Welcome to the Reindeer Page!
Your children are settling in very well and we are really pleased how they have adapted to life in our school. We are starting a new topic for the second part of the autumn term – ‘Woodland Stories’ and as part of this we will be learning about British animals and the countryside. Please see our Curriculum page for more information about the learning we will be covering.
Our role-play area has been transformed to support this. Our indoor role-play area is now a ‘farm shop’. Role-play helps to develop many different areas of learning in the Early Years, for example, communication and language, speaking and listening, reading, writing, Maths and creativity and the children really enjoy spending time in this area.
P.E will still take place on a Monday morning. The children can mostly dress for this independently already! To help avoid mix-ups and prevent items going missing, please ensure that all items of your child’s school uniform and P.E kit are clearly labelled with their name. Outdoor plimsolls will not be necessary again this term.
We will continue with regular baking in class and asked last half term for a contribution of £3 for the whole year. Please could you send this in as soon as possible if you have not already? This contribution is voluntary but there is still some money outstanding.
Here are a couple of dates for your diary -
Monday 12th November: ‘Autumn Day‘ for the whole of KS1. This day will focus on the seasons, particularly autumn and we ask the children to wear autumn colours for the day – browns, reds, yellows or oranges.
Wednesday 12 December: The Key Stage 1 Christmas Play will take place at 2pm and 6pm. Details will follow much closer to the time.
I look forward to meeting you all properly at Parent’s evening in November but if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to come and have a chat with myself or a member of the Foundation Stage team – our door is always open!
Dani Pallier and the EYFS team
Tapestry Online Learning Journal
You are able to access your child's Tapestry online learning journal by clicking on the image above. For further login details please click here.
We have collected words to describe our families and have painted some super portraits!
Our Class Display
The children are settling well into their first term at Belmont and one of our first tasks has been to create a display to represent our class name, Reindeer.
2017 - 2018
We Are The Attendance Winners For 2017 -2018!
I am immensely proud to say that we are the Attendance winners for the whole year with a fabulous 96.7%! Being at school everyday is hugely important as it gives children the opportunity to develop character, achieve success and realise their full potential. What a brilliant start to their time at Belmont!
We have been learning about the artist Vincent Van Gogh. We have planted sunflower seeds and watched them grow. We know that he was born in the Netherlands but moved to France. There he loved painting nature, particularly sunflowers and he liked bright colours.
Our Art Learning Journey finished with us painting our own versions of Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers mixing all our own colours. I'm sure you will agree that they are stunning!
White Post Farm
The children were so excited to be going on their very first school trip to White Post Farm! We had a lovely day; the children had the opportunity to see a wide range of animals and they were so gentle when given the opportunity to stroke or hold them.
You can find more photos in the Gallery.
Our Chicks Have Hatched!
The children were thrilled to see the chicks emerge from the eggs incubated in the classroom this week! They loved taking turns to gently hold them.
We have been reading the wonderful story 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy. We have talked about whether we think Baby Bear really did go to the moon in a rocket and what we would take if we could do the same thing.
As you can see, the children have created some wonderful paintings and model rockets.
The Bridge Challenge!
Our class took part in the whole school build a bridge challenge during Science Week. Given a choice of materials to use, the children were challenged to build a bridge that could go over water and be able to hold the weight of a car. They all did a fabulous job and were very pleased with the results!
See some photos below of the children developing their understanding of number and shape.
As you can seen from the photos below we are really enjoying our music lessons in the Studio every Thursday morning!
World Book Day
Everyone in the Reception Class loves reading! The children made some wonderful masks for World Book Day!
Chinese New Year
As part of our learning about the Chinese New Year, the children took part in some food tasting and made super dragons and lanterns.
We have been busy learning the story, 'Rosie's Walk' as well as finding out about penguins this term. Using our Talk For Writing techniques the children have created their own stories titled 'Little Penguin's Walk'. They've created some fantastic models and paintings too!
The children have enjoyed reading the book 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson . You can see they have made some super models!
The children enjoyed taking part in Food Technology where they had the opportunity to taste different fruits and record whether they liked them. They then had a great time designing and making their own yummy fruit kebabs! Below you can find a fabulous example of how the children recorded their work.
The children used a mirror to help them draw and paint some self-portraits.
Smartie The Penguin and Keeping Safe Online
A lot of our children in the Reception Class are already using technology such as iPads and it's never to early to learn how to keep safe. Lincolnshire e-safety officer Dan Hawbrook came to visit the class to show us a video about Smartie the penguin. He taught us a song to remind us to tell someone if we are worried.
To read Smartie the penguin and find other super websites please click here.
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