The early years foundation stage (EYFS) continues to thrive

The Trinity term has started well and the children in the early years foundation stage (EYFS) are fully immersed in their new topics. Turitots and Nursery are enjoying learning about ‘Under the Sea’, while Reception are engaged in their ‘Make a Wish’ topic and following the Aladdin story.

Learning story language and actions has been a big focus in our curriculum this year and it has been a delight to see our youngest learners become expressive storytellers. The power of weaving stories throughout the curriculum helps the children learn in a creative and imaginative way and their ideas within each topic never cease to amaze us. Reception have been busy counting and adding different treasure from Aladdin’s cave whilst the Nursery and Turitots have practised careful counting using shells and sea creatures. The Pre- prep have turned their inside area into a big ocean and the children can often be seen sailing to Mombasa!
Reception have enjoyed the dough disco activities to improve their fine motor skills which will lead to better pencil grip and neater letter formation.  Other fine motor skill activities have included lacing, using tweezers to pick up fish, building lego castles and carefully squeezing pipettes to fill different containers.
Nursery and Reception children enjoy their weekly library visit and are becoming much more efficient at quietly choosing a book and reading independently. Reception children have enjoyed taking home a reading scheme book and are progressing brilliantly with decoding words using their phonic knowledge.
Learning how to look after each other is a fundamental part of the EYFS curriculum. Together we work hard to share nicely, take turns and look after each other and the classroom and outside area. The children have synergized brilliantly this term, working in their tidy up teams to ensure everything is put away at the end of the day.
Mrs Foster
Director of Co-Curricular