Here at Prince Edward Primary we love celebrations. At this time of year there is lots to celebrate! All our year groups do something to celebrate. Y5 and Y6 visit the local church and sing to the parishioners. We invite the elderly in to our school and give them a Christmas dinner and carol concert. Younger children show parents and families their plays and performances. Our youngest pupils (just 3 and 4 years old) in Nursery this year made a film to tell the story of the birth of baby Jesus. This is one of my favourite versions of the Christmas Story. Take a look:
What a great afternoon. Everyone had such a wonderful time.
We really appreciate the role grandparents have in the lives of the children in our school. This is why we decided to celebrate Grandparents’ Day again this year with an Afternoon Tea. All grandparents in Foundation Stage and Key Stage one were invited and there was a great uptake. We had a very busy Hall full of children loving some special time with their grandparents. Everyone got to enjoy the special biscuits which the children had prepared while they played the games together.
A huge thank you to everyone who came and made it such a great event 🙂
This week’s Pride of Prince Edward has been an always child from the day he began in Reception. He is an absolute pleasure to have in Garnet Class: he is always polite, respectful and ready to learn. He sets an example for his peers when he tries his best. Miss Deighton and Mrs Raynes are so proud to have him in their class.
Just look at what our nursery children are doing! They are so enthusiastic about their learning. They are showing determination and using the skills to saw, attach and design. They even revisit their plans and improve on what they have made.
We are very excited to have our new workbench in nursery! We have been using real tools on our workbench and making some great models.
First we learnt how to keep ourselves safe. We explored the tools and learnt about the best ways to use them.
We thought about how to keep ourselves safe and put hand prints on the bench so we knew how to keep our hands a safe distance away. We wore safety goggles to make sure we didn’t get anything in our eyes. There are rules we have to follow when we use the work bench and we have all been very good at listening to the rules and keeping ourselves safe.
We started off by exploring each tool one at a time and finding the safest and most comfortable way to use them.
Once we were confident we started to combine tools by cutting wood…
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Our school has been working closely with Early Education and with Di Chilvers (https://www.early-education.org.uk/trainers/trainer/23). Di Chilvers has worked collaboratively with all the schools in our locality called SSELP (Sheffield South East Learning Partnership). We are a strong team with excellent working relationships. We share good practice and are front runners with current research and developments.
Last night our school hosted the Early Education meeting and colleagues from our city and South Yorkshire; West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire visited our school. They came to hear Di and our Early Years’ Teachers talk about “Talk for Maths Mastery” (TFMM), implementing TFMM in our school, supporting TFMM through transition from EYFS to Y1; and looked at our EYFS provision, our floor books and learning stories.
Two of our Early Years’ Team have had their work and research published in the Early Years Educator monthly magazine. Our school is so proud of the work all the teachers and support staff do for our children, but we know, without the amazing early input from the EYFS team, the rest of us would have a much harder job! Thank you and well done!