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Year R

Green Class

Class Teacher: Miss Walker

Red Class

Class Teacher: Mrs Hunt

Blue Class

Class Teacher: Mr Blanco

Curriculum Newsletter
Long Term Ideas

Celebration of Work

13/10/2017 - Last week the children in early years were learning about Elmer and his many colours in his patchwork body. This week reception classes continued to learn about patterns, colours and shapes, in particular stripes (two colour repeating pattern). With this in mind, the story about a tiger who came to tea was the perfect choice of book for pupils to focus upon.

 

29/09/2017 - This week we have been reading the story 'Elmer' written by David McKee.

The Elmer story explores the themes and issues relating to the concept of diversity, as Elmer discovers that when he tries to change his appearance in order to 'blend in' with the other elephants, they no longer recognise him, or accept him as one of their own. This makes Elmer sad, and he experiences how it feels to be treated like an outcast.

We have been talking about being different and that it is ok for us all not to look the same. Children have been exploring feelings, different colours, shape and size.

 

15/09/2017 - Our Reception classes are beginning to settle really well in the mornings, some of us are also even attending for lunch and afternoon sessions. This week, we have been reading the story, "Going to school," ​by Anne Civardi. We have been talking about our daily school routine and the class/school rules.

In Red Class, we have been learning about where we live and homes that we live in. We have been practising our fine motor skills and stretching our imagination skills by drawing and colouring our homes - we have displayed them on our boards - if you would like to come and have a look. We have been practising our cutting skills, using scissors and glue to design our homes.

In Blue class we have painted self portraits onto paper plates, we have been thinking about the variety of colours we use for skin tone, colour eyes and hair also our unique features of our faces.

In Green class, we have been painting our hands and feet, we washed our own hands and feet - independent self-care, when needing help we have shown confidence in asking for support. Alongside the activities, we have been discussing kind hands and feet used in school.