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Cliff and Dali class (Early Years)

Vegetable stew for everyone!

In Dali class, we have been exploring the story of 'The Gigantic Turnip'. At the end of the story the old women made a vegetable stew and the children had some very interesting ideas about what ingredients would go into vegetable stew. From the children's suggested ingredients we made three shopping lists. One for vegetable stew, one for fruit stew and one for bread (required for dipping!)


We took our shopping lists to Lidl and in our groups, we found our ingredients and paid at the till. Once back at school we cooked and baked and ate our very own vegetable stew and dipping bread. YUM!

Dali class trip to Paxton Pits

We had a fantastic time at Paxton Pits today, learning all about animal and insect habitats. Pond dipping, minibeast hunting and building hedgehog houses are just some of the activities we tried. 
This term we are exploring the natural world around us. We have been looking closely at minibeast supported by our Power of reading book 'Yucky Worms'. So far the children have made a wormery, eaten snail sandwiches and made garden playdough. 

Exploring Colour

We have been exploring colour in EYFS. It has been great fun doing some experiments and seeing colours changing.

Forest Friday's

The development of forest school within the Early Years Foundation unit is a wonderful way to engage children in the natural environment. Every Friday afternoon we take the whole group out into the forest area at the back of the school field to explore the natural world. Our Forest session follows the same rhythm each week beginning with a safety brief, exploring the change in season and ending with a seasonal story from Mrs Smith's special basket.