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EYFS Weekly Newsletter 15.05.2020

                                                                                                                        Friday 15th May 2020

Dear Early Years families,

We are all missing singing songs and nursery rhymes together. So I thought I would start Newsletter 7 with one of our favourites. It always brings a smile to our faces. Can you teach it to your grown up?

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it.

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

Maybe you could make up your own actions to the song. You could stamp your feet, turn around, tap your head or bend and stretch.

Miss MacDonald planted some tomato seeds a few weeks ago and they have started to grow! She is very excited and can’t wait to taste them. Have you grown any fruit or vegetables during lockdown?


Something is growing in someone else’s house and it’s not fruit or veg.   Mrs Humphrey and her children are growing caterpillars at home. Here they are in their house. How big do you think they will grow?

Can you remember what caterpillars turn into? Maybe you could watch ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ short animated film -


Lots of people celebrated VE day on Friday. Miss Brown and her children enjoyed afternoon tea in their garden and baked these lovely scones. Delicious!       Charley wrote a VE day poem and sent it to all the teachers. Maybe you could make up a poem or song?


Finally, there are some familiar faces who wanted to send you a little message.     Mrs Rutland is missing you all and hopes to see you soon.


Mr Daintith and Miss Hardy are working hard at school and can’t wait to welcome you all back!                                         Here they are reminding us to stay safe.

Please refer to the slide show for the images. Thank you


It has been lovely speaking to lots of parents and children on the phone this week and to hear how much you are enjoying completing the learning packs. Remember to pick up the learning packs from school every week. Please let us know if there is anything else we can provide to help you.


Let’s have a look at what Abbas Hussain from Class 1 has been doing at home. I love your reading den Abbas!

Please refer to the slide show for the images. Thank you


Please refer to the slide show for the images. Thank you

What exciting activities have your teachers come up with this week? Let’s take a look….

Miss Greene recommends…

It’s important to have some routine to the day even though we are at home and not in school. Miss Greene suggests breaking up the day and having regular routines such as:

  • Breakfast time
  • Learning time (complete an activity from your school learning pack)
  • Exercise (try a Go Noodle or Just Dance)
  • Relax or play outside
  • Lunchtime
  • Learning time (complete an activity from your school learning pack)
  • Spend time speaking to family or friends on Facetime
  • Craft time (make something from the ideas on the newsletter or do some baking)
  • Go for a walk or play outside
  • Dinner time
  • Relax or play with your favourite toy
  • Bath time
  • Bedtime story and bedtime

Visual timetables help with routine. You could make your own by drawing pictures.


Miss Noon recommends….

We miss seeing your building and construction work in school. There are lots of things you can build at home. Miss Noon suggests building a race track or road. You could use sticky tape to make the tracks. Why not make a square or triangle track? You could make the square a train track and the triangle for cars. Here is Mrs Humphrey’s homemade track. I like the tunnels, don’t you?



Miss Brown recommends…

Miss Brown and Charley have had another very busy week full of learning and fun. Charley wants to find out how many different birds she can find in her garden. She decided to decorate their bird feeder to attract more birds. You could make your own bird feeder using recyclable materials. Keep your empty bottles and milk cartons and then fill them with treats for the birds. What will you use to decorate yours?


Mrs Humphrey recommends…

We love reading and sharing stories when we are together. This week Mrs Humphrey and her children made up their own story about their exciting adventures during lockdown. Oh I’d like to read it, wouldn’t you? Why don’t you make up a story? Design the book cover and then write it down or get a grown up to help you write it. This is the final page in Sophie’s story where she meets her best friend after lockdown ends.

Mrs Ahmed recommends…

During this time we are all feeling a range of emotions and you might be finding it difficult to explain this to your child. It is important that we talk about our emotions and that it is normal to feel sad or scared. Mrs Ahmed uses songs with her son to sing about emotions. Why not try singing these songs together? Drawing pictures are another way to teach your children about emotions. Ask your child to draw a happy, sad, scared or excited face. There are some emotion cards and blank faces at the end of the newsletter for you to use when explaining these emotions.


Miss MacDonald recommends…

We all love pizza don’t we? My favourite is cheese and pepperoni. What is your favourite topping? I’m hoping I can use my tomatoes when they have grown to put on top of my pizza. Why not have fun making your own pizza? You could make a funny face pizza like this one. I love the red pepper moustache! Take a picture and send it to us and we may put it on our newsletter next week


Have a lovely week. Let’s hope the sun comes back!


Miss MacDonald and The Early Years Team