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Welcome to Snowflakes!

Mrs Evans, Mrs Sheldrake, Mrs Augustus and Mrs Gill


This is where you will find out about all the fun things we have been up to, the topics we are learning and about the curriculum.

Please check frequently to see what we have been up to.



WC 13th November 2023

This week we read our story Whatever next. We created our own rockets and cars and baths with some boxes and even used them as space helmets. In maths we looked at patterns and used toys to create coloured patterns and in the outside area we used things like sticks and leaves.

In Forest school we read the story of Leaf man and we all had to find our own leaves to create a leaf man. There were some great looking leaf men and lots of autumnal colours too.

WC 6th November 2023

This week we looked at the start of our topic 'Starry night', we looked at the difference between day and night and what we would see at different times of the day. We spoke about bedtime routines and what we do before bed and when we get up in the mornings. 

In maths we looked at one more, the children stood up and we counted how many there were, we then added one more and recounted. 

This week was also the first week of Forest school, the children enjoyed exploring the forest and learning about the boundaries.

WC 30th October 2023

This week we had a stay and play with parents and carers, it was lovely to see so many of you coming and playing with your children. 

We read the story Remember remember the fifth of November, we looked at the noises fireworks make and their colours. This linked to us looking at colour mixing using water, foam and paint. In our story there was a hedgehog, we created a hedgehog house to put in our outside area to encourage wildlife. We also created a clay hedgehog using sticks outside. 

This week we went to the trim trail, this was new to some of the children and they all had a great time using their gross motor skills to practise climbing, swinging and moving around. 

WC 16th October 2023

This week has been very exciting with a special visit from St Albans museum, who did a workshop with the children about tea stories. There were two stories for the children to listen to as well as some activities for the children to do. We looked at Autumn and the changes it brings and explored pumpkins, this allowed us to use our senses to smell and touch the pumpkins, we looked at its insides and outside, it made some sounds when hit hit or squished it and then we made pumpkin soup so we could taste it. This gave us a chance to look at some ingredients and use our senses even more as well as practice our cutting skills.

In maths we looked at shapes in the environment and the children went on a shape hunt around the environment. They did a great job and finding different objects, some even had more than one shape on.

WC 9th October 2023


This week we read the story 'Our Class is a family' we looked at our home families, our school families and church families. The children got to choose how to represent those families through stones, painting, drawing and leaves or sticks. In maths we looked at numbers and how we can use counting in all the environment. The children went on a number hunt outside and used objects to create different numbers. 

We had mental health day on Tuesday where the children got to wear yellow, we created some coloured dots to be part of a whole school display.

WC 2nd October 2023


This week we have been reading the story 'Funny bones', we have been looking at our bodies and the bones inside. We sand the song Dem bones and learnt the names of some bones in our body, and looked at a small skeleton. Part of our activities was to look at x-ray pictures and identify which part of the body they were, we drew our own x-ray pictures on tracing paper to look at on the light table. 

In maths, we looked at the number three, identifying it, how to count to 3 and ways we can make it in the environment.

There were lots of fun activities on Friday for our stay and play that the children enjoyed doing and showing you, these continued into the rest of our day.

WC 25th September 2023

This week we reread the Story ' We are all different', continuing to look at our facial features and our similarities and differences including our likes and dislikes. In maths we focused on number 2 and what it looks like and how to write it and counting to 2 and further. We ordered numbers on the carpet, practised writing numbers in paint and using filled gloves to show finger numbers.

PE has been focused on listening skills and following instructions as well as using different parts of their body to move and transport objects.

W/C 18th September 2023

This week we started reading the story 'We are all different', we spoke about our similarities and differences of our appearances and some of the things we like and dislike. We used mirrors to look at our faces and draw a self portrait. In maths we looked at the number one and what it means, we ordered numbers, practised writing the numbers and counted objects. 

In PE we have been using our listening ears on when to go and to stop and moving in a variety of ways.

W/C 11th September 2023

This week we have continued to settle in to our routine and learn about the classroom and the toys we have. There has been lots of exploring and getting to know the areas well. The children have begun to make new friendships as well as enjoy the ones some of them had from last year. We have started to do some short learning inputs and activities each day as well as read some of our key strories.

W/C 4th September 2022

Our first week has been a little different with only half the children in each day. We have been familiarising ourselves with the inside and outside environment, learning where things belong and where we can find things. We have been doing some carpet time and practising sitting with our legs crossed, and using our listening ears. We have also been listening to stories, singing songs and nursery rhymes. 



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"We are part of God's family. We follow the way of Jesus by loving, learning and doing our best."


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