Welcome to Red Class!
We are the Early Years Foundation Stage Reception class. Learning is fun in Red Class and every day we practise what we are learning inside and in our outdoor classroom, whatever the weather!
Mrs Shears is the Class Teacher in Red Class and Mrs Gelder is the full time teaching assistant. Miss Jackson is with us every morning and Miss Jeeves, Mrs Scott and Mrs Wood also help in our classroom. Mrs Willerton and Mrs Edwards work with the pre-school Small Saints children. We are also very lucky to have parent helpers who hear children read and change children's reading books every day.
We start every day in Red Class practising writing our names, reading words and books, writing about the daily picture and threading, play dough or cutting.
Every day we have Collective Worship where we meet with other children in the school to sing and say a prayer.
Every morning we have some time speaking, listening, reading and writing through activities like learning to tell a story together or looking at pictures and talking about them with our friends. We also have time doing maths activities like singing number songs, ordering numbers, exploring shapes and weighing and measuring. Every day we have phonics time and we love learning sounds, reading them in words and writing.
Lots of our time is spent practising what we have learnt through activities like den building, making mud pies in the mud kitchen, reading in the cosy corner, role play, collage, painting, small world play, using the computer and Clever Board, construction or investigating in our Explorers' Corner. We love doing activities like cooking with the adults and planting seeds to grow vegetables.
PE this term is on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. We are learning how to use our brand new gymnastics equipment in the hall! Don't forget to bring your PE kit! We have started to think about healthy minds as well as healthy bodies so every day we have some mindfulness time to help us to be peaceful and calm, ready to learn.
The activities are linked to the topic and cover all seven areas of learning. These are:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
The topics we follow are guided by what the children are interested in and enjoy. This term we are learning about 'Forest Friends'. We started by learning about the lifecycle of a frog and are enjoying watching the tadpoles in our investigation area.
In the afternoons we enjoy activities like art and crafts, learning about people's beliefs, music, reading or science experiments. We end every day with a story or songs and a prayer.