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Our Year in Pictures

Spring Term - Week 3

This week we have continued learning about sculptures. We know you can change the shape of a material by rolling, pinching or pressing it. We used salt dough to create our own sculptures of Robin Hood.

As part of our enrichment day, we discussed the Chinese new year celebration and their culture. A huge 'Thank You' to the Red Lantern Chinese take away on Mansfield Road for donating the egg fried rice and prawn crackers, for us to taste some authentic Chinese food. 

Spring Term - Week 2 

This week we have been learning about sculptures. We have been thinking about what they show and why we have them. We have been looking at sculptures of Robin Hood.  

As part of our enrichment day, we have been through a time machine, to the past and met Robin Hood 💚
The children loved telling him everything they knew about him, asking him questions about the past and watching his archery skills 🏹

Spring Term - Week 1 

This week we have been learning about a person from the past (Robin Hood). We have been acting out the story, can recall facts about him and know how he helped others. As part of our enrichment day, we used our outdoor area for our learning, as part of Welly Wednesday.

Spring Term - Enquiry Launch Days

Wow, what fantastic launch days we’ve had! Everyone looked amazing dressed up as characters from Robin Hood, Medieval times and wearing green and brown! 💚🤎
We have had so much fun! We loved showing off our outfits in a fashion show, we’ve read the story of Robin Hood and now know somethings about him, we’ve made our own Robin Hood hats, we’ve made a timeline (of Robin Hood, the years we were born and the current year), and even had a go at archery 🏹

What a busy few days!

We have been really lucky this term as we have had a brand new playground built for us in EYFS. We love learning outdoors and now have dedicated areas to use when using our provision.

Autumn Term - Week 11 - What makes us unique?

We have put all of our learning from the term together to answer our enquiry question. We have made a fact sheet about ourselves and put them in a time capsule. It won't be opened until we are in Year 6, then we will be able to see if we have changed.

Autumn Term - Week 10 - How do we express ourselves?

This week we have been looking at how we can express ourselves in Art. We have used different techniques and materials with our self portraits. 

As part of our enrichment day, we made Christmas crafts. 

Autumn Term - Week 9 - Do we all look the same?

This week we have been looking at our similarities and difference and have had a go at drawing self portraits. We used a sketching technique to create our masterpieces. 

As part of our enrichment day, we made odd socks to celebrate anti bullying week. 

Autumn Term - Week 8 - What is family life like in India?

This week we have been comparing India to England looking at families, houses, clothes, transport and foods. We tried some Indian foods such as onion bhajis, samosas, poppadoms and mango chutney. 

As part of our enrichment day, we made poppy wreaths and walked down to the cenotaph to lay them. 

Autumn Term - Week 7 - How is Diwali celebrated in India?

This week we have been learning about Diwali. We know Diwali is celebrated in India and we celebrate Christmas is England. We looked at the the story of Rama and Sita and know Diwali is the festival of light. As part of our enrichment day, we used clay to make our own lamps. 

Autumn Term - Week 6 - What would it be like to live in India?

This week we have been learning about another country. We have been comparing climates, flags, languages and dances. The children know that India is a hot country and they speak English and Hindi / England is a cold country and we speak English. After reading the book 'Chapatti Moon' by Pippa Goodhart, we made our own chapattis. As part of our enrichment day we walked to Sutton library and loved exploring all the books. 

Autumn Term - Week 5 - What does my community look like?

This week we have been learning about our local environment. We know Sutton has many features like Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton Lawn, the Reservoir, shops, schools and houses. As part of our enrichment day we went on a walk around our local environment.

Autumn Term - Week 4 - Where do belong?

This week we have been learning about where we live. We can recall the country we live in is England and within England we live in Sutton. We can find the UK on a globe and an atlas. We also know maps tell us where to go and we followed one around school. As part of our enrichment day we made the English delicacy of scones.

Autumn Term - Week 3 - How do we stay healthy?

This week we have been learning about keeping our bodies healthy. We can recall our bodies need healthy foods, exercise and sleep, we know we need to brush our teeth twice a day and can name fruits and vegetables. We have also been using our senses by going on a listening / looking walk and have been using smelling pots and feely bags. As part of our enrichment day we made a healthy fruit salad and got to taste it too. 

Autumn Term - Week 2 - Who am I?

This week we have been learning about our birthdays and our families. We can recall the year when we were born, name people who are older and younger than us and name who is in our families. As part of our enrichment day we made faces and bodies using natural materials, and we had a go at labelling them in our writing area.

Autumn Term - Week 1 - What does Reception Look like?

This week we have settled in well to Reception class. We found out about the all the Forest Glade values and made flying high Kites as part of our enrichment day. 

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