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.


Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Over the last half term the children within our EYFS setting at Woodlands Primary School have been thinking lots about the story ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. After sharing the story, the children have engaged in many different projects relating to different sections of the story. As Educators, we have been enormously proud of the complex thinking the children have displayed about themselves, their homes and how they may differ to one another. Also planet Earth – moving onto space, under the sea, the human skeleton, ecology and how to best take care of living things on our planet! Through these interests the children have represented their ideas through a range of media and materials. They have developed their learning skills – resilience, independence, confidence, sharing, collaboration and learning to conversate with one another about their ideas. The children have learned lots about their own emotional and social behaviours through this too! Please take a look at the photos below to see a snap shot of the learning that has taken place!



EYFS Spring Stay and Learn

Many thanks to all who were able to attend our Spring Stay and Learn yesterday. The children had lots of fun and we hope you did too! Thank you for the hard work and effort put into making Easter bonnets, hats and baskets. The Easter bunny thought they were all fantastic! Please take a look at the photos below to see what we got up to.

EYFS Christmas/Winter Bedtime Story Stay and Learn

EYFS would like to say thank you to all the parents/carers and children for making yesterday’s bedtime story stay and learn successful. The children enjoyed sharing a Christmas/winter story, making magical reindeer food, writing letters to Father Christmas and drinking a yummy cup of hot chocolate! Please take a look at the photos below.

EYFS trip to Dudley Zoo

Early Years had a fantastic time visiting Dudley zoo last week. It was great to have had so many parents and carers attend and we hope you all enjoyed the experience as much as we did! The children saw a wide range of animals, played in a number of parks and had a picnic lunch in the castle grounds. Please take a look at some of our photos of the day.

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EYFS Fun Day

We have thoroughly enjoyed our fun day today. The children took part in a range of activities including face painting, dancing, playing on the slide, playing on the bikes, exploring the forest school area (where they found tadpoles and other creatures!), painting and colouring, building and lots more! We were also very lucky to have a visit from a local ice-cream van. Thank you for your continued support. IMG_2488 IMG_2484 IMG_2476 IMG_2460 IMG_2469 IMG_2465 IMG_1590 IMG_2472 SAM_0593 SAM_0623 Picture1 Picture2 Picture3 Picture4 Picture5 Picture6 Picture7 Picture8 Picture9 Picture10

We Think Everywhere Conference – The Amazing Potential of Children’s Thinking with Digital Technology

The We Think Everywhere conference took place on Monday 5th March 2018 at The Grand Station in Wolverhampton. Our network of schools were delighted to share the work from our settings; highlighting the creative opportunites that digital media can offer children.  Miss Smallwood and Mrs Chaplin presented work to educators from across the country who were keen to find out more about the ways in which digital media can be used to enhance creativity and imagination.  Please take a look at the photos.

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Here is a link to the We Think Everywhere website, where you can find out more about our network of schools and the research carried out. https://wethinkeverywhere.wordpress.com/