EYFS – Pirate day – This Wednesday!

Avast ye……Its Pirate day in EYFS!

This Wednesday (11th July) we are inviting everyone to come in dressed as a pirate! (see what you can find but a stripey t shirt and pirate hat will be great!). We will be making eye patches, maps and telescopes at school with the children, so no need to provide these! We will spend the day dressed as Pirates and join in with pirate challenges and games.

Captain Sinker from Swashbucklers has been given an invitation to the ‘Pirate of the year awards’ but we need to make a ship that floats.

Please can you bring in any plastic food containers (mushroom, fruit trays, yogurt pots) that we can use to make ships!

Aargh me hearties, we look forward to seeing you!





Our EYFS Monty ‘Royal’ Wedding!

The children in Reception had an absolutely wonderful ‘Royal’ Wedding – the Monty way!

After weeks of preparing – making button holes, hair garlands, writing Love poems, making a wedding cake and designing our own mood boards for a wedding, the day had finally arrived…Monty’s own wedding!

We all arrived at school dressed as the guests and walked to St. Thomas Methodist Church, where the Minister, Julian Albrow, conducted a brilliant service. The children took part as guests and some starred as the Bride, Groom, Best Man, Bridesmaids and Page Boys!

We were talked though what happens in a Christian marriage ceremony, followed our Order of Service and sung ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ before leaving the church (accompanied by the pianist playing the traditional wedding march).

When we returned to school the children had a wedding reception and danced to the songs and played video clips of a real wedding band, before cutting the cake!

What a truly fantastic day. We are so proud of the children; their listening skills were superb and their work that has gone into the wedding has been excellent! Well done!

A special thank you to St Thomas Methodist Church for sharing your Church with us and ‘New Heroes’ Band for the brilliant video clips of the band that we danced along to!







EYFS – Spring time invitation to come into EYFS!

Spring is finally arriving here in Exeter after all of THAT snow!!
Although we all enjoyed the magic of the snow days, our little friends the birds didn’t! They’ve been left with a shortage of food. EYFS are going to celebrate Spring by making bird feeders and all of our lovely EYFS families are invited.

Come and make a bird feeder with your child on Wednesday 28th March at 2:15pm.
We look forward to seeing you!







EYFS Potion Writing

We’ve had a great few days in EYFS and continued to learn our story ‘Dear Zoo’. This week we have innovated the story, Daisy class have now called their story ‘Dear Superhero’ and the Sunflower class’ new story is ‘Dear Space man’ ask your child to tell you their class version. Despite the freezing weather we have still enjoyed our outdoor provision. We have really loved making potions in the woods using lots of natural resources and then using our brilliant phonic knowledge to list the ingredients.

P.s. Please remember Thursday 1st March is World Book Day and your child can dress up as their favourite story character!

Dear Zoo

We’ve had a wonderful first day back in EYFS. Our new topic this term is ‘amazing animals.’ This morning we were introduced to our focus text ‘Dear Zoo.’ and we will be using a story map to learn the actions for this so that we can innovate the story later in the week. In Maths, we have started to take away 1 from a single digit number.