We hope you had a lovely half term break. This term we will have a two week topic focusing on stories. We will be reading and enjoying activities based on Handa's Surprise and We're Going on a Lion Hunt. We will be listening to and learning some African animal themed poems and songs. Whilst reading Handa's Surprise we will be tasting some exotic fruits and retelling the story through role-play and active story telling. After reading We're Going on a Lion Hunt we will then create and tell our very own animal hunt stories!
After that our topic will be 'World Explorer' and we will be exploring some of the countries that are taking part in the World Cup including England, France and Nigeria. Our role-play area will be a travel agents so we will be able to share our new knowledge of these countries. We will finish the term off with a football tournament and sports day!
This term our topic is 'Kings and Queens'. We will be learning about our Royal Family, celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth, the birth of the new Royal Prince and the Royal wedding! We will visit Colchester Castle, find out about life in the past and compare castles and palaces to our own homes. We will be reading lots of stories about princes, princesses, knights and dragons and even have a go at creating our own stories!
This half term our topic is 'Spring Watch', we will become scientists, exploring the natural world around us, naming British trees, plants & wildlife and finding out about their homes and life-cycles. We will also have the opportunity to meet a wildlife expert and become artists creating amazing 3D displays using our knowledge of British Wildlife.
Do get involved by talking to your child about the animals and creatures they might find in your garden or visit the park to search for signs of Spring - we would love for you to share your findings to Tapestry!
Our Bird hide role play area...
This week we have had a team of artists visit school to help us create 3D British Wildlife for our school displays! We had lots of fun learning how to collage and build up the tissue paper to create 3D animals for the British Wildlife and mini-beast displays. We also helped create part of a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle display by creating a large bin and the letter 'R' to remind everyone to tidy up after themselves and look after our special world. You listened carefully to the instructions given by the artists. You all rose to the challenge and never gave up!
A huge thank you to all of the grown-ups who have helped over the last two days- we couldn't have done it without you, so thank you!
Our topic during the first half of the Spring term has been Now and Then. We became historians, visited Ipswich museum and set up our own museum in school! We compared and contrasted lots of different things we use now, such as toys, transport, clothes and technology with things from the past. We also looked at how we have grown and changed over time.
We loved finishing this topic with the opportunity to experience life in a Victorian school. We found some of the activities, like a hand inspection funny and very different to our usual days!
Don’t forget to keep checking Tapestry for photos of your child. If you have problems logging in please let Miss Clarke know.
Victorian School Day - 8th February 2018
A Little Nativity 13/12/2017
Singing at the Church 7/12/2017
Today at lunchtime, we were invited to the Church to sing for the grown-ups! We had lots of fun and our audience were very impressed with our singing and how we could remember all of the words. You all did a super job! We were even given a chocolate treat at the end by members of the Church. Great singing everyone.!
This half term our topic is Jurassic Park! On Monday, Mr Marshall our caretaker discovered a huge bone whilst tending our Forest School area. We have become experts in order to find out what or who the bone belongs too!
We think it may belong to a dinosaur...we will be learning about them! In our maths activities we will be measuring the length and heights of both real (and toy!) dinosaurs. We will also be practising our number skills too! We will explore both fiction and non-fiction dinosaur books. We will also have a go at creating and telling our own dinosaur stories.
We are becoming amazing readers! Here is a link to the Read Write Inc. website with some video clips, so that you can help support your child with reading at home:
Don't forget to log into Tapestry to see our learning journey...
Our Class Role-Play
Little Red Hen
Welcome to our class page!
This half term we will be learning all about people who help us. We will go on a walk around the local community, listen to visitors talk about their jobs and finally take part in a 'Job Fair', where we think about what job we would like When We Grow Up!
In Reception, we share our learning journey on Tapestry. Please visit https://tapestryjournal.com/ to view your child's observations. If you have any problems logging in, please do come and speak to me after school.
We would be grateful for grown-ups who would like to volunteer to come into class and talk about their job. We are hoping to inspire the children with all sorts of different job opportunities so we would be very grateful if you could spare 15 minutes of your day.
We are also looking for volunteers to come in and listen to the children read and play small group games. If this is something you would be able to do, then please speak to the school office or to myself and register your interest. Thank you very much for your help!
On Thursday 28th September at 2:30pm we have a share afternoon. All Reception parents are invited to join us for an afternoon of activities. We look forward to seeing you there.