Spring Term One
I hope that you have had a lovely festive holiday and are well rested!
We start the new year by discovering Space in our Topic, Out of this World! We will be reading How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers, which is a lovely story about a little boy who just cannot catch a star however hard he tries. Our Talk for Writing work will be based around Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy which follows Baby Bear who wants to fly to the moon in his home made rocket ship! We will start with our observatory visit coming to school which will be a great way to discover what is beyond our own Planet Earth. Our daily phonics continue learning more sounds and hearing as many as we can in order to write them down and our Maths continues working with numbers beyond 10.
A Little Nativity
Well done everyone for an AMAZING Nativity! Teachers and parents were so very proud of you all. Your singing was beautiful and brought a tear to everyone's eye. A massive WELL DONE to you all; your very first production at St Mary's!
World Nursery Rhyme Week
A huge thank you to all who supported the children and the Foundation Stage with World Nursery Rhyme Week. The children absolutely loved performing and they blew us all away with their confidence! Across Nursery and Reception classes, a breath-taking £360.00 was raised which we intend to spend on developing our small world and construction provision.
Thank you again
Autumn Term Two
During this term our topic is called I'm the King of the Castle! We will be reading The Knight Who Wouldn't Fight (Helen Docherty) which tells the story of the Knight 'Ned' who does not want to fight trolls or dragons, but is actually more interested in being kind and sharing books with his friends. Through this story we aim to teach to you can be whoever you want to be and be friends with anyone...even a naughty Dragon! During Literacy we will continue with our daily phonics sessions focussing on initial sounds and blending. This will help us when we explore an information text 'Can you Spot a Fire Dragon?' through Talk 4 Writing. Science will see us helping our friends as we rescue them from blocks of ice (could a dragon really be helpful?) and we will continue with Forest School. We are exploring numbers to 10 during Maths through songs., rhymes and manipulatives.
As soon as December hits, it is CHRISTMAS!!!! This means we will be performing A Little Nativity. This is the traditional tale of the Nativity performed through song and action. To prepare us for this, we will be Following the Star by taking a walk all the way to Bethlehem (a local farm) in order to take a visit to see Mary, Joseph and of course Baby Jesus surrounded by the lowing cattle. (12th December)
Who are we???
Mrs Kabesh - Reception Class Teacher and SENCo
Mrs Powell - Reception Teaching Assistant extrodinaire
Miss Wildsmith - Reception Cover Teaching Assistant
Miss Thompson - SEN Support Assistant
Miss Smith - SEN Support Assistant
Gardener Towner - Reception Gardener
Mr Kirtley - Forest School Instructor
Miss Belnavis - Nursery Teacher
Mrs Bevington - Nursery Nurse
Autumn Term One
During this term we are going to ourselves through the topic All About Me! We will be reading the book Handa's Surprise in order to explore what being a good friend is all about as well as comparing where we live (The UK) to where Handa lives (Africa). We will be learning the traditional tale, The Three Little Pigs through Talk 4 Writing strategies to encourage communication and language as this is a key area for the Early Years. We will start with our phonics programme, RWInc which we will do every day ensuring the children are exposed to correct pencil grips and letter formation. As well as this, we will practise counting, singing and exploring our new school environment.
I can't wait to get going, so I hope you feel the same!
Days to Remember
Monday afternoon - Forest School
Please bring wellies with names inside
Friday afternoon - Fitness Friday
Please ensure you have a PE kit with names in all items