Category: EYC

Stanley Sparkles helps in EYC

Stanley Sparkles was amazed to see how the Trekker children rolled the dice and either counted the spots or saw the spots in a pattern to know how many there were.

EYC count down to Christmas

It’s 22 sleeps to Santa and the children in EYC are getting excited!

They have decorated Christmas trees and listened to stories about Christmas and Santa.

Today they made their own drink of hot chocolate just like Santa did in the story ‘Shhh’ after he had had a busy night delivering all the presents on Christmas eve.

Southwold’s Secret Readers!

Every Monday afternoon, Year 1 and 2 love to welcome a ‘Secret Reader’ from Year 6. They know a Year 6 pupil is coming to read them a story, just not which pupil until they have arrived!

EYC get physical!

EYC received a very exciting delivery today … six brand new scooters! The children really enjoyed zooming around the playground and were great at sharing and taking turns.

EYC start their Mighty Missions

Last week the children in the Rainbow class looked at a book about a girl that was having a birthday. This week the children are doing their first ‘Mighty Mission’. Their Mission is to write about what is in their party bag. What fabulous writing they have done. Wearing their magic ‘Mighty Mission’ capes really excited them.

EYC explore changing colours

In EYC the children have been exploring colour and how colours can be changed when they mix them together. They spooned a little bit of powder paint into a tray and used a pipette to add water, – “Look! Red and blue makes purple” they said. When they had mixed their colours they used their paint to make an Autumn leaf

Stanley Sparkles visits EYC

Stanley Sparkles was so happy to have so much attention from the children in EYC today. He remembered not to take any of the children’s toys.

He also listened to the children sing the ‘Firework’ song but he didn’t like the sound of the musical instruments.

EYC celebrate Bonfire Night

The children in EYC were so excited to come to school today to learn all about Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes and fire safety.

First, the children sang a firework song and played instruments.

Next, Mrs Winkler made a special bonfire and lit sparklers for everyone to watch. The children all waved their sparklers that they had made. Then Mrs Winker put out the fire with water. What a lot of smoke!

Finally ‘Mrs Bun’ the baker came in and made all the children a ‘Hot Dog’ – delicious!

EYC celebrate Diwali

EYC have been busy learning all about Diwali and why it is celebrated. The children followed the lights into the hall and did some Bhangra dancing. There were some fabulous moves!

Throughout the day the children made Divas using salt dough and decorated them using fluorescent paint and sparkling glitter. They looked beautiful when they were lit and the lights were out.

Indian food was tasted and the children used a tally chart to find out the most popular dish.

What an exciting day!

Mrs Bun the Baker visits EYC

Mrs Bun the baker came in today to answer children’s questions.

“Do you make Tiger bread?” they asked

“No I’ve never it before,” she replied.

The children explained to Mrs Bun the ingredients and instructions for making bread

EYC make bread

EYC have been very busy this week learning how to make bread.

“Who will help me to make some bread?”

“We will said the chicks.”

“Who will help me to eat the bread?”

“We will said the children.”

The children then took their bread home to share with their families.

EYC story time with parents

EYC had their first story time session today and what a success it was as parents and children enjoyed listening to a story told by the teachers!

Story time is every week. Come along and join us to have some fun and pick up ideas.

EYC help Old MacDonald

Our project for EYC this term is ‘What happens on a farm in autumn’. The WOW starter today was exciting adventure to help ‘Old McDonald’ on his farm. The children milked the cow, dug out potatoes, onions, beetroot, and carrots (we are making soup with them at the end of the week). They also found some farm animals.

Trekkers have a ‘dough disco’!

Today the Trekkers enjoyed rolling, pressing, patting, poking and squeezing the play dough to the music ‘I like to move it’ for dough disco.

The movements develop children’s fine and gross motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem.

Why not try it at home its great fun!

EYC walk like Handa!

The Rainbows have been reading the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’ at their shared reading time. They had such fun trying to walk with a basket of fruit on their head just like Handa did in the story. Whoops, it was so tricky that the basket and fruit fell to the floor lots of times! 

EYC bake sea biscuits

EYC children have really enjoyed baking sea creature biscuits. They named, weighed and mixed the ingredients together to make them . When they were cooked they had a taste. Yum, yum, delicious!

EYC – Making maths fun!

Some girls in EYC  have been working together to build a tower for their Little Ponies.

They needed more cups to build it ‘because they hadn’t got enough’. It was so tall ‘because it went higher, higher, higher’!

We love learning through play and making maths fun.

Trekkers make a commotion in the ocean

Our Trekkers had enormous fun today being jellyfish and making a commotion in the ocean!

EYC – 50 things to do before we’re 11¾

EYC children have had so much fun working through their ’50 things to do before we’re 11¾’. They’ve been cloud spotting, dancing in the rain and making daisy chains!

EYC – ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside’!

EYC children and staff had a fabulous time using their imagination to pretend to go to the seaside.

We went on a train, visited the aquarium, built sandcastles  on the beach, watched a puppet show and went on a round-a-bout. To finish our amazing trip we had an ice cream (even the teachers), yum, yum.

EYC Exhibition

What a fabulous turnout again from our EYC parents for the end of term exhibition ‘How are animals used in traditional stories?’.

The children walked down the catwalk to show off their amazing costumes, explained to parents how to make gingerbread men and told them all about what happened when ‘the 3 bears’ made porridge.

 Stanley Sparkles doesn’t like to be left out so joins in with all the fun!

EYC enjoy Pancake Day!

EYC made pancakes today. They put either lemon juice, orange juice, or  golden syrup on their pancake ready to eat. Yum, yum! The children in the Rainbow class made a tally chart to show which topping was the favourite. Guess what?……………….Golden syrup!

Finally everyone went into the hall to ‘toss the pancake’. What fun, especially for the teachers.


EYC’s Wednesday Walk

EYC made the most of the beautiful weather today. They went out on a Wednesday walk with their eye glasses looking for signs of Spring within the school grounds

EYC celebrate Chinese New Year

EYC continue with their celebrations for Chinese New Year. One of our parents came in to talk to us and helped the children make Chinese Lanterns. The children had a try at using chopsticks and all the children made and took home a ‘Red Envelope’ to symbolise good luck. The children can’t wait until Friday when they will be cooking and tasting Chinese food!

EYC prepare for Chinese New Year

EYC have been getting ready for Chinese New Year celebrations tomorrow. Children have made movable dragons by making a spring (Fold it over, press it down. Fold it over, press it down. Fold it over, press it down).

They have been learning to sing a Chinese New Year song and accompanied it by playing instruments.

Look at the wonderful drawings of the Chinese Dragon!

EYC – Three Little Pigs roleplay

This week, EYC children have been acting out the story and building houses for the ‘3 Little Pigs’ both inside and out. Look out for the BIG BAD WOLF!


EYC – 51 things to do before we’re 11¾

EYC have been having enormous fun playing in the mud kitchen making mud pies, black soup…. ‘yucky’ (that’s what one of the children said!!)

EYC and The 3 Little Pigs

EYC have been building houses for ‘The 3 Little Pigs’. I wonder which one the wolf won’t be able blow down……..will it be the house the made of straw, or sticks, or bricks?

EYC and Goldilocks

EYC have been acting out the story of, ‘Goldilocks and the three Bears’ as part of their hook for the project, ‘How are animals used in traditional stories?’

The children made porridge but it was too hot so they all went for a walk in the woods. When they got back, all the porridge had been eaten. The children were amazed to see baby bear’s chair broken and in pieces on the floor. Who was sleeping in the bed? … Goldilocks!

The children finished with singing the song of Teddy Bears Bouncing On The Bed and they had great fun bouncing too!

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