There was lots of excitement in early years today as the children explored the family photos in their home corner. It inspired a lot of discussion and conversation about our families.
This week we have been learning all about the story of ‘Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis. We have been busy sharing each child’s Bog Baby learning with you on their individual learning journals but keep watch to see some of the amazing class learning that has taken places thanks to this inspiring and engaging book.
We were very excited a few weeks ago to find a toad in the Early Years Garden. The children came to find Miss Sharpe as they though they saw something under one of the logs. After lifting the log we found a toad and carried him safely to our small pond area. Many of the children believed the toad to have been one of the escaped froglets that lived in our pond towards the end of the summer. The children looked after the toad and experimented with different ways of moving like one.
After spending time reading the story ‘The Gruffalo’, EYFS took a trip to a garden in South Wheatley to go apple picking. The children picked their own apples before heading to the village shop to purchase the ingredients needed to make an apple crumble. Back in the classroom, the children worked together to make apple crumble and enjoyed eating it the next day. We decided our apple crumble must have been a lot tastier than a Gruffalo Crumble.
This week, early years have been exploring freezing and melting by making autumn treasure ice bags. After selecting the autumn treasures they wanted to freeze, they put them in the freezer over night. The next day we looked at how the water had frozen and become hard/solid. During the day the children kept watch and noticed how the ice melted back into water.
In order to further develop the early year’s curriculum area ‘people and communities’, we would like to make a family photo collection in the home corner. The images will prompt discussion about how our families are all similar or different and build connections between home and school.
In order to achieve this, we would like every child to bring in a photograph of them and their family which will then be displayed on the wall. The photo will be stuck into a paper frame so therefore should be a copy as will not be returned. If you would like to email your image directly then please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write Dance is a movement based programme designed to develop childrens gross and fine motor. Movement plays a central role in learning to write. The children listen to a story , move to music and then scrimble. This week our story was about a train we then scrimbled using paint.