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Early Years Foundation Stage

 

 

Welcome to Early Years

We are Team Barker!

 

In Foundation Stage the staff working in our class are: Miss G Barker, Mrs V Horner, Mrs P Newcombe and Miss N Appleby.

Spring  A

Jack and the Beanstalk - Text & audio - The Fable Cottage

This half term our topic is 'Whats for dinner?-Fruit and Vegetables!

Have a look below at what we are going to be learning....

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 Homework Grid Spring 1.docxDownload
 Knowledge Organiser Spring 1.docxDownload
 Medium Term Planning- What's for dinner. Fuit and Vegetables.docxDownload
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Week 3

This week we have  travelled to Africa and learnt all about African fruits and African animals. We learnt this through the story of Handa’s Surprise. This week we have also learnt the names of some  fruits and have enjoyed looking inside the fruits.  The children even tried to carry the fruits  like Handa does- on her head! In Maths, the Reception children have been learning about how to solve simple number problems. The  Nursery  children have been learning shape names. They have been finding shapes hidden in the environment. The children have also enjoyed painting with shapes and making patterns with these!

Golden Book

Well done to Kye and Oliver N for some amazing learning this week!

Week 2

This week we have learnt about vegetables, we have named them and also talked about what they look like. We read the story of the 'Runaway Pea' and have  discussed  our favourite vegetables. We predicted what  we thought might happen to the pea at the end of the story, we came up with some amazing ideas! We also made  wanted posters to help find the runaway pea. We thought about  what the pea  looked like and what he could do!

In our  Maths learning this week, the Reception children have been learning about groups, we now understand how to make groups of 2 and 3. In Nursery they  have been learning about colour names and making patterns using colours. 

Golden Book

Well done Isabella R  and  George! Some amazing ideas and thinking this week!

Week 1

This week we have being settling back into our school routines and welcomed some new members to our class! We have been learning about vegetables this week and read the story of Supertato. In the story we enjoyed finding out that Evil Pea was in fact good! He wanted to help the other vegetables.In Maths this week, the Reception children have been focusing on subitising and counting using a counting frame. The Nursery children,  have been focusing on ordering numbers through a variety of songs- our favourite song was 5 little ducks!

Golden Book

Well done Max and Kyla for some excellent learning this week! 

Autumn B

Autumn Activities: 35 Things to Do in Autumn | Day Out With The Kids

Have a look at what we learnt  during the second half of the Autumn term.

The children learnt about shapes, celebrations and festivals.

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 Early Years Homework Grid Autumn 2 Shapes Celebrations and Festivals.docxDownload
 Early Years Knowledge Organiser Shape, Celebrations and Festivals.docxDownload
 Medium Term Plan Autumn 2 Shapes! Celebration and Festivals.docxDownload
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Week 7

 We have being celebrating Christmas in Team Barker. We started the week by completing our 'Reindeer Run'.  It was great fun challenging ourselves to see how long we could run for! We have then enjoyed sharing lots of Christmas stories, songs and completing Christmas crafts. On Wednesday we had fun making party hats for our Christmas Party and our Christmas dinner was delicious!

Golden Book

Well done George and Charlotte- excellent effort this week!

Week 6

This week our focus story was 'The Jolly Postman'. In the story we found that the postman delivers special letters to the elves in his workshop. We decided to write a letter to father Christmas telling him  what we would like this year! We did some amazing writing and used our phonics to help us! This week was also very special as we got to perform our class nativity to our families! We did a super job!

Golden Book

Well done to all the children in Team Barker for your fantastic performance in the Nativity!

Week 5

This week we have focused on the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. We started the week by learning about the story and finding out what happened to the gingerbread man. We then thought about a different way that the gingerbread man could have safely crossed the river, we decided he might  need a boat. We  made boats and talked about the properties  of materials.  We found plastic floated and paper sinks! We tested the boats  with our gingerbread men, and only ended up two soggy gingerbread men! We continued to learn about the gingerbread man and made some in class, we had lots of fun making the dough and then decorating them. We then used our bossy instructions to write a recipe. In Maths this week, Reception have been learning how to make numbers 4 and 5 in different ways and beginning to use additional sentences. In Maths this week, Nursery have been focussing on counting and learning to count in order using claps and jumps. 

Golden Book

Well done Kye and Isabella R a fantastic week! 

Week 4 

This week we have being focusing on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears! We decided as a team that Goldilocks needed to come to our classroom and learn about showing kindness and keeping safe. However, on Tuesday something terrible happened! We found the chairs broken in our home corner, someone had eaten our porridge and someone had slept in the baby’s bed! We knew it was Goldilocks! We made a Wanted Poster to search for Goldilocks, we added detail about what she looked like and what type of person she is! Unfortunately, we are still trying to find her! In Reception, we have been focusing our mathematical learning on numbers 4 and 5. We have been counting out objects carefully and have  begun to find one more and write them as number sentences! In Nursery, we have been focusing our mathematical learning on patterns in the environment. 

Golden Book

Well done  Charlie and Hallie for producing some excellent  wanted posters to help find Goldilocks.  

Week 3

This week was anti-bullying week. In order to understand how unkindness can make us feel we read the story of The Ugly Duckling. We focused our  key vocabulary on the words lonely, ugly and teasing. We talked about how everyone is different and that we need to show kindness to make people happy and feel safe. We had lots of fun learning about how The Ugly Duckling transformed into a beautiful swan. We also used puppets to retell the story. In Reception, our maths focus has been on naming and recognising triangles and circles. We learnt about  the  properties of shapes and had fun identifying the shapes in the environment! In Nursery, our maths focus has been on  making patterns using colours, shapes and objects!

Golden Book

Well done Madisen and Alister for a fantastic week with your learning !

Charlie also won Starr for being a kind and caring member of Team Barker.

 

Week 2

This week we have continued to find more out more about Autumn. We have really enjoyed reading the story of 'Leaf Man.'  The children have found out that the 'leaves go where the wind blows.' The children then went on their own leaf hunt. The children were encouraged to think of  of words to describe the colour, size and shapes of the leaves they found. Our favourite word to describe the leaves  we found was 'crunchy.' We used the leaves  to make our own leaf men. A fantastic week in Team Barker!

Golden Book

Well done to Nataniel and Oliver N for their hard work this week in their phonics and maths. Super effort well done!. Also well done to Charlotte for her fantastic handwriting!

Week 1

This week we have been learning about Bonfire Night. In class we have  made our own fireworks in the Creative area. We have also recreated fireworks through splatter painting and experimenting with colours. We have also learnt why we celebrate Bonfire Night and have learnt the song 'Remember, Remember the 5th of November'.

In Maths this week the Reception children have been learning  to recognise and identify the numbers 1,2,3. The Nursery children have been learning about shapes, recognising and finding shapes in the environment. 

A super first week back to learning Team Barker!

Golden Book

Well done Frankie and Riley for some fantastic learning this week.

 

Autumn A

Have a look at what we learnt in the first half of the Autumn term.

In the first half term our theme was ' Wonderful Me- Friends and family.'

Have a look at what we learnt..

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 Curriculum Progression for Early Years Autumn B 2021-22 (3).docxDownload
 Knowledge Organiser Autumn B Wonderful Me Friends and Family.docxDownload
 Medium Term Plan Friends and Family Autumn B.docxDownload
 Wonderful Me Friends and Family Homework Grid Autumn 1.docxDownload
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Week 7

Things have got a bit spooky in Team Barker this week. The children had a delivery of some special pumpkin soup! The children also enjoyed reading a story called 'Pumpkin Soup.' The children also enjoyed making some special Halloween buns.

Golden Book

Well done Max and Charlie - amazing effort this week.

Week 6

In our class this week we had a special visitor- Annie the skeleton! Annie helped us understand how our bodies look underneath our skin and how our bones and muscles move when we do different exercises. Our focus story was 'Funny-bones.'

In Reception the children were learning more about pattern in Maths. The children made lots of patterns with different colours and shapes. The children enjoyed making  some patterns using items they found on a nature walk.

The Nursery children have enjoyed sorting by colour.

Golden Book

Amazing effort from Alister and Charlotte this week - well done!

 

Week 5

This week we have been finding out more about our homes. We have read the story 'This is our House' and focussed our learning on recognising and naming the different parts of the house both inside and out. In the story we found out that George is not a good friend and does not share his house. The children then explored what makes a good friend. The children then took part in a team building activity- the children were challenged to work as a team to make a house out of playdough and lolly sticks. The children did really well sharing and listening to each other.

In Maths the Reception children have been learning about comparing amounts. The children continued to learn lots of new vocabulary. The children in Reception also have learnt some more new sounds in their Read Write Inc sessions. The Nursery children have been exploring making sounds using musical instruments.

Golden Book

Super effort from George and Kyla this week.

Alister also won Starr!

Week 4

 This week in Team Barker we have learnt how to be a  kind friend. We  had  a bag delivered that had lots of large clothes inside. We spoke  about the different clothing and its size. Then we found out that it had been delivered to us from a Giant! Inside the bag was the story 'The Smartest Giant in Town' . We  then spent the week reading this story and identifying how the Giant showed kindness. We  also made crowns for each other and made sure we did something kind for our friends each day. At the end of the week we made cards and wrote letters to the Giant for letting us share his clothes. Maths this week has had a focus on colour matching and sorting. We also had fun going on a Autumn nature walk collecting autumnal objects. We sorted the objects that we found by shape, colour and size. Lets remember to show lots of kindness to our friends and families.

Golden Book

Well done Riley  and Madisen an amazing week!

Week 3 

This week we have been learning all about our families. We have learnt the different names of the people in our family. We have also begun to think about what special role each of our family members have. We spent time creating pictures of our families. In Maths this week we have focussed on colours and counting objects to 10. We enjoyed using the maths equipment to pretend to be shopkeepers to get our friends to buy the correct amount of items. We have also started our phonics this week. The  Reception children have tried hard with saying and writing their sounds. The Nursery children have enjoyed hearing and identifying sounds in our outdoor environment on our environmental walks. Another fantastic week of learning Team Barker.

Golden Book

Well done Frankie and Nataniel for a brilliant week!

Week 2 

What a busy week! This week we have learning all about what makes us special. We read the story 'What Makes Me a Me.' We then began to think about what why we are special. We have also learnt some new words 'same' and 'different.' We  then had fun finding things which are the same and different about us. We have also done some fantastic paintings using the mirrors  to help us think about what is special about us. We have also had fun inside and outside completing challenges. Our favourite challenge was the obstacle course outside.

Golden Book

Well done Oliver N and Hallie for an excellent week and some fantastic learning.

Week 1

We have had a brilliant start to the school term. This week we have been focussing on building relationships with each other in class and exploring our new environment.

We have been very busy learning all about the  ' Colour Monster' and the different emotions we might feel. We have  had lots of fun making monsters in lots of different ways.

Overall a super start back! Well done Team Barker!

Golden Book

Well done Kye and Isabella for all your hard work and super attitude to learning this week!

Nataniel won 'Star' to take home this weekend. We cannot wait to find out what he has been up to!

 How can I help my child at home?

50 things to do before you're Five  has some fantastic ideas of activities and places to go! There is also an app you can download.