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Reception – Team Dean

Welcome to Early Years - Reception!

Team Dean

 

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.

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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.

 

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World Book Day

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What would we see in school if we ran away like the Gingerbread Man?

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Our story this week is The Gingerbread Man and when he ran away he saw lots of different things. Team Dean went for a walk around school to see what we could see. We saw lots of different things in the school grounds, we even saw a hill and some trees just like the Gingerbread Man. We made a map of what we saw on our walk.

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! no

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Picture 3 Torvill and Dean on Dancing on Ice

Celebrating Poppy Day

Our Talk Homework this week (6th November) was 'Why do we wear Poppies?'. We used this as a starting point for learning about Remembrance Sunday and the importance of remembering those soldiers who have fought to keep us safe. Along with Team Torvill we did a variety of activities including creating our own Poppy field and taking part in a one minute silence. 
THANK YOU to everyone who donated towards Children in Need this year.  We had lots of fun dressed in our pyjamas, dancing singing and decorating biscuits!

Team Carle - last year

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 Tuesday 27th June we held our Summer Fun Day.  We would like to thank all of the children and their families for supporting us with this event and making it fantastic.  It was the best turn out we have had so far and we are looking forward to seeing you all again at the next one!

Fundraising Cake Sale

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!

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