Friday, 29 September 2017

We love learning!

This week in nursery we have explored lots of different ideas and materials! Some of us decided to try out sitting on different textures and sliding down the slide! We discovered the silk fabric was the best for sliding down really quickly!

We also turned our computer area into a café! We had lots of imaginative fun pretending to take orders through the phone and writing them down. Climbing was also a particular interest this week with lots of us interested in climbing on the boat and the climbing frame! I can't wait to see what we engage with next week!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Forest School session 3

Reception are so settled into Forest School now and they have so many ideas about what they would like to do! Last week I noticed that the children were highly engaged in wrapping and weaving the trees and sticks so we had some wool in autumnal colours. We had a lovely chat about Autumn on our way to Forest School and Freddie said "I love autumn because all the leaves change". We found some Autumnal objects including conkers and cones and these were used for collecting, counting and making into fishing rods!
The willow dome is looking fantastic with all the weaving and wrapping with wool and masking tape!
We also discovered a lovely looking spider which the children thought 'looked like a tarantula' and a very hairy caterpillar which we thought looked rather funky!


Saturday, 23 September 2017

We're detectives!

This week in nursery we discovered a crime! Someone had broken into our schools library and broken one of our chairs! We discovered this crime when somebody sent us pictures of a girl with blonde hair in our school eating porridge and lying in our beds!! So we started an investigation! We gathered all the things we thought we needed, clipboards and paper, magnifying glasses and iPod touches to capture our evidence through photographs!

We discovered that it was Goldilocks! All the evidence we found including a lock of blonde hair, a blue bow and a broken chair led us to believe that it was her! We also did lots of mark making this week, we found all of our writing jotters and decided to do lots of writing on them, we also enjoyed exploring the silky pens and creating a group picture together!

We all put our clever thinking brains together again  this week and drew up a mind map to decide what our role play area should be next week. We decided pirates was a good idea and spent our Friday afternoon creating a new pirate ship role play!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Forest School Session 2

Today we had lots of ideas about what we want to do at Forest School. Ethan suggested that we create potions and Freddie asked for more rope to help build dens. We went to the school garden and gathered herbs and flowers and then added them to the fire pit to create a big potion. We thought that it could be a birthday cake for David!
Lots of the children used the den building resources to create shelters and to 'fix' the trees too.
The children love using the ipad to record their time at Forest School so most of the photos that you see have been taken by the children!


Friday, 15 September 2017

We love the outdoors!

This week in nursery we explored our brand new outdoor equipment!!! We have musical chimes, a super cool obstacle course, a new water wall and drums! We loved exploring the different sounds we could make, the different ways we could climb and move on the obstacle course and questioning and exploring where the water was coming from and how!?

We also welcomed our new friends into their full time hours this week, they did so brilliantly settling into nursery and joining in with our routines!

We had also noticed something extra special about our new arch way in the garden, when the sun comes out it reflects colours onto our grass! We were amazed and told Miss brown lots of clever ideas about why this was happening, lots of us connected it to the sun which impressed Miss brown very much!!

Next week we can explore it all again and discover lots more!!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Minutes 14th September 2017

Today we took our second step towards achieving an eco-schools award. We completed an Environmental Review of the school. Please read through this in your class council meetings and discuss which area we need to improve on and what we could do to make a difference. Please write your answers in the comments. The School Council will decide and draw up and action plan next week.


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Our first session at Forest School

We had a fabulous time at our Forest School today. We played a fire circle game and '1,2,3 where are you?' before exploring the site and resources. Some of the children made 'potions' so we shall have a go at making our own 'smelly cocktails'!


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Our first week in nursery!

It was our first week back to nursery this week and we have had so much fun! We met lots of new friends who came in with their grown ups for stay and plays! We showed Miss brown how amazing we all are by settling back into our nursery routines so well!

We learned lots this week, we used our strong hands to mould play dough shapes, we explored different coloured paints and what colours we could make we even made our own paints mixing powder and water together. We also had a think about our role play area and what we wanted it to be next week, we all put our super thinking hats together and decided we wanted a house! We worked hard making signs and creating role play into a house on Friday afternoon!

I can't wait for another brilliant week of learning  next week!

Friday, 8 September 2017

School Council minutes 8th September 2017

The school council met and began to get to know one another!
What a smart group!
We discussed working towards the Eco-Schools bronze award and our next Changemaker award.
We discussed how our school council meetings will run. We will upload minutes to this blog outlining our discussions and ending with questions for the rest of the school. Then in the class council meeting the school councillors will use the blog post minutes to share what we discussed. The answers that the rest of the class come up with will be written in the comments. This will form the basis for the next school council meeting.
We had a brief chat about ideas for events and fundraising.
Sebastian thought of a sponsored walk or laying change along a chalked out picture or word to raise money. Abdullah thought we could ask people to put money in buckets. We thought that we would like to help the local community and that we could try and help people who are isolated or lonely by inviting them into school or visiting them and singing songs to cheer them up.
What events would you like to see happen this year at Eastfield Academy?
Are you inspired to help us achieve our eco-schools award and Changemaker award?
Write your ideas in the comments below