Reception

This term we have journeyed into space, learning about  gravity and the planets in our solar system. We have written letters to Tim Peake asking about what it is like to be an astronaut.

Amy shared her space food…… the strawberries were very crunchy!  In preparation to be space cadets we are running around the school grounds improving our fitness.  Recently we have learnt about diurnal and nocturnal animals, writing lots of interesting facts in our booklets.

Our regular drama adventure has seen us explore the cosmos looking for signs of aliens, so far the sightings have only been space junk but we continue to search !

Our topic this term is:

Whoosh into the night

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Forest School

We enjoyed exploring the woods,  making our own stick men, building dens and drinking hot chocolate with friends.  We have made our last visit of the Autumn but are looking forward to lots of visits in the Summer term.

Perform Drama4All Workshop 

We enjoyed a drama workshop that took us on a whistle stop tour around the world.  It was an excellent experience even for those who were shy and reserved.

 

Our topic for the autumn term was:

Stickman

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The curriculum of the Early Years Foundation Stage underpins all future learning by promoting and developing:

  • Personal, social and emotional well-being
  • Positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning
  • Social skills
  • Attention skills and persistence
  • Language and communication
  • Reading and writing
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development.

 

We aim to make the transition from pre-school to full time education as smooth as possible and to provide a secure and caring environment in which children are happy and eager to learn.  We believe that young children learn best from a curriculum that offers practical play-based learning opportunities, where children are encouraged to investigate,explore, experiment, ask questions and be imaginative and creative.

We recognise the uniqueness of each child and value every child’s interests.  We aim to deliver learning through a combination of adult led and child initiated play, based on prior experiences and interests of the children. We teach children how to make considered choices in their learning and most importantly, the skills needed to be independent, lifelong learners. We value autonomous learning, so that the children reach their full potential while at the same time setting high attainment targets and making behavioural expectations clear and consistent.  We aim to support children with special educational needs and to develop a working partnership between home and school to enable the children to develop in confidence and increasing independence.


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