EYFS Class 2021-2022
Reception Letters and Sounds
Following the discovery of the blue and white sack last week, we decided to look closely at the parcels and found one addressed to us! After reading the address we very excitedly opened up the parcel and discovered a new book, 'The Jolly Postman and Other People's Letters' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We looked carefully at the front cover and talked about what we could see using the words title, author, illustrator and characters. The children then used their developing phonic knowledge to word build and write the names of some of the characters.
Please see our Curriculum Maps for Autumn Term 1 and 2.
One afternoon the children discovered a bag next to our school postbox. The children wondered what it might be and who it might belong to. We decided to take it back to the classroom to see if we could find any clues to help us work out what the bag is and who might own it. The children looked at the bag very carefully and noticed it had a picture of a crown on it and the word 'Royal'. Some children thought it might belong to a king or queen and some suggested a postman or post lady might own it. The children eagerly looked inside and discovered lots of parcels, letters, envelopes, postcards and leaflets. The children had lots of fun sorting the mail into these groups. The discovery of the bag has been a great introduction to our story, 'The Jolly Postman and Other People's Letters,' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
Every Tuesday morning, the children participate in Collective Worship, with Reverend Alison. The children particularly enjoyed joining in with our Harvest Festival, which focused on the theme of thankfulness. The children thought about how fortunate we are to have clean water and plenty of food.
Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes
Written by the Author Eric Litwin and Illustrated by James Dean
During the first term, we enjoyed listening to and talking about the story, Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes. The children enjoyed predicting where Pete the Cat might visit on his first day at school and then visiting the same places at our school. Just like Pete the Cat, we particularly enjoyed visiting our new school library and the school playground! We worked together, using our developing phonic skills and knowledge of the Tricky Words, to read and construct simple sentences to show the places Pete the Cat visited.
Our First Trip to the Library
Where is Pete the Cat? Can you spot the puppet?
At the library we looked for other stories about the character Pete the Cat, written by the same author, Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean.
The children enjoyed playing a game together to help them develop the skills to play co-operatively and take turns.
Meeting and Creating Boris the Robot
During our PSED lessons this term, the children have been introduced to a character in a story book named Boris the Robot. When listening to the story, the children discovered that Boris is a friendly robot created by two young children, using bits and bobs found at an old scrapyard. Throughout the year, the children will learn more about Boris and the characters in the story, as we use Boris' experiences to help the children develop their own emotional well being. The children enjoyed working together to create their very own Boris the Robot.
Sharing our Scrapbooks
Since starting school in September, the children have enjoyed sharing their lovely scrapbooks with each other, which they created at home during the summer. The children often choose to look at and talk about their scrapbooks with a friend or two. As their teacher, it is lovely to listen to and join in with their conversations, while they ask each other questions and talk happily about their lives outside school. Thank you very much for creating the scrapbooks. They really are great!
Our First Few Weeks
The children all settled very quickly and had a happy time exploring, learning and playing together, during their first few weeks at school.
Exploring and Learning Outside
Having fun creating, constructing and problem solving with the Octo Play.
I made a sunshine!
Fun in the Water Area, whilst developing the skills to use everyday language related to capacity.
Imaginative and creative play in the Sand Area.
Exploring and Learning in the Indoor Area
Developing language, communication and social skills, whilst playing imaginatively in the Small World Area.
Using our imaginations in the Creative Area, whilst developing our fine motor skills and control.
Using our Imaginations to construct and create in the Construction Area.