EYFS Learning Updates

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2022/2023

Term 3

Happy New Year everyone!

Week 1 and 2

The children have been very busy on their first week back. They have been introduced to their new 'question of discovery' which is, 'who are people that help us and why are they special?'

The children are very excited about this learning journey and they have already been showing us what they know and asking questions about things they want to find out. 

We are also learning about the seasonal features of Winter and we went on a journey to the snowy, icy antarctic! We learnt about igloo's, who lives in them and how they are built. We made our own with sugar cubes.

We have also had so much fun learning about capacity!

Here are some pictures of our learning:

Week 3 and 4

This week we have gone on an adventure all the way to China, because it is a very special celebration for them this week, it's Chinese New Year!

We have learnt all about the story behind it and how the zodiac was created. We have loved learning about The Great Race and taking part in our own races to learn about ordinal numbers. 

We were also very brave and tried lots of exciting Chinese food! It was so yummy, we filled in a chart afterwards to say if we liked or disliked it. We were also very lucky to have some visitors, they came and showed us how to do fan dancing and lion dancing! It was so much fun!

We have also been using the animals to inspire our story telling!

In week 4 we had a visitor in our classroom and he destroyed our home corner! It was The Evil Pea from Supertato! We are going to learn to retell the story, Supertato to make him come and save our home corner. This made us think more about healthy foods and what food makes us fit and strong. We sorted healthy and unhealthy foods and learnt about which foods are good for our teeth! A dentist came to visit us and taught us all about how to look after our teeth and gums and how to brush our teeth twice a day.

This week we have also loved listening to stories about superheroes and talking about what superpowers we would have. We made our own superhero masks and acted out amazing stories.

Week 5

This week we were very lucky to have lots of emergency services come in to visit us! We had a paramedic, firefighter and police officer come in. We learnt about their job role and the equipment they use. They even let us use it! 

Term 2

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a fantastic break. 

This term our question of discovery is... 'what are celebrations and why are they special?'

Through this question we will be going on a journey of discovery to learn all about different celebrations in the up coming months and learn about why they are special, especially to certain people and learning to respect others interests, their values and develop curiosity about the world. Please refer to our curriculum overview on our EYFS class page for more information on learning taking place this term.

Diwali | Definition & Facts | Britannica 

Week 1 and 2

This week we started the week by having a fun Halloween day, we played lots of fun games and got very messy in the slime! Big skeleton from Funny Bones wrote us a letter and we had to put him back together again! After our Halloween day, we continued the week by learning all about 'Diwali'. We were amazed by the story behind Diwali and by all the amazing lights and colours. This is because it is the festival of light! We have been very lucky to have children in our classes who celebrate Diwali and they taught us so much about the special celebration. In Week 2, it was 'Bonfire Night', we have really enjoyed learning about fireworks, how to stay safe and creating onomatopoeia words to describe the sounds we can hear. Here are some pictures of what we have been up to:

Week 3 and 4

This week has been a very exciting week, the gingerbread man came to visit our classroom! We have been so excited! We decided to learn to retell his story and have fun doing lots of activities linked to the gingerbread man.Here are some pictures of what we have been learning:

Week 5 and 6

This week has been so exciting! We have written our letters to Father Christmas, posted them and visited Costa for a yummy babyccino. When we got back the Gingerbread Man delivered us some ingredients and we made our own gingerbread characters! They were so yummy. We made a tally chart to see which cutter was the most popular. 

Week 7

The children loved their Christmas party and their Christmas stay and make. Thank you so much for everyone who came and well done to the children for their hard work. We are so proud of how hard the children have worked this year and how well they have settled into school life! Merry Christmas!

EYFS Performance of Rudolph!

We loved singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to the whole school!

EYFS Rudolph

Term 1

 

Week 1/2/3 - slow transition weeks

EYFS have had a very busy start to their new adventure of starting school! The children have been so brave and are now walking in all by themselves! The children have been learning how to use their new inside and outside learning environment and they have been very good at learning how to follow the routines.

Across our first two weeks we have had lots of fun getting to know each other and playing lots of exciting name games. The children have also made up their own class rules to follow so everyone knows how to make the right choices and stay safe.

Here are some pictures of us exploring and learning about our new school:

Write Dance

This week we found a special letter and it was all about a magical village called the write dance village. The people who live there talk through dance and drawing. They are going to deliver us a different story every week. This weeks story is all about a volcano and how it erupted and destroyed their village! But luckily everyone was safe. Here are some activities we have been doing:

Week 5 and 6

The past few weeks we have loved learning all about ourselves and others. We have learnt about our feelings through the story, 'Colour Monster' and we have learnt how to express our emotions. 

We have talked about our differences and similarities in our features, our personalities and our families. We have made exciting self-portraits and leaf art! 

We have also loved learning about the seasonal change, Autumn.

Here are some pictures of our learning:

Elmer

In EYFS we discovered a special letter from Elmer! He knows that we have been learning about being unique and why it is so exciting to be different. We decided to learn how to retell the story and took part in lots of fun activities. We have loved learning about colours, patterns, patch work and different jungle animals. 

We have loved learning in our Phonics lessons and we have started to read simple words!

In Maths we have been learning about measuring and size. We learnt how to measure with our eyes and with objects! We have also been learning about repeating patterns and we used Elmer to inspire our ideas. 

For Music we have been learning a Elmer song, so look out on Tapestry on the last week of term for a video of us singing!

2021/2022

Term 6

We are very excited this term as we will be learning all about farms and farm animals. Our question of discovery is 'who lives on a farm and why are they special?' We have been thinking about what we already know, what we would like to learn and we are preparing for our trip to Godstone Farm. 

Week 1 and 2

Godstone Farm

We had so much fun on our trip to Godstone Farm! We met lots of different animals, fed them, learnt facts about them and had a go at doing important farmer jobs! 

Week 3 and 4

We absolutely love building using construction resources so this week we decided to challenge ourselves by using Knex! We follows the instructions to help us. 

Week 5 and 6

Over the past two weeks we have been thinking lots about our transition into Year 1. We decided to make our own 'Memory Jars' to talk all about our favourite memories from being in Reception. We showed our memories to the whole class! We also learnt the story 'The Cautious Caterpillar' and thought about how we are feeling and any questions we have about moving onto Year 1. 

Term 5

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a great half term break, thank you to all the children who sent us lots of lovely home learning over the holidays. 

When we came back to school we were very shocked to see that a alien spaceship had crash landed in our outside area!

We were so excited that we decided to make our 'Question of Discovery' all about space! So our question is, 'why does it change from light to dark every day?'

Here are some of the activities we have been up to! We can't wait to learn more about our solar system.

Week 2 and 3

We have loved learning to retell the story 'Beegu', we decided to make our own clay Beegu's!

In Maths we have been learning all about 2D shapes and we made shape art inspired by Kadinsky. We also used a light box to make transparent 2D art.

We have loved learning all about what it is like to be an astronaut so we decided to make our own junk modelling rockets! Here are some pictures of our learning:

 

This week we decided to extend our construction skills by learning wood work! This week we learn safety and how to hold and use a saw.

Week 4 and 5

Soon it will be the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, so we have been learning all about the Queen Elizabeth. We have looked at pictures of her across the years that she has been Queen, we have learnt about where she lives and all the famous London Landmarks. We have been using our love for construction to build amazing castles which we think the Queen would love to live in! We have made exciting crowns using our pattern making skills and we can't wait to wear them for the celebration day. We have also loved looking at different flags and learning about The Union Jack flag.