Welcome to Athelstan Community Primary School
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Moving into Sunshine’s (Foundation Stage Two) is an exciting time for both parents and children. We look forward to working together to ensure that your child has a wonderful learning experience and is able to reach their full potential, children can build on their early years and home experiences through a wide variety of well-planned play activities, both inside and outdoors. Learning opportunities are planned around the children's interests, wants and needs. This allows us to provide individualised learning for each child as a result, children are helped to build the firm foundations ready for the next stage of learning.

If you are interested in joining our Sunshine’s class please select the admissions tab to download an application form, alternatively you may call the Early Years office and speak to one of our staff who will be happy to provide you with more information.

Sunshines enjoyed raising money for BBC Children in Need. We learnt about how the money we raised helps others.

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It is Orchard Week in Sunshines. We visited the orchard and discussed what we could see. We found out that not all trees lose their leaves in Autumn/ Winter and learnt the words evergreen and deciduous. Whilst in the orchard we made journey sticks by adding items we found as we walked around. We all had lots of fun!

This half term Sunshines have been thinking about Autumn. We have read ‘The Prickly Hedgehog’ discussing animals that hibernate. Sunshines also observed the changes happening as we transition from Summer to Autumn, mentioning leaves turning brown and the weather getting cooler.
We have also read the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’ which inspire us to learn about recipes and instructions. We made our own pumpkin soup too!

This week the fairies came to visit Sunshines! The fairies needed our help to make their poorly dragon better. We wrote a letter to the fairies with advice on how to help the dragon as well as making a potion for him! The children really enjoyed this week and were eager to write their own letters to the fairies.
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All of Sunshines participated in a tile workshop provided by Clayfever Ceramic Studio Tadcaster this week. We placed our handprint onto a tile which will have our name on and be displayed in school once finished. 

Sunshines have had a lovely week settling into their new classroom, making new friendships and familiarising themselves with the Sunshines team. The staff have enjoyed getting to know all of the new Sunshines children.