Red EYFS 2020-21

Spiders and toads!!!!

Today in Forest School we were continuing our work with Qian Shi’s book The Weaver by creating our own spiders from pine cones and natural materials we found in Forest School. We looked through a non-fiction book about spiders and talked about how many legs they should have so we could collect the right amount of sticks. Whilst we were creating our spiders we
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Forest School webs

This week in Forest School we have continued our work with the Qian Shi book The Weaver. Today the children weaved their own webs from wool and then explored the Forest School area to find beautiful natural objects to decorate their webs. They were very proud of the webs they had made.


PE

Today we enjoyed explore the apparatus in our gymnastics lesson. The children listened carefully when Miss Hays explained how to climb up the equipment and on how to stay safe on the apparatus. The children were so brave climbing up the big apparatus with only a little bit of help from their teachers and loved finding different ways to move across the equipment.


Forest School: The Weaver

This week we read the story The Weaver by Qian Shi which is all about Stanley the spider who would create wonderful webs made of different objects. We decided to make our own Forest School webs during our Forest School day. We split into three groups and found different objects that we liked in our Forest School area and weaved and stuck these onto
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Easter egg hunt

This week we enjoyed learning all about Easter. We pretended we were working in Cadbury’s chocolate factory and we had to design a brand new chocolate Easter egg. The children let their imaginations run wild and had candyfloss, jigsaw, ice cream eggs to name a few. They they hid their egg outside for the other children to find.


Exploring the snow!

We came into school one day to find it had snowed! We had so much fun playing in the snow and building our own snowman. We also looked at how snow was made and explored how to try and keep the snow frozen and how to melt it too.


Christmas tree pine cones

This week in Forest School we decided to make more Christmas decorations. We went on a hunt for pine cones in our Forest School area and then painted the ones that we found green. When they had dried in the afternoon we enjoyed decorating our pine cones to turn them into mini Christmas trees.


Christmas celebrations in Red Class

Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed getting ready for Christmas. We have enjoyed making Christmas decorations for our classroom, making Christmas party hats and Christmas pictures for our placemats when we had our Christmas dinner together in the hall. We are very excited to perform our Nativity next week too!


Helping our animal friends

This week we talked about how the seasons are changing again but this time from Autumn to Winter. We read lots of books about how some animals hibernate over winter and discovered that hedgehogs often hibernate too. The children know that we often have hedgehogs down on our school field at night and were concerned that the hedgehogs would become cold in winter and
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Autumn crowns

This week in Forest School we talked about how the seasons have started to change from Summer to Autumn. We talked about how the leaves change colour and start to fall off the trees. We went for an Autumn walk in our Forest School area to find autumnal leaves and then collected these to make our own Autumn crowns to take home.