Welcome to Tiny Treasures!
The Tiny Treasures are the youngest class in our school. We share the EYFS area with the Reception class. Here you will find Mrs Rowcroft, Miss Cowan, Mrs Brown, Ms Lear and Mrs Cookson. We love to come to school and learn, and we learn best when we are playing and having fun! There are lots of opportunities for us here in the Tiny Treasures.
To find out more about how your child will be assessed during their time in Tiny Treasures click here to access the government Development Matters document.
Each half term we produce a newsletter to keep you up to date on what's happening in Tiny Treasures. Click here to access this half term's newsletter.
Floating and Sinking
Some of the children had expressed an interest in experimenting to see if things float or sink. We took turns to choose an item and predict if it will float or sink. We then tested it to see if our predictions were correct. The following morning, the children returned to this activity independently and added other resources to investigate.
Supertato to the Rescue!
During our Superhero themed week, the children really enjoyed the story of Supertato, by one of our favourite authors, Sue Hendra. We made our very own Supertato characters using a variety of craft resources. We also acted out part of the story, Natalie was the Cucumber and Mrs Rowcroft was the Evil Pea! The Evil Pea captures and wraps the Cucumber up in toilet roll! We had so much fun recreating this part of the story.
Wear A Rainbow Day
We have had a lovely rainbow day to raise money for a brilliant cause, Queenscourt Hospice. The children dressed in brightly coloured clothing and we played with the rainbow parachute. We even had a special visit from Queenie the Bee!
A few months ago, we made bird feeders to hopefully encourage birds and wildlife into our garden. We had noticed in recent weeks, that a pair of blue tits had taken up residence in our bird box! Today, we were very excited to see 2 fledglings leaving the nest for the very first time.
The Tiny Treasures have been working very hard to line up smartly after lunch. We held a competition between the Reception class and the Tiny Treasures for the best line and we won! We had a vote to see what we wanted as our prize and the children chose a Pyjama Day- we had great fun!
Break the Rules Day!
The children had a brilliant time 'breaking the rules' to raise money for Friends of TCP. Some wore their own clothes, had juice in their water bottle, wore nail varnish or had tattoos! It was a great day.
Beautiful Day in the Sunshine!
When the sunshine comes out the Tiny Treasures just can't resist some fun in the sun! On a Friday afternoon, the rest of the school attend assembly. This week the Tiny Treasures decided to take advantage of an empty school field. We has a picnic snack, ran and played parachute games. We had so much fun.
Easter Egg Hunt
We had a very exciting visitor in the Early Years classrooms. While we were listening to a story, the Easter Bunny came and hid some chocolate treats in our playground. We all worked together to collect the chocolate and then took it home to enjoy.
World Book Day
This year for World Book Day, we had a theme of 'Once upon a time' in the Early Years classes. The children were encouraged to dress up as a character from a traditional tale or fairy tale. We listened to lots of stories and did lots of story themed activities throughout the day.
Chinese New Year
We celebrated Chinese New Year. We made lanterns, acted out the story of The Great Race and enjoyed tasting Chinese foods.
Making Bird Feeders
We noticed lots of birds in the outdoor area recently. We decided to make some bird feeders for them. We had a super time getting messy and sticky!
We had the best time at our Christmas Party. We made party hats beforehand and then danced to Christmas music, played musical bumps, musical statues, festive corners and pass the parcel. We also had an all important snack and a drink.
Visit From Santa
During our Christmas Party, we were very excited to have a visit from Father Christmas! I think you will see from our faces that we were full of awe and wonder.
Wizard of Oz
On Tuesday 15th December we were extremely excited to watch a performance of The Wizard of Oz. It was so clever, there was only one actor narrating the story, and the other actors were on a screen, but the narrator could jump in and out of the screen. We clapped, booed and waved our arms about to the music. It was magic and we all thoroughly enjoyed it!
We had a wonderful time this year enjoying our Christmas dinner together. It was National Christmas Jumper Day as well, so we all looked very festive! We even managed a bit of a boogie.
Mental Elf Week
As part of Mental Elf Week we held an Elf Danceathon. We had a brilliant time dancing our hearts out in the school hall with our friends in the Reception class. We made our very own elf hats for the occasion.
We have looked at Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. We watched a short video of a Hindu family celebrating- they sang, danced, ate delicious food, worshipped and decorated with lights and Rangoli pictures. We made our very own Diwali sweets in traditional colours of pink and green- they were delicious!
Children in Need
For children in need this year, the children dressed in fancy dress. We did the 5 minute workout with Joe Wicks, coloured Pudsey Bear pictures and had a virtual visit from Pudsey Bear himself!
During Remembrance week, the Tiny Treasures took part in a wide variety of age appropriate activities. They painted poppies, made poppy biscuits and used the interactive board to create a poppy too.
Bloopers from our photo shoot!
We had lots of fun taking our class photo- here are a few of the funny pictures we took.
The Tiny Treasures have enjoyed the lovely weather in early September and have spent lots of time outside in the sunshine. They have raced on the bikes and scooters practicing their balancing and steering skills. They have lots of fun learning as they play.
Making Play Dough
The children had lots of fun making their own play dough to use for our dough gym activities. They poured, mixed, measured and took turns with their friends.
European Sports Day
We joined in celebrating European Sports Day on 25th September 2020. We took on the '120 minutes active challenge'. We did lots of dancing to GoNoodle, obstacle course building, hop scotch, parachute games and riding on bikes and scooters. We had a fantastic day and enjoyed being active and healthy.
We had noticed that many of the Tiny Treasures are very interested in dinosaurs. As a result we planned a Dinosaur themed week. We discovered some dinosaurs were trapped in ice and had to work out how to help them escape, we did a T-Rex themed yoga session and listened to lets of dinosaur stories.
An important part of early phonics development is the ability to listen carefully and tune into specific sounds. We played a game with the musical instruments. We listened to the sound of each instrument and then had to match a sound coming from out of our sight with the correct instrument. We used super listening skills and were amazing at this!