Our class teacher is Mrs Steeley.
Did you know we are called Rosen Class after the author Michael Rosen? We have really enjoyed reading some of his books and poems in class including 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt', 'Chocolate Cake' and 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo'.
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!
Our class mascot is Rosen Bear. Rosen Bear gets to spend the weekend with our "Star of the Week".
In our first few weeks in Reception, we enjoyed learning about our class author Michael Rosen. We enjoyed bear themed activities and had fun retelling the story of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" using the African Drums.
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 have had lots of visitors including
Doctor Dipti, "Vets for Pets" and the firefighters.
We have enjoyed caring for animals in our role play vets.
We enjoyed our Harvest Celebrations in Rosen Class. Thank you to all the children who brought in food for our harvest display and to share with our elderly neighbours.
We enjoyed singing our harvest songs and listening to "Harvest Samba" at register time. We talked about how food is grown.
We had fun with our parents and grandparents with a morning of harvest activities in our class. We were able to choose from lots of different creative activities including making bread and jam sandwiches, drawing and describing our favourite foods and "guess the mystery vegetable" game.
We talked about the changes that we see outside in Winter. We took our own photos of signs of winter and recorded the temperature inside and outside. We talked about how animals and birds survive when the weather is cold and looked carefully at where they make their winter homes. We were creative with paints, pencils fabric and block building. We learned about hibernation and migration.
We were delighted when the snow came and we were able to play in it. We also tested out our understanding of camouflage by hiding different coloured animals in the snow. We made cakes with blue snow inside the classroom.
We learned about people who live in the North Pole, the houses that they live in, what they wear, how they travel and the animals around them.
We spent two weeks doing lots of learning outdoors. We needed to wear our waterproof clothes and wellies. We went on a scavenger hunt which made us use our observational skills and look for hidden treasure. We camouflaged our toys and hid them in the Winter Wood - they were really tricky to find ! We also enjoyed an indoor mindfulness session making shapes and balancing like woodland animals. We made nests and birds out of clay with Victoria. We had a visit from Tony the Park Keeper and learned about nests made by birds and mice. We learned lots of great campfire songs and sang them around a real campfire. We shared hot chocolate and biscuits together outside.
Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.
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