Nursery

EYFS News

Nursery and Reception have had a wonderful week, focusing on all things science! We started our week with a trip to London Zoo, where the children were apart of a great workshop using describing words to sort animals into their different types. A favourite part of the day for all was watching the penguins, who were out enjoying the sun, much like us! Thank you again to all the parent helpers who were able to join us, we couldn't have done it without you.

On Thursday we enjoyed a great workshop with Sublime Science, where we made our own slime and looked at electricity through a plasma ball. It was really interesting to see how the light bulb lit up without having to plug it in! They also preformed an assembly using dry ice. It was amazing to see how the balloons blew up own their own by putting the ice inside them!

We will be continuing our topic of living things and science next week, as we have our trip to Urbanwise at Paddington Rec. We are really hoping we have fantastic weather like we have this week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

EYFS News

Another busy week in Nursery.

This week we have been looking at the life cycle of a butterfly. We have watched youtube clips on a caterpillar going into its chrysalis and transforming into a butterfly. We continue to learn many new words like 'metamorphosis'. Check out our large wall display depicting the life cycle. The children's understanding of their natural world has been fantastic and their recall at group times has reinforced how important learning through play and investigation is for their young inquisitive minds.

Our sunflowers are thriving in the garden since the children helped to transplant them. Our planting is all looking very healthy and is a wonderful way for children to have a hands on approach to growing and planting. We are very excited to see how laden our apple tree is and we should see a good harvest of apples. The same with out strawberry and bean plants.

We continue to talk about how 'May is the Month of Mary' and how throughout May we honor Mary. The children have been sharing their prayers for Mary and made a banner to hang up at home.

On Monday we have our trip to the London Zoo. Please ensure the children are at school on time as the coaches will be here waiting. They need to bring a packed lunch and water bottle please. To those parents helping we thank you and we are looking forward to an exciting show in the education centre followed on with exploring the zoo.

Reception has also been quite busy. We have continued our topic of living things and spent the week looking at sunflowers. On Thursday we planted our own and we are eagerly waiting to see them grow!

As above, Reception also has their trip to the zoo on Monday. Please ensure the children are at school on time; we will be departing from school around 10:00. They need to bring a packed lunch and water bottle please. Unfortunately due to the overwhelming number of parents who have volunteered to accompany us, we have had to have a lottery. Please check with Miss Bouchey if you have any questions. If you were not selected, you are of course more than welcome to meet us at the zoo and join us for the day.

We will be going to Urbanwise at Paddington Rec on May 22 from 12:30 and will return beore the end of the school day. A sign up sheet for parent volunteers will be posted next week.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend

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Sadly we said goodbye to the chicks today. They have been so much fun and the children have really looked after them. All the children observed how quickly they have grown and how often they needed feeding and their hutch needed cleaning. This was an amazing real life experience for all the children.

In RE we started our new topic. During the month of May , we create a May altar in honour of Mary. The Nursery children are writing prayers for Mary to be displayed on our altar and together we created a collage of Mary.

The week finished with a magical 'bubble' show for the entire school. The EYFS children enjoyed this immensely and during the afternoon they were able to make their own bubbles in the playground.

Our Science Week is coming up beginning May 13th. Please return your permission slips for our excursion promptly. Thank you. The EYFS children will be travelling to London Zoo by coach.

Have a safe and happy Bank Holiday weekend and see you all Tuesday.

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Welcome back to all our children. It's been an egg-citng week!

The children started the summer term knowing that when they arrived on Monday the living eggs would be brought into Nursery. It has been a great week that has been so much more than just fluffy chicks!!

The children got to observe the all the eggs hatch over the period of two days and use the ipad to record the hatching, to revisit and watch over again. We have done many activities across the curriculum allowing the children to explore and experience active learning in a hands on and fun way. We wrote our class rules on how to keep the eggs safe, predicted which number egg would hatch first, counted how many girl and boys and recorded what day the eggs hatched. We have the chicks next week and will continue to observe them grow and learn how to care and handle them. Many of the older classes have visited to observe the chicks.

We all looked at the Easter Story and the Good News. We also started to make our very own Good News wall. Do stop for a look!

Our Science Week Workshops were well received the children really enjoyed the story of The Sleepy Hedgehog.

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This term has been very busy with many events and visitors to Nursery, including Book Week and Art Week The children have coped admirably and gained much from these events.

The Traditional Tales focus has been very popular for all the children. We finished with a much loved story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. All the children are taking an active role in exploring all the areas of learning and are maturing before our eyes. They are developing into confident and independent learners.

Reception has had a very busy week and term! We have had so many fantastic days with the children, and the progress that they have made this term has been fantastic- they have worked so hard and we are all ready for a much deserved break! We had the most wonderful visitor on Friday, Miss Kasia brought her Bearded Dragon to visit! The children were so engaged and were so gentle with them. They all had a go at giving her a pat, even though she had lots of funny looking spikes!

We finished the term with lots of Easter activities. The children loved wearing their Easter Bonnets and parading them to their peers and families. Congratulations to Sophia-Lynne, Harvey and Mark for their winning bonnets.

Have a wonderful holiday and see you in two weeks. Thank you for all the support and parent helping in the EYFS over the term. This is of great value to your child and links home to school in a positive affirmative way.

We all wish you an Easter blessed with lots of joy and happiness.

May God bless you.
The EYFS Team

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This week in Nursery we continued to look at favourite traditional tales. The children have really enjoyed acting out the 'Three Little Pigs' story. It has been wonderful to see how confident they are in retelling stories.

Our beans continue to grow well. We have planted them on tubs outside on our decking and will continue to observe their growth. We also planted our sunflowers ready for the summer term when we start of 'Living Things' focus.

We made our Easter cards this week for our families which they will bring home next week. We continued to talk about Easter at circle times and reading of books. We also made day cards and gifts and wish all our mothers, aunties and grandmothers a very happy day.

Reception class have been as busy as ever this week! We have been looking at doubling and halving numbers and 'counting on' in our heads. Please look at the following video. There are some great ideas and mathematical language to explain the concept.

We have continued to look at Lent and keeping to our promises. Next week, during Holy Week we will be looking at the days preceding lent and making our ow reflections.

Our Mothers' Day service was a great success, we do hope you enjoy your presents that the children spent so much time making.

Here's hoping the sunshine continues and you all have a great weekend.

The EYFS Team

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It has been a wonderful week in Reception class. We have been as busy as ever. We have looked at Lent and made our promises: do look at our wonderful Lenten Tree. We also spoke about what we could do to help others during Lent. We have chosen to support the Catholic Children's Society. Please encourage your children to fill their boxes with coins.

Our Mondrian Art Wall also looks amazing! Our Art Week project was a great success!

What an exciting week we have had in Nursery this week!! We had our first big trip out of Nursery to the Science Museum. The bus trip was full of adventure and the basement of the museum was interactive and engaging for our children. Thank you to all our parent helpers.

Book week saw us continue to look at Traditional stories. We had parent readers each day and on Friday Miss Windle came in to read to the children. The children all became authors and illustrators and made a book. We have displayed this in our room for all to enjoy.

We talked about getting ready for Easter and how the church gives us 40 days to get ready and prepare and that this is called Lent. The children each made a purple flower and we put them together to make a large flower with 40 petals. The children also found out that the special colour for preparing is purple and painted our foot purple and put the footprints on our RE wall.

We finished the week dressed as our favourite book character. Next week we are looking at the story 'The 3 Bears and Goldilocks'.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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In Reception class we have had such a fun filled art week! We had a drama and dance workshop which we all really enjoyed as well as producing our Mondrian art wall. Do stop by and have a look at our wonderful art display.

In maths we have been looking at numbers and addition - do look at the EducationCity website for games and fun things to do related activities.

The introduction of Traditional tales has been well received by the Nursery children. Reading to the children is always a high focus in Nursery as we firmly believe that exposure to many types of books, and hearing them read in many voices develops a love of reading and is the door to developing their knowledge. This helps to establish a love of learning throughout their schooling life.

We planted beans and will watch them closely to see what happens next. We will continue with Jack and the Beanstalk next week.

This week was 'Art Week' and we looked at the artist Kandinsky. The children have produced some amazing artwork that has been proudly displayed in the classroom and in a book. Please take the time to look at these displays with your children. The children also attended a drama and dance workshop which they loved. They have also been busy creating our class piece, with Agustin’s mum for our school auction.

Next week we will be thinking about Lent and the promises we could make. Book Week is also next week so we will be making our own books and reading our favourite books. Don't forget next Friday, 8th March is Dress Up Day as your favourite book character. Tuesday, 5th March the Nursery children will be visiting the Science Museum.

Have a relaxing weekend after a busy start to your term.
The EYFS Team

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The Nursery class has had a fantastic half term. The children really enjoyed our topic 'People Who Help Us'. They were really interested and were fully engaged in all the exciting activities we planned.

We welcomed visitors who helped enhance our learning and understanding of how people help us and what we can do to help them.

Thank you to all our parent readers and parent chefs that came in this term. New rosters are filling up fast. Do continue to read to the children over the holiday. We have been talking about rhyming words and there are many books that are fun and engaging that identify rhyming verses.

In Reception we have had such a busy week. We started with a Chinese New Year story and made some fantastic 'Year of the Pig' lucky pictures and had a special story. Thank you to our parent helpers for this activity.

We have sent home a parent feedback questionnaire in your child's bag. This will help us when we are planning for our next half term as well as helping us what your child does outside of school.

Thank you to all our parents who attended our Parents' Workshops. We hope you found the presentation and work stations beneficial. The power point has been put on the school website.

Next term will be very exciting where we will be reading lots of fairy tales and traditional tales and we will focus on a few of our favourites. Week 1 is' Art Week' where we will be looking at art work by Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian. Our second week back is 'Book Week' where we will be writing and illustrating our own stories. You may wish to help the children think of ideas of what they would like to write a story about.

We have lots of exciting things planned for the term.

Have a safe and restful holiday,
The Nursery and Reception Team

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The children in Nursery continued to enjoy our topic 'People Who Help Us'. They have been really interested and fully engaged in all the exciting activities we have planned. This week the quiet room became a hairdressers. We have read stories on looking after our hair and the children particularly enjoyed the story 'Nat's Naughty Nits'

We began our new topic in RE - Gathering - discussing how people gather together to hear God's word and how they are loved by God.

The children are enjoying our music sessions and beginning to respond to stop and start and following instructions, all a prerequisite to reading.

In Reception, we have had such a busy time! Our week included a trip to The London Transport Museum which gave us lots to talk, write, paint and draw about! It was a great learning experience for all.

Thank you to all of the parents who joined us - your help was greatly appreciated and we really could not have made it there without your help. The children were beautifully behaved.

On Thursday will be holding our Reception Curriculum Morning. There will be lots of ideas how to help your child in Reception in the final half of the year. Please join us if you can. 09.00-10.00 in the Reception Classroom.