Learning about our homes and where we live is important in Early Years and the F1 children have been focusing on this in class. When I visited the class over the week, they were naming the different rooms in a house, having a picnic together like they would in a dining room, making the inside of a house for a display and role-playing in the different houses around the Early Years' building. The teachers were being great role-models and even got inside the toy house upstairs to help the children recognise the different English words, such as 'window' and 'door'. The children were provided with many continuous provision activities where they could name the different parts of the house, the furniture and role-play with the small world toys.
The F3 children were bursting with excitement on Wednesday this week, when they went on their first proper trip out of the school grounds. Due to the rain they had to take a bus to the Royal City shopping mall entrance. Once inside, they went down two escalators before arriving at the train. They learnt about the different parts of a train, rang the bell and had a ride around the shops. They were learning about trains as part of their Transport topic and in their Literacy lessons they were reading a book called 'The Train Ride.’ To encourage the children with their language skills, they repeated the phrases and learnt actions to go alongside the story. The children then learnt to name the things that they thought they might see on their train ride trip and drew them in their books. Everyone was excited to see pizza, candy and toys, some of the things they drew before going on the trip. Here is the link, if you would like to read this story with your child at home. Please encourage them to include actions alongside the words and pictures.
A huge thank you to all the parents who joined us and made this trip possible. We couldn’t have done it without all your support!
Next week, we will have a special Hallowe'en disco on Thursday 18th October. Please send your child in with a costume to wear. The disco will start at 3:00pm and will run until 4:00pm. We ask parents, friends and family to join us for this event.
Miss Julie Walton
Head of Early Years