EYFS at Thistle Hill Academy on the farm!

Reception had an exciting trip this week…On Tuesday the children got to be farmers for a day! They prepared all of the animal feed, gathered the tools and equipment they needed, hand fed the different animals and cleaned out the alpaca enclosure. They had a rather chilly but brilliant day and we are very proud of how well they behaved. For […]

The Enormous Turnip

This week we have continued our learning about The Enormous Turnip. The children had a go at writing their own versions of the book, using their phonics knowledge to label the pictures they had drawn and their talk for writing to retell the story. We’ve been exploring shape in maths and the children have been using new vocabulary of […]

Farm shop!

Reception are learning about a new story- The Enormous Turnip. On Monday we took a trip to the farm shop to buy our own vegetables and the children prepared the vegetables to make their own soup! On Tuesday we were busy transforming our role play areas into our very own farm shops. ​This week the children have also been introduced to […]

Local area walk

EYFS at Thistle Hill Academy

We’ve been learning about autumn and on Monday we took a walk around our local area to look for some of the changes that happen in this season. The children had great fun splashing in the mud, skipping through the long grass and jumping in the colourful leaves! They have also spent the week exploring […]

Visit from the farmer and his tractor

This week we have been exploring Numicon in maths and securing number knowledge to 10. The children have been retelling the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and using their phonics knowledge to make and label their own stories! We had a visit from the farmer and his tractor, he taught the children about how […]

Making bread loaves

EYFS at Thistle Hill Academy making bread

We’ve had a very busy first week back! The children have been applying their knowledge from phonics sessions to reading and writing simple words, they’ve also been learning about measuring in maths. Our first story this term is ‘The Little Red Hen’, so we’ve been learning all about how bread is made and the children […]

Fabulous Finish

EYFS at Thistle Hill Academy at a parent event

This week in Reception we had our Fabulous Finish event. The children retold the story of The Three Little Pigs, then it was time to get creative! We finished off by singing a song that we had been learning for Harvest Festival. It was fantastic to see so many of our parents and carers attend the event, […]

Three Little Pigs

EYFS child at Thistle Hill Academy getting messy outdoors

This week in Reception, the children have been learning all about The Three Little Pigs. They’ve been using their construction skills to make their own houses like the ones in the story- they’ve especially enjoyed mixing and spreading their own cement to make their houses stronger! They have also been remembering and using all the […]

Outside area

EYFS children at Thistle Hill Academy learning outdoors

This week our Reception children have very much enjoyed exploring the new equipment and opportunities in their outside area. The gardening and planting area has been a big hit and the children can’t wait to start growing and taking care of their own vegetables! It’s been lovely to see our ‘green-fingered’ children collaborating during their […]