Category: EYFS

Annual campfire and pumpkin soup experience

Every year, we celebrate the harvest and pumpkins with the children to create ‘our famous pumpkin soup’. The children created a recipe, brought the ingredients and prepared the soup; ready to be cooked on the campfire.

M is for measuring

This week the Reception children were  inspired by last weeks annual pumpkin soup and bonfire experience; to develop their knowledge about capacity . The children recalled their previous knowledge of big and small and expanded their vocabulary to include, tiny, massive, gigantic, little and petit.  The children experimented with objects from their environment and sorted …

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‘Make and Bake’ week and World Food Day

As part of our Design Technology food week,  each class was given the challenge of designing and making a dish from a country in the chosen continent.  Reception was given Europe and due to our story focus being ‘Room on the Broom’ we decided to create cheese wands using French cheese.  During the week, we …

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D&T week: Pizza making!

During Design and Technology Week, each class were asked to make a cultural dish, dedicated to their given continent.  Nursery were given Europe, so we decided to make Italian Pizza’s! The children had lots of fun throughout the week, learning about Pizza, where it’s come from and how it is made. Taste testing ingredients, design …

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W is for writing

The children have been very excited to share their knowledge of sounds this week and have been practicing their writing whenever and wherever they can.

B is for biscuit

Following on from our spider cookies last week, the Reception children found a story called ‘Biscuit Bear’ in our library. During our literacy lessons, the children have been expanding their curiosity and questioning skills about how to make biscuits and how he came alive. We acted out the story, developing our own versions and as …

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All about four!

This week, Reception have been developing their understanding of one to one correspondence by using objects in their environment to concrete their learning. In addition to singing songs representing one, two and three, the children have been learning how to write numbers of meaning and supporting each other. Yesterday’s challenge was to use four pens …

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Exploring Autumn

This week, Nursery have learned about Autumn and how the outdoors has changed since summer time. Our focus book was ‘Leaf Man’, so we went on a nature walk to collect fallen leaves, sticks and crab apples to make our ‘Leaf Man’ collages! The children also baked lots of delicious leaf-shaped biscuits.

‘Supertato’ our hero… or is he?

Our focus text for the week has been the book called ‘Supertato’. The children took an interest in this story and so we used it as our topic to make our learning fun and enjoyable. Throughout the week, the children were able to develop their communication and language skills through listening to the story and …

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Marvellous Maths

In Maths, we have been learning about what makes a pair and how to make a group. We explored looking at objects that are pairs, e.g. ears, shoes, hands. After reading ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’, we noticed George the giant wore a pair of socks. The next day, we found a box of socks …

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