Last week, Reception made the journey to Temple Park to take part in a multiskills games festival. The children had a great time and were perfect representives of Marsden.
In the Foundation Stage we are experts at reusing and recycling. We can turn pots and pans into musical instruments, old rolls of wallpaper can be used to encourage mark making and toys that the older children no longer use could provide the younger children with valuable learning opportunities.
That is why we ask you to think of us before you throw things away. Some of the resources we could use are:
Rolls of wallpaper
Wooden and metal utensils (pots/pans/whisks/colanders etc.)
Boys role play costumes
If you are unsure on whether we could use an item, please ask a member of the Foundation Stage Team for guidance.
Thank you for your help and continued support.
A great time was had by all at the Christmas party. We even received a special visit from Santa 🎅
Wow! I’m at a loss for words for just how fantastic the children were in their performance of Beauty and the Beast. Everyone worked so hard and put on such a professional show.
A big thank you for all the effort that parents put into making the costumes. It really helped create the right atmosphere.
Halloween has arrived to the Early Years!
A big thank you to everyone for the donated pumpkins which are being put to use already. We are focusing on tool use and co-ordination by hammering nails into their skin. They will be used for other activities in the upcoming weeks.
As well as exploring pumpkins, in challenge we have been making glitter spider webs, spooky shape pictures, building castles using blocks and junk and participating in role play activities as Halloween characters.
The Nursery have also made some spooky soup with “Winnie the Witch” by listening to sounds (b-a-t) and even turned each other, and me, into a Mummy.
The EYFS unit has had a mouth watering aroma in the air this week as we have been tasting breads from around the world, baking bread and making our own pizzas.
Here are some pictures of us making our delicious creations:
The Foundation Stage children had a great time at their pirate and princess party. Here are a few pictures of the day.
We gathered together today to celebrate all of our children at Marsden and to present some special awards. Below are those children who were selected for their Positive Behaviour, Progress or Pride and Presentation.
Everyone at Marsden are so proud of them:
Pride and Presentation:
Nursery: Ellie and Poppy
Year One: Jayden
Year Two: Ethan
Year Three: Harry
Year Four: Harvey
Year Five: Alistair
Year Six: Charlie
Nursery: Tom and Eleanor
Year One: Dakota
Year Two: Grace
Year Three: Tamzin
Year Four: Amelia
Year Five: Georgie
Year Six: Poppy
Nursery: Harriet, Sonny and Rhys
Year One: James
Year Two: Jace
Year Three Cole
Yea Four: Aiden
Year Five: Alania
Year Six: Phoebe
PC Wilkinson joined us to present the Citizenship award.
The nominees were:
Year One: Connie
Year Two: Jace
Year Three Maisie-Rae
Yea Four: Lyra
Year Five: Lucie
Year Six: Faith
Lucie was chosen as the winner as she has raised over £400 for charity by cutting her hair to donate to children undergoing cancer treatments. Well done!
We also celebrated the special talents of our engineering team, footballers, bikeability and the wonderful attendance from our whole school this year.
Here is the video of our amazing children from the Foundation Stage assembly.
I’d like to take this opportunity to say how proud the children make us everyday. They may be small but they have big personalities. They have changed so much and are now ready for the the next chapter of their story.
Get your tissues ready! 😭