Hello and welcome to Foundation 2!
Our lovely class is made up of 33 children, 2 teachers (Miss Walter and Mrs Jeffery) and 2 teaching assistants (Miss Alyson and Mrs Smith). We also have Mrs D joining us on a Wednesday afternoon to help while our teachers are out of the classroom doing PPA (planning, progress and assessment). We are all so excited about being at school and we love to learn!
Happy new year and welcome back!
This half term our topic is Superheroes! We have enjoyed our introduction to the topic by talking about our favourite superheroes, talking about different super powers and reading superhero stories!
We have had such a fun half term this Spring 1 and we can't wait to continue our learning about Superheroes next half term. Here are some of our highlights...
Getting our new climbing frame!
Having our own 'potion lab'
Our visit from the Policeman when learning about real-life Superheroes
Learning about Chinese New Year
This week we have been reading the story of Supertato! We have been making our own supertato characters using real potatoes and mashing the evil peas as part of our funky fingers activity. We have also been discovering different vegetables every morning that have been victims of the evil peas! We have found the carrot stuck to the cupboard door, the parsnip stuck under the water tray and the potato tied to one of the train tracks. We made sure to rescue them! In maths we have been singing different songs to help us with 'one less'.
Traction Man has been our Superhero text of the week and it has given us lots of opportunities to play and explore with activities linked to the story. We turned our water tray into the kitchen sink, where Traction Man has lots of adventures. In writing we have been designing and labelling our own outfit for Traction Man and some of us got very creative! We have also been finding out about weight and using weighing scales in Maths.
Autumn Term 2!
We can't believe it's already our second half term in Reception!
This half term we will be learning about Fireworks/ Bonfire Night, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, Noah's Ark, The Gingerbread man and lots more (as well as doing lots of Christmas activities and practising for our Christmas show!)
This half term in PE we are doing Gymnastics!
So far we have learned gymnastics shapes and have started to create our own sequences.
We enjoyed a fantastic firework themed week! All of our activities were linked to Bonfire night and we had lots of fun learning about The Gunpowder plot, painting beautiful pictures and collecting sticks from the woods for a pretend Bonfire.
We also made our own rockets at home, decorated them, filled them with sweets and then another child paid a pound to buy a rocket of their choice. The completed rockets looked absolutely amazing and children loved choosing one to buy. This also raised some money so that the teachers can buy some lovely new things for our classroom.
Autumn Term 1!
Our first half term in Reception! We have done lots of learning about traditional tales, Autumn, Harvest and lots lots more.
We have also had a visit from Tesco where Rose came and talked to us about Harvest. This linked with our learning about the Little Red Hen. We learned a little bit about where our food comes from, we played with bread dough, made our own jam sandwiches and tasted some different foods that some of us had not tired before.
In phonics we have learned lots of new sounds and we have also started doing lots of maths, reading and writing. In Foundation 2 we love to learn through play so we have been building relationships with other children in the class and exploring with the toys and activities that are available. We are independent so we can choose what we would like to play with and it is our responsibility to tidy away after we have finished!
This half term we have been so lucky to meet Benji who is a reading dog and he comes to visit every Thursday afternoon. He sits in our reading corner and listens to children read. The children (and Benji!) really enjoy it.