Welcome back everyone!
Welcome back everyone. Over the past week and a half it has been a pleasure, working with the children and getting to know each of their personalities. The children have been buzzing with excitement and engaged well with the activities in the classroom, which has been fantastic to see. Our topic this term is Traditional Tales and so far the children have been learning about The Gingerbread Man and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Together, they worked to produce a fabulous Gingerbread Man, using the Pointillism technique, in the style of George Seurat. In maths, we have continued to develop our understanding of the composition of five and noticing how it can be split into different groups and the children have been learning how to keep warm in winter and strategies animals use to remain warm, including migration and hibernation. In PE the children are developing their balance and coordination skills, through learning a variety of gymnastic positions and working with a partner to sequence these into a routine. In PSED the children are celebrating what is special about each of them. Please feel free to contact me anytime. Mrs Wood.
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 assistant is Miss Hodson.
We will be spending this term getting to know each other and ensuring the children are happy and settled in their new class. In phonics, we will be learning a new sound every day. You can use the phonics packs that we have sent home to practice reading and writing these sounds with your child. In maths, we will be learning to match, sort, compare amounts and investigate capacity and measure. We will also look at the numbers 1, 2 and 3 in depth. Every week we will learn about a new topic in nature study. This term we will look at owls, apples, mushrooms, leaves and sticks.
We will do PE on a Monday and Wednesday morning. The children will do PE on the playground. For the first few weeks we will not ask the children to get changed. Please can you practice changing at home so that your child is able to do this independently in school.
On Friday afternoons we will free flow into the year 1 class. We will theme each of these afternoons so that the children will be able to choose which class they would like to work in and it will give them chance to work alongside our year 1 students.