Teachers: Donna Wood
Support Staff: Angela O’Nions
In our topic ‘You, me and Everyone’ we have been learning about people’s jobs in our community. This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from PC Mike and PC Steph. They told us all about their jobs, how their uniform keeps them safe and about all the gadgets they have to wear. We then went outside and looked at their police car. We noticed the patterns and symbols on it and they even put the flashing light on for us.
Our topic this term is Me, You and Everyone and we have been studying the artist Pablo Picasso and how he looks at himself and creates self portraits. We looked closely at ourselves in particular our features and created Picasso inspired portraits, using media and materials such as playdough, paints and printing. We have asked our parents/carers to send in photographs of their family members and the children have created frames to put these in.
Foundation Stage 2/Reception New Starters 2020
If your child is due to start in Reception in September please follow the link below to visit our Reception New Starters Page for information about your child coming to school.
We have created a special Facebook group for parents of children who will be starting in Reception in September. This is to help parents and children feel more comfortable about starting school in the new school year.
On the group page you will find information about Reception class and what to expect.
If your child is starting school in September, please follow the link to request to join the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/283533132690435/?fref=mentions&__xts__=68.ARDj1-YbvcYCWdjN0KN-Gu0OacmsaOGxQzg7MDM4w0bYXX-9dVJGbNdUA0-2YqXD1T7m-t3qXYpOu_cN9vsJy5otkuc4vlURo6HoOViikrtBfZDyvy7-kAjn7HBns-_j8t5J7uQmUMYT8IQsFDw_eYLan50vBVRdfnGcQiY-b3IiHp8AjhKbMaU9rO_KghTqAbuJn2Pud-vDJ1bL4-9FFxAQzYAwK8Qff63YrmB15yxp_zxrFdubaQlU1Hk_UM_Hd9x-WX5lYGasAEFD0Z0H1obU-AO1Wr2rIM91P-c_-ZVMFZcWdkhkDiVH-MZpymr8OcI-sMFV_DzpavZH3E2hV7xzJXkZ&__tn__=K-R
Reception Sports Day
The reception children had fantastic sports days on Wednesday 16th July and Thursday 17th July. We hope you enjoy the videos.
January 2020 – To introduce our new topic ‘Would you rather be a pirate or a princess?’ today FS2 have been pirates and been on treasure hunt, the children had to follow clues, work as a team and use their phonics to read words to find the treasure (chocolate coins). They all enjoyed being pirates for the day!
February 2020 – For our topic this term, ‘Would you rather be a pirate or a princess?’ we have read a range of books about pirates and princesses including pirates love underpants where we designed our own underpants. We then read Pirate Pete and his Parrot and made a parrot. When we read Princess and the Pea we learnt what it takes to be a true princess. We enjoyed reading the night pirates and most recently we have read Princess Swashbuckle.
We started this topic by finding a treasure map and following the clues to forest schools where we had to find the treasure, we were very pleased to find some chocolate coins. We also had a go at making our own treasure maps using old tea bags and paper.
To celebrate all our learning this term we have had a pirate and princess day where we all dressed up. We chose whether we would rather be a pirate or a princess and we’ve made handprint pirates and princesses. We played pin the eye patch on the pirate and party games in the hall. Our party food consisted of a dead mans fingers (sausages) and princess diamond rings (party rings).
Autumn Term 2019
12th September – As the children are settling into FS2 we are working on making new friends, following rules and routines and our listening skills. Our topic this term is ‘What happens Once Upon a Time?’ and we are looking at fairy tales. We started with Three Little Pigs and we acted out and sequenced the story. We also turned into the big bad wolf and completed Huff Puff paintings where we used pipettes to squeeze paint onto paper and then straws to huff and puff to make a pattern. We are now reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff and are also planning to read The Gingerbread Man and hopefully make our own.
23 rd September – This week FS2 have been reading Three Billy Goats Gruff, today we imagined that the Goats were too scared to go over the bridge so they needed to make a raft. The children worked in groups to make a raft out of different materials – wood, cardboard, paper, lolly sticks and material. The children made predictions about which material would work best and then they tested it by placing a goat on their raft and seeing if it would float.