Category: EYC

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?

Stanley Sparkles busy day!

Stanley Sparkles has had a very busy day in EYC today. He went to play outside without his lead and had a walk about. Then he watched the children bouncing on the space hoppers.

Stanley listened to the children singing their hearts out to the ‘Zoom, zoom, zoom’ song.

After lunch he watched the children in the maths session putting the parts of their faces together to make them whole again. It was like putting a zig saw back whole again.

EYC create aliens using shapes

EYC have been using their cutting and paper skills to make shape aliens. What fabulous language they used when talking about the properties of shapes – “It’s a circle because it is round and it’s got no corners.”

EYC go to the moon!

EYC went to the moon today! They had so much fun re-enacting the story of Whatever Next with their props. What a memorable experience!

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 visit White Post Farm

The children and adults from EYC thoroughly enjoyed their trip to White Post Farm. They fed and held animals, had a chat with Santa and took part in the nativity. What a busy day. Time for a little sleep on the bus on the journey back!

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.

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