Welcome to the EYFS Blog
Scroll down to see all the latest news across EYFS, from our Nursery & Reception classes.
16th September 2020
Reception children will be able to have a free hot meal for lunch every day from 21st September. You will have received an email from 'schoolgrid' to log into the Dolce website. You can then see the lunch menu and choose your child's meals in advance. Please speak to a member of staff if you have not received this email. You can choose to send your child with a healthy packed lunch if you prefer.
14th September 2020
Today our Reception children stated in Jade and Ruby class - it was a joy to see so many smiling faces and you all came into school ready to learn! What a fantastic day :)
1st September 2020
Welcome to a brand new school year at Henry Green! You may notice lots of changes when you return to school including hand sanitiser at the door, being reminded to keep a little distance from your friends and teachers and hearing us say 'catch it, bin it, kill it' when talking about germs. But don't worry, we are still going to have lots of fun learning with our friends and teachers! We can't wait to welcome you all back to class!
20th July 2020
We hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday - see you all in September! If you would like to continue home learning over the next 6 weeks, please find our summer learning offer on the year group learning pages.
17th July 2020
Big congratulations to all our Nursery and Reception children both in school and at home - for completing their EYFS Olympics! Today, our EYFS bubbles in school hosted an awards ceremony where all children received their own craft medal, junk model trophy and participation certificate. Well done!
2nd July 2020
Please remember to come to school and collect your children's belongings next week:
Monday 6th July 10am-12pm Nursery AM
Monday 6th July 1pm-3pm Nursery PM
Tuesday 7th July 10am-12pm Jade
Tuesday 7th July 1pm-3pm Ruby
(Children's school work from this year, summer birthday gifts, Spare clothes, summer home learning projects and an end of year gift) Any belongings that are not collected will have to be disposed of due to deep cleaning over the summer holidays.
1st July 2020
Please remember to send in any photographs of your children learning from home, we will be making a slideshow of all the EYFS classes to celebrate the end of the year and would love to include some of your photos from home this term. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
30th June 2020
Today is pirate day! We hope you have all enjoyed yourselves... Did anyone find Captain Gench's treasure?
23rd June 2020
We are excited to announce that next week we will be having a Pirate themed 'WOW' day both in school and at home. So dig out some pirate themed clothes, make yourself a map and lets go looking for treasure!
15th June 2020
We are half way through 30 days wild - Don't forget to send in any pictures of the wild activities you have been doing at home!
8th June 2020
Welcome back to our staff and small number of pupils today, we hope you enjoy meeting your new class 'bubble' - for all those learning from home, a continued well done and thank you for your support - we love seeing all the photographs of activities that you have been doing at home. Keep it up!
5th June 2020
On Monday the school is expanding to allow children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to attend along with the children of Key workers. Due to Covid-19 safety procedures and social distancing measures set in place by the government and our own local authority, parents must contact the school to make arrangements if they wish to return (This is not compulsory and you can choose to keep your child at home, we will continue to provide home learning until the summer holidays). Children will be grouped into classes of up to 8 children called a 'bubble' and will not be allowed contact with anyone outside of that bubble, some children may not be in their usual classroom or with their usual teacher. The way we are able to teach in EYFS will look quite different to the children, we will have a strong emphasis on social distancing, hygiene and individual resources for learning. All staff will continue to make the EYFS school experience as fun, rich and engaging as possible through this challenging time.
2nd June 2020
Thank you to all the parents who have responded to our home learning questionnaire over half term. In response to your comments and suggestions , we have made the PowerPoint learning a little shorter and easier to print, and all links to songs and stories are now pre-loaded onto the YouTube playlist for that week. You will also find some extra printable activities if you would like to use them too.
1st June 2020
Welcome back! It is the first day of the summer 2 term and we are really excited to share our new topics with you all. Nursery will be learning about 'Moving on and Journeys' as we prepare to move into Reception or new schools. Reception are learning about Moving on, Journeys and adventures! as they look back on their first year of school and prepare to move into year 1.
31st May 2020
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the wildlife trusts #30dayswild -please have a look at our sustainability page to see some fun activities that you can do to take part!
25th May 2020
Happy half term everyone - don't forget we have an extra special project for you to complete this week, making your Covid-19 time capsule!
24th May 2020
Today is an extra special day for our Muslim friends, teachers and their families, as they celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan - Eid Mubarak to you all! Have a wonderful day, and here is a special card from Safaa in Jade class and a special Eid photograph from Abaan in Ruby class!
20th May 2020
Check out our new Sustainability page on the Curriculum area of the website - there you will find extra home challenges linked to our 10 sustainable topics as well as details of our 'Green team' and progress toward the Eco schools Green flag award! We currently have 2 Reception children as representatives of the 'Green team' Riyad in Ruby class and Jaimey in Jade class - together they are responsible to attend meetings and feedback to Nursery and Reception children (due to the school closure in the summer term, the Green team representatives will continue their duties for a second term)
18th May 2020
Today it is time to release the 10 beautiful butterflies that Reception have been growing - they happily fluttered away and this marks the end of our caterpillar diaries blog. You can still check it out on the EYFS-Reception topics-Summer 1 'how animals grow page'. Thank you again to all those children who contacted us with names for the caterpillars - Spike, Olaf, Fuzzy, Super caterpillar, Sharp caterpillar, Kiwa, Bubble, Willy, Spikey and Rosie!
15th May 2020
We wanted to say a massive well done and thank you to all children completing their home learning tasks and sharing photographs with us, the galleries on the Nursery and Reception home learning pages are bursting with wonderful learning!
8th May 2020
Today is a very special day, not only is it a bank holiday - but it is also the 75th anniversary of VE day, Victory in Europe marking the end of the second world war. Ms Gentry will be doing a special video today so make sure you head over to the Henry Green EYFS YouTube channel!
7th May 2020
Exciting news for our Nursery children - you will be receiving a special letter in the post very soon from your teachers including a pack of cress seeds to grow at home! The instructions are included and you will be able to use things from around your home to grow them. We hope you enjoyed learning about how cress grows and cant wait to see some pictures - how will you eat yours? Don't forget you can still see the blog and video diary on the EYFS-Nursery topics-Summer 1 'how plants grow page'.
27th April 2020
Head over to our YouTube channel to see our new 'Seed to plate' diaries, with daily updates on how tiny seeds grow into cress that we can eat! If you are growing anything at home, vegetables, strawberries, sunflowers - please share some pictures or messages with us! We would love to see what you are growing - Nursery@henrygreen.bardaglea.org.uk
23rd April 2020
Happy St. Georges day - Did you know that the patron saint of England is said to have battled a ferocious dragon in order to save the princess? You might see lots of flags hanging from windows today that are white with a red cross, this is the flag of England. If you are celebrating, we would love to see some photographs! You can send these to Ms.Gentry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today also marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan for our Muslim families, Ramadan Mubarak to you all!
22nd April 2020
Happy world 'Earth' day! Today we can all take a look at the world around us and appreciate just how wonderful it is. Maybe you could create some leaf art? Plant something new, dig for worms or look up and admire the clouds in the sky. It is also important to remember that we need to take care of our plant, so make sure you are recycling your rubbish, turning lights off when you don't need them and turn of the tap while brushing your teeth!
20th April 2020
Today is a very exciting day for us at Henry Green as it is time to welcome our new Jade class teacher, Ms. Saifa! We are all very excited to learn with Ms. Saifa, she is looking forward to meeting you all and has left a special message our our EYFS YouTube channel to say hello!
We have also started our new topics, Nursery are learning about how plants grow and Reception are learning about how animals grow. Receptions WOW moment has arrived in the shape of 10 tiny caterpillars - we will be watching them grow and develop into butterflies. Follow their daily progress in the 'caterpillar diaries' on the Henry Green EYFS YouTube channel.
17th April 2020
Today is a very sad day for us at Henry Green as it is time to say goodbye to Mr. Craven. We will all miss him very much and wish him all the best at his new school! Please have a look on our Henry Green EYFS YouTube channel to see a last goodbye message from Mr. Craven.
16th April 2020
Nursery Parents, today is school offer day - from 7pm tonight you will be able to find out which school your child has been offered a place for September, Starting Reception. Please make sure you accept the offer by 30th April 2020. If you are not happy with the school that has been offered, there is guidance on the council website for making an appeal here www.lbbd.gov.uk/school-admissions-appeal-form . Best of luck, we hope that everyone who put Henry Green as their 1st choice school has been offered a place. Fingers crossed!
12th April 2020
Happy Easter everyone! We all hope you are enjoying the time with your families and are keeping safe. From all of your EYFS teachers xx
6th April 2020
Children will be able to access some learning to do at home every week from today, please find this information on the website: Pupils- Year groups - Home learning.
We are very excited to announce that our new EYFS YouTube Channel has now launched too! Come along to join in with some learning tasks, story time and see messages from your teachers.
20th March 2020
Please be aware that all schools are now closed for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 outbreak. School will remain open to support those children who's parents are key workers as outlined in the governments proposals. If you are one of these key workers and require your child to come to school, please contact the office. Stay safe, and we will see you all when it is safe to do so.
16th March 2020
Unfortunately due to current circumstances we have decided to cancel our Early words together course and the Stay and learn session on Friday 20th March. This is to protect the health of our pupils, parents and staff in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.