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Gillespie Primary School
Gillespie Road, Highbury, London, N5 1LH
T: 020 7226 6840 F: 020 7354 8537
Gillespie Primary School | Early Years Foundation Stage
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21 Apr Early Years Foundation Stage

We have had an exciting couple of weeks in the EYFS, we all worked together as a team to finally complete our new outdoor Mud Kitchen area. Children were so kind and went to the garden centre or local shop with their families to buy…

We have had an exciting couple of weeks in the EYFS, we all worked together as a team to finally complete our new outdoor Mud Kitchen area.

Children were so kind and went to the garden centre or local shop with their families to buy a plant or herb to plant in our new Mud Kitchen growing area. They then worked together to dig and plant and we now have the most amazing range of plants and herbs that the children can care for and watch grow.

We plan to then be able to use the herbs in our cooking sessions, soon we hope to make some bread flavoured with chive and basil, and some lavender scented playdough!

We had a grand unveiling of our mud kitchen with Mark cutting the red tape!

Some of the Reception children made pamphlets to show grown ups and the nursery children how we can use the skills that we learn at Forest School in our Gillespie Mud Kitchen. Nursery children are very excited about attending Forest School in the summer term, they have been practising putting the waterproof suits and welly boots on independently and have been confident to have a go at getting messy in and making some wonderful mud recipes with their Reception friends.

Most recently Reception children practised whittling using potato peelers and sticks from the Forest, they then created beautiful designs on pieces of cloth and used natural resources to attach the cloth to their stick to create a pirate flag. We displayed them on our outdoor washing line for everyone to see 😊

Nursery have enjoyed reading and acting out traditional stories, including; The Three little pigs, The Gingerbread man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. We have made fabulous story-maps together with great actions to re-tell the scenes in the stories.

We have all been so impressed with the care and effort children in the EYFS have been putting into their Home Learning these past two weeks. Parents have kindly sent us some of the lovely work that children have been doing and it certainly put a smile on our faces as we are sure it will yours😊

We miss you all very much and cannot wait to be back having lots of fun and learning at school very soon. Keep up the great work everyone! Love from Katy, Laura, Michelle, Jane and Ana 😊