Welcome to Early Years - Reception!
Teacher: - Mrs Humphrey
Teaching Assistants: - Miss Brown and Mrs Hopkinson
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Spring Fun Day
This was yet another successful craft session organised by Miss Brown, Mrs Straw and Mrs Hopkinson for our parents to join us and have some fun. We would like to say a huge thank you for coming and supporting your children at this event.
The EYFS staff would like to say a huge thank you also to thank our helpers for making it a great success: Mrs Lawrence, Mr Palmer, Miss McClay, Miss Dooley, Mr & Mrs Clarke, Mr & Mrs Straw, Mrs Peace, Miss Jacklin, Cara Doyle, Mrs Hand & Mrs Shaw.
The Gingerbread Man comes to Springfield!
World Book Day was worth the wait in Foundation after being postponed due to the snow days. Not only did the children dress up in such fantastic costumes but the staff did too and acted out the story of The Gingerbread Man with Mrs Speight reading the story.
To celebrate our whole school theme this year of 21st Century Inspirational People, our class has been named after Christopher Dean from the British Ice Skaters Torvill and Dean. We have introduced him to the children and will continue throughout the year to link any learning back to him and Jayne Torvill and to explain why we feel they are an INSPIRATION to us all.
Any support with this at home would be really appreciated and we would be happy to share anything your child has learnt with the others in Team Dean. Thank you!
On Tuesday 20th June we had the RSPB join us in Team Carle for the day. We split into groups and listened to a story about ladybirds, found out where they live and who their friends are. We were then given special tubs with a magnifying glass as a lid and a paint brush before setting off on a minibeast hunt around the school grounds. We were really careful when looking for minibeasts and we learnt how to collect them safely without hurting them. With help we looked under lots of stones, plant pots and in the trees to find them. We found lots of spiders, woodlice and ants, a few snails, a couple of slugs and one cricket. Using picture cards we were able to name what we had found and which ones we had to look harder for. Before returning to our class we had to make sure we had put all of the minibeasts back where we found them and washed our hands carefully. Then we had a go at making our own minibeasts from paper plates and since their visit we have carried on looking closely at what we can find around us.
On a wet Thursday in June EYFS decided to go on our trip to Stonebridge City Farm and it was brilliant!
The children, as always, did us super proud! Listening to adults and following our school rules and the rules of the farm. We enjoyed petting the small animals, feeding the goats and sheep, making toys for the rabbits and exploring the farm and the gardens. With the money raised from our cake sale, the children all had an ice cream which they thoroughly enjoyed! Even with the rain, we had a fabulous time with lots of smiles and happy children.Thank you to all the parents that helped, it wouldn’t have been half as successful without all of your help!