Category: EYC

EYC’s Graduation ceremony

Our Reception pupils celebrated their graduation this week. They started the celebration with a Rainbow song, followed by a short, personal speech by the teachers. The pupils showed all parents how amazing they are and how ready they are to be moving into Year 1.

EYC’s Jubilee celebrations

We have been busy playing games together balancing a ‘crown’ on our heads whilst walking over an obstacle course, driving the ‘queen’ round in her ‘carriage’ and some traditional games such as Hop-scotch and the Bean Bag game. After this we sang our national anthem and had a picnic on the grass with the whole school. What a lovely day we had!

EYC celebrate the Jubilee

In EYC we learned about the upcoming Jubilee and made lots of different craft works. We made crowns, flags and the guards that look after the queen. We decorated biscuits with red, white and blue. What a lovely celebration day!

Reception make daisy chains

The reception children enjoyed making daisy chains today. It was very tricky but that did not matter: we always try!

Reception class – SCARF session

In their Scarf lesson today, the Rainbows talked about the importance of keeping a healthy mind. As being in nature and getting active help to look after our mental health, EYC went to the field together to go cloud watching. Would you believe we saw unicorns, bunnies and police cars in the clouds? Amazing! 

EYC get baking!

EYC have been busy making bread. Just like The Little Red Hen had done in this week’s story. We enjoyed making them but the eating was even better!

EYC Spring Term Award winners

Well done to the wonderful children in EYC who received special achievement awards.  We are so proud of you!

EYC care for the environment

During our SCARF session this week, EYC have been learning all about ‘caring for the environment’.  We swept our garden, did some weeding, watered the plants and cared for our wildlife by picking up the litter and keeping them safe.  EYC have helped to ‘save the planet.

EYC Bear Hunt and exhibition

Today, EYC invited all of our parents to watch EYC’S exhibition.  Our EYC choir sang some bear songs and then the parents joined us for a bear hunt.  We went through the long wavy grass, squelched in the thick oozy mud, splashed through the cold wet river, had a stumble trip through the forest, braved a swirling whirling snowstorm then tip toed to the cave, where we found a bear!!!  It was such a beautiful day.

EYC celebrate pancake day

EYC have been celebrating ‘pancake day’.  We made pancakes and ate them with our favourite toppings.  Then we had a go at tossing them. Such fun!

Teddy Bear hospital visit EYC

Teddy Bear Hospital visited EYC today. Children had brought their teddies and together they learned about the importance of keeping our bodies healthy and fit. They also explored what kind of tools doctors need and use to look after us and make us better when we are poorly.

EYC and the Worrysaurus

The children in EYC watched the Worrysaurus story. We talked about who had helped him to feel better and what they did. Mrs Benner made a worry worm and poem for each of the Rainbows to take home and keep. The Trekkers sent in a photograph of when they were babies. They played a game, ‘Guess the Baby’ and looked at how they had grown.

EYC – Safer Internet Day

EYC have been learning all about ‘how to stay safe on the internet’ we watched a video about Jessie and dog playing on their tablet.  We learned about how important it is to always show a grown -up which games we are playing and to tell them if we see or hear something that makes us feel scared.  We really enjoyed learning all about Jessie and dog and we coloured in some pictures of them at home and told our grown-ups everything we have been learning about.

EYC Chinese New Year celebrations

EYC have had a lovely day celebrating Chinese New Year.  We have been playing in our Chinese restaurant, making dragons and lanterns,  eating delicious noodles, learning a new Chinese New Year song, dragon dancing and then writing all about our exciting day.

RSPCA visit to EYC

EYC had a lovely visit from the RSPCA to enhance our project learning. We learned how to look after pets and how the RSPCA staff catch animals in the wild – it was so interesting!

EYCs Feel Good Friday!

EYC have had a ‘feel good afternoon’. We started the afternoon by doing yoga, then we moved on to some physical exercise in the hall, followed by a story and relaxation session in the library and finishing with a healthy snack.  Now we feel fit and healthy!

Stanley visits EYC

EYC had a lovely visitor today: our school dog, Stanley! Mrs Clifford taught us all about how to look after him and we had lots of questions. We took him for a walk around the big playground and played ‘fetch’ with his ball. He was so well behaved and we loved playing with him.

EYC Perfect Pet Project

This term EYC’s project is, ‘Which amazing animal is your perfect pet?’  For our ‘wow starter’, we made animal masks and pretended to visit the zoo.  We went into the hall and used the equipment to hop like a rabbit, slide like a seal, bounce like a kangaroo, hide in the mountains like a bear and balance across the bridges trying hard not to get eaten by the sharks. Such fun!

EYC Christmas party fun

EYC have had a fantastic Christmas party.  We played party games, ate lots of yummy food, played pass the parcel and even had a visit and a present from Santa!

EYC – Christmas Jumper day

EYC Christmas Jumper Day was EYC Christmas FUN day!!

Trekkers write letters to Santa

This week the Trekkers have been getting into the Christmas spirit. So today, we decided to write a letter to Santa and tell him how wonderful we’ve all been this year. We also asked him to bring us all a special gift and promised to leave him a glass of milk and a mince pie on Christmas Eve.  I hope Santa likes his letter.  I wonder if we will get a reply?

EYC enjoy the Southwold library

After the visit from the Nottingham City librarian, EYC decided to visit our Southwold library. We had a lovely time choosing a book and getting cosy on the beanbags. Then our teacher read us a lovely story. What a wonderful experience

EYC’s librarian visit

EYC had a visit from our local library. The librarian read three gorgeous books and we voted which one was our favourite. The one about the Pug won. The librarian left us with a gift: a pack of books! We loved them too and can’t wait to share them.


EYC have been taking part in Children in Need.  We dressed up in our spotty, yellow clothes, made split pin Pudsey bears and did some Joe Wickes children in need exercises.

Such fun!

EYC – Anti-bullying week launch

EYC all came to school wearing odd socks to represent anti-bullying week.  We looked in a mirror and talked about the differences between ourselves and our friends.  We talked about how we are all different, but we are still ‘All FRIENDS TOGETHER’. We also read the stories, ‘Happy in Our Skin’ and ‘The Little Bully’.

EYC celebrate Diwali

In EYC, we learned about Diwali today. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita, looked at beautiful Indian clothes and did Bhangra dancing. Some children made their own divas and decorated them while others had Mehndi on their hands.

EYC Firefighter visit

EYC pupils enjoyed looking inside a real fire engine and pretending to be a firefighter – we were even allowed to spray with the hose! We learned about the protective clothes they wear and the jobs they do. It was hard to give them a big wave when they left because we had our fingers in our ears – the siren is soooo loud!

EYC’s autumn walk art

The Rainbows looked at art by Andy Goldworthy and used the natural materials they had collected during their autumn walk to make their own art.

EYC celebrate Harvest Festival

EYC held their harvest festival yesterday. We learned about where our food comes from and how we can help people who don’t have money to buy food. We sang some harvest songs and enjoyed joining in with actions. A big thank you for the donations!

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