Early Years – Diwali Celebrations

Celebrating Diwali

Early Years were lucky to have Mrs Mahammad to teach them about the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

Many of the staff were dressed in a Sari. Mrs Mahammad explained how they were fitted and about the decoration. She bless the class with a candle and told the traditional tale of Rama and Sita.

Many thanks to Mrs Mahammad.

Early Years and KS1 Harvest Festival

Songs and Art work

Our annual Harvest assembly was well attended today. Nursery Ruby Class were able to show some of the activities we based around the story “The Little Red Hen”. We had wheat painting, growing cress and tasting different breads.

Opal and Topaz displayed some hedgehogs they had made from natural materials. Years 1 and 2 were looking at health foods and the foods that we bring to the harvest table. I particularly liked the Baked Beans!

They all sang some harvest songs about farmers work and different beans, backed with some well rehearsed actions. Of course the mandatory Dingle Dangle Scarecrow from Nursery.

Well done.

Early Years Ignite- All About Me

All About Me

This Friday Early Years came dressed in an outfit that had meaning to them. After assembly Ruby, Opal and Topaz classes got together to parade their costumes and outfits for each other.

All the classes had been learning a song to perform to the others and then we all had a go at yoga!

The children looked lovely in their numerous outfits, here are just a few.

 

Reception- Opal and Topaz Classes – First two weeks

Settling In

Opal and Topaz classes have had a great start to the new school year. They have settled in well to the new routines and are learning to play and learn in their new classroom.

They have started to learn phonics and have been writing all about their families.

They have started PE and music in the hall and had our first Showcase Assembly.

Her are a few photos of our first two weeks.

 

 

Early Years Sports Day

Sports day events

This week early years had their Sports Day activities.

At the beginning of the week we had a field events morning. Skills including hockey stick dribbling, bean bag throwing, catching and bouncing and football goals.

We finished off on Friday morning with the traditional races, Relay, Sprint, Hurdles and Egg and Spoon.

All the children did very well for their house teams. A big thank you to the Year 6 Team Captains and their helpers for supporting this event.

Early Years Water Day

Monday 19th June Water Day Ignite

On a really hot day Early Years had a wonderful time experiencing activities  with water.

We had lots of buckets, paintbrushes, paddling pools, things to squirt water and to spray bottles to create water art.

The children had a lovely learning experience and enjoyed the morning.

Here are some of the activities they enjoyed.

Early Years Playground

Our New Playground

After many months of planning the early years playground has had a makeover. Thanks to FOMS and Lottery Funding for helping to fund this project. Many of the children have been watching the diggers and machinery and have used this learning in their role play. The children have at last been able to use the trail and new climbing frame. Hopefully when the weather improves we will be able to make the sandpit available too.

 

 

Mini Beasts -Nursery

Exploring the dell and making mini beasts

As part of our topic Nursery and Reception have been visiting the dell to look for creatures in the trees and undergrowth. Today we collected natural materials to use with clay to make mini beasts. Here are a few of their amazing mini beasts.

Early Years Spring Term

Spring Term Topics and Learning

This term Early Years have been busy with our topics.

We started the term off with People that help us. We had many visitors, Police, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Mr Armoogum came to talk to the children about his job.

Many of our visitors were parents so I would like to thank them all for their time.

We also took a walk down to the Markyate Fire Station to see how it all works.

The topic for Spring 2 has been Take one book, we have chosen different books to work through with the children. Activities have been varied with each story. Books included What the Ladybird Heard, Georges Marvellous Medicine, Rhinos Don’t like Pancakes, The Way Back Home and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

The whole of Early Years then had a trip to Radlett Theatre to watch the show We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The children all enjoyed the show and talked about their favourite thing about it. It seems getting wet was top of the list!

 

Early Year World Book Day

EARLY YEARS WORLD BOOK DAY

We had a great time dressing up for world book day, many thanks to years 6 and year 4 who down to help with the celebration.