motor skills.

Big Me Day! Today we dressed up as what we aspire to be when we are older! We had a great turn out of Policemen, Firefighters, Train Conductors and lots more! #highaspirations

Big Me Day! Today we dressed up as what we aspire to be when we are older! We had a great turn out of Policemen, Firefighters, Train Conductors and lots more! #highaspirations 1
Big Me Day! Today we dressed up as what we aspire to be when we are older! We had a great turn out of Policemen, Firefighters, Train Conductors and lots more! #highaspirations 2
Big Me Day! Today we dressed up as what we aspire to be when we are older! We had a great turn out of Policemen, Firefighters, Train Conductors and lots more! #highaspirations 3

 

Early years learning concentrates on 7 areas split between prime and specific areas of learning.
 

The prime areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
     

The specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

 

Please visit the links at the bottom of this page for further information of what to expect of your child in the Early Years!

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