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EYFS – Manta Rays and Jellyfish

Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Class Teachers are Tash DaSilva and Eleni Varda. Our Lead Practitioner is Domenica Torrano and our learning support assistant is Emma Smith

  • Lockdown Learners of the Week

    A great big thank you to all the parents that have supported their children with home learning. We truly appreciate any effort that has been made to ensure your children continue with their education during this unsettling change of routine. Just like in our celebration assemblies, we felt it would be appropriate to celebrate some of the children who have been working hard this week.

    EYFS

    Take a look at some fantastic home learning our children have been doing! We love seeing our children continuing their learning from home.  🙂

    Year 1 Dolphins

    In Year 1, I was really impressed this week by Eloise’s amazing story she has written about the space rocket she has made. Here is her amazing work:

    Year 2/3 Whales

    In Year 2/3, our lockdown learners of the week are Samuel and Jaden! They have been working hard at home completing the learning packs and completing their tasks set on Purple Mash.

    Year 4

    Year 5 Turtles

    A big shout out goes to the following children who have been working hard to complete their home learning, and have handed in work on Purple Mash:

    Amelie, Lexie M, Ashira, Yusuf, Lexie T, Hanifa, Jumana, Raihan, Aleemah, Lucas, Oskar, Junior, Mahdi, Rosa, Umayyah, Davi and Sihan.

    Year 6 Sea Horses

    In Year 6, our lockdown learners of the week are Bibi and Nathalie! They have been working hard at home completing their tasks set on Purple Mash. Well done girls.

  • Closure home learning grid

     

    Jellyfish’s Home Learning

    Reception

     

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    Go into the garden and look for signs of new life. Take a photo of it and add to tapestry.

     

    Draw a picture of a flower in bloom. Don’t forget the leaves, the stem and the petals.

     

    Can you write a sentence about a flower you have seen.

     

    Talk to a grown up about when you were a baby. Think about how you have changed and what things have stayed the same. Using objects you have at home. Count out a pile and pretend Mr. Number Taker has taken away 5. How many do you have left?
    Look for words in your environment at home. Can you make a list of words you find. Your target is 10.

     

    How many knives and forks do you need to lay on.the table for all your family. Set the table with a knife, fork and spoon for each person and take a picture. Add it to tapestry. Think about a song you enjoy at the moment. Can you perform this song either by singing the words or creating a dance. Video this and add it to tapestry. Make up a list of real and nonsense words that rhyme with hat -cat, mat etc..

     

    Can you draw your house using different shapes? Find different objects to use for your shapes.

     

    Circle, square, rectangle, cone

     

     

     Manta Ray Home Learning

    Nursery

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    Practise writing the letters in your name. Make sure you are holding your pencil with 3 fingers Draw a picture of a flower in bloom. Don’t forget the leaves, the stem and the petals.

     

    Go into the garden and look for signs of new life. Take a photo of it and add to tapestry. Talk to a grown up about when you were a baby. Think about how you have changed and what things have stayed the same. Jasper grew a beanstalk. Can you tell your grown up about what we need to make a seed grow?
    Have a look around your home for numbers. Can you take some pictures and add to your tapestry page? Can you sort a basket of socks? Ask the children to sort a selection of mixed up socks back into their correct pairs. How many socks do you have altogether? Can you learn a new song and perform it to a grown up?

    Extension- Make your own microphone

    Join in with P.E with Jo on

    u tube at 9am.

    Take a photo of you getting fit and add to Tapestry.

    Plant a seed in your garden/ in a pot at home. Watch it grow and take pictures.

     

  • We love Gymnastics!

    Last term Reception loved their Gymnastic sessions. They learnt to create gymnastic shapes, climb, balance and dismount with control.

    This term we are looking at different team games to build on our ability to work together and take turns.  The children love it!

  • Bath bomb experiment

    We explored states of materials in science this week.  Look what happens when a solid turns into a liquid. The children enjoyed using their senses to discuss smell, touch and sound of the objects used.

    Bath bomb experiment

    Bath bomb experiment

  • Theatre trip to Chickenshed

    Children were so excited to go on their first theatre  trip in Reception!

    They loved every minute of their trip, from the coach to posing for a photo with Snowman and Santa Claus.

    Safety first ! We made sure we know why we are wearing seat belts.

    They children were so engaged with the show, they were singing along and clapping to the rhythm.

    What’s more exciting than some snapshots with our favorite Christmas characters?

  • Monster footprints

    You can’t imagine how much fun we had by creating our monster footprints! We used green and brown paint. We followed the steps that the monster took to go home and look what happened!

    Things got messy but the children absolutely loved it!

  • Obb & Bob

    What a fun afternoon we had! We played with Obb and Bob and he had to figure out whether a word was real or a nonsense one.

    We were able to read most words and could understand which words were made up ones.

     

  • Parent reading morning

    Another successful parents’ Friday morning. It was lovely to have you all sharing stories with the children.

  • Learning about fruits

    After making our own fruit shop in Reception, we learned all about different fruits. We had a go at cutting fruit into small pieces and sharing it with our friends. We tasted tropical fruits and learned new words linked to taste and texture.

    Our new topic is spiders so stay tuned for more pictures ..

  • Our shop

    This week in Reception, we opened our own shop. The children created their own bunting for decoration and started getting busy  right away . We learnt and used different words, and also we shared our experiences when going to the shops.

    Stay tuned for more pictures next week!