Welcome to the Early Years
Mrs Paley and Mrs Fuller in Reception and Mrs Jones in Nursery welcome you to Early Years!
We will be adding all of our news and updates from each term in the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy looking at our page and finding out about what we have being doing.
This half term we have been learning about pets. We learned to program the Bee-bot to get to the different pets.
We visited the town library as part of an ‘Our Town’ topic. The children enjoyed choosing their own book and listening to lots of stories.
We all had fun on World Book day, dressing up as characters from our favourite books.
Look at us, showing off our beautiful Easter bonnets!
We enjoyed a visit from ‘Key Strings’. We even got to play some of the instruments.
As part of the ‘ESDGC’ curriculum (Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship), children in Reception learn about different aspects of China throughout the year. In the Autumn term they enjoyed tasting delicious Chinese food like noodles, egg fried rice and prawn crackers.
Our children have lots of fun exploring the Outdoor classroom. They enjoy getting messy and finding out about the world around them.
In Reception we use Numicon to develop our knowledge of numbers. Children enjoy using Numicon in lots of different ways.
This half term our topic was Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children in Reception had a lot of fun following the instructions to make yummy porridge.
The boys thought the porridge was delicious… empty bowls all round.
St David’s Day and World Book Day seemed to come all at once this year.
One day we were celebrating St David and came to school dressed in all things Welsh, painting Red Dragons and baking Welsh Cakes.
The next day we were all dressed up as our favourite characters to celebrate World Book Day.
2016 FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES
The Festival has Christmas Trees from many groups and schools in the local area and our Early Years children have decorated our entry again this year. We have won our section in this festival for several years and are hoping for another success this year. Please go along to the Church and place your vote! Winners will be announced and prizes given on Saturday 26th November.
BBC CHILDREN IN NEED 2016
Children in Early Years enjoyed making Pudsey Bears decorating cakes and biscuits getting ready for the cakes stall after school. Well done to everyone who helped us.
We all came to school dressed in Red or in Sports clothes ready to raise money by running, skipping and jumping around our school grounds:
WORLD BOOK DAY
We have had lots of fun learning about all the characters we came to school dressed up as. Here are a few of our costumes:
St David’s Day Celebrations
We enjoyed singing Welsh songs and learning all about Welsh culture today. Some of even dressed in Welsh costumes and in Welsh colours for the day…
Here are some memorable photos of our performers at this year’s Christmas Service
CHRISTMAS FAIR – Friday 4th December 2015
This year the Christmas Fair will be held at 3.30pm. Each class will be putting together items for their own Christmas Stall and we are always grateful for any items you may want to donate. This year your child’s class will be responsible for the:
Free Craft Activity Table
If you would like to help, please begin to send your donations to school so that we can be sure there are enough items to create the Early Years Christmas Stall.
Also, if you feel you will be able to help in any way – this could be during the term to help keep things in order, during the afternoon of the Christmas Fair to help set up the stalls or at the Fair itself to help run the stall – please contact the PTA so they can contact you to arrange the times and days you will be able to help. Any help is always really appreciated.
BBC Children in Need Appeal – Friday 13th November 2015
We have been having lots of fun in Early Years raising money to help children.
We have been busy decorating superhero masks, colouring Pudsey Bear picture and making chocolate rice krispie cakes! Yum yum!
FLU VACCINATION – Monday 16th November 2015
The Flu vaccine will be offered to all pupils from Reception to Year 2 this year and the Nurse will be in school on Monday 16th November 2015 to administer it. Please look out for the consent form which will be sent home for you to read, sign and return to school before the vaccine can be given.
During the first full week back in school we all enjoyed being entertained by Key Strings.
Some were a little more tricky than others
and some were really big….
and then there were things we had never seen or heard before…
But it was very exciting and really loud and we all had a great time!
Festival of Christmas Trees (Monday 24th November – Saturday 29th November)
Every year the Early Years children are busy designing and making decorations for the Christmas Tree which is entered into the Festival of Christmas Trees at the Prestatyn Parish Church. This year the theme is “The Magic of Christmas” and there is lots of activity down in Early Years with lots of glue and glitter.
If you would like to see support the school during the Festival, the tree will be on show at the church for the entire week with the results being announced on Saturday 29th November at 4pm.
The tree will then be in the Foyer at School right up until the Christmas break.
Here are some of the Christmas trees from previous years:
2011 the theme was Pantomimes and we chose Jack and the Bean Stalk
2012 the theme was Nursery Rhymes and we chose Hey Diddle Diddle