We are Early Years!
Our teachers are: Mrs Barrowcliife (C1)
Mrs Clarke and Miss Baker (C2)
Our amazing Teaching Assistants are:
Mrs Lees, Mrs Elston & Miss Watson
We do indoor PE on Tuesdays and outdoor PE on Thursdays .Please make sure your child has long jogging bottoms/leggings now the weather is colder.
Homework will be sent out each Friday and we ask that it is returned by the following Wednesday.
Homework can be found at the bottom
of the page
Friday 20th April
Welcome back! We hope that you had a lovely Easter break! Our new topic this half term is
We have hunted for minibeasts in the outdoor area and discussed the habitats of different minibeasts.
In maths, we have been 3d shape detectives! We learned the names of 3d shapes and discussed the properties using the language of edges and faces; who can remember the posh word for corners?!
The sun has had its hat on this week; please ensure your child has suncream on before school and a hat and water bottle for them to enjoy outdoor learning safely.
Friday 23rd March
Another busy week in EYFS! The chicks have been growing and some of us have had a hold, they are so fluffy!
Our story of the week was:
We planted our own class beans using our knowledge of what they would need to grow.
We hope there isn't a giant at the top of our beanstalk!
In Maths we have been ordering numbers from smaller to larger, we are pretty good at this. The children really enjoyed this game if you fancy playing along at home
There is no new homework this week, as the Easter homework was set over a 2 week period; we look forward to seeing your finished Easter Bonnets on Thursday!
Well done to our Gold Book stars this week, Summer & Robyn; we are very proud of you!
Friday 16th March
This week was science week; our story of the week was Six Little Chicks:
We had some very special visitors in school to help us with our learning...
We received 10 little eggs, which hatched in to little chicks. We learned lots of facts about chicks and hens and enjoyed talking about lifecycles.
Thank you to all of the parents who joined us on Thursday to celebrate our learning. have a look what we got up to...
Friday 9th March
We kick-started the week with a belated World Book Day. The children looked fabulous, thank you for all of your efforts. We enjoyed learning all about the well loved author 'Julia Donaldson' and enjoyed lots of super stories!
Our story of the week was Jack & the Beanstalk
We think that the giant paid us a visit on Friday; we found giant footprints, a hen laying golden eggs and a harp! We made a magical potion to send the giant back up the beanstalk! We have also written character descriptions, letters to the giant and sequenced the story together.
In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting numbers, using objects for support. Please continue to practise number recognition and formation at home; it really will support your child's future learning.
Our VIP lunch table...well done!
We got messy painting magic beans...
Look out for a special arrival next week...
WORLD BOOK DAY WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 5TH MARCH
Our new topic for this half term is 'Growth & Change'
Friday 16th February
In English we talked about the importance of sharing. We though the crab was very kind for sharing his shell!
This week we also celebrated Shrove Tuesday; we tried pancakes and talked about Lent. Wednesday was Valentines Day. We read 'Guess How Much I Love You' and thought about who is special to us. On Thursday we learned about Chinese New Year. We tasted stir fry and prawn crackers, yum! We made chinese lanterns and looked at how people celebrate.
Have a lovely half term break, there is no homework......play, eat, sleep, repeat
Friday 2nd February
Our story of the week was
We thought about the characters in the story. Sam Sly was very mean and definitely the villain! Luckily the singing mermaid had lots of friends who helped set her free. What do you think makes a good friend?
In Maths we have been measuring using standard and non standard units. Homework this week consolidates this learning.
Thank you for supporting your children with their spellings at home;learning the tricky words will help them hugely as they progress through school.
Our Gold Book stars this week are Thomas & Reagan, well done!
A few photos to end our week...
Friday 19th January
Wow, the week has flown by! Our 'Under the sea' topic is well and truly underway...we are loving our yellow submarine role-play area. We are busy writing lists of the creatures we spot while deep under the ocean.
Our story of the week was:
This book is a collection of short poems describing a range of sea creatures. We also used google to find out more information about the creatures that we were interested in. Homework this week is to research further using the internet or the library...we cant wait to hear all of your facts!
In Maths, we have been securing our 1:1 counting and number recognition/writing. Being able to read and write numbers to 20 is our goal so any practise at home would be appreciated! If you can go further than that,we would be extremely impressed!
Our Gold Book stars this week are Lucas and William; we think you are fabulous!
Friday 12th January
Our topic for this half term is 'Under the Sea'. Look out for our termly flyer which will give you an overview of what we will be learning.
Our story of the week was...
The Rainbow fish didn't want to share his beautiful scales. We thought about how each character was feeling and a time when they have shared, unlike Rainbow fish. In the end the Rainbow fish took the advise of the wise octopus; he shared his scales and was no longer the lonliest fish in the ocean.
We used role-play to act out and re-tell the story.
In Maths, we have been finding one more than and one less than a number. Most of found one less than a little tricky so we will continue to practise this. We also need lots of pratise forming numbers correctly so any help out home would really support us in our learning. Thank you!
Reminder: Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school. Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Also, if your child wears ear rings please can they be removed on those days.
Friday 22nd December
Happy Christmas from the Early Years Team!
Have a safe, happy and restful Christmas, we will see you all back on Monday January 8th.
Friday 15th December
We are nearly there Early Years parents!
We hope you enjoyed the KS1 Nativity; the children worked so hard learning the songs, we think you'll agree they were the cutest stars and sheep ever! Thank you for all of your support during a very busy week. Keep an eye out for photos of your little stars coming soon...
Our Gold Book stars this week are Sophia and Denny; we think you are fabulous!
This week is the last homework set before Christmas, the countdown to festivities are on!
Friday 8th December
A lovely festive week in Class 1 and 2. The children have been busy rehearsing for the nativity; they are doing a brilliant job of remembering the words to the songs. Please send in all costumes by Monday ready for the first performance.
We have also been busy preparing for our 'Teddy Bears Picnic' next week. We took a frosty walk to the Post Box and sent out lots of invitations, so keep an eye out for the post man! We are looking forward to seeing you all; don't forget your bears
Our Gold Book stars this week are Alfie and Samardeep, we think you are super!
There is no homework this week due to a busy week of performances and rehearsals...have a restful weekend
Friday 1st December
Another busy week in Early Years...the C word is definitely creeping in! We have had a visit from a little Elf so are all trying hard to make the right choice!
This week in Literacy we have looked at the history of bears. We sorted old and new bears and used the word 'because' to say why we thought they were old or new. We got to hold a very old teddy bear which is over 70 years old.
In Maths, we have been looking at money. The children need to be able to recognise and talk about the different coins. Time to open the money boxes!
Homework this week is decorating a peg for our christmas tree....we have had some come already, have a little look below.
Our Gold Book stars for this week are Oliver and George. Well done!
Friday 24th November
Our story of the week was...
We enjoyed the story of a boy who went to the moon in his 'rocket'. We even had a visit from baby bear himself!
In Maths, we have been learning about 2d shapes. Can your child recognise and talk about a triangle, circle, square and rectangle? We enjoyed sorting shapes into those with curved sides and those with straight sides. We made pictures using shapes,have a look below....
Being a Superhero is lots of fun!!
Friday 17th November
Children In Need
Thank you so much for your support and effort with the children's 'Spotacular' costumes! We have had a fabulous day all for for a fantastic cause.
Our story of the week was ...
We thought about the feelings of the characters and used our phonetic knowledge to write a sentence. We also looked at the rhyme in the book, can you continue this rhyming string? Hat, pat.......
This week was National Nursery Rhyme week. We enjoyed learning and singing a different rhyme each day. Can you sing the songs to your parents?
In Maths, we have been focusing on positional language such as beside, on top, beneath etc. The children enjoyed following instructions from a partner using the language, well done!
Our Gold Book stars this week are Eva and Susie, we think your fabulous!
Friday 10th November
Our story of the week was
The children are really enjoying our Bears topic. We have loved re-telling and acting out the story- who do think was the scariest bear? The children are really coming on with their phonics; many children are beginning to recognise, read and write cvc words! Some of us tasted porridge, just like Goldilocks. We liked ours with jam-yum!
In Maths, we have been finding one more than a number. We have used objects, numicon,and play dough to support our learning.
Thank you to our fabulous cook Stephy...look at our fabulous Remembrance Day biscuits. They tasted as good as they looked!
Thursday 19th October
This week we have been learning about the festival of Diwali.
We made Diva lamps using clay and sequins and rangolis's using coloured rice. We loved dancing to Indian music in PE!
Next term our topic is 'BEARS'
We hope you have a wonderful half-term break; the children have worked so hard and we are very proud of them.
Friday 13th October
An exciting week in Early Years years having all of the fun at the fair!
We looked at the type of rides that you would find at the fair and talked about the flashing lights. We used our jotters to write about the things that we could see-our phonetic knowledge is really coming on! We enjoyed tasting some of the foods that you would find at the fair...hotdogs and mushy peas with mint sauce-yum!
In Literacy we followed instructions to make chocolate apples.
In Maths we have been learning the days of the week and ordering different times during the day. Can you sing the days of the week song?
Our Gold Book stars this week are Arthur & Jake. Well done, we think you are fabulous!
Some of you are finding it difficult to log on to to the 'Teach your monster to read' app.
The star code is 548413, password is left blank.
Friday 6th October
Our story of the week was...
We listened to the story and talked about the different animals. We discussed how the ladybird was very brave and thought about times when we were brave too (like when we started school) . The characters Len and Hugh were a little bit sneaky and wanted to steal the prize cow! Luckily the ladybird heard their plan and managed to save the day.
We used our phonetic knowledge to label the characters, and have enjoyed making our own animals using paper plates and lots of paint!
In Magical Maths, we have been adding spots to ladybirds. We are learning to recognise numbers to 20 are and counting accurately, super!
This week we also got ourselves changed for PE. The children tried really hard to do this independently; practising this skill at home would be great!
Thank you to all of the fantastic efforts with your child's homework; it is lovely to see such fantastic learning at home. This week we are looking at what us special/unique. Homework can be found at the bottom of the page
Our Gold Book stars for this week are Evie and Jessica - we think you are super!
Friday 29th September
Another busy week in Early Years; we have managed to squeeze in lots of magical learning and fun!
In phonics we have been learning the phonemes: s, a, t, p, i
Can your child recognise these phonemes and say the sound? Can they blend the phonemes together to make words, eg, sat, tip, pit? Keep practising at home!
In Magical maths we have been recreating repeating patterns using lots of different equipment. Homework this week focuses on this, we hope you have fun! Have a look at us this week...
Our Gold Book stars this week are Layla and Ruben, well done we think you are super!
Friday 22nd September
We have had so much fun in Early Years this week; it has flew by! This week the children joined the rest of the school for our first assemblies; we looked very grown up sat in the hall!
Our story of the week was...
We listened to the story about a duck who lived with a very lazy farmer. We talked about the beginning, middle, and end of the story and discussed the animals that farmer duck lives with. We used our fine motor skills to draw and label animals from the story-wow!
We have also begun our daily phonics sessions; this will help us become reading and writing superstars!
In Maths, we have focused on recognising and ordering numbers to 5 and 10. We have been using numicon, a practical tool to help us learn. What colour is number 5? How many holes does the shape 3 have?
Thank you so much for supporting your child with their first homework this week; it makes a huge difference This weeks homework is sequencing the story of Farmer Duck.
Our Gold Book stars for this week are Jake and Poppy; well done, we think you are fabulous!
Friday 15th September
WOW! What a fantastic first week; the children have settled in really well. It has been lovely watching the children make new friends and adapt so well to their new environment. We are really enjoying getting to know each and every one of them. Have a little look at some of the things we have been getting up to...
Your child has had their first peice of homework set this week, focusing on positional language. We hope you enjoy learning with your child;please ask if you require any support with this. We do ask that completed homework is back in school before the following Thursday
Thursday 7th September
What an amazing first two days!
The children have all settled in really well and it seems like they have been here for much longer. They have quickly picked up some of the routines and we have enjoyed listening to them telling us all about their summer. The first lunch was a great success and it was lovely to see so many empty plates and bowls. We will start sending reading books home over the next few days and hope that you enjoy sharing the books with your child. You will also receive a booklet which explains all about the expectations for reading. The expectation is that children will read at home at least 4 times a week.
Please remember to write in your child's diary when you hear them read at home.
Thank you for all your support over these few days and we look forwards to working with you throughout the rest of the year.
The Early Years Team
The children really enjoyed the day, but were ready to go home by the end of it :)
Well done to our Gold Book Superstars: Lexi and Imogen.
Have a wonderful half term break.
3rd February 2017
What an exciting week it has been! We have been learning all about Robin Hood and the children have LOVED it!
Robin Hood left us lots of things in our wooded area earlier in the week- a bow and arrow, Maid Marian's headband and a secret note! We found out that when we added water paint we could read the secret message!
We talked about whether it was right or wrong that Robin Hood stole from the rich. We had some interesting discussions and we gave our opinions.
We even had a go with Robin's bow and arrow!
Learning about Robin Hood has made us very excited for our trip next week. :)
Well done to our Gold Book superstars of the week: Amber and Bobby
Have a wonderful weekend!
27th January 2017
What a week! We have been learning all about different modes of transport. We learnt about all the different kinds of transport in Nottingham and we read the story 'The Train Ride.' We enjoyed building our own modes of transport out of blocks and enjoyed our own 'train ride' around the school grounds.
Children have had fun learning about repeating patterns in maths. The children made their own necklaces using a repeating pattern and some children even had a go at number patterns.
Our Gold Book superstars this week were Keegan and Ronan. Well done!
Have a lovely weekend; see you on Monday!
20th January 2017
This week in English we have been learning all about the city we live in. We have learnt about the famous author DH Lawrence; he went to our school! We also talked about our houses and the streets that we live on. We looked at non-fiction books about this too. We even went outside and looked at different house and the electricity wires that power our houses.
In maths, we have been learning about halving. We have done this through sharing and using the Numicon. For homework this week we have set a task on Abacas for the first time. We have included a sheet all about it. Please come to us of you have any problems. :)
We had the laptops out this week. The children did a picture of their house on Paint.
Our gold book superstars this week were Lucas and Ollie. A BIG well done! We are proud of you.
Have a lovely weekend.
13th January 2017
This week we have been learning all about the UK and the Queen. The children have loved reading the story The Queen's Knickers.
The children have designed their own pair of knickers for the Queen, retold the story and have done some amazing writing! We have also been learning about the UK. The children have looked at maps and a globe and really enjoyed exploring the country on Google Earth.
For maths this week we have been learning all about shape. The children have been naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes. They made a castle for the Queen out of 3D shapes, finding shapes with curved sides for the roof. We also set up the 'shape shop'. The children found the right shapes for what the customer needed!
We gave the children a big challenge in PE this week.
We conquered this...........
So we gave this a go........
Our Gold Book superstars this week were: Tilly and Emily. We are proud of you!
Have a great weekend everyone!
6th January 2017
Welcome back and a very happy new year to you all! The children have come back raring to go! We have got so much done in such a short week!
We have been reflecting on what we did over the Christmas holiday. We have enjoyed sharing our stories. We also did some amazing writing about our Christmas's.
In maths, the children have been practising their estimating skills. For homework, we would like the children to do some with you at home! :)
Class two had their first Forest School session this week; which they absolutely loved! They played lots of games to get them used to what it will be like.
Class One did some work with some of the older children. They shared books with some year 5 children. They worked so nicely together and they really enjoyed having them come to visit.
Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday.
We are nearly there!! It has been a wonderful, festive week in Early Years. We all really enjoyed watching the KS2 show.
We have been getting crafty.... the children have been making all sorts of surprises.... ready for Christmas!
As we come towards the end of our first term, we would like to say a big thank you for all of your support and a big well done to the children, who have worked so hard.
Have a very merry Christmas and we will see you next year! :) :)
What a week! We are so proud of the children! They did amazingly well with the Nativity! We think they are all super! Enjoy some photos:
What an exciting week in Early Years! On Monday we had a visit from two of Santa Elves! One is called Mistletoe and the other is called Holly! They are going to stay with us until Christmas! (Paying visits back to the North pole each night.. of course!) They are quite cheeky and like to hide in a different place each day. Earlier in the week they even sprinkled Elf glitter all over the classroom... even in Miss Atamaniuk's drawer!
In Literacy, we have been learning all about Peter Pan. The children have loved exploring our own Neverland and looking at special maps.
In Numeracy children have been learning to double numbers to 10. We have been using objects and the Numicon.
We had a wonderful time at Grandparents afternoon. It was so nice to meet you all, thank you to all that came.
A super afternoon but we are still trying to get rid of all the glitter!
Well done to our Gold Book superstars: Finley and Scarlett.
We have been working so hard practising our Christmas production, and it is nearly time! We had our first practise in our costumes today. We perform for the school on Tuesday! If you still haven't sent in the costume pieces needed for your child could we ask that they come on Monday.
We can't wait to show you our hard work!
A big well done to Imogen Barnes, who guessed the snowman's name. She is the proud new owner of Harry the Snowman!
Have a super weekend.
It has been a colourful week in Early Years.... we have been learning all about the story The Rainbow Fish.
We have had some interesting discussions on whether The Rainbow Fish should have shared his scales!
We also gave some shiny scales of our own away.... celebrating some of the wonderful qualities the children have.
The children have done some amazing independent writing this week while learning in the classroom. It really shows how their confidence with writing is growing!
In maths, children have been learning about capacity. We have been ordering containers by capacity to find a perfect tank for The Rainbow Fish. Some of us have even been measuring potion in ml for The Rainbow Fish.
A big well done to our Gold Book superstars this week: Jack and Myah.
Also well done to Class 2, who won the 'clean and tidy award' this week. As judged by pupil parliament!
Have a super weekend!
This week we have been learning all about Disney Land! We have used Google Earth to find out where Disney land is. The children have also looked at holiday brochures- looking at why we have them- and maps. The children have loved doing a big collage of Micky and Minnie mouse! Look out for it in the classroom!
In maths we learnt about measuring length. Children used cubes to measure things and some children used rulers too.
Another busy week next week..... we will be learning all about The Rainbow Fish!
11th November 2016
It has been a magical week in Early Years! We have been learning all about the story 'Alice in Wonderland'. A magical door appeared in the classroom and we have used our imaginations to think about what might be on the other side! We even drank magic potions to make ourselves shrink so that we could fit through!
In maths, we have been learning to find 1 less. Children have been using the Numicon to do this practically as well as writing and answering their own number sentences. We introduced our new Going for Gold area this week and lots of the children managed to achieve Gold! :)
Today we had our annual remembrance assembly where we observed 2 minutes silence. We talked about what it meant with the children earlier in the week.
Well done to our Gold Book superstars of the week: Jack and Max.
4th November 2016
We were happy to see the children so excited to come back after the holiday and what a super first week back!
It has been history week in school this week and in Early Years we have been learning all about the dinosaurs! Children have been looking at different ways we can find out more- the internet, books and museums. The children have been using big words like extinct, carnivore and herbivore!
On Tuesday a cheeky dinosaur came and took our milk and munch! Children found lots of clues in the playground including big foot prints! They put on their detective hats to solve the mystery! Luckily, Mrs Salisbury managed to get us more milk and munch.
Children have been learning to find one more in maths. They have done this with Numicon and number lines. We have starting doing maths a little differently this week (following the mastery approach) where children can achieve bronze, silver or gold each week.
This week Early Years have got changed for PE for the first time! They were great! They enjoyed being in their PE kits! We did the apparatus, which they loved! Photos to follow........
It was great to see so many of you at parents evening this week. We hope you found it useful! Feel free to come and see us if you ever have any questions.
Have a lovely weekend, see you on Monday.... when we will be learning all about Alice in Wonderland!
14th October 2016
Another exciting week in Early Years....... We have been learning all about Goose Fair and Diwali. The children tried mint sauce and mushy peas- a Nottingham tradition! As well as hot dogs!
The children have spent the end of the week learning all about Diwali. We were impressed by what they could remember from what we learnt on Art Day last week! The children loved making diva lamps out of clay; they decorated them with repeating patterns. We also learnt the story behind Diwali.
Well done to our Gold Book superstars of the week; Ollie and Noah. :)
Our tricky word of the week has been go. They are doing fantastically with their tricky words. I wonder if the children can spot them anywhere at home......
See you all on Monday!
We have had a lot of fun learning all about the story Funnybones this week. The children have done some amazing writing, trying hard to hear the initial phonemes in words. Some children even wrote their own captions for pictures from the story.
Thursday was art day; our school theme was light. So we chose to learn all about Diwali! The children took part in all sorts of arty things including; making rangoli patterns, making diva lamps out of CDs and Henna Art; we even did some outdoor art with the year 5s! The children absolutely loved it.
A big well done to our Gold Book Superstars of the week; Sonny and George.
Have a lovely weekend!
This week the children have loved learning all about the story, 'We've all got bellybuttons!'. They have all got involved in the actions and some of us have even acted out the story!
We have also been busy learning our tricky word of the week: to. Can the children spot it in books at home? Or while they are out and about?
In maths, the children have been absolute mathmagicians! They have been sorting objects into groups. We have sorted all sorts; from toys to fruit and veg! They have even been sorting into Venn Diagrams. Wow!
A big well done to our gold book superstars for the week; Imogen and Jacob.
And, another well done to Class 2 for winning the attendance award for the second week in a row! Another 100%! WOW!
We hope that you have a wonderful weekend! See you next week, when we will be learning all about Funnybones!
Another busy week in Early Years! The children have been learning all about rhyming words. They have worked hard to match words that rhyme and also to find rhyming pairs in poems and songs. They have done some great independent learning in the classroom on this too! We have also learnt the tricky word the this week.
In maths, the children have learnt how to order numbers up to 20. They have worked really well in pairs and groups to play number games and make numicon number lines!
It is also our class pet 'Melissa's' first full week in school. Here is a little glimpse of her!
The children have also gone into assembly for the first time this week. They have done so well! They sat beautifully. They really impressed Mrs Chambers and the other children and teachers!
Well done to our first ever Gold Book super stars this week; Dylan and Hope!
Also a big well done to class 2 who won the attendance award this week; getting to keep WILF in the classroom! 100%..... WOW!
As well as this, the children have been busy bees learning in our classroom. We thought that we would give you a sneak peak at some of things we have been doing:
?This week the children have been learning all about the story 'The Train ride'
They have loved joining in with the story! We have also used instruments to make all the sounds we might be able to hear on the train. Children really enjoyed learning about how steam is made and even made some scientific predictions about what would happen when we made out own steam!
In maths this week children have been counting from 1 to 10 with the Numicon. They have counted the holes in the Numicon to see how many each one is worth. They have also tried to feel for different Numicon in the feely bag!
The children have also met our Early Years pet- Melissa! They loved giving her a stroke! We talked about how we look after Melissa.
As well as all this, the children have gone onto the main KS1 playground for the first time today! They have really enjoyed spending time with the other children.
Another great week! Have a wonderful weekend!
9th September 2016
What a wonderful first week! The children have settled in amazingly! They have been busy learning all about our classroom. The children have enjoyed learning in the construction area, the kitchen, the make and do and the maths and literacy areas.
The children have completed lots of artwork for the walls (look out for this next week!) and have even done their first piece of work for their busy bee books.
See you on Monday for our first full week!
26th August 2016
The start of the school year is nearly upon us!
As part of your child's transition to school, we gradually build up their school time hours in the first week. Here is a reminder of the first weeks timetable:
Tuesday 6th September: 8.45- 11.45
Wednesday 7th September: 8.45-11.45
Thursday 8th September: children will stay for lunch today. 8.45-13.00
Friday 9th September: the children's first full day. 8.45- 3.15.
We hope that you have had a wonderful summer holiday, enjoy the last week! We hope that the children are looking forward to their first week of school. We are certainly looking forward to having them!
See you on Tuesday the 6th.
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