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Welcome back Wonderful Larks and a warm welcome to all the new Larks who have joined us!

We have missed your smiling faces in Nursery!

 

This half term we are learning about people who help us. Our topic title is 'Whose hat is this?' We will be learning about people in the community who help us, we will build emergency vehicles using Duplo and model making materials, make cards and gifts to say 'thank you', look at a day in the life of a postal worker and even set up our own post office role play! Please see the Summer 1 Topic Map for more information.

7.6.21 Half-term news and the seaside shop.

The Larks shared their news about what they have enjoyed doing in the half -term holiday in circle time.

The Larks have enjoyed painting seaside objects to go in the new beach shop such as beach balls, boats, windmills and bucket and spades.

The Larks have been recognising numbers to 10 and beyond and counting out the correct amount of objects.

During yoga the Larks used soft shapes to match up with and to use different movements to move around too.

Another busy week in Larks. Well done, super Learning.

 24.5.21 - Peepo and thank you cards. 

 

This week the Larks have enjoyed listening to the story of "Peepo". They have chatted to each other about things they might see if they were a baby in the classroom.

The Larks have enjoyed decorating thank you cards with sequins, stars and glitter for their families. The Larks have enjoyed counting claps, jumps and  finding the corresponding numbers.

In Yoga the Larks enjoyed the story "The Whale and the snail" where they balanced a snail picture on their backs. 

The Larks are enjoying practising singing "The May song" to perform to the neighbours and parents of Lee Common School outside.

Photos to be added shortly.

19.05.21 - Dressing up, dominoes and home corner!

Oh how we have missed dressing up! This week the Larks have enjoyed trying on a wide range of dressing up clothes in the home corner. They have helped each other get in and out of the clothes, listened to stories about 'families' and even used their own experiences to act out 'family life'.  We have continued to set up the baby clinic role play and looked at how we change as we grow from a baby, to a toddler, to a child. In maths, we have been counting and recognising spot patterns, which resulted in us playing a game of dominoes with Mr Dodsworth! What fabulous learning this week Larks! Well done smiley

10/05/2021: New Baby Clinic

 

The Larks have really enjoyed setting up our new role- play area. The children collected the different things such as dolls, bedding, a cot, a buggy, baby clothes and engaged in purposeful play at the " The Baby Clinic" during exploring time . Well done, Larks!

The children have been practising their fine motor skills with the sewing kits and practising writing their names.

The Larks have enjoyed counting and finding the correct number beyond 10. Another busy week of learning with the Larks! Fantastic !

Emergency vehicles and fire engines!

 

The Larks have enjoyed painting emergency vehicles and they took the time to chose the correct colours. Well done Larks!

In Maths they have been counting out buttons and matching up with the correct numerals to 20.  They have loved playing different maths games which involves counting such as the  " Lady bugs" game and matching pictures when playing dominoes.

In yoga the children had to follow the shaped mats with their hands and feet. The Larks have enjoyed pedalling on the bikes and scooters in the sunshine.

A super week of good learning, well done Larks!

 Please meet Biscuit, Toffee and Nibbles!

 

We have enjoyed reading the Jolly Postman story this week. We have written postcards to the postman explaining how we help at home. The Larks have loved getting to know the school Guinea Pigs. They are called Biscuit, Toffee and Nibbles. Thank you Mrs Gresswell for letting us have them. The Larks have been measuring sunflowers with unifix cubes and seeing which is the tallest and which is the shortest. In circle time, we have been talking about our friends and what it is we like best about them. Well done Larks, you have worked hard this week!

Welcome to our class page little Larks!   

 

Your teachers will use this page to keep you informed of all that is happening in our Early years Foundation Stage.   As you know, you share your classrooms with our Wrens Class and your teachers are Mrs Crooks and Mrs Amos.  You are also taught by our Early Years Educators, Mrs Davies and Mr Dodsworth. 

 

This half term is all about Festivals & Celebrations.  You can find out more on the topic map below.  We will be taking lots of pictures of your learning in action, as well as your work and we will post them here for everyone to enjoy.  

Festivals & Celebrations - Autumn Term 2020

This week the children have enjoyed a whole school Christmas Lunch and a fun Christmas party. The children have been extremely well behaved. We are very proud of them.

We wish you a very Happy Christmas to you and your families.

Wishing you a very Happy 2021!

The week of Christmas

 

The larks have had a super fun Christmas week, we have done party games, had Christmas dinner and many other Christmas activities

Christmas fun!

 

We hope you enjoy the Larks singing and dancing in the School production?

 

The children are getting very excited about Christmas and they are designing their own Christmas cards.

We are asking the children what they have enjoyed learning best this term. It maybe yoga, cooking pizzas, pancakes or playing on the wheeled toys outside during circle time.

 

 

 What have we been learning?

 

This week the Larks have been practising their Christmas song “Star light, star bright” with a magical dance. The children have enjoyed making sparkly headdresses for their performance.

The children are rehearsing speaking in sentences about what they would like from Santa for Christmas. Let’s hope he is listening!

 

We have an interactive Arctic animals’ snowy scene and the Stable with wooden figures and animals for the children to explore with. They particularly love Baby Jesus!

 

Please remember the children need to bring/ wear a Christmas jumper next Monday for their Christmas performance.

Healthy mind, healthy body

 

On Tuesday Larks Class enjoyed their weekly yoga session. They took part in lots of fun activities to focus on their breathing and exercises to develop gross and fine motor control.

 

The Larks Class have been practising their cutting skills and enjoyed designing their own party food plates. Yummy! They then went on to say initial sounds in words.

 

They have also been learning and practising new songs, listening to the Nativity story and ordering compare bears according to their size and colour. Well done Larks you have worked hard.

What we learnt this week

 

This week the children had great fun making pizzas and especially enjoyed eating them.   They ordered pizzas from the menus in our Pizzeria and enjoyed serving their pretend dishes to each other. 

We have been learning about Diwali

 

This week we have been learning about Diwali and making lanterns to decorate the classroom. We have learnt about why and how Hindus celebrate this festival of light.  The children enjoyed listening to the story Rama and Sita. They were very interested in how Sita dropped jewels so she could leave a trail to be rescued safely.

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