We are the youngest children in the school — all the Reception children and some of the Year 1 children. Our teacher is Miss Nisbeck. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Kamei and Mrs Trusler. They all make sure we enjoy our learning and having a great time at school.
We have wonderful resources so that we can choose what we would like to use to help us learn. We love to build things in our playground, working together and solving problems, we love to play in the role play area and practice the things we are learning. It is fun when our parents come in once a fortnight for a “Stay and Play” session.
Our theme for this term is “Hockney and Me” and we are learning about Autumn and Harvest by studying the art of David Hockney. We have also really enjoyed harvesting, threshing, winnowing and grinding our own wheat that we grew from seed on our field last year! Making your own bread from wheat you grew yourself is a really special thing to do.
Our role play area this term is set up like a supermarket.
Reading, writing and maths
We learn our phonics five days a week and get to choose books to take home to read with our parents. We have reading groups where we answer questions on the books we are reading. Every day we do some writing as well – usually on our topic. We enjoy writing in our books and also on the board or the ground or sand tray outside, writing on clip boards, writing in our role play area and having fun with letters and words. We have a maths lesson every day as well and we enjoy using our knowledge in our games and child initiated learning.
We enjoy singing every day in our school. We love the play equipment outdoors and are very glad that our school has such lovely grounds. We have special sports coaches who come in each week to help us with our PE. Our French teacher makes French fun with songs and rhymes. We have lots of visitors and trips which make our learning interesting.