The colour monster

The Colour Monster
Over the next two weeks, early years are focussing on their own emotions and have already completed lots of activities around the story. We have been colour mixing, threading, recognising our own emotions and talking about how we feel and also retelling the story. We can’t wait to share more activities with you all too!

Caterpillar find!

Today we found a very hairy caterpillar on our school playground. We carefully collected it with some leaves so we could investigate further. Together we looked at the pattern on the caterpillar and used that to help us identify it. We think it is a Scarlett Tiger Moth caterpillar. We then looked at the lifecycle of caterpillars, their habitats and their diet. We are going to be creating some wonderful art around what we have found this afternoon.


It’s all about the hedgehogs this week in Early Years at Farrowdale. We have been creating our own little hedgehogs using different media and materials and also learning facts about them too.


Early Years have enjoyed their first art session this week 🎨 We have looked at the still life artist Paul Cezanne’s painting called ‘The Basket of Apples’ and we have recreated our own set up. The children loved mixing the shades and took care when creating their masterpieces on little easels.

Numicon City

In Early Years we have been exploring in Numicon City this week! The children have been focusing on numbers to 5 and practising their number formation to match the numerals. They have loved making shapes with the Numicon and used the gems to practice their 1:1 correspondence.

This week we are making the most of the wonderful weather and taking our learning outdoors. The children have been making cups of tea, sharing resources and measuring carefully. We have explored 2D shapes using the magnetic shapes, talking about the different shapes and colours we can make and see. The children have also shown an interest in dinosaurs so we have a lovely tuff tray set up so they can play together and build up their new friendships ❤️

Peg dolls

The children in Early Years have been decorating their individual peg dolls today. They have chosen their own doll to decorate so when they come in, in the mornings, they can find their doll and put it in the house to show that they have self registered. They have been so excited about painting them and are looking forward to using them on our signing in desk later in the week.

Mini beast investigators

Today we found a butterfly and the children were so excited to look at it with a magnifying glass. We also spent some time looking through a book about minibeasts and identifying the different insects 🕷 🐛 🦋