We are entrepreneurs – selling the eggs we collect from our chickens to buy ourselves something wonderful from the proceeds (we have yet to decide what….. that will come later!!) Lots of mathematical opportunities there! We have also set up the incubator with fertilised eggs that we hope will hatch in a few weeks’ time. We will be planting peas, hopefully to harvest before the end of the year, together with wheat and sunflowers to pass onto next year’s Foundation children. We will also be monitoring all the amazing wildlife (birds, bugs, caterpillars etc) in our own outdoor area and the small box pond.
We have a few treats in store such as a visit to Uppingham Theatre to see ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ a Habitats Day at Rutland Water, a Forest School afternoon and a trip to Belton House with other EYFS members of our Academy (postponed from the autumn) to look forward to – more details to follow!
Being resourceful is our behaviour focus this term, showing initiative and knowing what to do if we get stuck!
If we are very lucky the weather may warm up so if the temperatures start to rise, please make sure children have sunhats and sun cream (the type you only apply once is handy!) applied in the morning before school. Extra drinks bottles can be left in the snack basket to be available at any time. PE will be outside this term so can children please have well-fitting plimsolls or trainers at all times in their lockers – thank you!
We will be providing a multitude of purposeful opportunities inside and out to allow the children to practise their targets (discussed at our Parents Consultation meetings) and show us their progress towards/into the Early Learning Goals. We have put a ‘Learning Characteristics’ sheet in your Learning Log so you can contribute any home observations of your child, if you would like to, which will feed into our assessments.
Keep up the good work with the reading and sounds practice – we can really see a difference in school!