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EYFS Mrs Herring

14.1.2022 The children have built Lego windmills for our Little Red Hen story this week. They worked in pairs to make sure the sails turned round.

12.1.2022 Today we have made our own butter. We put double cream in our jars and shook it REALLY HARD for 15 minutes. We worked in teams as it made our arms ache! Eventually the cream separated and we poured the buttermilk into a bowl and added a tiny bit of salt to the butter. We had a small piece of bread each (as it was almost lunch time) and spread it with butter - it was YUMMY!

11.1.2022 This week our focus story is 'The Little Red Hen'. We have retold the story using masks and today we have made bread - just like the Little Red Hen.

4.1.2022 This term our focus/topic is traditional tales. This week our story is The Gingerbread Man. We made Gingerbread men (and ate them!), built boats and rafts so they could cross the river safely and carried out an experiment to see which liquid melted the Gingerbread Man first. Would it be water, oil, vinegar or orange juice? Ask the children to tell you what they found out.

Our rafts and boats for the Gingerbread man.

This photo shows what happened to the Gingerbread men after 10 minutes in each liquid. Was it what you thought would happen?

Merry Christmas to all our Ducklings and their families, Lots of love Mrs Herring, Miss Chapman and Miss Stones xx

17.12.2021 Our award winners this term: The Shining Star trophy - Nikole and the Reading medal - Esmae.

16.12.2022 Today the children sang their Christmas songs around the tree. We are very proud of them all for learning the words and singing so beautifully.

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8.12.2021 Christmas dinner day at school. Yummy!

7.12.2021 Today we had a very exciting letter from Santa. The penguins had got frozen in the ice and he needed our help to set them free! The children had some excellent ideas for how to release them, working in teams. The penguins are now all safely back at the South Pole - thanks to Ducklings Class.

Class hamper - Christmas treats

12.11.2021 This week we have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies.

5.11.2021 Today we raced our firework rockets across the playground and then toasted marshmallows outside - YUMMY!

Toasting marshmallows.

2.11.2021 Today was Reception's first craft club (held at lunch time). They did an amazing job with their silhouette firework pictures.

15.10.2021 Our first school disco!

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15.10.2021 Today EYFS held their mini 'Talent show' where they performed in front of their class their chosen talent. We had dancing, singing, Spiderman skills, Gymnastics, tap dance... Just so many talented children. We are so incredibly proud of them all - it is very nerve wracking to perform in front of others but they were very brave (and excited!). They were sponsored to show their talent and across both classes we have raised an an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING £460 so far. We cannot thank you all enough for your support and generosity. New toys and equipment coming soon!

October 2021 This week we have been learning all about numbers 1, 2 and 3. These are the Numberblocks rhymes we say to help us with formation.

14.10.2021 Today we have been outside using the masks to retell the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. The children did an amazing job using the repeated vocabulary of the story and some very 'scary' troll voices!

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8.10.2021 All dressed in yellow to support 'Young minds/Hello Yellow' charity day.

7.10.2021 Today we made repeating patterns using fruit - YUMMY!!

1.10.21 Today we were very excited to meet Professor Jonathan Van Tam ( a former pupil) when he officially opened our EYFS outdoor play area.

1/10/21 Today we read the book 'Dear Zoo'. We used large construction toys to make a 'home' for Luka. We then built homes and boxes to fit different toy animals.

29.9.2021 Today we made faces using natural materials.

27.9.2021 Today we have planted some different coloured heather and some winter pansy in our seating plant boxes.


We have had a very busy day - learning a new sound in phonics (g), matching objects and making pairs in maths, using our fingers for painting and playing outside in the new area.


Just a few reminders for Ducklings Class.

PE is on Wednesday and the children should come dressed in their kit for the day.

We will shortly be starting a lending library for the children where they will be able to choose a book to bring home and share with you weekly. Our library day will be Thursday.

Many thanks for your help at home with practising phonics, they are trying really hard.

Mrs Herring


21.9.2021 Today we have been making pairs and matching in maths- pairs of socks on the washing line, colouring a pair of socks to match, playing a pairs game on the carpet and finding two toys to match/make a pair.

20.9.2021 Ducklings class. Making spirals using buttons, matching and sorting objects in maths.

Enjoying Amaia's birthday cake. Thank you Amaia!

We have had a fantastic start to our Reception learning journey.

These photos were taken on our first two days of 'big' school.

Ducklings class first few days at school.

We read the story 'Owl babies' by Martin Waddell and made our own owl baby stick puppets.