Welcome to RS class!
All children are settling really well!
In Reception we follow the EYFS curriculum, building on children's knowledge and skills from their Nursery journey. We learn through a wide range of play based, active learning opportunities in our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Our garden provides children with opportunities to develop their gross motor skills as well as coordination and cooperation.
Reception have been working extremely hard since starting school this week. They have been enjoying daily phonics and number time sessions, along with learning through their interests.
Keep it up!
Timetable MON-FRI 8.50 am - 3 pm
Your child will be given a School Packed Lunch unless own Packed Lunch is provided.
Please ensure that your child's belongings are labelled with their name and class RS.
Special dates for your diary
- PE lessons every Wednesday (children come to school with their winter PE kit on)
- Thursday 17th December -last day of the Autumn term 2
Our current learning.
This half term (Summer 1), our topic is ‘Minibeasts’.
We have been learning and exploring minibeasts, their habitats and discussed how they help our environment. Some of the activities included: making a ladybird, designing and making our own Bug Hotel and observing caterpillars turning into butterflies in our classes. We also pretended to be caterpillars and tasted green vegetables. Children wrote about their favourite green vegetable and drew a picture of it.
Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!
We have been busy preparing for this special celebration by learning a Christmas Tree Poem. We hope you enjoy it! (you can find it in here https://leys-primary-school.primarysite.media/playlist/leys-christmas-2020) .
Children read the Nativity Story and Twas the night before Christmas. We also talked about celebrations in our own families and the most popular one was the children's birthdays.
Remembrance Day 11th November 2020
To learn about Remembrance Day, children watched two-minute animation from CBeebies, titled ‘Poppies’, which follows a rabbit playing in a meadow that gradually becomes a First World War battlefield. We have discussed why people wear poppies on that day, talked about their experience and observations (shops, TV, extended family) as well as collectively created a poppy wreath to display in our classroom.
BBC Children in Need Day 13th November 2020.
Today was a fun day in RS, children were very busy making this event a special day for everyone. We watched the video 'Goodbye Rainclouds' and talked about being helpful and kind in class, in school and in a wider community. Children dressed to the occasion and showed off during the catwalk session. They also coloured and cut their Pudsey headbands, it took some time to complete the activity! During the snack time we have listened to children's singing from around the country, it was wonderful.
Thank you all for your support and donations.
Books we have read so far:
The story of Astrid from the Astro Girl book taught children about the space and the life of an astronaut. Children learnt more about space by asking questions and watching the videos.
They have talked about the job that astronauts do in space and know what equipment is needed to work on the space station.
We have also tried and 'tested' the space food such as dry fruits (some liked them and some didn't) and baked moon biscuits.
Here is our Dry Food tasting poem:
Raisins are yummy.
Bananas are crunchy.
Mango is Tasty
And apricots are sweet.
Google map helped children to learn where the fruits come from, their favourite country is Costa Rica.
Mrs S and Mrs Bailey