EYFS - St Bernadette

Environmental Centre

St Bernadette class went to the Environmental Centre in Eltham as part of our learning in Living Things. The children explored min-beasts in their different habitats. We went pond dipping and found many interesting mini-beasts like the Ramshon Snails, Dragon Fly nymphs, Water Spiders, Newts and many others.

Also, we found many mini-beasts that live under logs when we went log lifting. We saw the pigs and watched the ducks paddle in the pond. It was fun crawling through the tunnels and climbing on the ropes at lunch time. Our day ended with us making clay models of our favourite mini-beasts. We had such an exciting time and would love to go again!

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EYFS Phonics Workshop

Reception parents came in to watch Phonics teaching sessions in both reception classes over two days. The school uses Synthetic Phonics to develop children’s early reading and writing skills. Parents had a first-hand experience of what the sessions entail. Parents were shown different blending and segmenting techniques they can use when supporting their children at home.   

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EYFS Maths Workshop

Addition was the focus of the parents workshop on 29th and Tuesday 30th January. Parents observed two teaching sessions where teachers used different play methods and resources to teach the concept of addition. Both sessions were well attended by parents. Feedback given by parents confirms that they found the sessions very helpful.

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Our Special Visitors

Children in Reception classes were very lucky to be visited by a Midwife, the Police and our local Crossing Patrol Officer. They explained to the children what they did as part of their job and even let them try on some of their uniforms and use their equipment. It was very interesting and fun. Thank you to everyone who came.

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