Autumn Term Two 2020
This term we are learning lots about Pirates. This topic was inspired by the children and we are having lots of fun, finding out lots of gruesome information and being very creative making and learning through play.
Despite the weather growing colder we still spend a lot of time outside and have regular Forest School sessions every Wednesday. So please make sure your child is equipped with the appropriate clothing.
We are currently rehearsing for our Nativity, and whilst we are unsure of how this will be performed, we are really enjoying singing the songs and learning about the Christmas story.
There is an expectation that children engage with home learning so please support your child to complete the following tasks at least three times per week.
Please make sure you write in your child's reading record so that we can award house points for their hard work .
Following the parent questionnaire, we have learned that some parents feel that the children have too much homework, others find that the amount is just right and some parents have requested more homework. Therefore we have devised a list of homework activities that you could do with your child if you would like to. Please follow this link.
Welcome to Dragons!
Hello! I am Rachel Morris the class teacher in Dragons - a wonderful class of twenty three reception children. I am lucky to be supported every day by Vicki Millichamp and Emily Hill.
For the reception children our day flows with a balance between child-initiated and adult-led teaching. We tend to do more structured learning in the morning and use the afternoons to explore our world and take new learning into our play. We have daily literacy, maths, funky finger and phonics sessions.
We have a 'whatever the weather' philosophy and spend a great deal of time making the most of our beautiful outdoor classroom. Our children are encouraged to move between the two environments and independently change from their slippers into waterproof trousers, wellies and coats. The mud kitchen, as you can imagine is very messy and extremely popular. We are currently developing our Forest School area and spend alot of time learning through play in the woods.
Please look at our celebration book to find out what we have been up to each week.