Early Years Foundation Stage Mrs Arnold & Mrs Swift: News items
Chicks!, by Miss Holland
Date: 16th Jun 2016 @ 12:15pm
How lucky were we today when we had a surprise visit from Carla's mummy who brought in some 1 and 2 day old chicks! Mrs Smith explained the lifecycle of the chick to us and even had some of the broken egg shells from this morning. She also showed us some photos of the parent hens who were very large and helped us to understand why the chicks were already a good size. We all had chance to stroke or even hold a chick and washed our hands before sharing how they felt. It was interesting to learn about the incubator and the heat lamp.....one chick even fell asleep in Mrs Cropper's hands it was so warm and comfortable!
A HUGE THANKYOU to Mrs Smith for sharing the chicks with us and we can't wait to see them again in a couple of weeks to see their down change to feathers and how much they have grown
Sports for Schools, by Miss Holland
Date: 29th Apr 2016 @ 10:31am
How exciting to see Hannah Whelen, an Olympic gymnast, in school today to promote sports for schools and help us to take part in our sponsored circuit training!
Phew! That was hard work but greeeeaaaaattttt FUN! We had to jump the bench, scissor jumps, mountain climbers, leg wiggles and star jumps to finally cheer on the rest of our friends.
We certainly earned our sponsor money so a great BIG THANK YOU to all our friends and family who have sponsored us (money due next week)
Our School Pond, by Miss Holland
Date: 26th Apr 2016 @ 3:14pm
WoW what an exciting afternoon we have had! We went for a walk down to our school pond to look at the tadpoles that have hatched out of the frogspawn. How lucky are we to see the tadpoles in their natural environment especially as we are learning all about the lifecycle of a Frog! The sun kept peeping out so we could see the tadpoles more clearly and share our squeals of delight as we noticed their wiggling tails in the water amongst the leaves. We were also delighted to see the spring flowers blooming in the woodlands...........
Easter Service, by Miss Holland
Date: 21st Mar 2016 @ 12:27pm
We had a wonderful Easter service at Mossley church today with the Reverend Taylor. We thought about 'Spring', new life, flowers and growth. Rev.Taylor planted some sunflower seeds and we discussed what is needed to help them to grow. Rev. Taylor then made the link between Spring and Easter for us, comparing the seed in the soil growing up into a flower to Jesus dying and coming alive again. He then gave us the pots to take back to school with us and watch grow. We enjoyed singing our Easter songs and reciting our poem.
Once back to school we celebrated 'Palm Sunday' by creating our own palm leaves and holding a procession around the playground pretending to welcome Jesus into town......"Hosanna to the King!" We are looking forward to the rest of the week and the many Easter activities in store
Mother's Day Tea Party, by Miss Holland
Date: 4th Mar 2016 @ 9:37am
How wonderful to have the opportunity to have 'tea with Mummy' It was a great afternoon spending time with our Mummies, showing them our learning books, sharing our poems and working together on the word searches. We proudly sang our 'Mummy thank you, I love you' song and presented our cards. We hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did and your daffodils bloom.
World Book Day 2016 - Pyjama Day, by Miss Holland
Date: 3rd Mar 2016 @ 10:18am
The children had a wonderful day today wearing their pyjamas all day. We shared our 'favourite books' and explained to our friends 'why' we thought our book was so good. We had princess books, funny books, books by our favourite author, sing-a-long books, information books, fairytale books, books from programmes off the television and even a book about 'poo'!!!!!!!! We had as many opportunities as possible to listen to our stories and an assembly with Mrs Swift to explain World Book Day.
After lunch we all went into the hall with our Year Six reading buddies and shared our own favourite book. We even had 'hot chocolate' to drink too.......zzzzzzz.......night night everyone
Chinese New Year and Shrove Tuesday, by Miss Holland
Date: 9th Feb 2016 @ 12:35pm
We have had a wonderful week of celebrations with Chinese New Year and Shove Tuesday or Pancake Day as it is more commonly known.
For Chinese New Year we learnt all about the customs and traditions behind the festival and the story of the 12 animals crossing the river that became the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. We made our own dancing Dragons, masks, money envelopes and even created our own Dragon Dance to music. We tasted noodles with soy sauce and prawn crackers and had great fun using chopsticks. We also learnt the game of 'Chinese whispers' and made cards to our family "Kung Hei Fat Choy"
Pancake Day was another celebration as we learnt all about the Christian festival of Shrove Tuesday the day before Lent. We learnt about the reasons behind having Pancakes on this day and why Shrove Tuesday always occurs before Lent. We also watched how other countries celebrate this day and had fun watching pancake racing on youtube. Our favourite part of the day was our own pancake races and of course having our very own pancakes made in font of us and eating them!!! We wrote a list of ingredients for our favourite pancake and then imagined what we could give up for Lent.
Enjoy the photos......
'Teddy Bears Picnic' lunch, by Miss Holland
Date: 4th Feb 2016 @ 12:15pm
"If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise, if you go down to the woods today, you'd better go in disguise. For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain because........Today's the day that teddy bears have their picnic!"
A huge thank you to Mrs Speak and the kitchen staff for organising a special picnic lunch in the hall to coincide with our 'Bear' project. We all had a wonderful time and an even more wonderful lunch, it was Bearrrrrrrilliant!