Early Years Foundation Stage
Welcome to Early Years
We are Mickey and Minnie Class!
In Foundation Stage the staff working in our class are: Miss D Morris, Mrs V Horner and Mrs P Newcombe.
Our Learning Journey Continues here...
This half term we are going to be learning about how plants and trees grow.....
This is what we are learning this half term.
This half term these are our 'Favourite Five' books that we are reading.
We have had a great first week back, we have read the story of “The Enormous Turnip.” The children have really enjoyed listening to the story and retelling it using puppets and masks they have made. In Maths we have been thinking about size and comparing the size of different objects. The children in school have enjoyed doing some great outdoor learning and have been practicing their throwing and catching skills.
Information for Parents and Carers for the half term...
Last half term we learnt about 'Growth and New Life'. We found out more about the lifecycle of a butterfly.
This week has been a very busy and exciting week. The children have enjoyed finding out more about minibeasts. We have read some lovely poems and stories about minibeasts. The children have been busy doing lots of counting and art activities connected to minibeasts. The children also have learnt about Pancakes and have thought about what toppings they would like on their pancake. The children had a great Forest Schools session, the children learnt some really important safety messages and listened very carefully.
Handwriting Hero: Daisy- great effort with her writing.
Tommy- Tommy has made excellent progress with his reading. He has been working really hard on all his challenges at home.
What a brilliant week we have had! The children have been reading the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. The children have done some amazing work, there have been some very imaginative and creative pictures and writing. The children have been very busy with all their learning and have done some great work! On Tuesday the challenge was to make a snowman, there were some fantastic snowmen and there were some great snowy pictures.
We have had an excellent week in Team Morris. We have enjoyed reading the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. The children have really enjoyed retelling the story using puppets and masks they have made. They have enjoyed watching how bread is made and talking about the importance of washing your hands. All the children have worked so hard. They have made done some great reading and have sent some great photos of all their hard work. The Reception children had an excellent time in Forest Schools, they continued their problem-solving activities helping a fox and his family. On Friday all the children enjoyed a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ there were some great photos of the items the children found.
Some amazing work this week well done!
This week has been action packed! We have been busy listening to the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children have made some excellent masks and puppets and used these to retell the story. The children have also made some brilliant bridges to use in their story telling, there were some excellent bridges from the children at home. The children in school made an excellent bridge in forest schools for the fox to go home.
Well done to all the children this week- some fantastic challenges!
This week we have had a great 'penguin' week. All children at home and school have really enjoyed some exciting penguin themed challenges. There have been some great penguin puppets, pictures and answers to some very tricky penguin questions. The children have also been very impressive with their counting skills and are enjoying doing lots of counting practice and number recognition.
Some great work from everyone this week, well done!
We have had a very different first week back. At school and home we have been learning about 'winter.' The children have been talking about what clothes they wear in winter and all the fun activities they enjoy doing. The children have done some fantastic winter pictures at home and school and have tried really hard to add lots of extra details. Well done to all the children in Team Morris learning at home or school for their excellent efforts and attitude to their challenges this week
Well done to all the children at home and school for some excellent learning this week.
This is what we learnt in the first half of the Spring term...
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This is what we learnt about before Christmas.
This is our Learning Journey from the second half of the Autumn Term.
A super end to the term...
This week has been action packed with Christmas activities. The children have been very busy. The children's favourite activities have been making Christmas decorations and counting presents for Santa. The children had a super party and enjoyed playing pass the parcel. The children also enjoyed watching the Pantomime. The Reception Children made some excellent robin decorations in forest schools.
The children have had a fantastic week.
We have had a lovely week, we have been listening to the story of the Gingerbread Man. The children have enjoyed retelling with the small world props. The children have been very creative making some extra special Christmas crafts. The Reception children had a great time in forest school making their own Christmas decoration outside.
Emily- Emily has been trying really hard in phonics sessions and doing lots of extra practice!
Amelia N- Amelia has had a super attitude to all her learning and always does her best.
The children have read a lovely book called ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ this week. This has led to some exciting star themed activities. The children have made some fantastic collage stars, done some excellent name writing and brilliant counting. They have also made a special surprise to bring home soon! The children have enjoyed finding our class Elf each morning. He has had some exciting adventures so far!
Grace- Grace has made excellent progress with her phonics this week. She also tried very hard and made a super effort in forest schools.
Tommy - Tommy has made a brilliant effort in all his work this week! He has had a massive growth in confidence!
The children have been very busy this week.
We have had a very exciting week in Early Years. We have watched in amazement as Mr Grasshead grew his amazing long hair! He has been joined by the cress Lama who has started sprouting, the children have enjoyed each morning looking at how they have changed. The children have also created some collage fish for the whole school display. There was lots of concentration and careful thinking when choosing colours and pieces of material! The children have enjoyed the “Pants” story and discussing the different shapes and colours in the patterns.
Kai-Riley- Kai has had a superb week. He has amazed everyone with his understanding of some tricky words. He is a kind, caring and thoughtful member of our class .
Daisy- Daisy has been a super star this week. She can always be relied upon to try her best, be a fantastic role model for all our class and produce some great work!
The Reception children really enjoyed their Forest School session.
We have enjoyed the story of Elmer the Elephant this week. This has inspired some fantastic imaginative play in the small world with jungle animals. The children have also been developing their fine motor skills using cubes to make patterns on Elmer the elephant. The children have also been counting elephants and also recognising and ordering the numbers on some special elephants. The children have also taken part in their daily phonics sessions with enthusiasm. In our Curiosity Cube the children have been watching and watering 'Mr Grass Head' his hair has started to grow and the children have enjoyed watching and describing how it has changed.
There has been some excellent learning inside and out this week in Early Years.
The children have been really creative this week. We have been reading a book where the characters like spotty or stripy clothing. This has led to lots of discussion on shapes and patterns. The children have then created their own ‘ t’ shirt designs using different coloured shapes. The children have then described which shapes they have used to make their design. The children have also learnt about poppies and remembrance. They have made their own poppies using lots of different materials.
Elaya - Elaya has worked amazingly in phonics. Elaya has worked really hard with all her work and tried her best.
Bobby - Bobby has worked hard and tried his best with everything he does!
We have had a great first week back. The children have continued their interest in spiders by doing some super counting and number recognition. They also found some large spiders outside and enjoyed looking at them. We have also been finding out about bonfire night and have talked about how people celebrate it.
Bella-Lou- Bella has made a fantastic effort with her phonics work and has tried very hard with her writing.
Dawood- Dawood has had a fantastic week, super behaviour and attitude to his work and brilliant work in phonics.
Have a look at what we have been learnt in the first half of the Autumn term.
We have had a great first week back. The children have settled really well into their new routines. The children are making lots of friends. The children have read a story about Little Rabbit Foo Foo and The Colour Monster. They have listened really well.
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We have had a great week, the children have all been superstars! The children have enjoyed reading the 'The Three Little Pigs.' The children have enjoyed joining in with the story. The children have also been counting pigs and recognising the numbers on the pigs. Our question of the week has been what do you look like? The children have enjoyed talking about what they look like and describing each other. Next week our question is who is in your family?
Grace - Fantastic start to full-time school, great listening and ideas in discussions.
Elaya- Brilliant effort and enthusiasm in her work.
This week we have been reading the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We have talked about what happened in the story. We have been making masks and puppets of the main characters in the story. We have also really enjoyed retelling the story in our small world area. The children have also enjoyed helping count out the correct number of apples into Red Riding Hoods basket. The children also tried to recognise the numbers on the apples in her basket. The children have all been super in their attitude to learning. Next week we are reading a story about a tiger...
Daisy- Having a fantastic attitude to her work.
Bobby- Having a massive growth in self- confidence.
We have had a great week! We have been reading the story of 'The Tiger who came to Tea.' The children have enjoyed drawing pictures of tigers. We have made our own Tiger Masks. The children have also really enjoyed having a tea party for the tiger. The children have been recognising and ordering numbers on safari animals. The children have also been making a special surprise to show people at home.
We have had a very busy and exciting week. We have been reading the story of 'Owl Babies.' The children have enjoyed painting pictures of the owls. The children have enjoyed using the construction to make a nest for the owls. The children have been trying to tell the story in their own words and have also used the Owl puppets to act out the story. The children have also been practising their number recognition and ordering skills with some special number owls. We have also talked about been kind to others
The children have enjoyed listening and retelling the Owl Babies story.
Here are some of the activities the children have enjoyed this week.
This week we have read the book ‘Going on a Pumpkin Hunt’. The children have enjoyed lots of pumpkin themed activities. The children enjoyed playing in the small world Fairy and Gnome pumpkin land and have made up some imaginative stories. The children also enjoyed painting some amazing pictures. They spent time exploring mixing their own colours. There was also some impressive pumpkin counting and number recognition. The Reception children have done some amazing writing about what they saw on their Pumpkin Hunt.
Emily - Excellent attitude to her work! Emily is always very kind and helpful to all her friends.
Kian - Kian has really improved his attitude to his work. He has shared some fantastic knowledge about the heart and blood with his friends.