Category: EYC

EYC – Where would we like to be?

What a truly gorgeous day!

For our WOW starter of ‘Where Would We Like To Be,’ EYC had ‘Show Time’ of the Jack and the Beanstalk story acted out by their teachers. The children then presented their version of the story to the class. Look how focused they all are!

The finale was the opportunity for the children to milk Daisy the Cow.

EYC Easter Egg hunt

The Easter Bunny left Easter eggs for the Rainbows to find in our EYC garden. Oh what fun the Rainbows had finding them all!

Rainbows spring walk

The Rainbow children made their own binoculars and then we took them on our Spring walk around school. What a beautiful day for some outdoor learning in Science Week!

EYC Easter Egg rolling

Children in Reception did Egg rolling today. This was a good opportunity to use our maths language: which egg went the furthers? Which egg stayed the nearest to the slide? What was the number on the winning egg?

After lunch, we sat down and wrote about the experience. We are getting so good at using our phonics skills!

EYC’s Easter observational paintings

Rainbow children came to the painting table to make an observational painting of our Easter display. They selected their colours carefully and the result was stunning!

Rainbow class listen to stories

The children in the Rainbow children class have been watching teachers reading lots of different stories on the Smarboard.

They did writing about their favourite book and why.

EYC celebrate World Book Day

We have had so many stories today and lots of fun sharing our favourite stories in unusual places!

Happy World Book Day everyone!

EYC – World book week

World book week is off to a brilliant start!
In EYC children are taking home a story sack or home learners parents are coming to collect one from school. All N2 children have been given a Treasure Chest pack with a book in. Finally the children are watching stories on Tapestry read by staff, but can they guess which teacher as they are in disguise?

EYC’s story and song afternoon

EYC were lucky enough to have Charlotte  from Nottingham City Library read two stories to them today! We heard Charlie Cooks Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson and Never Use A Knife And Fork by Neil Goddard and Nick Sherratt. Charlotte then sang us some songs … what a lovely session!

Rainbows Maths day

We talked about how maths was all round us. The children did not believe me, so we looked at numerals on food packaging and talked about what it was for. We watched a clip about Mrs Winkler making a pasta bake for dinner. She was right, there was a lot of maths!

Because we are reading about Goldilocks, we made porridge. Again, the maths language kept coming: double, sharing, full, empty, 180 ml, 800 W and 1 minute. At the end, we checked if more children liked porridge or not like it. Guess what? We had lots of Goldilocks!

EYC Home learners – Chinese dragons

We cannot believe all of these wonderful Chinese dragons that the children are making at home!

EYC make pancakes!

As it’s pancake day on 16th February EYC children have been learning how to make them. They loved eating them and the favourite topping was maple syrup.  What fun they had later tossing the pancake!

EYC’s feel good Friday!

We had a feel good Friday, learning all about emotions and how we can make ourselves and our class puppets feel happy. We made fruit faces, did yoga, relaxed with cucumber on our eyes and made yummy feelgood smoothies.

Southwold Superstars!

Two home and two school learners are recognised from each class every week for their amazing effort in learning. Home learners receive their certificates through the post. We can’t wait to find out who are our Superstars today!

Our Rainbows are connected!

The Rainbow class did a SCARF lesson about how we are not all together at the moment but how we are still feeling connected. In school and at home, children decorated their jigsaw piece. The jigsaw pieces of the children who are currently in school are displayed on our window. We cannot wait to have all the pieces together and make our jigsaw complete. We have seen on Tapestry that the pieces at home also look amazing!

EYC’s Home/School Maths

Did you know that the Rainbows are all able to do the same maths? The children in school and at home get the same lessons. In school, we use counters to work out our maths problems, but at home children have been very creative in finding things to use. The teachers are very impressed with all the learning that is happening!

EYC ‘The Train Ride’

Mrs Beresford read the story ‘The Train Ride’ for the children to watch on Tapestry. She also sang the song ‘The Train is a Coming, Oh Yes’ for the children to learn.

Today the Trekker children had the task of cutting out shapes and using them to make their own train following the instructions demonstrated on Tapestry.

EYC’s dough disco

Our Trekkers on EYC loved the Dough Disco session today and our home learners will be joining in at home!

EYC Home Learning Award

EYC’s first home learning certificate has been awarded!! Who will get the next award for extra hard work and engagement at home?!

EYC celebrate Diwali

EYC have been learning about and celebrating Diwali. The children made Divas using salt dough or clay and decorated them to look beautiful.

They watched the story about Rama and Sita then did some high energy Bhangra dancing. What a celebration!

Trekkers build a farm

In the Trekker room we have a new farm area with lots of objects that we have collected from outside. Look at all the fabulous buildings and fields the children have made for the animals using sticks, stones, pine cones and Kapla bricks. There was a lot of problem solving taking place. The children had to try their ideas to stop the buildings from falling down.

EYC’s big art attack!

EYC have enjoyed making their big art attack using objects within EYC garden, and transient art pictures with natural objects that they have collected.

EYC experiment with ‘germs’!

EYC did an experiment to show how liquid soap can get rid of the germs. It’s amazing!

They had a bowl of water and sprinkled black pepper in pretending that it was the germs. The children then put their finger with soap on into the bowl of water and noticed that the black pepper went to the sides of the bowl. That showed them that the liquid soap repelled the germs away.

Doughnut competitions!

The Tiger bubble and the Penguin bubble went, ‘head to head’ in a doughnut eating competition.  Children had to put their hands behind their back and only use their mouth to eat the doughnut. The Penguins won!  We couldn’t leave out the teachers though, so Mrs Benner, Mrs Beresford and Miss Wilkinson also went, ‘head to head’  – there’s no surprise that Mrs Benner won!

EYC’s gravel pit opens

Southwold gravel pit opened today in EYC garden.

The children showed lots of teamwork filling and emptying buckets and wheel barrows together using trucks and diggers.

EYC celebrate World Book Day

EYC we had such an exciting day today celebrating World Book Day. It was a day full of stories, drama and songs!

EYC celebrate pancake day!

What a fantastic Shrove Tuesday was had by all in EYC today.

The children followed instructions to make pancakes. They chose their topping and finally got to eat them. ‘Super delicious’.

The children in the Rainbow class did some instruction ‘Wow Writing’ of how to make pancakes.

Then came tossing the pancake skills. Children, staff and parents had such good fun.

The finale was an amazing turnout from the parents that attended the EYC pancake story time session.

Happy pancake day!

Capital One begin EYC’s renovations!

Our fabulous friends at Capital One came to help with the renovations of our outdoor learning area in Early Years today. They have removed an old pergola and decking, fixed planters, cut back hedging, painted and restored the mud kitchen – a busy day’s work in the freezing cold! We send our thanks from all of us for all their hard work.

EYC enjoy the snow

What excitement today – “it’s snowing!”

The children found a stick to make marks in the snow. They tried to catch it in their hands. Finally we brought some snow inside and built a snowman. I wonder if it will be there in the morning?

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