Welcome to the Inkpen Class page!
Our Class Teacher is Mrs Parmar.
Did you know we are called Inkpen Class after the author Mick Inkpen? We have really enjoyed reading some of his books in class including 'Kipper', 'Bear' and 'Blue Balloon.'
This year in Reception all the adults have been working super hard to develop the outdoor area. We have got 2 big pits, one with sand and one with wet sand which we can climb into. We have got a brand new tap outside which we are using to fill buckets for our water play. There is lots of different big construction for us to use and build big wonderful creations. The big goal is fun for practicing our balls skills too. We have got an awesome new mud kitchen with lots of pots and pans for conjuring up some exiting recipes and potions! This half term we have been practicing using the outdoor area appropriately and tidying up nicely.
This half term has been very exciting with two super days! Our first day was Outdoor Learning Day. We did lots of fun activities. First we went on the trim trail and the big climbing frame. Mrs. Parmar told us the story of Hansel and Gretel in the wildlife area and we went to the witch’s house! Tanya the park ranger took us to collect lots of leaves and sticks from the school field and helped us make bug hotels which was really good fun. After lunch we visited the massive sandpit and made some awesome sandcastles. At the end of the day we played games on the large field and practiced rolling down the hill. We had a brilliant time!
Our second day was Planting Day. We planted some seeds at home in a flower pot. We watered them and watched them grow into plants. We brought our plants back to school and some of our grown-ups helped us plant them in our Reception outdoor area. We used some spades to dig a hole and carefully put our plant inside and patted the mud around it. Our outside area looks lovely and ready for the summer now! J
This half term we have been learning all about lifecycles!! We learnt the Hungry Caterpillar story and discovered how it changed into a beautiful butterfly. We learnt about the lifecycle of a frog and enjoyed exploring some frog spawn. Children have been searching in the school gardens for minibeasts. During science week we did some really cool experiments. We watched carnations change colour in food colouring, experimented what happened to paper towels in colouring and learnt about the importance of washing your hands before handling food....we watched bread turn mouldy!
This year our theme for creative fortnight was Under The Sea. We have learnt all about the creatures that live under the sea through creativity. The fortnight started with a show followed by a theatre workshop. We had an amazing visit from a real diver who taught us the signs people use to talk under the sea. Another highlight was making music from junk which has been salvaged from the ocean. During the second week we had an amazing visit from a storyteller.The children also got very messy with clay. We finished the fortnight with a walk around the school to see each other's amazing learning.
December has been a very exciting month for us in school. Our grown ups all came in to make Christmas Decorations which was really fun! We had a yummy Christmas Dinner with all our friends and teachers. Santa came to see us too with some presents. We loved our Christmas party and we wore Christmas crowns and played lots of games. We watched a lovely Christmas show with a fairy, a bear and a ragdoll in it! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!! :)
Our First Half Term in Inkpen Class
We have had a great start to Reception, getting to know our school, classroom, and grown-ups. We have made lots of new friends too. We have also become much more independent, we get changed for PE and go for lunch with our friends!
We have been learning about People Who Help Us. We thought about people who help us at home, at school and out and about. We also learnt about how to stay safe, which grown-ups we can ask for help if we have a problem and who would help us in an emergency. We had lots of visitors and really enjoyed having a sit in the police car and fire engine.
"Teaching is good. This is having a very positive impact on pupils' increasingly
successful learning.... Pupils feel safe because they know they are well cared for.
They behave well and have good attitudes to learning."
- Ofsted 2014
"I am amazing. Together we are magnificent!"