At Abbey we know that children in the Foundation Stage learn through play. The children in our Nursery and Reception Classes are provided with an exciting range of opportunities to explore, investigate and learn each and every day.
Here in Owl Nursery we follow the curiosity approach.
We aim to ensure the children use their imagination and creativity through their play.
We encourage kindness, friendship and lots of learning across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS)
Please keep an eye out for updates about what the children have been learning about during their time in Reception
Reception children walked to the local library to find out more about what happens there. We were joined by a great number of parents who were able to share the children's experience at the library. We were made very welcome by the librarians who had organised a treasure hunt and sang songs and read a story to the children. This linked in well with World Book Day and our focus on reading and promoting a love a books for children. The children's behaviour was complimented by staff at the library and also members of the public as we walked through town. We were as always very proud of our children and it was a wonderful morning.
The children learnt about Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday celebrated by Christians. They participated in 'pancake races' on the school playground. The children tossed their pancakes in the frying pan as they ran towards to finish line!
The children tasted pancakes and selected their own topping to put on them. We talked about why pancakes are associated with the day before Lent begins.
The children explore a range of activities including baking, drama, hot seating, design and technology, exploring different media such as clay, colour mixing, science experiments and singing a plethora of traditional nursery rhymes and songs.
As part of our Celebration of Light topic the children have been learning all about Bonfire night and the festival of Diwali.
We have had lots of fun creating our own firework pictures using a range of materials and we used clay to create our own diva lamps.
Take a look at some of our creations.
The children have enjoyed learning all about different things linked to Science.
We have taken part in lots of different activities including investigating floating and sinking, experimenting with different substances to create a chemical reaction, and predicting what would happen at different stages of our experiment.
We also investigated what items were magnetic and those that were not magnetic.
The children have also had access to magnifying glasses and have enjoyed looking closely at familiar and unfamiliar objects eg. lemons, kiwis, mini beasts.
Whoops A Daisy Angel
The children have been amazing learning all of the songs and actions for our Christmas play. They all enjoyed sharing their performances with their friends, family and the rest of the school.
We definitely have some future West End stars in the making!
We really enjoyed celebrating Christingle with our friends and family. We found out lots about advent and what the different parts of the Christingle represent. Lots of our mums and dads came into school to help us make a Christingle. We had lots of fun!
Thank you to all of those parents that came to help.