Last week we had a packed week of making dens in the garden, making our own fires and cooking out on them. The children enjoyed carving soap into sculptures and learning some new rope tying skills. The holiday club is a good place to make new friends from outside of school. Here we are enjoying making the fire, cooking and then eating marshmallows......
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5,
Forest School is an approach to learning that takes children out of the classroom and into the local natural environment. The initiative originates from Scandinavia, based on the premise of increasing young people’s experience and resilient understanding of their natural environment. Forest School involves learning through unstructured play outdoors in all weathers to enhance and support emotional, social, and behavioural development of children and adults. Some activities wi
Our February Half Term Holiday Club will be running from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February, 8am to 6pm. This is our timetable of activities for the week - MONDAY 13th FEBRUARY: Tents & Dens Put up a tent in the garden and build your own den/shelter with tarpaulin and ropes.
Weather and water tight dens allowing, we will eat lunch outside. TUESDAY 14th FEBRUARY: Valentine’s Day and Fire Making Learn to make a fire from scratch and cook some treats over it.
Make some Valent
Our focus this week has been on Letters and Sounds. As a whole, staff attended an inset morning on Letters and Sounds, and how we can best prepare the children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. This teaching falls largely within the Communication and Language and Literacy areas of learning in the EYFS, and uses fun games such as Metal Mike.