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Friday 29th September 2023

Busy Friday!

There was lots of learning going on in Ash today and throughout the week. All the children have settled into exploring both  their inside and outside classrooms and forming some lovely friendships.

Friday 22nd September 2023

Mystery Reader

Ash class were very lucky to have a mystery reader pop into read a story.

'The Hugasaurus' by Rachel Bright.

Our reader this week was Ayaan's Mum. Thank for sharing a story with us!

Sports Day

Wednesday 28th June 2023

What a wonderful Sports Day we had on Wednesday. The EYFS team are so proud of all the children for taking part and trying their best. Thank you to all our parents for taking the time to come and watch. Well done EYFS! Well done Ash class!




My Body

Thursday 8th June 2023

In PSED today, we having been naming and identifying body parts. We also talked about the functions of the following parts of the body- nose, ears, mouth and eyes. Excellent labelling Ash!

"We use our hears to listen."  We use our eyes to see." 

How does someone communicate if they can not hear?  "They can use sign language."



Easter Garden

Thursday 30th March 2023

Today, the children created a class Easter garden, which linked to their learning about The Easter story (Jesus) and Easter being a symbol of new life. What an amazing job they did!


Easter Stay and Play

Monday 20th- Friday 24th March 2023

This week, each day, we were joined by the some of parents of the children in Ash class. This lovely visit is a chance for the children to show their parents what we get up to in Reception. This time we were creating Easter chicks. rabbits and lambs. Wow! Fantastic job Ash Class.


Number and letter Formation

Monday 20th March 2023

Mrs Vassiliou has found a letter and number formation website, to help the children form their letters and numbers the correct way. It is completely free and really easy to use.


You can choose the following:
* Size of the letter- small, medium, large
* Writing speed- slow, medium, fast
* Letter position, which should always be 
* Whether you want a midline

You can choose which numbers and letters to form and which size to view them. Please make sure you always choose to form the letters and numbers from the top.

You can also choose how you view the number or letter- (Press space or on the ball to start),  (Press on the ball and follow with your cursor/finger) or 

Enjoy practising your numbers and letters!

Fairy Tale Settings

Friday 10th March 2023

All this week, Ash class have been drawing scenes from Fairy Tale stories. Wow! They look amazing Ash. We have some very talented artists in Reception. What do you think?


Free the dinosaurs!

Friday 27th January 2023

Ash class were given an exciting investigation this week. How could they free the frozen dinosaurs? Everyone was given a variety of tools and objects to try and free them- hammers, warm water and salt. Which one worked? Which one was the fastest to free the dinosaur? Which one took the longest time to free the dinosaur? Check out some children in action!


Design a talking dinosaur

Thursday 12th January 2023

Today, the children have been designing their own talking dinosaur on the computer. They had to use their mouse skills to choose, what colour, type, size, and noise their dinosaur would make. Well done Ash!




Thursday 5th January 2023

Happy New Year!

Ash class have hit the ground running today, after the festive break. Today, we have been talking about perseverance and not giving up. I set the children a challenge- to separate the mini stars from the plastic eyes, whilst blind folded. Here are some photos of some of the children persevering. Fantastic start to the new year Ash!



Thank you

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The EYFS team would like to say a huge thank you for all the lovely gifts and cards we have received from our children and parents, this term. We wish you all a lovely restful Christmas. See you in the new year!




Thursday 15th December 2022

Christmas has arrived in Ash class. The children have been busy with their Christmas crafts this week. Look at our wonderful sparkly trees. Wow!

Potion making

Friday 2nd December 2022

Ash class have been making some wonderful potions, which the children were inspired to do, after reading about the witch in 'The Jolly Postman'. Looks like the children had lots of messy fun!




Perfecting our computing skills

Thursday 17th November 2022

Ash class are becoming more confident when using a keyboard, controlling a mouse and logging onto the computer. We are super proud of their progress and the children love using the computers.





Friday 4th November 2022

Ash class have been celebrating the fireworks season by creating their own firework pictures. Wow! They look amazing and very realistic.

Please take care over the weekend, when seeing fireworks. Remember the safety tips from Fireman Sam and stay safe!


Stay and Play

Thursday 20th October 2022

It has been a real pleasure seeing so many parents come in, this week and learn about all the activities we are using to help develop each child's fine and gross motor skills. Thank you for all who attended and do not worry, if you could not make it this time. There will be another opportunity in the future. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. We loved showing you our learning!



Monday Autumn Walk- Friday 7th October 2022

This week, Ash class, went on a lovely Autumn hunt. Can you guess what we collected on our travels? We had lots of fun spotting objects and colours outside


Rock Steady Music Assembly- Thursday 29th September 2022

Ash and Beech class joined year 1 and 2 during a special assembly today. The assembly was about the new club starting, after school, called Rock Steady Music. Some children from all year groups were able to take part and play the instruments on display. One of our very own Reception children got a chance to play the electric guitar.


Remembering the Queen and our Family Tree- 16th September 2022

Ash class have been very busy settling and exploring their new classroom. They had lots of fun decorating our family tree and creating flowers to remember Queen Elizabeth 11.