It has been another busy week E-learning in EYFS as each year group have taken on the challenges and activities that all the teachers have set. There have been new creative ways of sharing activities and learning from the EYFS teachers as we have delved into more teacher tutorials, video feedbacks and creative video modelling of how to complete activities.

This week has been our last week on our current topics and all children have been having fun wrapping up their learning on ‘Dinosaurs’, ‘Traditional Tales’ and ‘On the Farm’.

Pre-Nursery have met a new friend this week in ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ who helps the farmer look after the crops on the farm. Looking at vegetables grown on the farm, Pre-Nursery had the opportunity to follow instructions to make vegetable soup, role-play cooking vegetables and got colourful by making rainbow bread!

Nursery have been all dramatic this week as they brought all their learning of ‘Traditional Tales’ to an end by looking at imaginative role-play, drama and using their facial expressions to say how a character feels. These first stages of drama are an important aspect for young children as they support them understanding key characters in stories and why something may happen next in a story.

The stomping of Dinosaurs has come to an end in Reception as they brought together their learning and investigated the diet of each dinosaur; identifying foods an omnivore, herbivore and carnivore would have from their fridge. Along with their Dinosaur fun, Reception have continued their daily phonics with reading, writing and speaking activities and in Mathematics they have looked at the concept of time.

Thank you to all parents for their collaboration with staff and their children in supporting our E-Learning journey. Please do continue to post your child’s work and videos to their Tapestry learning journals. I know all teachers have enjoyed seeing the children learning and enjoying their activities.

Next week each year group will begin their adventure into new topics. Keep an eye out for emails from your child’s class teacher in regards to information about these new topics.

Wishing you all a restful, relaxing weekend.

Isla Gillespie
Head of Early Years