Welcome to the Reindeer Page!
Hello and welcome back to school. I hope you all had a lovely break over Christmas and your children feel refreshed and ready to start the new school term. They all made an excellent start last term, trying hard to learn and follow the ‘golden rules’ and routines of the classroom and making new friends. As a result, they have all settled into school life very well.
Our topic this term is ‘Cold Places’ and our role-play area has been transformed to support this. It is now a polar explorer’s camp & research centre. 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 these areas. Please see our Curriculum page for more information about the learning we will be covering.
PE will still take place on a Monday morning. Please ensure that all items of your child’s school uniform and kit are clearly labelled with their name. Outdoor plimsolls will not be necessary again this term.
We will also be consolidating and building upon the phonic and number work we did in the autumn term. The children have made a great start with their reading and are now very familiar with the Oxford Reading tree characters, Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Please continue all the valuable work you do at home, reading and sharing books together, it really does make all the difference to their learning and they are really enthusiastic to show off their reading and storytelling skills with us in school. Your child will continue to read with an adult in school at least once a week this term. Please ensure your child has their reading books and diary with them every day as there is no set day that this will happen.
We will continue with regular baking in class and please send in the annual contribution of £3 if you have not already done so. As always, 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
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We’re really enjoying our topic on the Antarctic and learning about penguins!
Tree Planting With Taruca
We had a great time with the children in Taruca Class planting British trees and bulbs donated by the Woodland Trust. It was wonderful to see how well our senior class worked with our youngest. There are more photos in the Gallery.
Strange Footprints Found In The Classroom!
We were very surprised to find huge white footprints on the classroom carpet when we came into school! Who did they belong to? What did our secret visitor look like? Could we find whoever it was? The children measured the footprints to see how big they were and found lots of clues to make a map of where the visitor had been. After much thought we decided it might be a Troll! What an exciting day!
Singing At Christmas
Following the Christmas parties held on the last day of term, the whole school gathered in the Hall for a Christmas sing-a-long! I was very proud of everyone in the class as they performed their Christmas song!
We have been learning how to draw story maps to create our own stories. You can see a super example below.
The children in Reindeer Class took part in our Remembrance Service in November. They made poppies which were placed on the school railings and listened very carefully throughout the service.
We loved taking part in our Autumn Day this term. We learned about the signs of Autumn and about what different animals like hedgehogs do in the Autumn. We all wore Autumn colours and enjoyed getting creative. In the afternoon we planted lots of bulbs ready for Spring.
The children needed to use a number of skills to make these great face collages.
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.
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