Project Learning Showcase 29.3.21

Hello parents and carers! Each week, we will be showcasing some work from a particular Project Learning area, so that you can see more of what we are getting up to at school! This week it is my turn and I will show you a snapshot of the current thinking that is taking place within the Block Area.

On returning to school, the children have continued to explore and design different types of bridges. We have thought carefully about the type of materials and the shapes that would make a bridge stronger. Taking inspiration from London Bridge and Spaghetti Junction, the children’s enquiries and growing theories led to the provocation of; “Tell me how a bridge might be used?”

Mia “This is a train bridge. The train is taking me and my family to the seaside.”

The children continued to work collaboratively to share their own ideas and develop their own representations through drawing, building and story-telling.

Please take a look at the photos too!

Many thanks, Mrs Dodd.

EYFS Spring Stay and Learn 2021

Hello everyone! Even though we were unable to invite parents and carers to our annual Spring Stay and Learn this year due to COVID-19, all children thoroughly enjoyed the session and lots of fun was had!

Take a look at the photos to see what we got up to! We made Easter nests, celebration cards, daffodil paintings, sunflower seed planting, egg decorating and lots more!

 

 

 

 

We would also like to thank all of the parents and carers that took the time to support their child to create an Easter bonnet, egg or spoon – they were all fantastic!

Have a great Easter holidays everyone.

 

 

Reception’s Fabulous Learning WB 1.3.21

What another great week of learning we have had this week in Reception. Both at home and at school, the children have shown such determination and commitment to their learning. We are really proud of all of the amazing thinking you have done this week children, well done. We are now really excited to be welcoming back all children next week – we can’t wait to see all of your smiley faces!

Within mathematics, the children have developed their subtraction skills through practical problem solving. Some of you have really developed your representations of your calculations this week, well done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots more reading and writing has taken place during phonics this week. Children – you have been using ‘Fred talk’ and ‘Fred fingers’ really well to apply your reading skills to your writing. Well done!

 

The focus for Project Learning this week has been ‘new life’ and ‘growth’, relating to the the project that is currently happening within our Forest School area. Lots of you discovered new growth in and around your garden areas and at school, the children discovered ‘new life’ with the pond area – tadpoles! Have a look at some of the children’s amazing ideas and representations.

This week we also celebrated World Book Day by dressing up in costumes of characters from some of our favourite stories or by providing a ‘clue’ from our favourite story. Lots of you joined in at home too! The teachers within EYFS decided to dress up as the colour monster from by story ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas.

Well done for all of your hard work again this week children. Have a lovely weekend!

Celebrating Reception Learning WB 22.2.21

All of the teachers in Early Years are very proud of all the hard work we have seen both at home and at school this week.

The focus for Project Learning has been ‘buildings’ leading onto ‘bridges’, relating to the project that is currently happening within the Block Area. Lots of the children have thought about different types of bridges and what is needed to build a strong bridge.

Lots more reading and writing has taken place during phonics this week. Children – you have been using ‘Fred talk’ and ‘Fred fingers’ really well to apply your reading skills to your writing. Well done!

In mathematics the children have been learning to subtract by counting back to find the answer. We have seen children both at home and at school beginning to understand subtraction through practical problem solving activities. Some of you have represented your calculations through jottings and formal recordings too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for all of your hard work – please take a look on our Class Dojo page for our Celebration Assembly!

Reception Learning WB 8.2.21

Wow! We have really enjoyed looking at all of the learning that has taken place this week. All of the teachers within school are really impressed with all of the children’s hard work, both at school and at home.

Lots more phonics work has been completed. The children have practised their speed sounds and read stories of their choice for enjoyment.

The children shared their complex thinking about colour, which developed into volcanoes! Lots of children represented their ideas through painting and drawing. Some children even created their own volcano experiments!

 

Throughout school, the children have also focused on ‘mindfulness’ this week. Here are some examples of the children, both at home and at school, engaging in ‘mindful’ activities.

We hope you all have a great half term holiday!

 

Reception Learning WB 8.2.2021

Please take a look at the timetable below that outlines the learning that will take place, at both home and school, for our reception classes this week.

We have a focus for children to develop mindfulness practices that support them to enjoy what is happening ‘now’ (in the moment). We will be sharing a range of mindfulness activities for children to enjoy and develop skills to regulate their own emotions over time.

We will also be having ‘virtual’ meetings with children at home and at school! We are very excited about this This will create links to support and strengthen bonds between home and school.

We hope everyone has a relaxing week, engaging in lots of mindful activities. As always, please ask if you have any questions at all.

Upload photos of the fun you have onto your main class portfolio.

Reception Learning WB 1.2.21

Please take look at the timetable of our learning offer this week. Your child’s class teacher will post daily tasks for each session, that will be individually set for your child’s ability. The focus of our project learning session will remain the same throughout the week. I have attached the document that has been shared previously, helping you to support your child to learn through enquiry based approaches at home.

woodlands-sch.org.uk/…/Project-Learning-at-Home-explanation-Copy.pdf

We are really looking forward to looking at all your amazing thinking through the photos and videos that you post onto your portfolios on Class Dojo.

Here is the link to the video explaining how to upload onto Class Dojo portfolio, if you are still unsure of how to do this.

Please, as always, ask if you need any support with this.

EYFS Home Learning WB 25.1.21

Here are some examples of fabulous thinking from our home and school learners this week!

We have had lots of snow! We asked our home and school learners to build something from the snow…look how well they did! The children continued to develop these ideas throughout the week.

In mathematics the children have been learning to count on to find a new total. Lots of you sent in photos of you playing a track game with your families. You have shown great addition skills and some of you represented your calculations on paper!

Lots more reading and writing has been done during phonics this week. Children – you have been using ‘Fred talk’ and ‘Fred fingers’ really well to apply your reading skills to your writing. Well done!

Thanks for all of your hard work – please take a look on our Class Dojo page for our Celebration Assembly!

 

EYFS Autumn Stay and Learn

Before half term the children in EYFS dressed up in their spooky ‘autumn’ gear and engaged in many exciting activities! Unfortunately, we were unable to invite our parents and carers this year but there was still lots of fun had! The children enjoyed icing spooky biscuits, creating autumn pictures, making a tea light holder out of clay, playing ‘what’s in the box, cooking pumpkin soup and many more! Please take a look a the photos below.