EYFS – Ibn Zubayr

A huge hello and a graceful Assalamu Alaykum from Ibn Zubayr.

It has been a lovely final spring term in Ibn Zubayr, take a look at what we have been doing!

This term our children have been learning about our community and have had a focus on ‘people who help us’. The children got to familiarise themselves with different agencies we have available to us like the fire service and doctors and nurses and got to learn about what they do in depth.

We used all the exciting information and did a range of fantastic writing activities, including instruction writing, recounts and also innovated story writing.

This is Raees’s piece of work on instructional writing! He has used all the Top Tips!

We also did some work on the role of a doctor and read the story ‘Topsy goes to the doctor’.  From this the children innovated the story to create a character who had a different illness and wrote their very own story.

Here is some fantastic writing produced by Waseema on her innovated story!

After learning all about doctors we got various visitors to talk about what they do and how they help our community. Here you can see a dentist and police officer talking to the children about how they contribute. The children also got to learn some vital information on how to keep their teeth healthy and how to keep safe when they are out.

This term we celebrated World Book Day, and as it was Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday we took a look at various stories from the author and particularly enjoyed the story of ‘The Enormous Crocodile’.  Below you can see some masks we made to then act out the story! Below is Muhammad Patel with his crocodile mask ready to do some acting out by our swamp!

Our children also came dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character and they had a fun time sharing their experiences of their favourite books throughout the day.


This half term we have had lots of special days! Let’s not forget Shrove Tuesday!

Here is Umar following instructions to make pancakes!


As well as experiencing visits in school from different services that help in our community, the children got to visit two different types of agencies that also contribute to helping the public. Our first trip was to Tesco, the children got to experience the role of a shop assistant and explored healthy and unhealthy items you can buy.

In our final week, we went to visit the lifeboat centre in Lytham St Annes where the children got to learn about safety at sea.


In Maths this half term we have been looking at doubling and halving and we have been doing lots of mental maths to add and takeaway. Below we have Adam, Hamood, Ibraheem and Abdullah using the Part Part Whole method to share sweets by dividing them into 2 parts.

Our children really enjoy learning through play in our CP areas both indoors and outdoors.

We have M.Shinwari writing on our chalk boards outside.

Aleesha is making words using her phonics sounds to match the templates.

Aaminah is fishing out ducks in our water area whilst being a police woman!

A lovely end to our spring term just before we break up. Can’t wait to see what next term holds!

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