Welcome to the Reindeer Page!
Hello and welcome to Reindeer! We hope you all managed to enjoy the lovely warm summer! We are looking forward to this new school year and hope that your children are excited and ready to begin their school life with us here at Belmont.
For the first few weeks the children will be learning the routines and ‘golden rules’ of the classroom. They will be settling in, making lots of new friends and discovering what they can do in all the different areas of the classroom. They will also have lots of opportunities to explore our outdoor area. To enable the children to gain maximum benefit from this area, even in wet weather, we recommend that they bring in a pair of named wellington boots that can be left at school and used if needed.
Our topic this half term is ‘All about me’. Please see our Curriculum page for more information about the learning we will be covering. The children will be talking about themselves and also about people who help us. They will be finding out what their bodies can do and what they can do to keep healthy.
PE will take place on a Monday morning. The children will be encouraged to dress for this independently. To help avoid mix-ups and prevent items going missing, please ensure that all items of your child’s school uniform and kit are clearly labelled with their name. will take place in the hall this term and so outdoor plimsolls will not be necessary.
We hope to begin regular baking in class and are asking for a contribution of £3 for the whole year. This contribution is voluntary but if we do not receive enough we may have to cancel plans to bake.
Here is a date for your diary:
‘People who help us’ Day will be on Wednesday 17th October.
We will ask the children to dress up as people who help us. For example, nurses, doctors, fire officers, police officers, bus drivers, or even people in normal clothes such as teachers. More details will follow nearer the time.
I look forward to meeting you all at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening. This will be held within the first two weeks of term at 3.15pm for about 10 minutes. Your children will be looked after during this meeting in a nearby classroom.
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!
People Who Help Us Day
The children have settled really well and have had great fun during their first term at Belmont. They have been learning, not only skills in Maths and English, but how to co-operate and work together. It was wonderful to see everyone dressed up for our 'People Who Help Us' day, where the children learnt about people in our community who help us, including those in the emergency services, and how to call 999 in an emergency. We also talked about people who keep us healthy, such as dentists and opticians. You can see a selection of photos below.
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.
Our Family - Talk For Writing
The children have completed some fabulous work on our topic of 'Our Family'. They have also been introduced to 'talk for writing' to learn the poem 'Our Family' by John Foster.
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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