FS2 - Emerald

Meet the Team!


Welcome to our final term together in  Reception!


We hope that you had an enjoyable Jubilee long weekend, we can’t wait to hear all about it.


As this is our last term together we have lots of fun activities planned. Our topic this term is 'A Bucketful of Memories'. It will be a term full of fun learning with pirates and mermaids and we will be making lots of memories together. 


We are continuing with our transition to Year One and we are challenging ourselves to be the best learners that we can be. We are now working hard to complete our activities independently and be confident learners. Encouragement of this from home will be of great importance to your child. There will still be lots of play involved in our day to day learning, however, the children will also be provided with some more formal activities in preparation for Year One.



We would like to thank you for your support with your children’s learning at home. We enjoy reading the Wow Moments and sharing work, that your child has completed at home, with them in school. The children are always very proud of what they have done and it also supports the learning we do in school. This term we will continue with  reading, phonics and math’s challenges. 



PE will be taught by PH Sports on Tuesday afternoon. The children will need long hair tied back and they will need a pair of trainers or daps and a pair of jogging bottoms (navy or black) as they will start to have PE outside.



Miss Horton and the EYFS Team smiley

Ripe Radishes

Outdoor PE

Our Photography Skills

Glorious Gardening

PCSO Visit

In the last week of term, we were lucky enough to be visited by PCSO Mark Cook. He told was able to tell us how the police help people and he even let us dress up in some police uniform. We then went outside and sat in the car and listened to the sirens.

Goodbye Ducks

Today we had to say goodbye to Digby, Delilah and Doris. We all had one last cuddle before they went back to the farm to have lots of fun with their friends. We will miss them.

Gardening Gang

We have started our garden project in our playground.

We are developing the grass area into a cottage garden. We have had a huge delivery of equipment and are now busy following our plans. We are excited to start growing our vegetables and flowers.

Ducks, Day nine

Today the children helped to clean out the duck's cage. we then wrote instructions to help people to look after their own ducks.

We also had a visit from a lady called Sarah who was able to tell us if the ducks were boys or girls. WE have 2 girls and a boy!

Splash Splosh!

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Ducks, Day Eight

Today was bath time for the ducks! They had lots of fun in the bowl of water and even tried escaping.

Bath Time

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Water Fun!

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Ducks, Day Seven

The ducks are growing well. They had a fun weekend at home with Mrs Marsh. They are now feeding and drinking confidently and beginning to clean themselves. They are so much fun to watch when they chase each other around.

Day Seven

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Day Seven

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Ducks, Day Five

The last duck hatched last night. We have 3 lovely ducklings, Digby, Delilah and Doris (we are not actually sure if they are boys or girls). The children are fascinated and they have all had a little stroke of their heads. 

Now the fun begins with cleaning them out and feeding them!

Ducks, Day Four


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Here I am

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Ducks Day Three


The ducks have started to hatch!

Nearly there

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Hard work

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It's started

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Getting ready for the imminent arrival

Ducks Day One

The duck eggs arrived at 12:00 today (just as the children were having their lunch).

Miss Horton took careful delivery of them and put them in the incubator. She had to turn the power on to heat the incubator and add water to keep the eggs moist. We have 6 eggs, fingers crossed that all will hatch. Keep watch for what happens next!

Outdoor Learning

The Importance of Play

‘Play underpins the EYFS. It also underpins learning and all aspects of children's development. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. For most children their play is natural and spontaneous although some children may need extra help from adults.’

Early Years Matters


Play is a crucial part of children’s development. They can learn so much through quality play. It may seem like they are ‘only playing’ but to them they are making sense of the world around them and learning and developing new skills. Therefore, it is important that they have a number of opportunities throughout their day to engage in play.