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Reception Classes 2022-2023

Mrs Procter, Mrs Watkins, Mrs Frattaroli and Mrs Goodrum would like to welcome you to the EYFS.

Phase 1 games to do at home to support Essential Letters and Sounds

Essential Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Pronunciation

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Phonics: How to blend sounds to read words | Oxford Owl

This short video explains how letter sounds can be blended to read words, and gives tips on how to practise phonics with your child.

Essential Letters and Sounds Glossary

The Carnival of Colours. The whole school embraced this topics of celebration. The children designed costumes, hats, musical instruments, floats, banners and wrote their own songs . To then finally take part in the most fantastic display of our story through carnival

Term 6 - Coastal School. We found so much sea life, learned about potential risks at the beach and had a stone throwing competition- who can throw their stone the furthest and why? Lots of enquiry questions and understanding of the world! 

Coastal School

Otterden Place Outdoor Learning

Term 5 Going Places Showcase. Everyone came together to share what we have learnt from our topic about journeys and transport. We answered our enquiry-led question : Where can we go and how can we get there?

Showcase set up before the event !

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Term 5 Canopy and Pond exploration. 
We explored the nature area around the pond for minibeasts and pond for wildlife. We weren’t disappointed - 7 newts! 

 

We also learnt to you hammers to make perfect presses of Spring leaves! 

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Term 5 Going Places. ‘Where shall we go and how shall we get there?’. Take a look at our Frontload Experience to immerse the children into the lived experience of travel! 

Term 5- Travelling in different ways during PE and recording our journeys by mapping and using our spatial awareness. 

Mapping our movements!

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Term 4- Explore and Discover frontload at Streamwalk Community Gardens

Forest School Spring 2023

Learning to use tools at Forest School

Perseverance, resilience and independence

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Hide and seek trust game in the forest.

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The children took calculated risks in finding their sit-spot hiding places and we, the adults trusted them to find each other and come to us.

Forest School Orange and Yellow Class

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Term 3 - Let’s Share a Story. Our front load opportunity for the children was to immerse  them into a brilliant array of tales and story telling by visiting Harbour Books in Whitstable. 

Term 3 Showcase of Let’s Share a Story.

EY Spatial Reasoning

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Canopy Session learning Forest School Skills. This week learning how to light a fire safely and toasting marshmallows!🌳πŸͺ΅πŸƒπŸ”₯🍑

A professional Story Teller came to Orange and Yellow Class . We listened to, retold and created different endings for Red Riding Hood

Our frost and ice explorations and investigations last week! πŸ₯Άβ„️. Amazing scientific questions were being asked and knowledge shared!

A Canopy Outdoor Learning Session- We recycled old popcorn into bird feeders! 🐧

EY Maths Meeting 10/1/23

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Early Years drew some fantastic representations of themselves performing in our alternative Nativity- The Celebration of Light 🌟πŸͺ”πŸ•―οΈπŸŽ‚

We designed, made and posted or own Christmas cards! When we went to post our cards we had a surprise visit from a Postal Worker who asked us if we wanted to see them collect their letters - so exciting!

Christmas Bake Off - mince, marmalade and jam pies.

Term 2 Learning in the EY

Term 2 Child-Led Learning - When a child tied a length of ribbon around a milk bottle and had an idea about using it as a pulley to transport water! So many amazing skills developing collaboration, conversation, problem-solving and perseverance.

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Our Visit to the Seasalter Christian Centre to enhance our learning about celebrations in different communities and cultures.

The Fairies came to Westmeads...πŸ„πŸ§šπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ§š

Here is a little video of our birthday party we held on Friday for Maisy Mouse. The children were busy preparing for it all week and had a great time. It was the first birthday party that some of them experienced.

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Orange Class Autumn Adventure at Forest School🍁🌿

We have a REAL Love of Reading in Reception

Djembe Drumming with Sam. We have very Fun Fridays!

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Outdoor Learning at the Canopy

Fabulous curiosity and exploration !

Terrific trains in the EYFS !

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The Everywhere Bear

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Term 1 Learning Through Play

Take a look around our amazing learning environment !

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CURIOSITY - INDEPENDENCE - PERSEVERANCE - LOVE AND KINDNESS - RESPECT - EQUITY

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