Early Years

 

 

When there’s wind make wind spinners!

Today the children created wind spinners using their cutting skills to cut out a circle and follow the lines inside to create a spiral shape. We encouraged using good maths vocabularly to describe the shape and sizes. The children then decorated thier cretions before we went outside to see how they moved in the...

Chocolate Apples…yum…yum

Chocolate Apples for everyone! We have been learning about healthy foods and we know that eating apples are good for us becuase they are a fruit. Chocolate is ok as a treat and we used chocolate to melt and cover on our tasty apples. We talked about the way the chocolate melts when it gets hot and it drips on the apple. We took home our lovely treats. We also remembered to brush our teeth after eating...

We love Technology

Children have enjoyed using a variety of technology in our Nursery setting. The chilren are building up their confidence in navigating simple age appropriate apps on the Ipad and can enter the password indpendently. They interact with the flat screen to help learn their letter sounds using the Letterland phonics program. We also record our learning using the camera function on the IPads. We have also completed an investigation at home to learn about how we use different technology at home and at school.    We love...

My Favourite Colour

Look at how we make the colours change! as we mix them together! ” Green is my favourite colour, I didn’t know you needed yellow and blue!” We wored hard at mixing the colour one at a time to see how they changed like magic into different colours. We like learning about different colours and we talked about which colours were our favourites!...

Shake, rattle, listen and play.

We have been exploring the musical instruments, listening out for the different sounds they make. We testing what sounds the made when we shook, tapped and moved them from side to side.  Some of them make a loud sound and some are quieter. We like to explore how we can make different sounds with the...

1,2,3 Playdoh Baking

Today we looked at combining the different ingredients that we needed to measure out to make our playdoh. We took turns adding and measure the ingredients, following the receipe. We helped to mix and kneed the mixture to make our own playdoh. The children noticed how the powder in the flour changed into playdoh when we added all the oil and water together with the salt and bicarbonate. We talked about how we could make it even better next time and the children suggested: adding colours, glitter,...

Numicon Number Fun!

We love using Numicon to help learn numbers and count to 10. Here we practised counting the holes in the Numicon shapes by filling them with rocks as we counted outloud. We talked about which number was more. We practised recognising the numbers on the log discs and matched these to the Numicon shapes: We tried to order the Numicon pieces from 5 to 10 and covered the holes with moveables to help count:...

St Patrick’s Day Fun

Today we looked at the story of St Patrick and discussed his kind deeds in healping spread the word of God to new Christians. We also found out about other traditions on this day and about leprechauns. We thought about who we loved more than...

Remembrance and Peace

To commermorate the 100 year anniversary of World War 1, St Andrew’s School has taken part in a variety of activities to remember the immense sacrifice and duty of those and we reflected on hope and peace in our future. Here are a selection of the wonderful displays and acitivities throughout the school: Parents taking time with thier children   Creating individualised cookie and biscuit decorations to show rememberance:...

Early Years Blog

For videos, activities and ideas for helping your child with phonics, visit this website: mrbrock.co.uk/phonics/