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EYFS- Here's the proof that learning is FUN! 2017-18

Welcome to EYFS!

Go ahead and take a look at all the amazing things we do in our first year at Shakespeare School... 



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April 2018 Newsletter

Spring Term curriculum newsletter

More Royal Wedding fun! The videos will follow shortly!

Oh my goodness! We've had an absolute ball preparing for and celebrating the Royal Wedding. I'll be posting more next week, but for now just take a look at some of these photos...

As part of our topic 'our wonderful world' we had a visit from very cute and fluffy visitors...

Take a look at our May Day celebrations...and didn't our school do it justice! Thank you to all who came to help us celebrate. A true Shakespeare family tradition!!

Fun in the Sun.... At the car wash!

Busy, busy yet again... learning about- capacity, volume, time, growing cress, gardening, sun safety, drawing... the list is endless!!!

Pond Dipping Fun! We continue to learn all about the world around us...

We had another great day at Welbeck house on Thursday. We measured our cress heads that we planted last week and then we had a birthday party for Breeze. Some of the grown ups said that it had been a very long time since they had been to a children's party! We made hats, played pass the parcel and ate cake. We loved it!

Thank you for coming to our Grandparents Little Monster Tea Party! The children thoroughly enjoyed preparing it for you and showing you around their little Shakespeare world. Here's just a few photos...

This term we will be learning about 'Our Wonderful World'. We will look at new life and growth. We had a visit from Miss Mooney's nephew Arthur and sister in law Charlotte. Charlotte helped us understand the differences between babies and us at four and five. We know that in the last four or five years we have grown and developed so much. Charlotte answered some wonderfully inquisitive questions that the children had previously prepared. Thank you Charlotte and baby Artie for visiting us!

Our first 'Come Read With Me' session was a success. We shared some of our favourite stories with our families- we even got to show off our own reading skills.

We have now started our weekly 'Come Read With Me' sessions. Open document for more information.

Spinderella the spider is one of our favourite characters! She was upset that her family didn’t think numbers were important. She wanted to learn about numbers and counting so we showed her lots of different counting and number activities when she came to visit us with her brother Speedy, and the Hairy Godmother! Please follow the above link to watch the story at home!

A super term...

Sports Relief 2018!

Science Day 2018. We had the task of designing and creating moving cars. The cars that travelled the furthest down the ramp won!

Learning LIFE SKILLS! Consolidating our mathematical learning- working with money.

Celebrating our LOVE of books!! Thank you families for the wonderful costumes!!

We've been reading 'STUCK' by Oliver Jeffers. Today we received a letter from Floyd (the little boy in the book) who wanted us to go on an adventure to reclaim lots of the objects that he threw in the tree. We packed our bags and set off on our mission to find Floyd's things! It was a difficult task following clues and answering mathematical based questions along the way...BUT we did it! We helped Floyd out and he rewarded us with a marshmallow and cream hot chocolate to warm us up! Well done children!

Welbeck on World Book Day! Sharing traditional tales, decorating gingerbread men and singing number rhymes.

Look at our class entry into the 'Gazette Young Seasider' art competition.The theme was 'The Royal Wedding' so we made a HUGE and extremely beautiful cake for Prince Harry and Megan. Well done to our busy little artists.

Bingo at Welbeck House!

Chinese New Year Celebrations!

Another lovely visit to see our friends at Welbeck House. We made Valentine hearts and chose a grown up to give them to, coloured Valentine pictures, shared stories and sang some songs.

Safer Internet Day 2018- have a look at how we created awareness of the importance of being safe on the internet in the EYFS...

Snow Day!!!! There was SNOW way we could miss out on the opportunity to play in the snow today. :-)


We have started our intergenerational project with the wonderful residents of Welbeck House. Every week, a group of children will visit the residents and take part in different activities. We hope that this project will help develop confidence, communication skills, tolerance, manners, understanding, empathy, respect and much, much more. Our first trip was just lovely and the children were a credit to our school and their families. They showed curiosity and interest and we can't wait for next week.

Please see attached PDF for a brief 'Parent's Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage'. If you have any other questions or would like a more in depth explanation, then feel free to pop in and see either myself or Miss Hayton. Thank you, Miss Mooney :-)

At Shakespeare school we teach phonics using RWI. Following this link will take you to the RWI webpage where there is an abundance of training videos to watch. Following the advice they give will help you to support your child at home.


Miss Hayton and I will be hosting a RWI informative parent session next Thursday the 21st of September at 3.30pm. Please come along. 


Take a look at this super Phonic teaching resource. We love it! Its completely free, just sign up and away you go!

More Christmas...

Our wonderful teacher Mrs McNaught has been busy decorating the 'Shakey Stars' (our baby group) Christmas tree for Fleetwood Methodist Church's annual tree competition. You can go and visit it on Thursday and Friday this week. See our facebook page for more info. Well done Mrs McNaught!

We've had some cheeky little visitors over the last few weeks...

We cannot thank Mrs Li enough for organising the donation of a shed to the EYFS unit. We have been needing one for a long time! It will help the children manage resources independently and help them learn about taking ownership and pride in their own belongings.It will promote independence, problem solving skills and we are looking to get creative with it too! From all of us, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the team at Jade Garden Restaurant Poulton for their donation of the shed, AND for working so hard in the cold, dark and miserable weather putting it up for us. THANK YOU! We are over the moon with it!

Our Autumn Walk

We've loved learning all about ourselves and our feelings. We have been reading a book called 'The Colour Monster'. We've had an abundance of learning experiences and opportunities linked to the story. We've also been getting lots of physical development practice too!

We've already settled really well into the Shakespeare family life. Go us!

A Sunny Day at The Car Wash! 1p per wash is good value these days isn't it?! The customers had to queue up properly in their vehicles and wait for their turn. The car washers were very polite and chatty, asking the customers about their day. Lots of sunshine, teamwork, fun and imagination.... Just what we love at Shakespeare!

Tweet, tweet, tweet.... The chicks were fab and fun to meet! Marshmallow, Ash and Brownie were very lively and showed us how they are trying to fly. They hopped on to the wall to see us and tweeted lots to talk to each other.