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New Resources

We are always looking for new and exciting resources to improve and update continuous provision. It is exciting to see the foundations for our sand pit. Cranford Class have the benefit of two tablets which can be used by the Class to scan book QR Codes so they can listen to and enjoy books independently. […]

Physical Play on the Playground

It is great fun spending time on the playground with a range of wheeled resources to balance, sit or ride on. We are good at taking turns to ride the two-wheeled, balance bikes and pedal bikes. These activities all help to develop our body strength.

Our Secret Garden

Thank you to our Forest School Leader, Louise Grout and Finley from Alminstone Class for our lovely new, secret garden.  This area will help us understand the world and help us to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things. We enjoyed exploring our new bug house and […]

Playing to Learn

It has been lovely to see Sunflowers and Cranford playing to learn this week. We have had great fun making imaginative and detailed small world buildings using wooden blocks and animals.

“What Shall I See?”

The reading and topic book this week in Cranford Class is “The Train Ride”. It is fun using the small world tuff tray to retell the story using our own words and some repeated phrases from the text; “What shall I see?” Printmaking helps develop our fine motor skills. We enjoyed experimenting with shapes and […]

Happy New Year!

On our craft making table we have had great fun using shape, paper cutters and practising our scissor skills. By learning to use scissors to cut or make snips in paper, we are developing our fine motor skills and co-ordination. In our role play area we had great fun singing and dancing together whilst wearing […]

Christmas Dinner

Today we enjoyed our belated Christmas Dinner. Thank you to all the kitchen staff for a lovely dinner.

Christmas Crafts

Sunflowers enjoyed talking about the shapes they were using to make snowman Christmas Cards for their families. It was fun using cotton wool and paint to make a lovely background for our calenders. We helped to make salt dough by pouring, counting and mixing .  We then rolled the dough and used cutters to create […]

Body Balance

Sunflowers listened carefully to instructions and enjoyed balancing and making shapes with their bodies. We are good at standing on one leg and holding a pose.

It’s December!

Pipettes are a great tool to develop fine motor skills. By squeezing the bulb at the top of the pipette, we watched the water get sucked up into the tube. Our challenge was to use control and release a droplet of water into each hole. We had great fun using a pipette to suck up […]

Wreath all about it!!! 5/12

Sunflowers had an exciting and beautiful sunny afternoon making Christmas wreaths. It was a bit chilly but they all new how to warm up, so outcomes hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Christmas trees and wood cookies. 28/11

Sunflowers had a awesome afternoon despite the cold and rain showers. They were busy in the mud kitchen, bug hunting, drilling and decorating wood cookie necklace and decorating a willow Christmas tree. So resilient with the weather today.

Our Body

In science Sunflowers have been naming and identifying the different parts of their body.   We can point and name the parts of our body such as shoulders, knees and head.   We then learnt about inside our body and had fun taking it in turns to add a piece of puzzle to make a skeleton.  We […]

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 […]

Nails and paints 14/11

We had a great afternoon with Sunflowers busy painting our clay leaves, wood and nail hammering, bug hunting, den building and mud kitchen.

Nursery Rhymes

At Sunflowers we love reciting nursery rhymes. Every week we learn a nursery rhyme and a copy is sent home so we can practise at home too. We can recite all the words to Incy Wincy Spider and do the actions as well. This week is World Nursery Rhyme Week and we have learnt a […]

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 […]

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 […]

All about leaves! 7/11

Sunflowers had a great session again this week. They were so creative with their leaf crafting. Then loved being in the forest school area moving wood chip and mud all about.

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