Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope that you all had an enjoyable holiday!
As always, this term our learning will take place though a mix of adult led and child initiated sessions indoors and outdoors. The children will guide our learning wherever possible. Many activities are open-ended to allow the children to develop various ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’.
We will begin the term with our topic ‘Down at the bottom of the Garden’, where we will use stories as a basis for our learning. Stories will include, Super worm, Jack & the Beanstalk, The Hungry Caterpillar and Titch.
To get our learning off to an amazing start we will be hosting ‘The Ugly Bug Ball’ on Monday 26th April where children can dress up as a bug for the day and engage in many of our fun activities as well as attend the ball itself.
After half term, we will re-focus our learning on to a new topic called ‘seaside’.
Please ensure your child brings their coat to school each day so they are suitably clothed for outdoor activities (wellingtons if wet weather). As the warmer weather begins, please send some sun cream labelled with your child’s name into school.
PE will continue to take place on a Wednesday and a Thursday therefore their PE kit will be kept in school. We send home PE kits at the end of the summer term.
We operate an open door policy, so please do not hesitate to speak to myself, Miss Biffin, if you have any questions or messages, I will be available at the classroom doors at 8:30am and end of school 3:00pm.
We are looking forward to a fun filled term of learning.
Reception Class Teacher
Reception had a fantastic seaside day. We were lucky the weather stayed nice. The children started the day with a magician and Punch and Judy show. This involved a lot of laughter from all. What great entertainment! They then (a lot for the first time) went on a pony ride around the field. Following on from a British summer lunch of fish and chips, the children enjoyed an ice cream from the ice cream van. We ended a fantastic day with the paddling pools and a water fight. It was a fantastic day filled with lots of memories.
Thank you for an amazing year.
CLICK HERE to see some of our memories from this year!
Mrs Kendall and Mrs Jones have been very busy these past weeks. They have been working on a surprise for all our Eyfs children. They have painted, repaired, jet washed and cleaned and worked so hard to make sure you all have a beautiful area to learn in.
We can't wait to see you exploring in your new environment. We hope you love it as much as we do!
This week we have had lots of learning and fun with our inspiration day when we had our own bonfire. The children followed a recipe to create vegetable soup. Explored how chocolate changes when we made our edible sparklers. We constructed our own bonfire using natural resources outside and created a firework display using powder paints exploring how colours change.
As part of our topic 'Lets Celebrate' the children really enjoyed learning about why we wear poppies. They used different materials to create their own poppies and pictures of Flanders Field.
They also worked very hard on the big fitness for child in need and participating in activities about Children in Need.
As the end celebration for our topic 'All About Me' Reception have really enjoyed sharing their art and topic work with their families. They were proud of their achievements and have all worked very hard.
During Welly Wednesday reception enjoyed learning about their senses and beginning to explore the sense of touch. They painted mud on each others faces and talked about how the mud felt on their skin.
We have painted our own self portraits and looked at the artist Guiseppe and created our own faces using fruit and vegetables.
Class 7 and Reception had a fantastic day at Rays Farm on our school trip. We had a tour of the farm where the children learnt all about the different animals and how to look after them. They were allowed to feed some of the animals and had the opportunity to go in with the goats so they could stroke them. Whilst we were on our visit we were fortunate enough to see a baby goat minutes after it was born.
Following a nice picnic on the grass we went on an adventure into the woodlands where we explored the sculptures from different stories and nursery rhymes. We used these sculptures to retell the stories. The children had a brilliant day with lovely weather and learnt a lot about how the farm runs.
Look at the fantastic faces made using fruit and vegetables.
We have been celebrating bonfire night in Reception.
We made fireworks, sparklers, a Guy Fawkes and a bonfire. We even drew our own pictures and made paintings of fireworks in the night sky.
Making Diva lamps and Rangoli patterns for Diwali.
Reception had a lovely time celebrating Remembrance day. We pretended to be soldiers marching, we used pastels to create pictures of Flanders field and we designed medals for people we thought deserved them.
The children have been busy working on their phonic knowledge ready for early reading.
Reception have been on a shape hunt. They were fantastic shape detectives.
We have been making leaf loaves, ready for Welly Wednesday!
Reception have been enjoying dressing up in the role play area.
Oh no! What's going on here? The Big Bad Wolf has arrived with the police!
Spring Term 2018
Mother's Day Celebrations
One of Wolverhampton's Lollipop Ladies volunteered to help show children in Reception and Year 1 how to cross the road safely. The children then took it in turns to show each other how to cross the road.
Supporting Children In Need