Welcome to Chestnut Class!
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) our priority is to ensure that the children are independent, happy and secure. Wherever possible we try to follow the interests of the children, this means that our topics are always evolving and changing. By building on the children's interests and engaging with them in activities of their choice, we are able to get a deeper level of learning and give them the skills to become lifelong learners.
Our teacher is Miss Cox and our teaching assistants are Miss Hodson, Mrs Radcliffe (in the mornings) and Mrs Smith (on Monday and Tuesday). We have specialist PE lessons for two terms a year with Miss Ward.
Our topic for this term is Minibeasts. We will be learning about the different types of minibeasts that we can find around our gardens and thinking about ways to improve their habitats. As part of our Feel-good Friday activities we will plant seeds and pollinator friendly plants to help the wildlife in our local area. We will find out about the food chain and learn about why each and every insect has an important role to play. We will learn the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar as our Talk 4 Writing book and perform this in an assembly to the Parents and the rest of the school (via google classroom).
We will continue learn how to keep our mind and body healthy, paying particular attention to our wellbeing. We will be doing PE with Miss Ward on a Wednesday Morning and Thursday With Miss Cox. We will continue to run the daily mile on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
To all of our Reception children who have been working from home over the last term, we want to say a huge welcome back to school. We have missed seeing you so much and we cannot wait to have you all back in class with us. Well done for working so hard. We have been so proud of the resilience, perseverance and positive attitude you have shown every day. Thank you so much to our wonderful Parents for all of your hard work over this challenging time. We are so grateful to you for everything you have done in supporting your children at home and sharing all of their successes with us.