Welcome to Willow Class!
We are all looking forward to starting another fantastic term in Willow Class. This term our topic is called ‘How does your garden grow?’ During this topic we will be discovering lots of different mini beasts, exploring the ground beneath our feet and our local habitat. Our English text for the term is called ‘The Sleepy Bumblebee’. We will be working hard on our storytelling skills and applying our phonics to read and write words. This term our role play area in Willow Class has been transformed into a garden centre! We can’t wait for the children to enjoy role playing working in the garden centre, planting seeds and growing flowers.
The role play area in Oak Class is going to be a pretend garden with dressing up, flowers and gardening tools. As well as learning lots of new maths concepts such as patterns, addition and subtraction. We are looking forward to the children having more opportunities to get to know each other by free flowing between Oak and Willow class. We are very lucky that our children get to spend time with all of the children in both classes through free flow and The Den. We will be having a focus on communication this term. Particularly working on communicating with each other to help develop our language and social skills. There are lots of new areas in both classrooms designed to focus on this such as; talking prompts/ games, role play areas, a curiosity cube and puppets.
Our day for PE is a Wednesday, on this day the children should come in their PE kit so they are ready for the lesson. They are welcome to wear leggings/ tracksuit bottoms and their school jumper.
We will be working together to earn our 20 spots on a ladybird and when we do so, we will earn a class treat! Our last treat afternoon was a film afternoon with drinks and popcorn. What will it be this time?
What we are learning about
Autumn Term 1 - Who am I?
Autumn Term 2 - Can you tell me a story?
Spring Term 1 - Who helps us?
Spring Term 2 - Have you been down to the woods today?
Summer Term 1 - How does your garden grow?
Summer Term 2 - Shall we go on a journey?
Our homework in Reception is linked to our current topic and you will have received a topic overview and suggestions of homework earlier in the term. The suggestions given will link in with what we are learning in the classroom and will help to consolidate your child’s learning, however we would value any other learning your child does at home. We would encourage you to go with your child’s interests when they are learning at home and use play as a means to learn. There is huge value in playing together as you can create opportunities for turn taking, number skills, speaking and listening…the list is endless! Sometimes we will send home extra paper based homework such as Phonics which we would ask for you to do together. Your child will also come home with a reading book and a library book. The reading book is to share together, encouraging your child to talk about what is happening and join in with some words if they can read them. Library books are chosen by the child for you to read to them at home. Any reading can be recorded in your child’s reading record. There are also some book based challenges at the front to do too. We do not have a homework book in Reception but instead would love to see photos or videos of what your child has been doing at home; these can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively if your child has created some art or a model, they are welcome to bring it in to show us.
Reception had a wonderful time on their trip to Irchester Country park . We enjoyed walking in the woods, playing, hunting for mini beasts and having a picnic on the grass. Well done Reception for being such superstars, we were all so proud of you 😍
What we have been doing!
Our classroom and The Den