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'.
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, fill up our water bottles 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.
Our first role play was a shoe shop. We tried on different pairs of shoes and talked about large and small, big and little. We wrote down the numbers we saw inside shoes. We measured our feet.
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 our favourite foods and drew them. We remembered to be thankful for our food. We enjoyed sharing the harvest loaf made by the kitchen staff.
In maths, we counted the items in our harvest baskets and wrote the numbers down.
We are having a busy time in our message centre making marks. We have been pirates and made our own maps, we have been cave men and drawn on cave walls, we have written on post it notes, passed notes under doors, made letters, wrote messages in a bottle and made our own drawings.
We have been looking at how our environment is changing around us. We have talked about seeds and nuts, looked at things that are decaying and growing old and collected pine cones, conkers and leaves for our Autumn Table.
We have spent a lot of time talking about ourselves, our families, homes, pets and groups that we belong to. We have painted our portraits, made different types of houses from cardboard boxes, painted our homes and made collages of our pets.
This 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 had visitors in to talk to us about how and why Hindus celebrate Diwali and how and why Christian's celebrate Christmas.
We have used our fine motor skills to make and shape Diwas, cut out saltdough Christmas decorations, make fireworks our of "KNex". We have combined our maths and cutting skills to shape poppies from familiar shapes that we know.
We have been creative with instruments and dance. With the help of a special dance teacher, we learned a Diwali dance routine. We have also acted out the Diwali story with our friends in class and selected instruments to represent the characters. We have dressed up in the Christmas house and selected our own props. We have learned how to work the CD player and have enjoyed expressing ourselves to a range of Christmas tunes.
In maths we have looked at shapes we know and have talked about sides, corners, curved and straight edges. We have had fun looking at patterns and making patterns in the classroom with objects we can find.
We have worked hard on our phonics and writing words with the sounds that we know. We wrote our own invitations for our parents to come and join us on the bus.
In Forest School we have learned how to set up our Forest School base with tarpaulin, tent bags and boundary and danger flags. We have worked carefully with knives to whittle elder branches. We enjoying Forest School café and a time to chat and share together.
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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