It’s been an emotional day today as we reflect on how far the FS2 children have come over the year. A diverse and vibrant cohort, they have been a pleasure to teach and we will be very sad to see them leave the early years setting. However, we can’t wait to watch them continue to grow as they travel trough the school, facing new challenges and becoming even better friends.
As we get ready for September, we are beyond excited for the current FS1+ children to be with us full time. The future FS2 cohort is one full of very loving and caring children and we can’t wait to see what the year has in store for them.
We look forward to welcoming the new children to our setting to join the current FS1 children. We know they will step up to the challenge of welcoming their new friends and wow us with their growth over the summer.
We would like to thank everyone for your support over the last year and for all the lovely cards and gifts we have received. Most of all, we would like to say Thank You for sharing your fabulous children with us, who never fail to make us smile, laugh and wow us with their talents.
This week the FS2 children were challenged to find as many reasons for writing as possible. We discussed many possible purposes for writing, such as a list, postcard, greetings card, recipe, menu, poster, sign, letter and story (to name just a few). The children completed their learning independently throughout the week and shared their writing with staff, demonstrating the fab progress they have made with their writing and a developing understanding of different text types.
A massive thanks to everyone who attended the open afternoon this week. Thankfully the weather stayed dry meaning we were able to take full advantage of our new garden and the wonderful activities offered by outside providers. We had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with everyone who attended. It was great to sit back and watch how much the current EYFS pupils have grown in confidence over the year as well as welcoming some new faces to our early years and school community.
We have really enjoyed exploring the many purposes for our new crates last week in our outside learning environment. This week we are using them inside, alongside large cardboard boxes and a range of construction materials to extend our learning about holiday transport.
We have begun this half term by reading the book ‘The Yoga Ogre’ and learning about how to keep our bodies healthy. We will be learning about different sports, how exercise is important and how to make healthy food choices.
On Friday, the children enjoyed taking part in ‘Cosmic Kids’ Yoga as part of their PE lesson and have been practicing their skills back in the classroom today.
Last week, the children in Early Years enjoyed harvesting the first crops from our garden. On Friday, the children collected some of the well grown radishes, took of the leaves and washed them carefully before having a try of our tasty produce. They went down very well! We are enjoying tending to our garden and watching it grow.