Kindness, friendship and caring has been at the heart of EYFS this week as we joined the whole of Britannica in Anti-Bullying week activities. From Pre-Nursery who are learning how to identify a friend to Reception who have gained the skills to develop any understanding of friendships and their impacts on their lives, it has been wonderful to see the whole EYFS phase join together in an inclusive way.
Please see below how each year group have continued to grow in their knowledge of being inclusive to all.
Our focus in Pre-Nursery this week turned to families through the story Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson. This lovely story has helped us identify with our families and make connections to the world we live in and people we know.
The children were elated to share their families with each other through pictures sent in. There was so much excitement as we used our interactive whiteboard to reveal whose family was behind the shape and enjoyed pointing out who was in everyone’s family. Pre-Nursery used their new family vocabulary ‘Mummy, daddy, sister and brother’ to tell each other who was in their families.
To enrich our learning further this week Pre-Nursery have been involved with a variety of activities based around Anti-bullying. Here Pre-Nursery have learnt who Inclusive Iggy is with games that involve including all our friends and celebrating the concept of friendship.
Nursery celebrated friendships this week and what it means to be a good friend. They shared their precious treasures from home with their friends, waited patiently while our friends enjoyed them and spoke about the things Nursery like and have in common.
We observed our differences and celebrated in our common love of music and rhythm by making musical shakers from recycled water bottles! Nursery explored and cemented their friendships creatively by drawing and making friendship chains in support of Anti-bullying Day for display in school.
In math Nursery have enjoyed shopping at our toy store, counting out money for their choice of purchase.
It has been yet another busy week in Reception! During Phonics we learnt the tricky words ‘no’ and ‘the,’ we then wrote simple captions that included these words. We also read the story of The Little Red Hen and used actions to retell the story, it was lots of fun! We linked this to Anti- Bullying Week, talking about kindness and how to be a good friend.
During Maths, the children were introduced to 3D shapes, firstly considering the differences between 2D and 3D shapes. We looked around the classroom and outside to see if we could find any of these shapes in our environment, we also used construction materials and Playdoh to make our own shapes.
Head of Early Years