Hello again everyone.
Here is your weekly bulletin from the wonderful EYFS at Chagford, where we have had a full, fun if rather soggy week. We have experienced our first ‘wet play’ after a few days of rain, but have also managed to bolt outdoors in the brief moments when the sun shines through.
The children are doing brilliantly: continuing to settle in well, and feel more comfortable with the routines and the environment. Most have a little more stamina, though I’m sure you find they are still very tired by the end of the week! We have been joined this week by a couple of new children, two Little Robins and a Big Robin: we are delighted to welcome you to our class and our school.
Continuing our thinking about all things Pets, we have displayed our paintings in the corridor, and have been further discussing how to take care of pets, including exotic ones. We also ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julia Donaldson, thinking about animal babies and how some of them do not look at all like their parents (think butterflies and caterpillars) We painted symmetrical butterflies which are now bringing a gorgeous splash of colour to our classroom. In maths, we worked on counting accurately and recognising the digits 1 to 10, playing various games to practise this skill. In out phonics work we have continued to learn new sounds and revisit ones already learned, with the emphasis on learning to recognise the sound rather than to write the letters, which is still quite a tricky thing for many children. Here is a photo of the words we have thought of which use the letters we’ve learned already. Can you think of anymore?
The children have rather enjoyed the story of the Gingerbread Man, which we stumbled across in our literary explorations last week. Such was their enthusiasm that I thought we should make some actual Gingerbread Men – so that is what we did. Cooking with a large number of young children is certainly a challenge, but we did it! And it is full of such great learning as well as being fun and ultimately filling J Here are some lovely photos of the proceedings.
I hope these make it home intact on Friday afternoon, and taste even more delicious than they look!?
Oh, and a little ask….please could children bring in (or parents email to me) a photo of themselves with their pet(s)? I’d love to do a show and tell with these, and maybe make another class display. My email address is email@example.com if you want to send me a picture – I can print it out at school.
Many thanks for your continued support, and have a lovely weekend.
All the very best