Reception

EYFS News

On Monday Nursery began practising their skills for Sports Day. Each week we will participate in relay races, remembering our position in our team, running the length of the track in a straight line and waiting for our teammates to reach us before beginning to run. We will also practise throwing and catching using bean bags.

We have continued our focus on kindness and friendship with a visit from the NSPCC on Wednesday. We have shared a number of stories about speaking kindly to one another, inclusion and celebrating the ways in which we are unique. At the end of the day we enjoy spending circle time sharing something nice about our friends and reflecting on how we have been kind throughout the day.

Reception class have had another exciting week. We had a wonderful assembly with representatives from the NSPCC who spoke about kindness and who we could talk to if we were worried about something.

We have been continuing to prepare ourselves for next year. We have been working on letter and number formation as well as sentences. In the final few weeks we will continue to look at key words and working on the reading scheme. We will send home remaining words for the summer holidays.

Next week is our Sports Day – which will be on Tuesday afternoon at 2.20 pm. Please join us!

EYFS News

This week in RE, Nursery has been focusing on friendship. We read stories relating to friendship and students worked in small groups to discuss their friends and the qualities that make them special, before drawing a friend in Nursery. Students seemed to agree that a good friend plays with you and makes you feel happy. We are working towards children recognising Jesus’ rule for friends and his words ‘love one another’. Students have enjoyed our story of the week, ‘The Selfish Crocodile’, which has also linked to how we should treat our friends.

We had a number of visitors in Nursery this week. We cooked jam tarts with Elisa’s Mum on Thursday and had a story read to us by Harrison’s Mum on Friday. We love having parents join in with our learning and we are looking forward to more visitors over the coming weeks!

In Reception, we have been busy preparing ourselves for year one. We have been looking at letter formation and writing our numbers. The children have so much progress! In the last few weeks of the term, we will be sending home things that you can do with your child to prepare them for the year ahead.

We, too, in Reception class have been looking at Friendship and showing God’s Love. Do have a look at our wonderful display.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Nursery and Reception Team

EYFS News

The Nursery class has had a wonderful start to the half term. It’s been a pleasure to get to know all of the children and I am thrilled to spend the last term with them before they transition to Reception. They have welcomed me warmly and have been incredibly helpful, teaching me their class routines and all about themselves.

The students have enjoyed our story of the week, ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. They have incorporated this into their role play, using masks to act out elements of the story. There have been a few changes in Nursery this week as we have moved our daily mile to the morning and have found this has helped students to focus on the carpet before lunch. We have also had a focus on name writing and letter formation, with more space in the classroom dedicated to mark marking.

We had music and movement in the hall on Wednesday, a visit from Maida Vale Library on Thursday and cooked cupcakes on Thursday. It’s been a busy week!

In Reception we have been busy looking at staying healthy. We have had a great week making fruit salads, writing recipes and exercising. This leaves us in great stead for our Nursery and Reception Sports Day on 27th June, here at school.

We too enjoyed our library visit and loved the new books that were left with us.

Have a great weekend
Nursery and Reception Team

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

EYFS News

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.

EYFS News

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.

EYFS News

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

EYFS News

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

EYFS News

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.