Posts Tagged ‘EYFS’
Monday, March 18th, 2013
As you have probably noticed the blog has been out of action for a couple of weeks. So here is a quick catch up.
We have a enjoyed looking at vehicles and journeys. Our Wheels Day was great fun and the sunshine certainly helped. We read Mr Gumpy’s Outing , which inspired us to fill our toy boats with animals just like the story. We have built ramps, tracks, roads and trails for different vehicles to race, travel and roll on.
We were lucky enough to have a visit from a paramedic, who brought an ambulance to school. We were very excited and got the chance to look inside the ambulance. This started our investigation into emergency vehicles and the different jobs they do .
Thank you to all the parents and carers for your support, especially with the home learning projects and learning the key words.
Monday, February 25th, 2013
Today we read our new focus book ‘The Train Ride’ by June Crebbin. A lovely story with repeating language about a little girl’s journey to visit her Gran. If you’d like to get to know the story follow this link below -
We immersed ourselves in the story by retelling and role playing it in lots of different ways.
We are learning to retell the story to support our speaking, writing and reading skills. The repeating language in the text is a great starting point.
Have you got a favorite journey or a special trip you have taken? Please share it with us with pictures, photos, writing or maps. You can share it and put it on display on our Home Learning Celebration Board.
Monday, February 11th, 2013
We have been tasting Chinese tea in little china cups. Then we had a go at making our own cups. It wasn’t easy getting the size of the hole right!
Friday, February 8th, 2013
Thankyou to everyone who wore red to celebrate the beginning of the new year festival. This year we say ‘goodbye’ to the year of the dragon and ‘hello’ to the year of the snake!
Today we created dragon dances and many sequences of movements, individually, in pairs and in groups. We twisted, curled and changed our body shapes to move like a chinese dragon.
Using the percussion instruments we explored different sounds and rhythms to accompany dances, working together to keep a steady beat and pulse.
Friday, February 1st, 2013
Today we worked together to create a Chinese dragon dance. We watched video clips to give us inspiration and ideas. We were amazed at the skills and techniques the dancers have to move with the dragon costume.
A dragon dance often takes places with a dragon made of paper, silk and bamboo held by young men dancing and guiding it around to collect money. Chinese Dragons are symbols of energy. It is the most popular of all Chinese symbols. The Dragon stands for new beginnings and good fortune.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
This week we are reading The toys Party. Kipper wanted a party but nobody wanted to come. so he got his toys and began making a cake! He put in cornflakes, tomato sauce, milk, sugar, jam and baked beans!
We used Kippers recipe and enjoyed making a cake. This is what we thought…… “it’s tastes really nice and sticky”, ‘ it is yummy, i want more”, ” it’s crunchy and soft”, “it is nice but a bit too many beans makes it not nice” “next time I wouldn’t put milk in it”, “if i made it again I wouldn’t put jam and tomato sauce in”, “I loved it”.
Would you eat Kippers cake?
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
We play and learn outside in all weathers (see our previous post!) so we need our coats every day. If possible coats should be waterproof with a hood.
We are encouraging every child to put their coat on and do it up by themselves. If they find this tricky, try adding a keyring to their zip toggle, it helps with pulling it up.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
This week we started to read and share ‘The Toy’s Party’.
In the story Kipper makes a cake with lots of funny ingredients and makes a big mess of the kitchen. His mum is very cross!
We role played being Kipper outside in our messy kitchen. We had great fun mixing lots of different imaginary ingredients, pretending to bake carrot cakes, porridge and soup. We worked together to build an oven to cook our food in and served up dishes at the pretend cafe.
Monday, January 21st, 2013
We have come to the end of our Tiger Who Came to Tea topic. Today we reviewed our learning during the topic. We discussed what we have got better at and what our favorite learning experience was.
Some of our favorite activities were the tiger hunt in the outside area, creating our clay tigers, making our own tiger information books and color mixing paint to make tiger stripes.
We really enjoyed the story ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’, and thought the tiger was very cheeky to eat all the food in Sophie’s house. Our writing skills improved writing a list of all the food the tiger ate. We liked it when Sophie and her parents went to the cafe for sausages, chips and ice-cream. We had fun role playing this in our cafe.
Tomorrow we will read a new focus book, ‘The Toy’s Party”.
Monday, January 21st, 2013
As it is so cold outside at the moment we are using our gardening skills inside instead. Mr Vickery helped us to sow mushrooms in special boxes. We are going to take care of them by misting them with water and observe them growing.
It will be fab to use the mushrooms we grow to cook with. Can you share any mushroom recipes with us?