Festive stay and play! December 2023
We had so much fun this morning at our Explorers Stay and Play. A huge thank you to all who joined us for a fun, festive morning! It was lovely to welcome new and current parents into our classroom. We are delighted with your lovely feedback.
⭐️“We really enjoyed being able to see F in her school environment and interacting with her friends”.
⭐️“Really enjoyed stay and play. Lots of activities and J enjoyed showing me her classroom. It was lovely meeting new potential starters. It was also lovely to see the staff engaging with the children”.
⭐️“A lovely variety of activities. Having a child who starts after Christmas, it’s nice to meet staff and have the opportunity for C to see her new classroom. Thank you”.
⭐️“F loved showing me all the different stations. Each teacher interacted with the children. Thank you for all your hard work”.
April 2023 - Parent feedback from our phonics workshop:
“Wow! What a lot of effort you all went to with presentations, resources, activities etc. Thank you so much. I was really disappointed for you that there wasn’t a bigger turn out. We always love going into school - such a warm, friendly environment. This workshop might have worked better earlier in the academic year to give parents confidence in supporting children at home. I wonder whether now there are no covid restrictions the school might consider inviting parents to see a phonics session in action, or have an ‘open morning’ with various phonics activities and games for parents/carers to explore with their children. The dojo of Theo saying pure sounds was really helpful, and I will now be exploring Jolly Phonics more.
Following this parent feedback, we have decided to lead a Phonics Stay and Play morning on Monday 24th April. Please join us in our classroom from 9am to have fun with phonics!
World Book Day - March 2023
The children and staff have had an amazing day celebrating World Book Day. Each class completed an activity based on the books by Oliver Jeffers. It was so lovely to see the range of activities and the progression across school. What a fantastic day!
Visit to the farm
Write Dance in the Early Years
Write Dance is a movement-based programme designed to develop children's gross and fine motor co-ordination starting from their own emotions and natural movements. Movement plays a central role in learning to write. Until basic whole body movements have been mastered the brain is unable to transfer these actions into the fine motor skills required for writing. Correct letter formation cannot be achieved until the basic whole body writing movement is smooth, flowing, controlled and performed with self confidence.
Well-being Wednesday- PE and French
Children need to have their PE kit (white top, navy shorts/ bottoms and trainers) in school everyday. We support and encourage children to dress themselves independently.
Friday- Show and Tell
Every Friday afternoon we have a 'show and tell' session. The children will have the opportunity to bring in something special to show to the rest of the class. Keep an eye on Class Dojo for our weekly challenge.