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:
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!
Just look at the learning in the outdoor provision. Our Nursery children were learning all sorts! I always enjoy exploring with them.
Fetching and carrying. Pouring and spilling.
“And what are you two doing?”
“We’re kicking and counting.”
” Oh! How does that work?”
“First you kick it. Then you count it.”
“What have you got?”
“I’ve got a four.”
“Is he right?”
“Oh yeah. He’s got a four. There’s four dots. Look.” (He also showed me four fingers for good measure)
“Can I have a go?”
“Yeah, but no one’s got a six yet.”
….I got a 2!
The two boys then went on to keep score of who was winning after each kick-and-count!