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This half term is called " Down in the cabbage Patch." The children will learn all about different plants, how to plant and care for them. The children will have the opportunity to plant a range of seeds in our garden and observe how they grow.
In our Outdoor Learning sessions, the children will visit a local garden centre to look at the different equipment used for gardening, seed packets and the variety of plants. They will also visit Cliffe Castle, looking at the new greenhouse and the different plants which grow within. On the mini -bus they will visit St. Ives Park and observe the changes which have occurred and learn about the different seasons.
In the classroom we will be having our very own garden centre which will things which can be grown. The children will learn to read labels and identify numbers to find a range of prices.
To finish our topic the children will all take part in a show called " There`s a sunflower in my supper." Each child will take on a role, some will be dancers, some actors and some will take on a speaking role. We think it will be a fantastic show and hope to see you all on Thursday the 24th of May at either 9.40 pm or 2.10 am .
Our topic last half term was "Pirates." The children loved creating their own pirate ships, telescopes, eye patches and treasure chests.
The children learnt how to draw maps incorporating the features and learnt how to label what they had drawn. The children were encouraged to write their own letters to the famous pirate Captain Anne, using the skills they learnt in English, they even received a letter back and even had a visit from the famous pirate.
In Maths, the children used their knowledge of 2D shapes to describe 3D shapes. The children learnt to name and identify a cube, sphere, cuboid, cone and cylinder. They also continued to recognise and name numbers to 20 and started to learn how to add and subtract using a range of resources.
We finished off our topic by having a wonderful class pirate assembly. The children did incredibly well to stand in front of a large audience and explained what they had learnt.
We loved our topic last half term called " Bears". The children shared books which had bears as characters and they learnt through non-fiction books about different types of bears and where they lived. They learnt to use their phonics skills to segment and blend words and write independent sentences introducing capital letters and full stops to demarcate.
In maths the children learnt to order number 0-10 and to 20. They learnt how to order and compare by size and weight. The children were introduced to number bonds to 10 and learnt how to practically complete by using equipment. They also learnt the names and properties of regular 2D shapes.
We continued to practice writing our names. The children who were confident at writing their first names learnt to write their surnames .
The children learnt how to make bears, they used a range of different ways to attach.
Our topic was "Pop to the shops!" The children will be visited local shops to investigate the produce which is sold. They were encouraged to read print, signs, labels and logos such as Pizza Hut, Mcdonalds, Asda etc. Whilst visiting the shops the children learnt to look for numbers, handle money and use the correct coins to purchase items needed.
During this half term the children learnt about different celebrations and festivals. They completed a range of activities which celebrated Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas. We learn about different faiths and how they are celebrated.
Welcome to Reception! We have made a fantastic start to the year, all the children have settled into the new routines of full time school and the children are already making progress in different areas.
Our first topic was "Funny bones."
We investigated and found out about our bodies and our senses. We learnt and talked about our different families. The children were encouraged to share their own experiences, feelings and opinions and this helped us all to develop friendships and become a new Eastwood family group, where we feel happy and safe.
What a super response to our weekly parents sessions. We have been bowled over with the amount of
parents who have attended and helped their child.
The children have now had their first reading books and have had them changed. We would kindly request
that the children bring their reading books in every day so that we can change them.