In Term 3 we started our topic of ‘Amazing Animals’ with a visit from a vet. She showed the children how to use a stethoscope, put on bandages and look after our pets. We had lots of other animal visitors to the class during the term, and the most popular was Mrs Cruse’s dog, Buster. Some of the children even decided to write him some stories! At Chinese New Year the children found out about the traditions of another culture, making dragons, lanterns and using chopsticks. In Term 3 the children have also enjoyed weekly cricket coaching with Sophie Luff, ex England cricketer, and learning to safely use the large apparatus in the hall.
In Reception in Term 2 we have been thinking about ‘Celebrations and Special Days’ this term. The children have enjoyed learning about Fireworks Night, Remembrance Day and Christmas. We have also visited the church and Des Phippen park – thank you very much to the parents who came along with us. It has been great to see the children using the new digging area just outside, and learning how to get ready to dig and clean up afterwards!
The children have been learning their sounds enthusiastically and are beginning to apply what they have learnt to their reading and writing. It is so exciting watching them becoming readers and writers and we can’t wait to see them continue on their journey next term.
The children have made a fantastic start in school. They are getting to know each other, their teachers and the classroom. We are delighted that the new outdoor area for Reception is finally finished, complete with climbing frame, tunnel and story corner, and it is brilliant to see how much the children are enjoying it. This term our topic is ‘Marvellous Me’ and we will be talking about what makes us special and finding out more about each other.