In Early Years, we cultivate a love of learning for life. Our curriculum is planned to provide balanced and relevant experiences for each individual child. We are passionate about outdoor learning and problem solving. It is important that our children feel safe to be risk takers as they approach their learning challenges.
We are a free flow unit and so we are able to tackle our challenges in our preferred order, at the level we feel most comfortable. Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in the set tasks and so our learning is never done! Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities which support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical skills. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as writing books, Our Learning Journeys scrap book and 'Tapestry', so our grown ups can keep updated on what we have been learning.
Early Years is extremely busy and fantastic fun. Keep up to date with us by following our blog.
The Early Years team is
- R Van Gogh – Miss Paine and Mrs Beirne
- R Hepworth – Mrs Wise and Miss Gill
- R Kandinsky – Miss Baxter and Mrs Champelovier
We are lucky to be supported by our HLTA, Mrs Burrows.
Our P.E day is Friday morning. May we remind you to ensure that all your child’s kit is clearly labelled.
Our library visit day is Thursday morning.
You will find our curriculum information further down the page!
Winter has come to Reception!
- Published: Friday, 03 December 2021 11:22
- Written by Reception Class
In Reception we made the most of the snow on Monday and got straight out for an explorative nature walk. All the children got to notice the ice crystals and observed the ice melting. We investigated the properties of snow and discussed why the snow was melting in our hands.
The children even noticed tracks in the snow where animals had run across the school field. We made predictions on what type of animal we thought it would be. The children thought it was probably a fox. We looked at our own tracks and noticed our the tracks we were leaving were much bigger than the foxes tracks.
All of this exciting snow and ice exploration led us into a Science Investigation. Our Kindness Elves travelled off the the North Pole on Wednesday Niht and tried to bring each class back a snowman! Unfortunately all the snow had melted and turned back into water.
Each class carried out a Science investigation to see if we could slow down how quickly the snowmen melted. The children made predictions on whether they thought a snowman with no cost, with a cost made of tin foil, or a coat made out of a fluffy sock would work best at slowing down the rate the snowmen melted. Here's some pictures of our investigations:
Here were the children's predictions:
At the end our our investigation we compared the amount of ice that had melted from each snowman by measuring the amount of water that had filled up each bowl and concluded that the sock coat had been the best at slowing down the rate the ice melted.
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