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St. Augustine’s Catholic Academy

Love one another as I have loved you

Our Learning Journey

EYFS Farm Trip

 The children had a wonderful day at the farm. They saw lots of animals, went on a tractor ride, watched the sheep race and even had time to explore the park.

Sports Day

What a wonderful day we had at sports day. The children took part in a running race, a sack race, an egg and spoon race and an obstacle course. They all took part and all showed amazing sportsmanship.

Daddy Day Care

It was wonderful to welcome our male role models into the school to celebrate Father's Day with the children. They took part in reading and den building activities,  then had pie and peas.

Family Learning - Summer Craft

It is wonderful to have our parents in school again for our Summer Craft. The children enjoyed completing their activities with the help of their parents. 

Donna Louise Sponsored Walk

Nursery and Reception took part in our 10,000 steps for £10,000 sponsored walk. We walked around our school hall and had a dance. It is a wonderful cause for the children to raise money and take part in such a special event.

EYFS Royal Wedding Celebrations

Nursery and Reception have celebrated the royal wedding in class. We were very lucky to have Mrs Mercers, Mrs Stokes' and Mrs Simpsons wedding dresses in school.  We used them at carpet time to discuss and even try on!

We then dressed up, took part in our own role play and then had a tea party outside.

EYFS Eurovision 2018 

Nursery and Reception have celebrated Eurovision through the theme of France. 

We then came together, at the end of the week, in our own 'Popstar' or 'Rockstar' costumes and preformed our choice of songs. 

Below are pictures of us striking a pose, rehearsing our singing and dance moves , then preforming as an EYFS at the end of the day. 

Chick us Out

To begin the Summer Term the Reception children have been caring for 'Living Eggs;' loving and nurturing the chicks as the hatch and grow over two weeks.  The children have had a lovely start to the term and we are so proud of their respect and dedication to this new life.  Parents were invited to our 'Chick us Out' afternoon and had a great time learning with and playing alongside our children, staff and chicks!

Easter Assembly
A big congratulations to FS2 for ending the term with a spectacular Easter Assembly. I am sure parents will agree in was beautiful. 

Teachers and families are all extremely proud of you. Well -done!

Easter
In Reception we have enjoyed our Easter themed Rainbow Learning.  Outside we have been building a Church and practicing our Easter hymns.  On our writing table we have been writing the Easter Story.  We have made Easter gardens on the creative table and acted out the Last Supper in our water area.  On our Maths table we have been solving number problems linked to addition and subtract. 

More Snow

Here in Early Years we use the outdoors whatever the weather.  We ensure that the staff and children are all wrapped up and dressed for the weather then explore the great outdoors. We used short sessions to investigate the environment and create our own snow sculpture. 

Chinese New Year Physical Education

We celebrated Chinese New Year with our PE session in the hall.  We took turns completing ribbon dancing, dragon dancing and using our musical eggs. 

Ash Wednesday

We were able to experience Ash Wednesday through a liturgy in the hall and receiving the ashes during a prayer time in class. 

Winnie the Pooh Day - Meir Library Visit 

We had a lovely visit to the library to celebrate Winnie the Pooh day.  We shared stories and rhymes with the parents that joined us. 

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child
The children have been learning all about the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child. They have created their own homes using different materials and retold the story together. 

Christmas Preparation at St Augustine's 

Reception have been very busy preparing for the Christmas Season. 
We have written and posted our own letters to Santa. 
We have experienced winter and the snow.

We have joined the school in preparation of the coming of Christ this Advent season.  

We have celebrated our own Christmas in class, with our jumpers and Christmas Dinner. 
We have performed our own Nativity as a Foundation Stage. 

Cinema Visit 

As part of our musical focus we went to watch Rock Dog at our local cinema. We are now using these skills in our outdoor music area. 

 Some of the children were very lucky to have the Family Learning Team come into school to offer a 'Fun with the Gruffalo' workshop, Some of our family members came to join us too. 

The Reception children have been to visit Meir Library to share stories with our friends, parents and grandparents.

The children each received a free book to take home and enjoy.

We had a lovely time and cannot wait to visit again!

The Reception children have been learning our school prayers. 
Each group (Nemos or Dorys) have a prayer leader that leads us in prayer, this changes each week. 

The Early Years children have been looking at pictures of role play areas to decide what they would like to learn next half term. Watch this space for more.