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!
Chinese New Year.
- Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:46
- Written by Reception Class
We have enjoyed a week of celebrations for Chinese New Year in Early Years. The children have been exploring the many different traditions that are important to Chinese people at this time of year.
We began by reading the story of the Great Race, in which we found out how each year is named after one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. The children enjoyed reenacting the story and we incorporated ordering the animals into our Maths lessons.
The children learnt about the significance of the colour red, made decorations and even took part in a dragon dance. The small friends from Bridgewater nursery came to watch us and made masks to join in with the theme.
We welcomed a special guest, who is the mother of one of our students, and were able to see how our names are written in Chinese and even had the chance to practise writing them. It was very tricky!
We also saw some beautiful Chinese scrolls, a calligraphy set and decorations from her home. They are very precious and we feel lucky to share them!
Finally we sampled some Chinese foods. We tried noodles, prawn crackers, spring rolls, and sweet and sour sauce on fried rice. Luckily we didn’t have to use chopsticks to eat them but we did practise using them in our rainbow challenges.
It was so much fun learning about about Chinese New Year and we are already looking forward to revisiting it next year!
Gong hei fat choy everyone!
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