Welcome to Class 1
Class Teacher: Mrs Isenring
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We have been playing in our Peter Rabbit roleplay area outside, having lots of fun being Mr McGregor chasing the rabbits away from our vegetables! We have also been learning about minibeasts, hunting for bugs and making minibeast models. We have been writing factfiles about minibeasts and using information books.
We have done lots more gardening this week! We have now planted beans, radishes, courgettes, tomatoes, beetroot, parsnips, sprouts, carrots, peas, pumpkins, strawberries and many varieties of flowers. We have planted in tyres, containers, pots, baskets and wellies as well as our big planters. We still have more planting to do next week and we are so excited to see everything start to grow!
We also had a visit from the road safety team and we looked at what we need to do to make sure we are safe on and near the roads.
We have started our planting this week. So far we have planted strawberry plants, sunflowers, beans, peas, onions, carrots, radishes, pumpkins, tomatoes and lots of different kinds of flower. We have lots more still to plant next week!
Thank you very much for all the generous contributions we have received for our new topic, The Garden. The children have planned the topic this week and have come up with lots of ideas about what they are interested in learning about. We have been weeding and preparing our planters ready to start planting next week.
In maths we have been learning about pattern. We had great fun going for a pattern walk in the grounds of the school and making rubbings of patterns we found.
We have also done lots of Easter activities this week.
Next week is the final week of our Fantasy Worlds topic. At the end of the week we started to learn about and explore fairies and next week this is going to continue linked in with the the book The King of Tiny Things by Jeanne Willis as this links our current topic with our new topic which will be The Garden. Look at our amazing fairy gardens that we made outside
We have had a busy week in Class 1 learning about pancake day, celebrating world book day and learning about princesses, princes and castles . We have also been doing some ‘Talk for Writing’ work in literacy based around the book ‘Once Upon a Time’ by Nick Sharratt. Next week the theme of our Fantasy Worlds topic will be aliens and outer space.
What a great week we have had in Reception this week. The children are really loving our fantasy topic and have enjoyed playing in our Mermaid Cove in Class 1.
Superheroes has been our main topic focus this week and we have been reading lots of books with superhero characters such as Super Daisy, Supertato and Superkid. We have also talked about our favourite superheroes and powers and designed our own superheroes. We will continue this next week.
In Maths we have been busy looking at the teen numbers doing lots of practise with ordering, making them with numicon and finding one more and one less.
This week we have been using our new indoor and outdoor roleplay area. We have mixed potions in our Wizard's Workshop and been pirates in our outside area. We have also been making amazing models of our own fantasy worlds. We planned them last week on paper and used our plans to make the models in 3D this week.
We have had a great first week back. We have launched our new topic, Fantasy Worlds, and have planned what we would like to learn this term and how we will develop our role-play areas. We have been working really hard on our writing. I'm sure you will agree that we are doing really well!
This week we have been busy doing lots of Christmas crafts such as making Christmas cards, snow globes, writing letters to Santa, decorating buns for the Christmas fair and wrapping presents to learn about shape, space and measure.
We are looking forward to our Christmas Concert next Wednesday. There will be two showings 9.30am and 2.15pm.
This week in Reception we have been looking at snowy places like the Polar Regions. The Arctic (North Pole) at the top and the Antarctica (South Pole) right at the bottom of the earth. We have looked at the animals that we find here and looked at how people adapt to live in such climates. We made fact files, small world areas, made and explored ice and made igloos outside.
We have been learning about 3D shape in maths this week, focussing on naming, describing and spotting 3D shapes as well as sorting shapes between 2D (flat) and 3D (solid) shapes.
We have also started to do lots of Christmas activities to celebrate the start of advent. The children have really enjoyed sharing the class advent calendar each day.
The children in reception had a performance of The Snow Queen this week by the theatre company Tutti Frutti.
We have been doing lots of discussion and activities around this and next week we will continue the discussions as we look at cold climates around the world. It also links very nicely to our topic after Christmas which will be Fantasy Worlds.
We have been learning about India. We have found it on the map and looked at the Indian flag. We have learned about the links Beechwood has with a school in India. We have also been looking at different buildings from around the world and in our outside area we constructed The Eiffel Tower, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Big Ben! We have also had Children in Need day today which was a lot of fun! We had a bun sale and a dancing competition and we decorated Pudsey Bear!
We have been talking about Diwali. We have made diva lamps and rangoli patterns. We acted out the story of Rama and Sita. We have also made poppies for Remembrance Day.
Here we are at the end of our first half term in Reception. We had a great first parents assembly this week to celebrate Black History Month. The children did absolutely fantastic performing the song 'This Jazz Man' and sharing all their hard work.
We have also had lots of halloween fun on friday, exploring and carving pumpkins and designing our own in the creative area.
Thank you for all your support this half term and happy holidays.
This week in Reception we have had a very busy week preparing for our assembly for Black History Week. We have been looking at a book called 'This Jazz Man' by Karen Ehrhardt which introduces nine Jazz musicians through a great tuneful text. We have explored Jazz by listening to jazz music, learning the Jazz man song and making our own instruments.
This week in class 1 we have been busy finishing our role play area - The seaside cafe. The children have really enjoyed playing in here and taking on the different roles of customer, cafe assistant, cook and cleaner.
In English we have been focusing on rhyme and we have been reading the book 'Oi Frog' by Kes Gray
In Maths we have been learning all about the number 4. Looking around the classroom and school for all the different ways we can represent 4.
We have had a great week in reception and are really starting to settle into our routines. Today we had a great P.E. lesson and we did amazing at getting changed for the very first time.
As part of the topic we are starting to develop our new role play area in class 1. After talking about what we would like the children decided on having a seaside cafe. We will continue to develop this over the next couple of weeks.
In maths we did lots of work on number 3 and we really enjoyed making the 3 pages for our number book. The children also really enjoyed watching the numberblocks episode. You can watch this on the CBeebies website.
The children have had a busy and fun first week of school and are settling in really well. What a great bunch of children they are! Their attitude and behaviour really has been fantastic!