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Welcome to our Foundation Stage.

This week we have been having lots of fun, exploring, settling into school and meeting new friends.

Celebrating World Book Day. Year 6 came to read stories to our Nursery children. They were enthralled with your story telling. Thank you. 😊

Our literacy focus at the moment  is the book "We're Going On A Bear Hunt". This has led to super story mapping and discussion and soon we will write our own stories, following the same thread but changing some of the key components with our own ideas.  In turn this has led to alot of play involving, bear hunts and caves.  Outside the children are pretending to be bears and have made their own bear den, numbered it number 2, have begun to record by writing a title and then have used numbers to note down  the amount of people the bears have caught.

What super imaginative play everyone, well done.  We cannot wait to read your own adapted stories. 

Going on a bear hunt!

Eaglesfield Paddle are very proud to be part of the National Trust Guardianship scheme. Mark our National Trust ranger comes in regularly to provide varied learning activities.  Today we were making various Christmas decorations.  The children did a super job at following instructions and using their own creativity when required. At the end of the day some of the decorations we made, were distributed among the other classes in the school as gifts. Thanks Mark for a fantastic day and Merry Christmas everyone. 

Christmas decorations with Mark from the National Trust

Today we have been busy baking gingerbread men.  This is in preparation for our literacy tasks where we will be learning about the story and writing our own gingerbread recipes. Luckily none of our gingerbread men ran away!! 

Gingerbread Men!

We are all raring to go with phase 2 phonics  After introducing the "s" sound the children had a go at writing the letter s.  We made a sssssnake pit and tiptoed around our mark making.  

Sssssnake pit!

What a fantastic start to the school year and everyone has settled well into their new Reception class. Here are a couple of pictures of us learning and we will add some more as time goes on.  Thanks, EYFS team.  
rainbow picture
rainbow picture
first things first, jet design on paper
working together to build a jet
ready to fly, where are we off too?

Today for PE we were practising the long jump, hurdles and javelin throwing. 

We were taught a technique for each sporting event and had to try our best to put it into practise. 

We may be using these skills on sports day so we will continue to perfect them. 

Super effort everyone. 

This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year.  Here are a few of our pictures to share. This celebration touches on so many areas of the curriculum it has been a fantastic topic.  We have learnt about the traditions and customs in RE, made up our very own dragon dance in PE and also created Chinese lanterns and dragons.  We have had a go  at Chinese writing, spelt our phonics tricky words using chopsticks and used colourful rice to fill bottles for capacity in maths and talk about our findings. In music we gave sang a special Chinese sont too! Tomorrow we will be cooking and eating noodles. Wow what a busy week Reception, you will be ready for the half term holiday!

Celebrating Chinese New Year.

We have been learning all about goats following our "Talk for Writing" story "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." We even had a couple of special visitors!

Making troll masks.
Making troll masks.
Building bridges.
Building famous bridges
The "Two Billy Goats Gruff" came to school.

Christmas in Whinlatter

Sharing books with the Year 5 children.

This afternoon we expored our school grounds for any signs of Autumn.  We also collected our finds and made an Autumn collage out of them. One of the children chose to peel the bark  and add it to his collage.  What a fantastic technique.   Super learning through the seasons Reception. 

Peeling bark

Still image for this video
Fantastic technique for a super effect. Well done

Phonics Presentation from the Welcome Meeting

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