Today we have been learning about Saint Andrew. He is the Patron Saint of Scotland. The children learnt about the special friendship between Jesus and Andrew. To celebrate St Andrew's Day, the children crafted Scottish flags in a selection of ways and learnt how to do a little Scottish country dancing.
Armistice Rememberance 2018
We have been totally blown away by the maturity and understanding as to why we wear poppies and why this year is so important. The children have each designed a rock which will be displayed in our remembrance garden, as well as crafting their own poppy to take home with them. Well done everybody
This week we have been learning about China. We focused our learning on a book called, 'Lin Yi's Lantern'. The children have located China on the globe, they have practiced writing their initials in Chinese writing, some, have tried a selection of Chinese food and they have enjoyed a range of music and songs. Thank you to all those of you who attended our exhibition after school!
An important visitor!
Today we enjoyed a visit from a special dental nurse. Our children learnt about the importance of regular brushing, healthy snacking and visiting the dentist at least twice a year. Parents were invited to the end of the session to look at a sugar board and ask questions
Independence and working together
working things out together
listening to each other
talking things through
caring for our environment
dressing quickly and indepedently
Independence and working together are two very important factors of our environment. Our children make us proud everyday for the way they support one another's learning, how they help each other when in need and how they care for their space
Raising money for the defibrillator!
We have been extremely impressed with how resilient and skillful the children have been today. Everybody got involved and they all demonstrated enjoyment from working together to help the wider community.
New development taking place in the EY garden!
Lots of planning and constructing taking place in our garden this week. Watch out as our ideas and plans develop!
Maths Investigation Week
This week the children have enjoyed developing their mathematical skills through investigation and playing games. They have learnt how to spot and create patterns, and through playing a selection of games and completing puzzles, their use and understanding of mathematical language has improved.
Spotting Signs of Autumn
The children took a stroll around the school grounds looking for signs of autumn. The children observed how leaves have started to change color. They change to red, yellow and brown. The children also discussed how the weather starts to get cooler and that there is a need to wear coats, trousers and hats.
It has been an extremely fun and interactive week this week in Early Years. The children thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the sea searching for pearls in a drama session, measuring ingredients in order for us to bake delicious flapjack, learning a new song to perform at the Harvest Festival and building relationships and working together.
Class Archive 2016-17
Early Years visit to Panshanger Park
Nursery and Reception enjoyed an adventurous day of fun and exploration. We took a stroll from school to Panshanger Park, using our senses to explore the world around us. The children were exceptionally observant, noticing signs and numbers in the environment and they heard things which they could not see; for example distant traffic, birds and children playing. Lots of descriptive language was used to describe all they could see and hear. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the woods, climbing trees and finding caterpillars. We used sticky cards to collect different types of leaves, flowers and grasses. As with every school outing, lunchtime dominated; lots of healthy delights were eaten before our long walk home! We were so proud of the behaviour and perseverance displayed by all who came (adults included).
Welcome to Matisse Class!
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