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. We are also very lucky to have parent helpers who hear children read and change children's reading books every day.
Every day we have Collective Worship where we meet with other children in the school to sing and say a prayer.
Every morning starts with our writing game - this term we have a mischievous pixie who makes a mess every morning and we have to write to ask him to stop! 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. Tis term we are learning to solve problems using halving, doubling and sharing. Every day we have phonics time and we love learning sounds, reading them in words and writing. Children have the opportunity to practise the sounds and words we have learnt at home - don't forget to go through al of the sounds each day!
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.
The children in Red Class have started swimming lessons - these are at the Embassy pool in Skegness on Tuesday mornings - don't forget your towel and swimsuit. PE this term is on Tuesday afternoon so please remember to have your PE kit ready with your name on! We are learning to play tennis. 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 the children have chosen to learn about forest friends. We love finding bugs in our garden and we have been reading stories and facts about insects and other creatures.
We have also worked together to decide how to make our outdoor area even better - we shared our ideas, voted on which were our favourites, worked together to make the changes and decided on the rules. We are so excited that Grandad Eddie kindly came to put up a swing in the tree!
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.