Sneaky peak!

A little sneaky peak at our Early Years classroom provision.
This half term we will be looking at the texts, ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’ and ‘The Bad Seed’. We will be looking at the changes around Spring and we have set up the classroom so the children can explore these themes independently.

Valentine’s Day

We’ve been talking all about Valentine’s Day today and the children have been making little chocolates and cakes in the playdough area. We have also provided some rose quartz for the children to explore as this stone represents love ❤️ We look forward to making some little cards for the ones we love too!

Bread making

This week the children have been asking where bread comes from whilst eating their morning snack. We watched a video about the process of making bread and decided to make some of our own to deepen the children’s knowledge and understanding. The children loved the whole process, but they especially liked eating it!

Wolf Found!

Our posters have worked!!!!! We welcomed the wolf into our school and we have spent our morning finding out about wolves The wolf was very curious about our school and wanted to see everything…he paid a visit to each classroom!! We are so glad that we can help the wolf finally find his way back home

Wolves!

Early years have had a very exciting week!! On Monday we found footprints in the frost and we identified them as an Arctic Wolf’s prints. We have read a story called ‘The Way Home for Wolf’, about a wolf who is trying hard to find his pack. All week we have been finding clues that the Arctic wolf is around school. We really want to help him find his way home. The children have designed ‘Lost’ posters to help find him and we have placed them inside and outside of our school. We hope they help us find him. We have also enjoyed some wolf painting, sensory trays and role play, all linked to wolves.

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.

Hedgehogs

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.

Art

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.

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.