Category: EYC

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!

Little Red Hen visits EYC

Our EYC children loved the story about the Little Red Hen so much that Mrs Benner brought in her hen from home for the children to stroke and talk about.

EYC Percy Project Exhibition

What a fabulous turn out of parents today for our end of project Percy exhibition.  We love outdoor learning and parent partnerships!

EYC- Celebration week

What lovely week we have had this week in EYC.  We have been celebrating and learning all about different cultures and celebrations.  It started  on Monday, when we learned all about Bonfire night.  The children made their own rockets out of toilet tubes and created their own firework paintings.  On Wednesday, we celebrated Diwali.  We learned all about the Diwali story and acted it out.  We used clay to make divas and showed them to the rest of the school during our Diwali assembly. As a special treat Krishav and his Mummy told us how they celebrate Diwali and showed us some Bangra dancing. They wore their special celebration clothes. They looked spectacular.  On Thursday we did finger painting and handprints to make poppy wreaths. We learned all about Remembrance Day and why poppies are worn.

EYC & Uncle Joe the Old Scarecrow

EYC had great fun making Uncle Joe the Old Scarecrow, to scare the birds away and stop them from eating the seeds. The children are expanding their knowledge and understanding of the world.

EYC-Percy the parkeeper birthday celebration

What an exciting busy day we have had today.  It’s Alopecia day and Percy’s birthday party.  All the children made a donation of cakes and came to school wearing either a wig or a hat and non-uniform.

It is also Percy’s birthday today, so we have had a party to celebrate.  Mrs Dean’s mum was really kind and made Percy a birthday cake. We sang happy birthday to him and he blew out the candles. We played games and did lots of dancing.  It was such good fun.

 

EYC- Maths, maths and more maths!

During our maths sessions this week, EYC have been looking at shape.  We have been outside on our Wednesday walk looking at different shapes in the environment.  The children were very excited and enjoyed finding different objects and talking all about its properties.

We also had a maths drop in session for the parents, so they could see how we teach maths at school and how they can also make maths fun at home for their children.

EYC story time

‘It’s Story time’.  Every Tuesday at 2.50 pm everyone is welcome to watch the teachers tell a story and see how you can make books fun and interactive.

EYC – What is a maze?

This week in EYC,  we went on a walk to the University Park and collected leaves, acorns, conkers and pine cones.  We had a great time throwing and catching leaves and following the secret path.  We even went searching for Percy and his animals, but we think they were all asleep!  After reading the story, ‘The little red hen’ we made our own hedgehog bread rolls.  We got very messy, but it was fun and the bread was yummy.

The Rainbows have been talking about ‘friendships’ and have made a friendship web.  It was lovely to see how many friends we have got and that, ‘we are all friends together.’

 

EYC- What keeps Percy busy in autumn?

EYC has had a fabulous start to our project “What Keeps Percy Busy In The Autumn?”. We all went to the allotment to visit Percy in his shed. We helped him to look for the animals, sweep the leaves, plant the bulbs and weed. A fantastic time was had by all and we learned lots of interesting information.

The Teeney Weeny Tadpole

This week in EYC, we have been reading the book, ‘The Teeney Weeny Tadpole’. We have been doing lots of different activities such as, acting out the story, looking at tadpoles and the life cycle of a frog. We have also been playing with our small world pond and the frogs on the log singing about the speckled green frogs.

EYC Royal Wedding

EYC has had a fabulous time celebrating the Royal Wedding. We decorated royal biscuits, made a royal flag and attended the ceremony of Meghan Markle (Mrs Beresford) and HRH Prince Harry (Mrs Benner). It was an amazing day!

EYC- Snail Trail

This week in EYC we have been reading the book, ‘Snail Trail’ and learning all about snails.  We have used our design and make skills to make snails and other minibeasts and the Adventurers have been baking marmite snails which tasted delicious!  Our dear friend Mr Roland has also been into EYC to help the children with planting plants and making our garden look beautiful.

EYC dog training with Stan!

EYC children had a fab time training Stanley this afternoon and some of our quieter children really came out of their shell.


EYC- What makes Minibeasts so amazing?

This term EYC will be learning all about minibeasts. This week we  made our own binoculars and went on a bug hunt around school. We also made fruit kebabs and did observational paintings of our favourite minibeasts. Our ‘stay and read’ session was really well attended and a great success as we acted out the story of the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar.’

EYC – End of project bear exhibition.

The children and parents had a fantastic morning at our end of project exhibition about bears. We had a teddy bear breakfast. The children wore their pyjamas, brought their teddy bear in from home and enjoyed jam and honey on toast with their parents. We ended by singing our beautiful songs and telling bear facts.

EYC World Book Day

Belated celebrations for World Book Day, due to the snow. But we still had such an exciting time. We all dressed as bears and had lots of stories about bears.

EYC Maths drop-in session

Fabulous turn out of Parents for our maths drop-in session

Teddy Bear Hospital came to visit EYC

The children enjoyed playing Doctors and Nurses today when the Teddy Bear Hospital came to play. They learned how to care for their bear.

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