Cherry, Honeysuckle and Blossom Class
Number bonds ➕
We are currently working hard to learn number bonds for 5 and 10.
The children spend time every morning before phonics practising them.
They need to know all the number bonds for 5 and 10 without any songs, prompts or equipment.
The children love listening to Jack doing number bonds!
Number bonds to 5
Number bonds to 10
Cherry Class Teacher 🍒
We had a very special visitor today to meet the children.
As you know Mrs Hindle is leaving us next half term so the new teacher, also called Mrs Hindle will be doing visits to get to know the children.
She’s a lovely lady and the children enjoyed getting to know her during football training.
Book fair 📕
The children throughly enjoyed making their wish list of books at the book fair.
The book fair is on before and after school till Friday.
If you’re struggling to take your child please send the correct money in a named envelope with the name of the book and we’ll do our best to get the book.
Duck lifecycle 🦆
It has delightful to see the children illustrate the life cycle of a duck after having the opportunity to see duck eggs hatch and grow.
Next week we will be doing some guided writing based upon the duck lifecycle
The Dentist 🦷
We had a visit from the Dentist in the EYFS. She came armed with toothbrushes and toothpaste! She explained to the children that they need to brush their teeth twice a day and only eat sweets after tea time.
She encouraged them to say no to sweets at home-time! She told them to drink only out of a cup or glass and not use a dummy or milk bottle.
She taught us how to brush our teeth in circular motions to ensure we brush our teeth and gums. Matilda gave us a demonstration. Jenson and Bobby showed us what happens at the dentist so that children know what to expect and don’t get scared.
Snow! ❄️ ⛄️ ❄️
Almost every one of our little weather watchers exclaimed “SNOW!” as they walked through the door this morning.
So, we seized the moment and went outside to make snow people ⛄️
5 little 🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆 went swimming!
The ducks have grown so much over! Today they had a lovely play in the water, kicking their feet and splashing the children as they chased each other!
The children each had the opportunity to hold the ducklings.
The children commented on how soft they left and squealed with delight when they wriggled!
World Book Day 🌍📚💗
The children have come in looking like absolute bobby dazzlers! HUGE thank you to all our families for their efforts 💗
We have had a day of stories. All of the adults in FS2 have each read their favourite stories to the children.
We did a book swap which means that we can share our favourite stories with our friends 😊
We finished the day with our families coming into FS2 to share books 📚
5 little 🦆 🦆🦆🦆🦆
The children arrived in school to find 5 little ducks in their new home!
We talked about how we are going to look after them until they go back to the farm next week. These are our rules:
🦆 Only an adult is allowed to open the brooder box and get a duck out
🦆If we handle the ducks, we must wash our hands
🦆 We don’t feed the ducks anything, their food is already in the box
🦆 We don’t put our fingers into the box, we might get nipped!
They’ve hatched! 🦆
This morning the children arrived to one duckling and another on the way!
Then just before lunch the children were giddy to learn that another duckling had hatched whilst they were learning!
The children have been mesmerised by the ducklings and they are super excited to find out what we will find in the morning.
They’ve arrived 🦆
Farmer Jodie from Incredible Eggs delivered our 5 duck eggs!!
They are ready to hatch and Farmer Jodie has said if we are really quiet, we might hear them churp/tweet inside the shells!
The children have visited in small groups, they were very quiet 🤫
Mental health & wellbeing day 😊
Mental health & wellbeing day at NMPS was our version of the #HelloYellowDay from the mental health charity for young people, Young Minds.
As part of our MHWB day all the children had to take part in a Yoga session…
Learn how to breathe using shapes to self soothe…
We did star and square breathing too!
The children finished the day as classes to work out how we can help ourselves when we are struggling. All the children made a ‘helping hand’ of strategies to help us learn how to manage our own MHWB.
Can I make a card?
Following on from the excitement of making Miss Maynard birthday cards, the children wanted to make cards for their loved ones.
Happy birthday Miss Maynard 🥳
Miss Maynard’s birthday created lots of excitement and prompted the children to make birthday cards for her!
Capacity & Volume
We have been learning about volume & capacity and used specific mathematical language such as -
- half full
We made potions with Wizard Will and the children were brilliant at using their talk partners to discuss the language and correct volume of liquid!
Some of the children enjoyed exploring captaincy and volume in the water tray with various sized containers.
They used the mathematical language independently in their play and we are really proud of them 🤩
The Big Bad Wolf 🐺
This week we have been learning about adjectives. During Discovery Time the children were keen to gain a great writing sticker by writing adjectives for the wolf 🐺
It’s brilliant to see the children getting more confident in independently applying their phonic language ⭐️
Little Red Riding Hood 🌲
We have been reading the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.
As part of our planned activities for Literacy, the children role played the story.
It was really good to watch them children acting and it was brilliant hearing the voices they used! 🤩
Lunar New Year 🧧
This week we have been learning all about the Lunar New Year which is also known more commonly as Chinese New Year
The children have read the story of the animals that started the LNY many, many years ago, they have had the opportunity to wear traditional oriental clothing, learnt how the festival is celebrated around the world and helped to put decorations up.
It’s the year of the rabbit 🐰 and we have made ‘cut and stick’ bunnies.
We learnt that LNY is similar to Christmas and Divali 🌸
Do you want to build a snowman? ⛄️
The children were super excited to be able to play and explore in the snow ❄️
The children made snow men, snow balls and even used their feet to write their name in the snow!
Football training ⚽️
Coach Jess has returned for football training with our children.
The children have to follow instructions by listening carefully, control their body movements, safely move around the hall avoiding accidents and handle equipment like balls and cones.
The children throughly enjoy every session 😊
It’s snooooooowing!! 🌨️
The children were so very excited at the first sign of snow today.
They were so very excited to get their coats on and explore!
Bagel breakfast 🥯
Our school has recently joined the government’s National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charity Family Action.
As a NSBP School we are pleased to offer a healthy school breakfast of 1/2 of a buttered bagel, available to all, and enjoy the benefits that brings, with children settled and ready to learn at the start of the school day.
Huge thank to the Bagel Girls, for toasting and buttering each bagel.
They will be free of charge and are available for the first 10 minutes of your child's day, whilst they register and settle in, in every classroom
Reading together 👧🏽🧑🏻👱🏻♀️👨🏿🧒🏽
Every Thursday and Friday our children in FS2 are lucky enough to have children from Key Stage 2, come and read with them!
It’s delightful to see our eldest children supporting our youngest children whilst they get more confident in applying their phonics learning!
We have identified that our children need to practise cutting with child scissors so each week we have a different task for them.
This week they had to make characters from our focus story, can you guess what the story is? 🐖
Early morning writing ✍🏼
We have added an activity to our morning routine at registration. Children come into class and apply their phonic knowledge to write simple sentences.
It’s important that children have plenty of opportunities to apply their phonics knowledge. The children have made fantastic progress in phonics and it’s a joy to see them gaining confidence when writing.
We learn about correct letter formation everyday in phonics.
Rain, rain don’t go away! ☔️💗
Although most adults have hated the rain this week, our children have loved it! They have pulled on their wellies and gone jumping!
Santa came to the EYFS! 🎅🏽
We could hear the bells on the sleigh, we waited quietly and who appeared? SANTA! 🎅🏽
The children were beyond excited!
They all got to sing him ‘We wish you a merry Christmas’ and then got to meet him 1:1! Such fun 🤩
EYFS Christmas party day 🎄🎅🏽🥳
We’ve had SO MUCH fun at our Christmas parties today!
We played together outside, played musical statues, musical bumps, musical chairs and pass the parcel. We had dancing competitions and got cosy with some yummy food and a Christmas movie!
EYFS Christmas Show! 🎄🎸🎅🏽🎶
This year we told the Christmas story in our show called ‘We’re going on a baby hunt’
The cast did brilliantly!
The singers did a brilliant job in supporting the show!
Huge thank you to our families for supporting the show by providing costumes, Christmas jumpers and coming to the shows ⭐️
Christmas crafts 🎄
The children made Christmas cards to give to their families. This year we have gone for a modern look! White background with an pop of colour (and glitter!) in the outline of a Christmas tree 🎄
In addition to the ‘official card’ the children had the opportunity to make a card completely unaided.
They had to cut, stick and colour. We love the concentration faces our children make when creating!
Vicar Bob 💗
We had a visit from Vicar Bob today. He came to talk about Christmas and why Christians celebrate it.
Vicar Bob is Mrs Studholme’s daddy!
He said Christmas is the birthday of Jesus and it is celebrated with a big party where we eat yummy food, get presents and make memories.
He used a lovely pop up book to tell the story of the Nativity. He left us with a advent calendar to help us count the days down to Christmas Day.
The children were mesmerised and were super respectful 💗
A Christmas Coat Challenge 🎄🧥🥼
We promote independence in the Early Years, it’s an important life skill. The children are encouraged to manage their own needs such as toileting.
One thing we want all our children to be able to do is zip up their own coats!
So! A Christmas holiday challenge!!
Can you support your child to learn how to zip up their own coat?
If they already can, (woohoo! 🥳) can they put their own gloves, shoes and socks on?
There will be a certificate for every child that can show us in January that they can zip up their own coat.
Christmas fun 🎄
The staff in FS2 have been working extra hard to make all the provision for Discovery Time all about Christmas 🎄
Take a look!
We will be posting pictures on Tapestry of the children having fun in the provision!
EYFS Christmas party 🎄
The EYFS Christmas party is on Thursday 15th December. We are asking for your help in catering the party, as we do each year.
Please send enough for 10 children please 💗
Requests are as follows:
Thank you in advance 🥰
EYFS Christmas Sing-a-long 🎄🎅🏽
Christmas has come to the EYFS at NMPS! Rehearsals are in full swing for our Christmas Sing-a-long!
PLEASE send in your child’s costume or Christmas jumper ASAP. If you need any help with this please talk to any member of the team 💗
Each class will be performing for their own parents. These are the dates and times:
We will take a picture of every child in their Christmas jumper/costume and class photos. These will be posted onto tapestry.
During the shows, IF YOU HAVE SAID YOU DON’T WANT PICTURES OF YOUR CHILD ON SOCIAL MEDIA, YOUR CHILD WILL BE TAKEN OFF STAGE BEFORE OUR FAMILIES WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PICTURES OF THEIR CHILD.
Christmas Show 🎄
We are busy rehearsing the Christmas Show everyday. We go into the hall once a day and the children practise the songs and dances for our version of the Nativity called ‘We’re going on a baby hunt!’
Huge thank you to all those families that have brought in costumes already. All costumes need to be in school by Thursday 1st December.
Thank you for your continued support 😊
Outdoor fun for the EYFS staff 🍃
New Moston Primary School is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Local School Nature Grant, thanks to players of the People's Postcode Lottery.
Our pupils will be benefitting from Log Seats in the Early Years playground, a Wildlife Kit to be used in Gardening Club and a Woodland Activity Kit which will be used at Forest School.
In addition to this our Early Years Team received training to increase the outdoor provision available to our pupils.
The EYFS staff used natural resources to make fly away art as part of their training
Pupils played an important role in applying for the grant and selected equipment that would benefit their peers.
The project is run by Learning Through Landscapes and is funded by People's Postcode Lottery, Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, Postcode Places Trust, Postcode Society Trust, Postcode Local Trust or Postcode Community Trust.
Fiona Macnab from Learning Through Landscapes
Let’s get writing! ✏️
The majority of our children are making great progress in phonics and are increasingly given opportunities to apply their learning independently so that they can show us just how clever they are!
We have started to learn red words. These are words that the children need to learn to read and write without blending. We have been learning the.
The children have been attempting to read very short sentences independently. We are super proud of their efforts!
World Cup 🏴⚽️🥳
The children were super excited to be wearing their football kits or being in red and white clothes to mark England’s first match in the World Cup.
The children (& staff!) were giddy that England won so spectacularly!
Children In Need 💗
All of the children dressed up for Children In Need day. They were head to toe in polka dots and had lots of fun showing off their amazing outfits!
The children made Pudsey masks!
Thank you to all of our parents, carers and children for getting into the Children In Need spirit and for your Christmas fair donations. ☺️✨
We have been learning how to be good friends. We will be doing lots of activities to help the children understand all the
different ways that a good friend behaves.
In this activity, the children supported an adult to write all the qualities a good friend has inside the outline of a body (we drew around one of our children!) and all the qualities of an bad friend outside it.
We will continue to learn how to be a good friend over the coming weeks 💗
EYFS extra curricular club
Mrs Hindle hosted her first Maths fun club! The children were super excited and enjoyed playing Number match!
The children had to find a pair of matching numbers.
EYFS extra curricular clubs
Book worms 📚🪱
The children throughly enjoyed reading two of our news books, one about mermaids and the other about the first hippo on the moon!
EYFS extra curricular club
Funky fingers 🤚🏻 ✋🏾
We had lots of fun using our fine motor skills to pinch tweezers so we could place colourful pom-poms carefully onto a rainbow.
We finished off the session by doing some dough-disco!!🕺🏽✨
We still have places for this club. If you’d like your child to join please speak to Mrs Leyland or Mrs Hindle.
Football training ⚽️
This week the theme was transport. The children were using the cones as steering wheels and then had to do ball skills around roundabouts, hills and curvy roads!
Positional language: Describe where the bear is 🧸
In Maths we learnt lots of new words today that describe the position of objects. The words were:
We used a Teddy and chair to describe each word.
EYFS extra curricular clubs ⭐️
Being active 🏃🏽♀️
On Tuesdays Mrs Bennett runs the Being active club.
The children will complete sessions from our school PE scheme, REAL PE. This week it was pirates 🏴☠️
Book fair 📚
FS2 had a super exciting trip to the KS2 hall. They all had the time to browse the fair and choose 3 books that you’d like to buy. Some of the older children helped by writing each child’s wish list.
Every child that was in school on Monday was should have come home with their wish list.
The book fair is open before and after school all week.
Huge thank you to Ceder Class and Mrs Bradshaw for helping us out on Monday afternoon ⭐️😊
Crash landing! 🚀💥
We had quite the surprise at Literacy time. We came to the carpet and it was covered in tiny gold stars, with a teddy, wellies and a box on top! Where did they come from?
We found the book ‘Whatever Next’ near the teddy and realised that the teddy had crash landed 🚀 on our carpet! Eeek 😦
As you can imagine it was super exciting and the children were full of questions and covered in the tiny stars! ⭐️
EYFS extra curricular clubs ⭐️
Mindful Monday 🧘🏼♀️🧘🏻♀️🧘🏾♀️
We had our first yoga session before school. This week the children did yoga with the theme of Frozen: The film.
We took our shoes and socks off and started with the yoga greeting of ‘namaste’ The children then listened to each instruction for each pose.
On Friday the children and all FS2 adults came together to observe the silence at 11am.
We watched ‘Poppies’ which is a CBeebies film that explains Remembrance Day at an age appropriate level.
The children were super respectful and observed the silence time at 11am.
FS2 Parents Reading Morning 📚
We had our first reading morning in FS2 this week. We had a huge selection of books out ready for the children to pick and read with their family adult, especially books by Julia Donaldson, who is our author of the half term.
Our next reading morning is Friday 9th December at 2.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there 😊
Football training ⚽️🚑🚓🚒
This week training was all about the emergency services. The children did different actions for each service after a verbal instruction.
Jumping over a cone and jumping to the side of a cone was practised.
The had to work in pairs to kick the ball to each other and then independently to jump with the ball between their feet.
The session finished with an exciting game of ‘What’s for tea Mr Wolf?’
Lots of fun was had 🤩
School photos 📷
Our children came to school looking super smart for school photo day. Fresh haircuts, the prettiest hair accessories and clean uniforms made for the best photographs.
We went on a mini adventure around school because the photographers were in the junior hall, the children were excited but well behaved ⭐️
Keep up, not catch up! ⭐️
As a Read Write Inc school we believe that when learning, where possible, our children should receive swift and discrete intervention to ensure they keep up, not catch up!
The children love 1:1 time with an adult and benefit hugely with their learning.
One of the interventions we are having at the moment is for phonics.
How to learn! 🤓
This week we have been reading books that help us understand what we need to do, to be good learners. In the EYFS framework these are called the Characteristics of Learning.
The books we read and the key messages for each are below!
We will continue to look at the messages in each of these books to ensure our children understand how they can learn in order to be all they are capable of 💗
Banana, banana, meatball! 🍌 🍌
This week, following a look at our timetable, phonics now starts starts slightly later at 9.30
This gives us the chance to shake our wiggles out ready to sit and learn in Phonics after collective worship.
We use a number of activities to get the children moving. At the moment, they love following the Go Noodle dances.
Here the children followed the movements to, Banana, banana, meatballs!!
We’re going on a Bear Hunt! 🐻
We read We’re going on a Bear Hunt to learn how to be good explorers when learning. The children adore this story and were on their feet doing the actions and joining in with the repeated refrains 🐻
Floating and sinking ⬆️⬇️
The children have been working in the water tray to embed the learning and language around floating and sinking.
The children have been predicting and experimenting and explaining what is happening!
Absolutely delightful listening to the children showing off what they have learnt! ⭐️
Football training ⚽️
Our children in FS2 will now receive football training for 1 hour on a Tuesday afternoon.
The training is with Coach Jess from Manchester City Football Club.
The children do not need a PE kit and there is no charge for the training.
This week the children were developing their listening skills, hand eye coordination and started to learn ball control.
All of this was done in the context of fireworks! The vests were the colourful fireworks!
My family 🖤
The children had worked really hard at creating a beautiful display of family portraits. They thought carefully about the members of their family and drew them beautifully.
After learning about pulling by playing tug of war, we had car races to learn all about pushing!
We learnt that the harder you push the car, the faster it will go!
We learned about the force of pulling.
The children had a game of tug of war. The group pulling the hardest wins!
We now know that when you pull, it’s to bring something closer to
The Nurses! 👩🏼⚕️👩🏻⚕️👩🏽⚕️👩🏾⚕️
Lots of excited children could hardly wait to go the LINC to visit the nurses to have their height and weight checked! The children followed instructions carefully and behaved brilliantly
Show Racism The Red Card!
Our learning about brave black people from the past concluded with us all wearing red to remember that racism has no place in our school.
We learnt what giving a red card means in terms of football. So, to show racism the red card means to get rid of any bad thoughts and talk that don’t show equality and doesn’t follow one of our school rules of ‘Be respectful’
Black History Month: Martin Luther King Jnr
As part of our learning about brave black people, we looked at the life of Dr King. We focused in on his famous speech, ‘I have a dream!’
Here’s what some of the children learnt:
Black History Month: Rosa Parks
Today the children learned about a special lady called Rosa Parks. She was a brave, black lady many years ago who refused to be treated differently because of the colour of her skin.
The children heard the famous story of Rosa on the bus and how she refused to move from her seat because of the colour of her skin. She went to jail but eventually because of her bravery, everyone was allowed to ride the bus and sit wherever they wanted to.
Black History Month
This week we are learning about the brave men and women that worked hard to make our world equal for everyone, no matter what colour their skin is.
We started our learning by watching a special episode of JoJo & GranGran. Children learned about GranGran’s journey from St Lucia to England
Shape hunt 🟢🟨🔹
We have been learning about 2D shapes in FS2. As part of the learning we went on a shape hunt around the unit.
Experiment: Floating & sinking
We have been learning about things that float and sink. The children have tested out a number of objects by exploring which of them float in water and which sink.
We have had discussions around size and weight because their was suggestion by the children that it was an objects size and weight that matters. But big wooden spoons floated whereas a small key sunk.
The children were encouraged to predict which objects might float and which would sink.
The children will continue to explore floating and sinking in Discovery Time.
Talking Tuff Spot: Autumn 🍂
We’ve had discussions about the leaves, they start off green, become red, then yellow and then die when they are brown. The children have ordered the pumpkins by size and we have had a lot of discussion around why the conkers have a spiky shell!
To celebrate Autumn and to give the children a chance to talk about Autumn we have set up a talking tuff spot! It’s filled with all things Autumn like leaves of different colours 🍁 pumpkins 🎃 conkers and pinecones.
We will be reading the autumnal themed stories over the next few days.
Puddles 🌧 ☔️
The children enjoyed the huge puddles after all the rain this week. They have learned that in Autumn the weather gets colder and wetter.
We are looking forward to all the puddles coming up!
Parents and Carers, please make sure that your child has wellies, a coat and a change of clothes including socks everyday. Thank you 😊
This week we have been using the language from the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff to retell the story but with new characters!
The children have really risen to the challenge and thought of actions, voices and different ways different animals would get the troll into the water!
We’ve had pandas 🐼 using their bellies, giraffes 🦒 using their necks, dogs 🐩 using their barking and my personal favourite penguins 🐧 using their flippers to push!
In the pictures below the children told the story of The Three Elephants 🐘🐘🐘, The biggest elephant used his trunk to get rid of the troll!
⬆️⬆️ The elephants!! ⬆️⬆️
⬆️⬆️ The Trolls! ⬆️⬆️
Autumn crafts 🍁
The children have been very busy today creating an autumn display for along our corridor for everyone to see!
We made hedgehogs using
- leaves from our autumn discovery walk
-paint and a dishbrush
- wooden sticks and lentils
We also did some beautiful autumnal handprint leaves 🍁
Autumn Walk 🍁🍂👣
Autumn has well and truly arrived! It’s got colder, it rains a lot and the trees are losing their leaves.
They found leaves in all the colours associated with Autumn
We learned that the leaves change colour and fall because in Autumn their isn’t a lot of light.
The children were super excited and did the walk with great pleasure.
Counting sets 😁
Ms Rashid has enjoyed learning with the children in the maths area to support, guide and photograph them.
Children had to count the set of pictures and then indicate the total number using a peg. Not only did the children count, they developed their fine motor skills by using the wooden pegs
We will be counting with conkers, leaves and pine cones next week 🍁
RWInc star of the week ⭐️🤩⭐️
This week Matilda has used her phonics learning so far to read a book all by herself! She made Mrs Leyland giddy and all of us proud!
Well done Matilda ⭐️
Some of the most important learning your child will do in the early years is phonics.
In FS2 children learn to say the sounds, we do it every single day to embed the learning. It’s super important that children say the sounds correctly without adding ‘uh’ at the end.
Mrs Leyland has put on some helpful advice for our parents and carers to support their child’s phonic learning at home. This advice can be found on the Tapestry app in your child’s account.
To watch the video, click here…
If you have any questions please do come and ask! 😃
Practise makes perfect! 🤩
We write our names every morning and we hope you are using the name writing packs we sent home earlier in the term.
It is super important to practise every single day just like Rosie has, from mark making her name to writing her name and all in four weeks!
Well done Rosie 💗
We have been learning to count accurately. Some of our children rush when counting so it’s super important that they learn to count each time they touch a counter etc, we call this 1:1 correspondence
We have played Counting Corners too!
The children all danced, an adult shouted a number out and the children had to go to the correct set to represent that number, such fun 🤩
RWInc learning 🤓
We continue our phonics journey in FS2, this week we have learnt t, i, n, p & g.
The children are doing amazingly well! We ensure that all previous learning is recapped each session.
Please use the resources and videos on Tapestry to support your child’s phonic learning, thank you 😊
🐐🐐🐐 and 👹 story telling!
We have continued to explore the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We retold the story with actions…
… and role played it!
The facial expressions were brilliant! It is evident that the children know the story really well 🐐
Reading books 📚
Your child should have brought home a book bag this Friday with a word less book and reading record. The books have no words at the moment because we are at the beginning of our Phonics learning.
There is a letter in the bag that explains how to share a wordless book with your child.
As the children progress through their phonics learning they will begin to bring books with words we know they are able to read using their phonic knowledge.
This week we have been learning to read and write sounds. These sounds included m, a, s & d.
The children are getting used to the routine of our RWInc phonics session, they are getting better every day 🙌🏽
You can help us at home by using the resources we will be sending every week on Friday to practise the letter sounds and formation.
There are lots of new sounds to learn!
Mrs Leyland has been adding other resources on Tapestry to support the children’s learning in Phonics, please do have a look 👀 😊
We’re going on a Troll hunt!
We went on a Troll hunt! The children were so very brave and wanted to find the Troll to tell him to share his bridge!
The children had great fun in taking turns to be the Troll! They made their most scariest face and behaved like the Troll trying to find his dinner!
I can confirm that the children all returned safely!
The Billy Goats Gruff! 🐐 🐐🐐
The footprints on the floor belonged to the Billy Goats Gruff!
They had trip trapped through our corridor on their way to the bridge!
We came into school on Monday and found footprints on the corridor!
The children were puzzled as the footprints weren’t like our feet. What animal could they be? There were big prints, medium sized prints and small prints!
Who do you think it is?
We have been watching Pantasaurus and learning how to keep our bodies safe.
The children have learnt that their bodies belong only to them, their private parts are covered by pants and if someone wants to see or touch under your pants we say “No!” and tell an safe adult such as your mum, dad, grandma, grandpa or teacher.
The video can be watched here
Bye bye Ma’am ♥️
School is closed today for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Mrs Studholme has added a post on Tapestry to help parents and carers answer any questions our children may have about todays events.
Take care 💗
Reception Baseline 2022
The EYFS Reception Baseline is statutory, which means all the children will work 1:1 with an adult in FS2 to complete a set number of questions.
The children point, listen, speak and count to answer questions.
The parents guide can be found here:
To see the privacy notice please click
Please speak to a member of the team if you’ve any questions 😊
Name Writing ✏️
We are having a huge push on all our children being able to write their name independently.
Please check Tapestry to see your child’s next steps in this process. All the children will be coming home with their own name writing pack. Please spend a few minutes practising everyday with them. Thank you 😊
Our first week back 😊
It was a super busy week in FS2!
The children were eager to access all the provision on offer especially the Construction area and all the areas with Mark Making such as the writing table and bakery.
Huge thank you to all of our parents and carers for getting the children to school in uniform ⭐️and then trusting us by handing your child over to us at the entrance ⭐️ especially if they were upset ⭐️
All of the children settled really well and most tears were gone once they were sat on the carpet with their friends.
We are looking forward to all the learning and memories we will make this year 💗
Thank you Ma’am ❤️
In honour of The Queen the children have produced some beautiful collective art. It has been proudly displayed in the window into school so all the parents and children can see it on their way to school.
It was a lovely opportunity for the children to talk about the Queen and for us to answer any questions they may have about her passing 🤍
Don’t forget to take a look the next time you come to school!
The Queen 1926-2022
Our children came into FS2 full of news about the Queen passing. We read lots of stories in memory of her.
How did they feel? 😊😢😯
As part of our learning about feelings we explored how different characters from various stories felt in stories.
The children used brilliant facial expressions and were enthusiastic about using new words to describe how each character felt. They used the vocabulary from The Colour Monster to describe what colour each of the feelings was.
Our feelings 🧡💚🖤💛💗💙♥️
We have been exploring how we feel makes us look and learning what we feel in terms of colour using the Colour Monster. This week we focused in on what makes us happy, angry and sad.
The Colour Monster 🌈
Over the next week we will be learning about feelings.
The Colour Monster uses colours to describe feelings. We will think about what colour we feel and how each colour looks.
We intend to introduce new vocabulary to the children about feelings.
You can watch the story here…
The FS2 teachers are super excited about welcoming our children into Cherry, Honeysuckle and Blossom classes!
We will see you bright and early tomorrow morning. Teachers will be out on the playground tomorrow morning to welcome the children into class and answer any questions.
See you at 9.00 tomorrow morning 💗
Class of 2020 💗
…and that’s a wrap!! After two disrupted years due to covid, we finally managed a full year in school!
Our children have worked super hard in all areas of learning and made amazing progress.
We are exceptionally proud of all they have achieved and can’t wait to see how they progress throughout the rest of their years at New Moston.
Thank you for all your continued support and for trusting us with your precious little one 💗
Have the very best holiday, take care and keep safe! 🤩
EYFS team 2022 💗
Teddy bears picnic 🐻 ⭐️
We danced, played games, watched a magic show, got an ice cream from an actual ice cream van and had a picnic.
The children had THE best time with Thomas our party entertainer!
We danced and played games until our feet hurt! 💗
We cooled off with an ice cream from the van
Enjoying a picnic with their bears 🐻
So much fun 🤩
EYFS graduation 👩🏻🎓 👨🏽🎓
HUGE thank you to all our parents and carers for coming to watch our graduation ceremony today.
We are incredibly proud of our children and all that they have achieved
Thank you for trusting us to take care of your little lovelies and for your continued support!
The obligatory hat throw!
FS2 disco 💃🏽 🕺
The children had the best time at the FS2 disco. We started off outside with FS1 and had a good old boogie in the shade.
We then moved into our classrooms to do some dance routines followed by hot dogs 🌭 and juice 🧃
We finished off in the hall and became dancing penguins 🐧
Fun times all round! 🤩
EYFS Graduation 👩🏻🎓
We have started rehearsing for the EYFS graduation on Wednesday 20th July at 9.30.
All our parents and carers are invited to attend on 20th July.
Getting ready for Year 1 ⭐️
The children continued their transition into Year 1 by having a fun arts and crafts workshop with their parents in there new classes
The children were buzzing with excitement when they got back to FS2 and couldn’t wait to share all they had done⭐️
Experiments! 👩🏽🔬 👨🏼🔬
This week we have been scientific investigators and found out how to keep porridge warmer for longer and how the water that the roots of plants suck up gets around the plant.
We discovered that the porridge we wrapped in foil stayed the warmest because the foil reflects the heat back into the porridge 🥣
The children discovered that the stem delivers water around the plant through teeny tiny tubes. We coloured the water orange so we would be able to see the water travelling.
Summer fair 2022 ☀️
It was the school summer fair and the children had an epic time! Face painting, tombola, cakes, biscuits, sweets and lots more!
For the summer fair at school today FS2 made cakes to sell!
We iced each cake and decorated them with haribo, jelly beans, foam sweets and dolly mixtures!
Complete success! We sold out 🙌🏽
Science experiment: Porridge 🥣
This week we will be doing lots of experiments as a unit.
Our first experiment was all about porridge. How do we keep it hotter for longer?
We made up the porridge with hot milk. We then put it into 3 bowls. We cover one with a plate, left one open and the last one we covered in foil.
The children learned what foil does-it reflects the heat! We talked about what reflecting means-it’s when light, air etc bounces off the shiny surface of the foil and stays inside
We left the porridge for 30 minutes. When we checked one of the porridge bowls were still warm, the one with foil wrapped around it!
Our first assembly 🙏🏽🤲🏼
Miss Maynard has invited FS2 to attend Wednesday afternoon assembly. Our very first assembly was about NMPS Children’s Mental Health Week with Mr Kinch.
Our children did very well and were super keen to answer Mr Kinch’s questions. He gave out attendance certificates and this week Riley and Areaya had the best attendance 🤩
FS2 Sports Day 2022
It was FS2 sports day and the children had a blast!
There were 3 races and a parents race!
The children cheered each other on and were very well behaved ⭐️
Huge thank you to all the parents, carers and families that came to watch 😊
A small selection of our smiling winners…
Reading buddies 📚
Upper Key Stage two children come into FS2 everyday. Each group in the juniors sits and reads with different phonic groups each day.
Such a lovely, valuable experience for the youngest and eldest children in our school 💗
Thoughtful Thursday 😊
The fourth day of NMPS Children’s Mental Health Week was all about being thoughtful. The children shared ways that they are thoughtful and then made cards and pictures for their friends and family. Some children even went one step further and gave up chairs and glue sticks to demonstrate how thoughtful they can be 😁
It was a screen free day! The sun was out and so were we ☀️
We practised all the different games the children would be doing on Sports Day, practising the crab 🦀 race brought about much laughter and a lot of concentration. Mr Haywood was our sports model for the afternoon!
Teamwork Tuesday 🙌🏽
Continuing with NMPS Children’s Mental Health week we marked Teamwork Tuesday with a team game!
The main aim of the game was to keep the balloon in the air. We started off by working in small groups and then worked up to the whole class.
It is Children’s Mental Health Week at NMPS. Today was Mindful Monday. We concentrated on being aware of our bodies and our breathing.
The children worked with the meditating Pirate and used the spyglass to focus on each part of their body and relaxing it.
We then concentrated on our breathing by breathing in deeply to smell the flowers and then breathe out to blow all the birthday candles out.
The children were so engaged and it was a delightful sight to see them all with their eyes closed and fingers pinched focusing on their breathing 💗
Reading buddies 📚 👧🏻 👦🏽
Reading is very important for all children and every FS child needs to be able to apply their phonic skills by reading suitable books.
We’ve paired some of our children up with children from Upper Key Stage Two; they are reading buddies!
The FS2 children have been inspired to retell stories to each other: this is brilliant because practise makes perfect!
Transition to Year 1 ☀️
Over the next few weeks the children will spend time in the KS1 playground, corridor and classes. This is to ensure that the children become familiar with their new environment ready for September.
This week has been all about sharing the equipment outdoors.the children have loved having fun in the sun ☀️
Our Outdoor area looks glorious in the sun! The blazing sun and Miss Toshkazi’s commitment to getting all the children to water the plants, has meant that all the plants are blooming!
Our story this half term is Little Red Hen. We’ve retold the story using actions, watched the story, discussed the different versions, made story maps and introduced different characters to our own version of the story.
As the basis of the story is baking bread, we have learned how bread is made and different breads around the world. The children have particularly enjoyed bread tasting!!
Red word sentences 🙌🏽
Red words cannot be sounded out, the children need to be able to read them on sight.
The children have been working super hard to use red words in sentences when writing independently
We are so very proud of them!
Please help us at home by supporting your child to read red words independently. The red words the children need to know are:
Thank you for your continued support 😊
Each morning the children are now coming in and writing all the number bonds for 10. This is in an effort to support them in being confident when recalling number bonds to 5 and 10
You can help at home by encouraging your child to give you the pair for a number 0-10 to make 10
The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations 👑🇬🇧
We celebrated the Jubilee
today after learning all about the queen and how she has served us for 70 years.
The day caused a LOT of excitement!!
We started off with a fashion show: the children wore their smartest clothes in the colours of red, white and blue 🇬🇧
We spent the morning getting our picnic made. There was:
Jam sandwiches 🍓 🥪
Cheese and crackers 🧀
Apple juice with berries
We ate our picnic whilst listening to songs over the decades, 7 decades to be precise 🎵
We finished off the day with an outdoors dance party whilst Ms Maynard judged the crown competition 👑
HUGE THANK YOU to all our parents: carers for helping us to have the most amazing picnic food ❤️
We are revisiting shapes this week, with a focus on 3D shapes.
The children have played lots of games including shape splat, shape corners and shape bumps.
The children enjoyed an indoor 3 shape hunt immensely but we couldn’t find a single cube, can you find one at home? 🤔
WOW writing 🤩
This half term we have seen a huge improvement in our children's writing. They are getting more confident in segmenting words when writing: the impact of phonics learning in Read Write Inc is clearly evident.
Super proud of our children 🙌🏽💗
This week we have been learning about Islam in RE. The learning has been based around the 5 pillars of Islam.
The children have learnt that Muslims believe in one God, give to the poor, spend one month not eating when it’s daylight, pray 5 times a day and the special space of most Muslims in Mecca.
We compared how Muslims celebrate Eid to to how Christians celebrate Christmas. We found lots of similarities especially when it came to getting presents!
Rainbow Day ❤️🧡💛💚🌈
We celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia with Rainbow Day 🌈
The children dressed up in all the colours of the rainbow.
We read lots of stories about different families.
We talked a lot about what makes a family, a family? The overwhelming answer was LOVE 💗
We talked about our own families and how even though they are all made up of different people, they are a family because they love each other ❤️
Curly Caterpillar Letters 🐛
The children are working super hard to make their writing neat. The children are practicing letter formation in groups called letter families. There are four altogether:
Today we practiced Curly Caterpillar letters 🐛
The children worked hard…
The children had 2 challenges; they had to write a sentence using correct letter formation. We wrote:
I had cod
A fat dog
The children did really well! ⭐️
Duck lifecycle 🦆
Last week we learnt all about the life cycle of a chicken.
Today in science we continued to learn about life cycles and focused on the life cycle of a duck.
The children followed the cycle & we then worked together to the steps in the correct order.
We are looking forward to learning about different life cycles this week 🥚🦆
Home learning 🏡
Encourage your child to talk about each stage of the cycle.
Ask them about the story of Brenda’s Boring Egg! It can be found by clicking on this link…
Say cheese!! 📸
It was class photograph today! All the children came in looking very smart ⭐️ Their uniforms were clean, hair styled perfectly and the biggest, happiest smiles!
We can’t wait to see the final images 💗
Bye bye 🐥
Our chicks have been with us for 2 weeks now and are going home to their farm.
The children have watched the eggs hatch 🐣 into lively chicks that have got bigger day by day.
They have all got to hold them and learnt to do it with care. The children helped to clean, feed and give them water.
We will continue to learn about life cycles next week including frogs, ducks and butterflies 🦋
Encourage your child to talk about each stage of a chicks life.
*how did the chick get out of the egg?
*how do we look after the chicks?
*Do they eat what you eat?
*what will the chicks become?
*how does the lifecycle carry on?
We have been learning how to subtract! We are reading number sentences and using the correct symbols.
Today we subtracted from 10. The children knocked down a tower of cans, each can had a number. The can they made contact with was the number we subtracted from 10. Individual children wrote the number sentence and then we used our fingers to work out the answer
We had much fun 🤩
Home learning 🏡
Lots of free games on this website to practice subtracting!
Chicks 🥚🐣 🐥
Once the chicks had dried their feathers, had a rest and eaten; they were ready for the children to handle.
The children were careful and super calm when holding them, they commented on how soft the chicks were. It caused much excitement when the chicks discovered thy can jump out of the blue tray!
Chicks 🥚 🐣
We had a delivery of chicken eggs earlier this week and it caused great excitement when they started to hatch!
The awe and wonder that the hatching created was truly wonderful 🥰
Phonic Superstars 🤩
Following another round of phonic assessments, the group that are now working alongside Year 1 children, has got even bigger!
Violet, Aimee, TJ, Minnie, Hayden & Ralphy are the latest set of FS2 children to join Year 1. Ellie, Andrew, Sarah, Luna, Matthew, Finn and Isla continue to make excellent progress.
We are so very proud of them and all the other FS2 children because they all made progress 😊
Vincent Van Gogh
In Art we have been learning about the artist Van Gogh. The children learned that Van Gogh painted in colours that showed his mood.
The children in FS2 thought that Van Gogh was happy when he painted his Sunflower painting because it’s in different shades of yellow.
The FS2 children painted flowers in colours to show how they feel. They used the colours from the story of ‘The Colour Monster’
How do you think the children were feeling when they painted flowers?
5 year old Dental Health Survey 🦷
NMPS is one of the schools in Manchester that has been randomly selected to help with the Oral Health Survey of five year old children 2021-2022.
It’ll help provide vital information about how to plan dental services where oral health is poor. This is particularly so in the North West of England and especially in areas of Manchester.
Julie Laverock, the community dental nurse came with a dental nurse to check the selected children’s teeth
Julie asked us to let you know that if you don’t have a dentist:
- call NHS 111
- log on to NHS choices at www.nhs.uk and click ‘Find a dentist’
For emergency treatment call 03333323800 between 8am and 10pm
Thank you to all our parents/carers that gave consent for their child to take part in the survey 😊
International Day of Dance 🕺 💃🏽
Friday 29th is International Day of Dance. It is to encourage people across the globe to cherish each other's dance forms. Our children had great fun at the FS2 dance party 🥳
The staff in FS2 have been super busy enhancing the indoor environment. Our topic is plants and in addition to this we will be learning about being safe on the roads, near water and at home. Here is a small selection…
EYFS Outdoor improvements ☀️
The EYFS team are continuing to work hard to make the outdoors as amazing as our indoor environment, for our children
We have been busy painting! 🎨
Mrs Bennett has been our resident artist and has painted some brilliant backdrops.
We have designated areas for different provision.
Keep your eyes peeled for more improvements! 😎
The Enormous Turnip
This half term we are learning all about plants! The story we are reading to support our learning is The Enormous Turnip.
We have read and watched the story. The children have been retelling the story and they had great fun role playing the story!
Easter 🐣: Bonnet and egg parade 🥚
To celebrate Easter all the children were invited to craft a bonnet and decorate an egg.
We had some brilliant entries!
Much fun was had by the children whilst parading their super colourful bonnets and imaginative eggs.
Huge thank you to Miss Maynard for coming to judge the competition. She said it was really hard to choose!!
After lots of pondering, our winners are…
Hugest thanks to all our families for their super crafting and decorating skills! 🐣
Easter 🐣: Pastor Bob
This week we are learning about Easter and why it is celebrated by Christians.
We started our learning with a visit from Pastor Bob May, he’s Mrs Studholme’s daddy!
Pastor Bob explained why Easter is so important to Christians. He said that Jesus died but then came back to life. Jesus came back to life because he loves us.
He also talked about how we celebrate Easter with
🐣hot cross buns
🐣going to church ⛪️
The children throughly enjoyed meeting Pastor Bob and listened really well to his words.
Spring Parents Reading Morning 🌼
We welcomed our children’s families into FS2 this morning for reading morning.
The children enjoyed quality time with their families, reading a selection of our books.
Thank you to all our families for making the time to come 😊
Hero ladybird! 🐞 👂🏽
One of the animal themed books we read this half term was called ‘What the Ladybird Heard’
We enjoyed reading about what a hero the ladybird is and how important It is to listen!
The children applied their phonic learning to write newspaper articles. It was evident they had really listened and understood the story!
We had some super captions and imaginative drawings 🐞
We have been learning about the artist called Piet Mondrian. He painted using right angles, simple lines and blocks of colours. He liked to make his own paint colours by mixing primary colours.
The FS2 children used rulers and thick felt tips to independently produce art inspired by Mondrian.
Our art is on display in the corridor outside FS2 and on the FS2 corridor.
Mother’s Day 💗
The children all made a card each for the most special person in their family who takes care of them.
All of the children chose their mums 🌸
We hope you enjoy your cup of tea ☕️
Thank you to all our children’s family for their continued support 😊
Happy Mother’s Day 💗
A hungry Tiger is on the loose! 🐅 😲
The New Moston News headline was shocking!
We read it together and learnt that a little girl called Sophie and her mum had a surprise visitor for tea! 🐅 He just happened to knock on the door and mum invited him in 😲
He ate ALL the food on the table and in the kitchen. He then drank all the water, tea and juice in the house!
He then waved good bye and never returned even though Sophie and mum bought a huge tin of tiger food 🐯
Keep your eyes peeled!! 👀 🐅
Rockstar Day ✊🏽🎸👊🏽🎸👍🏽
To celebrate World Maths Day, NMPS had Rockstar Day! 🎸👊🏽The children loved dressing up and looked amazing; huge thank you to our parents and carers for putting in so much effort ✊🏽
The school maths lead, Mrs Waddell organised for real life rockers, Rock Kidz UK, to come and help us celebrate
The children danced and jumped and had lots of fun 🤩
The Rock Kidz delivered the message of YASBA!
The workshop ended with a dance battle for our children and teachers. Miss Maynard and Mrs Waddell were brilliant sports and did some epic dance moves!
A brilliant and positive day filled with Maths and positive messages!
World Maths Day 23/3/22
Today is World Maths Day.
Below are some ideas of activities you can do at home with your child.
We hope you enjoy doing some of them.
Helping others 😇
At our school we are collecting a variety of things for children and adults affected by war in the world.
Requested items needed include
- Wet wipes
- First aid items
- Childrens toys, books & crayons
- Sleeping bags
- Hygiene products
These items can be sent into school in a bag 💗
Early Morning Writing 🌸
Every morning the children come into the class and write their name with correct formation being encouraged and modelled
They are then asked to write a caption to match the picture on the whiteboard. The adults are super impressed with the children’s attitude to independently write captions!
EYFS Outdoor Area 🌸🌼🌻🌷🌺
Miss Maynard has given us funds to make our outdoor area brighter and beautiful! We’ve bought planters, hanging baskets and plants
The delivery for all the things we’d bought was super exciting 🤩
The children have had a brilliant time planting with the adults. Adults have used it as an opportunity to help the children learn about plant parts and what each part does especially the roots
The planting was a huge success and our outdoors already looks brighter!
Lots of other projects are going to be going on next week to make the outdoors even more fun 🤩
Keep your eyes peeled for the improvements 🙂
Fire drill! 🔥
We had a fire drill today and we are happy to report that all of the children did all the right things which ensured that we were safe.
The children got to go round to the Upper Key Stage 2 playground and found it all very exciting!
Outdoor provision 🌸
Miss Maynard has been super kind and given EYFS some money to make our outdoor provision even more epic!
We had a delivery from B&Q and Miss Pickering, Miss Leach and Mr Haywood showed just how strong they are by moving all the delivery items to a safe and secure place.
Keep your eyes peeled when walking through EYFS playground for all the exciting changes 🤩
Family reading morning 📚
FS2 welcomed families into the unit this morning to read with the children. Some children brought their own favourite books in from home for their parent/carer to read to them and their friends. Some of the other children used our new school fiction books with their family member.
Huge thank you to all the families that came, we look forward to seeing you at the next one 🤓
World Book Day 🌍 📕 🤓
We have had an epic day celebrating WBD!
We all dressed up as adjectives…
We had some brilliant adjectives including:
We were super lucky and had some adult readers come to do storytime! Huge thank you to Miss Maynard, Mrs Toshkezi, Miss Richardson, Mr Kinch, Mrs Kelly Rimmer and Mrs Lucas.
Lots of fun was had by all the children and the book swap was a great success. All of the children got their free £1 book about Duggee too!
Phonic Superstars 🤩
In our most recent phonic assessments Matthew, Sarah, Isla, Andrew, TJ, Finn, Luna and Ellie did so well that they are now at RWInc Purple book level which means they go to Year One for phonics!
Super proud of all our children as most of them made progress in phonics last half term.
We are raring to go to ensure our children achieve all they are capable of 😊
⭐️Check Tapestry regularly to see how you can support your child’s phonic learning at home ⭐️
The children were super excited about pancake day! Most of them said they would be having chocolate syrup on their pancake 🥞
We learnt why and how pancake day is celebrated. New words including ‘Lent’ and ‘Shrove Tuesday’ were introduced.
The children learnt that Shrove Tuesday is a Christian celebration and it’s about reminding them to slow down and remember all the wonderful things they have in life.
We ended the day by enjoying chocolate filled pancakes!
St Davids Day
This morning we found a little surprise when we came to school, Miss Maynard had left each class a bunch of daffodils with a message…
Its St Davids Day!
We have learnt that St David was a very special man who liked to learn about Jesus and tell stories about him.
He could make poorly people better, he grew vegetables to share and he fed the poor.
We learnt that St David is very important to the Welsh people in Wales and on the 1st March each year lots of special events take place to honour him. These events include parades with lots of Welsh dancing, singing and foods.
Happy St Davids Day!
Internet Safety Day 🖥💻📱
In assembly today, FS2 learned all about keeping safe online.
the children said they use tablets, computers and phones to play games, look at Tapestry and watch their favourite programs on You Tube.
We read the story of Smartie The Penguin about keeping safe online.
Here are some tips for keeping your child safe online…
Chinese New Year 🧧 🥳
This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We have thought about similarities and differences in how Christmas and Chinese New Year is celebrated.
The children enjoyed the story of how CNY started, we read and watched it.
2022 is the year of the Tiger and we learned that is is believed that people have the qualities of the animal dependent on the year they were born in.
The children in FS2 were born in the year of the Rooster or Monkey.
Ms Rashid was born in the year of the dog 🐶
What year were you born in?
FS2 have been busy 🐝 learning number bonds for 5 and 10. They are increasingly confident in being able to recall the bonds without any help.
We will continue to practise recalling them because practise makes perfect! 🤩
Weekly mile 🏃🏽♀️🏃♂️
FS2 complete their weekly mile on Friday mornings. The children really enjoy the mile especially when we go really fast on the UKS2 yard.
Having fun whilst exercising is marvellous 🤩
The 3 little 🐷🐷🐷 & The big bad 🐺
We have continued to explore the story of the the 3 little 🐷🐷🐷 by making story maps and thinking about how the 🐺 looks and feels.
How does the 🐺 look and feel:
Our new climbing frame 🤩
Our new climbing frame opened this week and the children loved it! They were able to climb over, under and on the huge wooden logs.
We had some super excited children 👧🏽 👦🏻 🥳
The Dentist came to visit! 🦷
The dental team nurse came to visit us today. She talked to us about the importance of looking after our teeth.
Her key messages were:
* Brush your teeth twice a day
* Toothpaste; a pea sized blob is just the job
* We should brush for 2 minutes in a circles on our teeth
* Only eat sweets after teatime
* Visit the dentist to make sure your teeth are healthy
* Dummies make our top teeth move forward which is not good
* We should only use a cup to drink, no bottles
* Look after your teeth especially your adult teeth because those have to last a life time
Every child will be coming home with a toothbrush and toothpaste this week.
The Big Bad Wolf 🐺
This half term we are reading the story of The Three Little Pigs 🐷 🐷🐷
We have been learning to use adjectives to describe the Wolf in the story. Some children wrote wanted posters and drew pictures of the wolf 🐺 whilst others wrote lists of words
Check us out! 🚲
The children the EYFS have been enjoying the new bikes and scooters we have bought with Sport Premium Grant. We love them 🤩
Phonic Superstars! 🤩
In our most recent phonic assessments Matthew, Sarah and Ellie did so well that they are now at RWInc Green book level which means they go to Year One for phonics! We are very proud of them as is Miss Maynard. They all went in her proud book and got a prize ⭐️
Santa 🎅🏽 🎄🤩
Santa Claus came to visit us!
All the children were super excited! We sang Christmas songs for him. Some of the children spoke to Santa and asked him questions. Daisy was intrigued by Santa’s beard!
All the children got a present each 🎁
Ho ho ho!! 🎅🏽
Christmas Party Day 🎅🏽🎄🥳
FS2 enjoyed party day! We dressed up, ate yummy food, played pass the parcel and danced!!
Thank you to all our parents and carers for brining in party food.
Lots of fun was had! 🥳
Today the children learnt all about Christingles and why they are important to Christians.
We made Christingles in small groups 😊
🎅🏽 EYFS Christmas Sing-a-long 🎄
12 members of staff
13 songs with actions
1 super proud Ms Rashid 🤗
The children sang and danced at each show and it was brilliant 🤩
Lots more photographs on Tapestry 🎄
Huge thank you to all our parents and carers for all the costumes and for making time to watch! 🎅🏽
We have been learning about numbers in great depth so how to recognise, count, add, subtract and subitise . This past week we have been counting using objects.
The children used jewels and buttons to count sets for numbers 0-20
We worked on counting carefully; touching each item as they say a number
Lots of practice is needed; it would be marvellous if you could encourage your child to count at every opportunity.
Chocolate raffle! 🍫
The winners were…
⭐️ Ruby Rose
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A TICKET! All money collected will be used to buy plants and bulbs for our outdoor environment
We are selling raffle tickets for a chocolate raffle.
It’s £1 a strip
We will use the money raised to buy plants and flowers for the EYFS outdoors.
Tickets can be bought in the morning or at home time
There are 3 prizes!
Wonderful Word Writing ✍🏼
The children in FS2 have been using their phonics learning to write words to match pictures.
We are so very proud of them!
We LOVE taking pictures of our children whilst they are learning in groups with adults and when they are in provision discovering how to use their adult led learning.
Unfortunately, very few of our children have been given consent by their parent/carer to have their pictures used on our blog, school website or social media
PLEASE click on this link and consent to your child’s pictures being used.
We are super proud of their achievements and are eager to share with the world!
Thank you 😊
FS Christmas Sing-a-long 🎄🎵🎤
Rehearsals are in full swing to be pitch perfect for our shows starting from next Thursday.
Thursday 9th-Saplings at 9.30
Friday 10th-Seedlings at 10.45
Monday 13th-Honeysuckle at 9.30
Tuesday 14th-Cherry at 10.45
Wednesday 15th-Blossom at 9.30
Please remember to wear your mask and bring your tickets. Only 2 adults per child to keeping our whole school community safe.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎄 🎅🏽
Christmas was welcomed into FS2 with lots of decorations and new provision!
Have a look at what we have done 🎄
We have a tree in each room! The children helped decorate the class trees 🎄
Some of the children even helped Miss Maynard to decorate her office!
The children came into school positively giddy about the snow because they wanted to be out in it with their friends! So, after phonics we got wrapped up and put on our wellies and went outside. It was magnificent!
The children had snowball fights!
Made snow angels!
Made snow castles!
The children throughly enjoyed the first snow of the season ⛄️
Children in Need!
The children came into school and wore pjs for a donation of £1!
All donations are for CIN. The children learned about the charity and some of the things they do to help people in the UK and abroad.
FS2 paid their respects on Thursday by observing the 2 minute silence at 11am
We watched two stories about the reason we mark the day each year.
The age appropriate stories were Flanders Field and Poppies. Both can be found on YouTube 😊
Above and beyond ⭐️
All our children have a football training session with Coach Jack on Tuesday. On Friday the children that have gone ‘above and beyond’ by working super hard, made amazing progress, behaved brilliantly or have been kind get to have an extra football training session ⭐️
There is lots to do whilst in our provision. The children explore and learn in lots of areas. Here is a small sample of our children in the provision!
Celebrating our children’s work ⭐️
We have put lots of new displays up inside and around FS2. We love showing off our children’s work! Make sure to have a look when you come to parents evening 😊
Ms Rashid’s absolute favourite is the staff board; it’s fabulous to see how our children see us 💗
EYFS Family Reading Workshop 📚
We welcomed our parents into FS2 for the our first reading workshop. Some of the children brought in their favourite books from home whilst others read some of our special story time books.
It was a brilliant morning, thank you to all the parents/carers that came 😊
Goldilocks birthday party 🥳
To finish off our learning for Goldilocks and The Three Bears we helped Goldilocks with the food for her party that Baby Bear was invited too.
We learned how to make jelly, chocolate milk and jam sandwiches. We wrote the instructions down and sent them to Goldilocks. We’ve been super busy bees 🐝
Making jam sandwiches
Making chocolate milk
We have been watching Pantasaurus and learning how to keep our bodies safe.
The children have learnt that their bodies belong only to them, their private parts are covered by pants and if someone wants to see or touch under your pants we say “No!” and tell an safe adult.
You can watch the video here:
🦠 Germs! 🦠
We have been learning about keeping ourselves healthy by washing germs away.
We did the glitter experiment! We used glitter on our hands to represent germs. The children then shooky hands with each other and saw that the glitter spread just like germs do.
We learnt that if you sing the happy birthday song twice whilst washing your hands with soap and water, almost all the germs are washed away.
We are super excited to tell you that our children in FS2 have started their Phonics learning journey with Read Write Inc!
The children have started learning the Set 1 sounds
Please support us at home by completing the phonics homework every week
Thank you 😊
My family 💗
We are learning about families! The children are talking about their families, other children’s families and thinking about what makes a family.
Lots of learning around different families and even the Royal Family!
Every child has drawn their own family, can you spot the mummy with a baby in her tummy? 😀
In September 2021 the EYFS Reception Baseline became statutory, which means all the children have worked 1:1 with an adult in FS2 to complete a set number of questions.
The children point, listen, speak and count to answer questions.
We are super proud of our children for being so grown up about answering these question 😍
To see the privacy notice please click here https://www.nfer.ac.uk/media/4554/rba_pupil_data_privacy_notice.pdf
Thank you 😊
This is Coach Jack!
He is a football coach from Manchester City Football Club.
He will be with us all year. All the children will work with him on a Tuesday afternoon and some of the children who have gone ‘Above and Beyond!’ In their learning or behaviour will get to work with him on a Friday too ⚽️
In EYFS we use the Tapestry app to share what we are doing in school and invite parents to do the same by uploading their own photos snd observations about what they’ve been doing at home with their child.
If you need to register, please email
We will send you a link to access and create an account
Thank you 😊
Huge welcome to all our children, parents and carers to FS2!