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EYFS Weekly Newsletter 17.04.2020

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                                                                                                                        Thursday 16th April 2020


Hello Early Years Foundation Stage parents, carers and children. It’s time for Newsletter 3!

We are coming to the end of what would have been the holidays for us all and although it is not how we were expecting to be spending it, there have been lots of lovely things happening this week. I hope you have all been enjoying family time together in the sun! The Early Years team have been keeping in touch through our WhatsApp group and keeping each other smiling by sending photos and messages. Here is what we have been getting up to this week…

Our houses are full of chocolate from all the Easter eggs we received so we have all been eating lots of yummy chocolate. Did you get any Easter eggs this week?  Miss MacDonald made a hot cross bun pudding with her left over chocolate. Use the recipe below to try it out yourself.

Miss Baker found this cocoon in her garden….. what do you think could be inside?

Miss Brown has been doing some spring cleaning and has made it to her last cupboard today. I think there will be some very clean and tidy houses around! Her daughter Charley has enjoyed listening to David Walliams reading his stories online. Go to if you would like to listen. Charley recommends “The First Hippo on the Moon”.

 There have been Easter crafts galore this week with the teachers and their children. Mrs Humphrey had an Easter egg hunt with her family. Miss McGuiness and her girls had an Easter party. They played pin the tail on the donkey and had an egg and spoon race and Mrs Shaw made a treausre hunt for her daughter Erin. She had to solve the clues to find the next chocolate prize. Maybe you could have a treasure hunt in the house or garden. What could your clues be?

Miss Eleanor and Miss Jenny have been making the most of this lovely weather and  been doing some gardening. Mel and Sue (the guinea pigs) have been nibbling away at Miss Jenny’s grass. Who needs a lawn mower!

We will all be joining in with the clap for the NHS and carers again on Thursday at 8 o’clock. Could you hear the clapping on your street this week?

Miss MacDonald and the Early Years Team

We hope you are enjoying trying out some of our recommended activities. Your teachers have been keeping an eye out for more fun things to try out this week. Why not give some of these a go?


Miss MacDonald recommends…

We all love reading “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” when the Tiger visits Sophie and her mum. Well look at who popped in to see Miss MacDonald! She got a shock when a tiger woke her up for breakfast! Can you write a story about the tiger? Why don’t you try adding animals into your home – type an animal into google on your phone or tablet. Then press View in 3D. Press view in your space and let the fun begin! Invite a penguin to lunch, add a monkey to tea time or have a lion join you for a bedtime story.



Miss Noon recommends…

Miss Noon has been busy looking for things you can do at home and has found this fantastic website. It has lots of different ideas for getting crafty. You can follow the instructions or watch the videos on how to create the various art work. My favourite is the 3D rainbow. What would you like to make?

Use the following link -


Mrs Humphrey recommends…

It’s important to stay in touch with family and friends during this time. Why not draw a picture or write a letter to your grandma or cousin. Maybe you could send a card to your aunt or uncle or one of your friends from school. Post it in the post box when you are out for your exercise time. Mrs Humphrey and her family have written cards to their loved ones. Here is Sophie posting hers to her grandma on her daily walk with mummy.


Mrs Shaw recommends…

Mrs Shaw and her daughter have been doing some measuring this week. They have been measuring things around the house to find out what object was the shortest, tallest or longest. Why don’t you measure various things around your house and write down what you find. You don’t need a measuring tape. You could use cubes, fruit sticks or cups.


Mrs Ahmed recommends…

Baking is a great way to have some fun with the whole family. Mrs Ahmed tried out these amazing Oreo cheesecake balls and guess what… there is no cooking involved. Easy peasy! I think I’ll be trying these. Mrs Ahmed’s look delicious don’t they! See the recipe below to have a go at home.

Mrs Ahmed’s No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Balls Recipe


1 x 274 g pack oreo biscuits

250 g cream cheese, softened

200 g white chocolate


  1. Line a large container with baking paper and set aside until needed.
  2. Place the Oreos into a food processor and mix until they resemble fine crumbs. Add cream cheese and mix for approx. 1 minute or until combined.
  3. Transfer the cheesecake mixture into a bowl and place it into the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
  4. Once the cheesecake mixture is firm, use a spoon to scoop up the mixture and roll into balls. Place the balls into the container you prepared earlier and place back into the fridge to firm up again.
  5. In the meantime, break the white chocolate into squares and place it into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook the white chocolate for 30-second spurts until just melted, stirring between each spurt.
  6. Use 2 forks to dip the balls into the melted white chocolate and place them back into the container.
  7. Repeat until all of the balls have been coated with white chocolate and then place the container back into the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the white chocolate to set.


Miss MacDonald’s Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Pudding Recipe


Remember to take some pictures of the things you have been doing. You could send these pictures to your friends or family to show them what you have been doing this week.  

We miss you all very much and can’t wait to see you all soon.


Stay safe and stay at home.

The Early Years Team x