In Class 1, you will find Mrs Stanforth and her Teaching Assistant Mrs Mann. Next door, in Class 2, you will find Mrs Wilson and her Teaching Assistants Miss Blunt, Mrs Spinks and Mrs Holland. These are our Reception classrooms. There are always lots of interesting things going on in here or in the outside areas.
This week, we have been learning about winter and hibernation, focusing our learning around the book Ridiculous! by Michael Coleman. We have seen some brilliant dens and lists of things the children would take in their den to hibernate. We could really see how well they are using their Fred fingers when spelling words. The children have also made their own story maps showing Shelley's journey compete with labels, and embraced their creative sides with wonderful images and even glitter! We have had parents send us photographs of painting with ice, ice tree decorations and even a hedgehog cake! The children have made bird feeders for the garden and a big hit of the week seems to have been the penguin song. Keep singing it, you could even have a family contest to see who sings it best!
We love how our ideas for the learning challenges have been met but then our families have extended the learning opportunities with even more brilliant activities! It is also fantastic to see how the feedback we are giving is being shared with the children and we can see improvements or suggestions in the next piece of work. The children in school have also enjoyed seeing the work completed by the children at home.
Meet our new phonics friend - Fred Frog. He will be helping us with our phonics. Fred can only talk in sounds so he speaks like th-i-s. We have already played some games with Fred Frog, we had to listen carefully to the sounds and then blend them together to make the word. Fred Frog told us to stand u-p up, h-o-p hop, r-u-n run, j-u-m-p jump and s-i-t sit. It was lots of fun!
Today Class 2 explored patterns that can be made in shaving foam and Class 1 enjoyed a tea party.
- Who did you play with?
- What was the best thing you did today?
- Which toy did you like the best?
- I saw a photo of ***, did you play here/have a go?
Next week the children will be staying for lunch (a reminder that they should be collected at 1pm). It's forecast to be quite a hot week so please also remember sun hats and water bottles! Have a great weekend, a well deserved rest and we can't wait to welcome the whole of our Reception year group in to school on Monday morning!
Our Nature Explorer sessions are aimed at developing the children’s independence, confidence, communication skills and self-esteem by taking part in achievable tasks and activities in an outdoor setting. Evidence has proved that working in this way has given children an effective foundation that has raised academic achievements. It supports all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
Children will be required to have a change of old clothes, a waterproof coat and wellies on the days of their sessions.