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' and 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo'.
This half term we have been learning about festivals and celebrations. We have been very busy ..... Halloween, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Children In Need, Diwali and Christmas. We have talked about who celebrates, why and how. We have looked at what people eat, wear and where they go to celebrate.
We have used our fine motor skills to make and shape Diwas, cut out saltdough Christmas decorations, make fireworks our of "KNex", print our own party hats and make our own Christmas hats. We have dressed up in the Diwali and Christmas house and selected our own props.
We have been creative with instruments and dance. We have learned how to work the CD player and have enjoyed expressing ourselves to a range of Christmas tunes.
In maths we have been looking at comparisons - weight, height and length. We have also been carefully sorting objects into sets and making repeating patterns. In literacy, we have started work on our letters and sounds and now we are starting to write short words.
We used GoogleMaps to plan our local trip to church. We followed the route that we had planned and met Jess the vicar. We listened to the story of the first Christmas and had a good look around the church.
In the first part of the Autumn Half Term, we have been talking alot about our families and homes. We have carefully painted our own portraits and used our fine motor skills to draw pictures of our families.
We have looked and talked about signs of Autumn and harvest. We enjoyed apple pressing, conker rolling with paints and apple printing. In maths, we have been carefully counting and subitising. We have developed our fine motor skills with lots of painting, cutting, name writing practise and mark making. We hope you like all our "Cave Paintings".
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 wash our hands regularly, take our coats on and off, fill up our water bottles and go for lunch with our friends!
We have enjoyed new learning opportunities inside and outside.
Our class mascot is Rosen Bear.
In our first few weeks in Reception, we enjoyed learning about our class author Michael Rosen.
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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