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Friday 21st January 2022

This week we have been investigating weighing. We used the balance scales to compare weights of lors of different objects and used some mathematical language, such as, " heavier, lighter, balanced, the same as , equal."

Friday 14th January 2022

During Forest School , we talked about woodland animals and how they need shelter during the Winter months. The children explored a variety of joining methods and had to consider how to improve their designs if it was unsuccessful. We were really impressed with the thought and dedication they showed.

 

 

Friday 7th January 2022

We were very impressed with all the children that took part in the Christmas reading challenge. Lots of thought went into this and we shared the pictures with their whole class. We would like to share a few examples on here and thank you all for your fantastic pictures. Well done!

 

Friday 9th December

The Christmas spirit had truly arrived at Stanway Fiveways for this week!  We were very excited to perfrom our Nativity for our parents and show off all our hard work. Then we celebrated with a delicious Christmas dinner!

Friday 3rd December

This week we started getting in the festive spirit! The children thought of their own ideas for Christmas-themed role play areas. They had lots of fun looking after poorly reindeer, sending letters  to Santa and pretending to be in an icy Santa Land.

Friday 19th November 2021

As it is 'Children In Need' today, we have spent the week planning and praparing a party for Pudsey. He is always so generous to others that we decided to treat him for once! We have been busy writing shopping lists, making cards, wrapping presents, making playdough cakes and decorations. This afternoon all of our hardwork came to fruition with an amazing party that we all enjoyed so much. 

 

Friday 12th November 2021

This week we took part in the 2 minute silence to show our respects on Remebrance Day. We enjoyed creating poppies to mark the occasion. We have made great progress in phonics and are now identifying what a words initial sound is and are beginning to blend and segment the sounds in cvc words.

 

Friday 5th November 2021

Remember, remember the 5th November! We have been very busy this week looking at different celebrations. We made rangoli patterns and diva lamps for Diwali and fireworks and sparkler biscuits for Bonfiore night. We ate our biscuits sitting round the 'fire' at the log circle whilst singing the Bonfire songs that we learnt.

Friday 22nd October 2021

We have been getting ready for Halloween this week by dressing up in scary costumes and carving peppers. We put tea lights inside them to see them glow!

 

 

Friday 15th October 2021

During the week we have been learning to recognise and continue repeating patterns. We had lots of fun doing this in many different ways; we even used materials gathered on our welly walk and delicious, healthy fruit!

 

Friday 8th October 2021

This week we started our Star Wars letters sessions! This is the time when we use our pens as light sabres to practise holding our pens correctly and form some pre-writing patterns. We listen to the theme music as we work and this inpsires us to train like Jedi Knights!

 

Friday 1st October 2021

Today we went on the first of our Welly Walks. We explored the area and found out about how to stay safe in the environment. Over the next few weeks we will be learning about which leaves come from which trees and a variety of bugs. We will investigate our varied Forest School facilities over the weeks including our school pond, wooded area and creative resources. 

 

Friday 24th Sept 2021

Wow! What a great end to another fantastic week in Reception. The children have continued to explore the different classrooms and outside area and have made new friends. We have been doing some listening and sounds games this week and the children have been comparing drumming sounds after playing their own beats on the drum. We finished the week with crazy hair day. Don't they all look amazing?

Friday 17th Sept 2021

This week the Reception children have loved exploring their new environment and making new friends. We have been so impressed with how they have all coped with their first full week at school. 

 

Friday 10th Sept 2021

The EYFS children have settled into school life amazingly. We are so proud of how well they have adjusted to their new surroundings, have started to make new friends and have been ready and willing to explore their new environment. Today was their first day of being in school for a full day and they loved it!

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