Home PageLog inREACH FOR THE STARS THROUGH LEARNING...POSSIBILITIES...MAKING A DIFFERENCE...BOOKS BUILD BRAINS... ADVENTURE...Latest whole school attendance for the year stands at 95.9%. Help us to achieve 96% by the end of term. LATEST OFSTED REPORT PUBLISHED. Our school is 'good' in all Ofsted Framework areas. 'Thoughtful, high-quality care contributes well to the happy and harmonious school atmosphere.' Well done to all our pupils, staff and school community for their efforts in contributing to an excellent report. Department of Education data indicates no better performing school within a 75 mile radius with similar key stage 1 scores. WELL DONE WESTERHOPE.
We have had a fantastic MADD week learning about 'The River' :- building bridges, making boats, creating watery pictures and dancing and singing!
and finally....... here are some more pictures of us enjoying learning all about mini-beasts.
OUTDOOR LAUNCH FRIDAY 6TH JULY
We are enjoying learning about mini-beasts and so far we have been finding out about ladybirds, spiders and caterpillars. Miss Blair found a spider in nursery last week and we were fascinated by it! Some children enjoyed having the spider crawling on their hands!! We took some photos, drew some pictures and wrote about what we saw. The stories about a ladybird by Julia Donaldson have allowed us to think imaginatively about ladybirds; working creatively to create pictures and practise our writing. We have been learning some factual information too. Please ask your child what they can tell you about insects.
OUTDOOR LAUNCH WEDNESDAY 13th JUNE
We enjoyed another lovely day with our parents and carers in the outdoor area. Thank you to everyone who came.
Your donations for the plants, juice and cake have raised £21 so far. We will spend this money on new resources for this area. Thank you for your continued support!
Today we welcomed more parents to our outdoor area. The children enjoyed looking for 'worms' in the garden, making model mini beasts and exploring the activities on offer with their parents. We all had some juice and cake at the end. We had a lovely time! Thank you to everyone who came.
OUTDOOR LAUNCH MONDAY 11TH JUNE
Today was the first of five sessions which were planned to give parents and carers the opportunity to see the exciting activities on offer in our EYFS outdoor area. Thank you to everyone who came. We really had a lovely time!
Thank you to all your grown-ups who came to read us a story this week!
We hope you enjoy looking at some of the lovely things we have been doing. After listening to the story Handa's Surprise, we tasted some delicious fruit, made a pictogram about our favourites, and painted pictures. We listened to stories about tigers, found out about the 'big cats' and made stripy patterns. We enjoyed singing songs about animals in the jungle and lots more...!
Walking Through The Jungle. What did you see?
Aidan painted a super snake!
Jack is looking for animals in the jungle!
We can make up a story using the jungle animals
What are the animals doing in the jungle today?
Wow! What a fantastic snake, Amelia!
Sophia is rolling the dough to make long snakes
Can you hera a noise? What can it be?
Is it a snake, a loin, an elephant or a crocodile?
We had a lovely day, dressing up as book characters and listening to lots of stories.
We really enjoyed listening to stories today. Thank you to all our grown ups who came to read to us!
We have been busy learning about Spring flowers; looking closely at daffodils and hyacinths. (painting, drawing and making collage representations of them). We also had a lovely visit from Ellis's mum and baby Cole. We learned about looking after babies. We have been preparing our 'cress heads' and can't wait to see the crazy cress hair grow!!
This week we have been talking about how tall we are and how we grow and change as we get older. We have been learning to understand and use the language of height:- tall, short, taller than, shorter than, tallest and shortest. We compared our height with others in our class and found out that we were all taller than Titch! Please talk to your child about heights of family members and friends to develop and consolidate the language. Thank you!
Look at the exciting things we have been doing this week.
Looking closely at daffodils .
Learning to name the parts of the flower.
Looking for what's started to grow in the garden.
Why are these plants growing?
We can see little green shoots.
In Spring things start to grow.
Richard wanted to water the plants.
They need water to grow.
It helps them grow bigger!
They need water to help them grow.
Let's water some more!
Things are starting to appear in the garden.
In Spring things are starting to grow again.
A lovely place to sit and enjoy the garden.
Let's make daffodil pictures.
We need a stalk.
We need petals.
We need a trumpet.
We need leaves.
Daffodils have six petals.
thoughtfully arranged the materials.
Daffodils have long stalks.
Daffodils have yellow petals.
Daffodils have long leaves.
We wrote about when we were babies.
We looked after the babies in the clinic.
Who do you think did it?
Who do you think has stolen the painting?
Oh no! The very expensive painting Mr Outerside was looking after has been stolen! We looked for clues to try and help find the thief!
We have really enjoyed our Stick Man activities. We used pictures to retell the story, we used paint, paper, scissors and glue to create pictures, we made marks by dipping the sticks into paint and we used sticks in our construction and model making.
We have been having fun with our Stick Man activities.
Week beginning January 29th :- We will be starting a mini topic based on the lovely story 'Stick Man'. Perhaps you have this story at home and could share this with your child? We would love to see any pictures and writing about Stick Man that your children do at home and would be grateful for any sticks and twigs that could be collected for us to use in our learning. Thank you!