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. Mrs Scott also helps in our classroom. Mrs Willerton and Mrs Edwards work with the pre-school Small Saints children who join us on Mondays and Fridays. We are also very lucky to have parent helpers who hear children read and change children's reading books every day.
At the beginning of the year we start every day in Red Class practising writing our names, reading, playing with 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. A phonics session for parents will be held on Tuesday 18th September at 5:30pm so please come along.
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. We use every opportunity we can to read, write, discuss, investigate interesting science problems and find out about our world.
PE this term is on Tuesday afternoon so please remember to have your PE kit ready with your name on! We also do '5 a-day' and mindfulness meditation every day to keep our bodies and minds healthy.
Our 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 each other and our families. Please bring in photographs that we can display for the children to talk about.
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.