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Continuous Provision

To practise our technology skills, we log on and use correctly the controls on the Chromebooks to access a maths programme. The subtraction to ten game provides a simple introduction to the concept of subtraction. The visual representation of the subtraction process can help to reinforce our subtraction skills whilst having fun. Threading is a […]

Our trip to the fire station

Today we went to the Fire Station to learn all about their job and to look at the fire engine.  We caught the public bus over to Hartland.  Had our lunch in the play park.  Went into the fire station and the firemen showed us around.  It was a great day and we learnt so […]

Bears for Children in Need

In art we have enjoyed using a palette of watercolours to paint a bear. We learnt in order to get a good co!our we needed to dip our brush into the water and then go “round and round” in the paint. Using play dough helps our eye-hand co-ordination and helps develop our fine motor skills […]

RE -weddings

As part of our RE work we need to understand how Christian’s show love to one another.  TOday Bea and Lucas got married to explain this.  We had great fun.  Noah was the vicar.  We had lots of bridesmaids and a best man.  We finished the wedding off with cake and a little party.  Congratulation […]

PE – large apparatus

Poppies for Remembrance

Whilst gluing and sticking to create beautiful poppies, we had the opportunity to talk about a red poppy being a symbol of remembrance. By manipulating play dough, which strengthens our fine motor skills, we had the challenge of recognising numerals and then creating the correct number of poppies. We enjoyed drawing and colouring a poppy.

Glorious Gloop

We had a great time exploring gloop with our fingers and investigating how it changes consistency in our hands. We like to think of words to describe how it feels. Hidden in the gloop are different coloured and sized elephants. Once we find an elephant we like to communicate with our friends using the language […]

PE – small apparatus

Today we remembered our skills we learn on the floor last week and applied them. We tried to do a tuck, straight shape and a star shape on small apparatus.

Piet Mondrian

Today we started our art topic, first looking at Piet Mondrian. We learnt that he liked to use primary colours. The Froglets went on a primary colour hunt and the frogs recreated his work.

Gymnastics – shapes

Today we started gymnastics. We learnt to do three shapes – a straight shapes, a tuck shape and a star shape. We pretended the shapes went in the washing machine. When we were doing our straight shape – scarf we learnt to point our fingers and toes. Our tuck shape needed to be small and […]

Fun in Foundation

In maths we have been sorting by colour, size and object type. In our sensory tuff tray, we have had fun scooping, pouring and sprinkling the lentils, helping us develop our fine motor skills. Imaginative role play gives the children the opportunity to develop communication and social skills, such as sharing.

We Love Numicon

Numicom helps to teach maths and to see connections between numbers. The children enjoyed exploring the tuff tray filled with orbees to find Numicon.  They counted the holes in the piece they found and matched it with the Numicon hanging from the display. We were also able to subitise some Numicon :- recognising how many […]

Imaginative Role-play

In continuous provision there is the opportunity both inside and outside to participate in deconstructed role-play.  This activity allows the children to engage in the role play experience with no limitations on their imaginations. The children decided to transform the cardboard boxes into a fort and to draw features. The cardboard boxes were pretend cat […]

Food technology – sensational salads

Today we learnt why fish is good for us. We learnt about different types of fish. Then we all had a go at making our very own tuna, pasta salad. It was a great success!

Fun at forest school today.

We had fun in the forest today. We made willow crowns and shared some stories. Some children wanted to continue the theme from last week and make a hedgehog house. They carefully used a hammer. We now want a ‘Tinker table’ in our EYFS classroom. We are going to be busy.

Amazing Apples

Thank you for your kind donations of apples. In expressive art and design, we love experimenting with different materials to paint with and we enjoyed apple printing. This also helps fine motor control. We have also painted apples using apples. In the mud kitchen, we have enjoyed imaginative role play. Apples were being used for […]

A racing track

Some boys wanted to make a racing track so we started today. It will need some jumps, lots of mud for the track, a tractor for grading the track, and a quad bike for the first aiders.

Handa’s Surprise

Some of the activities in continuous provision this week include rolling playdough to form juicy, orange tangerines for Handa’s basket. We had a great time threading chereos over a strand of spegetti and by squeezing tongs we have been colour sorting animals. All these fun activities help to develop and improve our fine motor skills.


Today we made some delicious salads for our Food Technology project.  We tasted some different ones last week and decided we wanted to make a potato salad and a carrot and raisin salad.   The weather was so beautiful one group cooked outside and Elowen said ‘it was like we were cooking on TV’.  We hope […]

Forest School

Today we went to forest school.  We talked about Autumn and what happens at this time of year.

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