Welcome to Pear Trees
Mrs Judd, our Nursery teacher, will be uploading pictures and news to this page.
Click on the 2019/20 tree for this academic year!
2017/18 was a great year in Pear Trees - scroll down to see some of the highlights!
Welcome to all our children and their families who have joined Pear Tree class this term and those who have returned after the Summer holidays. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. The children have already settled in so well and are now confidently exploring their learning environment and resources.
Mark making skills are developing brilliantly and the children are becoming confident when forming the letters of their name.
The children have been exploring lots of creative ways to use the environment and the resources.
The children in Pear Tree class made cakes for the Macmillan coffee morning. All the children worked as a team.
When it rains we get on our wet weather clothes and splash in the puddles.
For our Halloween celebrations the children created their own spooky chocolate cakes. This required teamwork and a great deal of resilience as it was so tempting to eat the ingredients before they were made into cakes.
The staff and children came to school wearing special clothes for the day.
The children enjoyed trying lots of different Halloween activities and we even had a party.
Christmas time fun and learning in Pear Tree class
During the last part of term 2 the children were able to participate in lots of different festive craft activities and parents and carers came along to join in too.
The children remembered all the words and actions to the Christmas songs and dance they had learnt for the Early years Christmas performance. They were super star snowflakes.
Finally this term we have started to build a Winter igloo using milk cartons. We have been very lucky to have so many donated and this has meant we have made a very good start and we are looking forward to finishing it when we return in term 3.
We visited The Reindeer Centre in Ashford to meet Father Christmas. The children got to meet the reindeer, play in the snow pit and see Father Christmas.
At the end of term the children had the opportunity to toast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate around a campfire. They learnt how to be safe around a camp fire and the best way to toast a marshmallow without it burning.
This term the children have been exploring ways to make meaningful marks and develop their writing skills.
The children have been learning about foods from other countries. They made pizzas for snack time.
After several attempts at constructing the igloo in the outdoor area the weather became such a problem that the igloo was deconstructed and rebuilt in our role play room. Mrs Tritton was a real superstar and helped us to complete it quickly so that the children could access their new artic explorers world.
Thank you so much to all the parents, children and staff who donated empty milk bottles.
The children who stay all day through accessing 30 hour funding are making fantastic progress and adjusting so well to their new routine.
Everyone in Pear Tree class took part in the NSPCC danceathon in the school hall. Lots of cool moves were on display and the children worked really hard to follow directions.
Gerald the Giraffe came to visit our parent story telling workshop. He shared our favourite stories with everyone. He read "Room on a Broom" and "The Gruffalo". We knew lots of the words so we all joined in.
At the end of the workshop the children shared their learning experiences with their parents.
Our Chinese New Year celebrations.
We all had a delicious Chinese lunch together.
This term we are going to be reading and sharing lots of different stories. Each week we will focusing on a new book. We started this term with dressing up for World Book Day.
During the first week of this term we have been reading the story "Mr Wolf's Pancakes" by Jan Fearnley. The children then made pancakes and tried to flip them.
Watch Mr Andrews make his own pancake and flip it.
We have been working with our partner class Chesnuts to learn about the story of "The Gingerbread man."
Mrs Nicola Parkhouse came to read the book she has written to us. The story is called " Morris the Stealing Magpie." We all really enjoyed listening to it.
We have been doing a run in the playground each day and we invited our parents and carers to come and join us.
This term we have been exploring the new playground equipment on the field. It is very exciting learning how to tackle physical challenges and sometimes a bit scary but we showed great resilience!
Now that our new bike garage is complete we are able to use our wheeled vehicles daily. We have been learning to move them with control and navigate them carefully.
At the beginning of this term the children continued to develop their cooking skills. They made fruit kebabs and scrambled eggs for their snack. This required a great deal of concentration and great hand and eye co-ordination.
Whilst playing in the adventure playground lots of the children found some strange looking creatures. They decided to try and find out what they were and found a book to help identify them. They discovered they were ladybird larvae.
We were able to take the morning children to a Butterfly Experience at a local garden centre where the children were able to see some beautiful tropical butterflies. The staff also shared lots of information about the transformation process.
Our Early Years Sports Day