Red EYFS 2020-21

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.


Diwali Fireworks

This week we were learning all about the celebration of Diwali and discovered that in Diwali lots of fireworks are set off to celebrate. We talked about fireworks that we have seen and what our favourite fireworks look like. The children worked with Mrs Park to use natural objects to create their own large scale fireworks in Forest School.


Diwali in Red Class

This week we enjoyed learning all about the celebration of Diwali. We talked about the different faiths that celebrate the festival of light and also read the story behind it. We watched a video of a little girl who celebrates this festival and decided that we wanted to make our own diva lamps just like she did. The children worked hard to mould their
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Bonfire Night in Forest School

This week we talked all about why we celebrate Bonfire Night and the traditions around it. In Forest School we decided to make our own Guy and also worked together to build a big bonfire to put him on.


Our first visit to Forest School

The children have loved exploring our Forest School area this week. The children enjoyed helping Miss Hays and Mrs Bradley to make a swing, seesaw and slide in our Forest School ‘park’.


Planting

We have enjoyed preparing our outdoor area for Spring this week by planting lots of spring bulbs. We talked all about the different parts of the bulbs and what the flowers need to help them grow.


First week of school

The children have enjoyed settling in to their new classroom and outdoor area this week. They have enjoyed meeting each other and making new friends.