Well, I do not know where to start. What a fantastic start to the new school year
for our new Reception children! I would just firstly like to say a huge well
done to all the children in Class 1, who have coped tremendously well with
settling into Eastnor School. Each unique individual has quickly become a
well-loved member of our family. The
children’s personalities have really begun to shine through not only in the
classroom, but in the lunch room, on the playground and even on our weekly
We have kick started the year with plenty of fun, dance
and movement, with a daily dance for our letter of the day as well as using our
bodies to explore the number of the week. I am already so impressed with how
well the children are recognising and writing their own names as well as having
a great start with their number counting and ordering! Well done everyone!
The class as a whole are excellent listeners and eager to
please not only the adults, but also their peers and themselves! Over the last
month (where did that go?) we have spent some time getting to know all about
ourselves and what makes each of us special. We used a very particular elephant
going by the name of Elmer who helped us explore how we can express ourselves
using a multitude of colours. We have also looked at the storybook Something Else which has helped children
appreciate the similarities and differences between themselves and the friends
they have made at their new school. And what fabulous friendships they are! I
am sure the photographs show these friendships in their truest and fondest
light. The children have explored plenty
of stories through reading and story time, showing a great understanding of the
story and telling the stories in their own ways. The teddy bears are very happy
to have a full class of children readily willing to read to them!
In developing our understanding of the world, Reception
children have enjoyed exploring their five senses and have used them
impressively on their welly walks. This quickly lent itself to the beautiful
season we have now entered whereby I am frequently greeted with a wide range of
beautifully coloured leaves to represent Autumn. In the next upcoming week we hope to learn a
little more about Harvest time.
In expressive arts and music we have explored the power of
free style, focusing on using a range of media to explore how lines can be used
in our drawings. A particular fun
afternoon involved lots of coloured pens, a huge piece of paper and drawing
alongside a number of different fun songs. The final product was a true
masterpiece and it was lovely to see the children freely express themselves in
a creative way.
Class 1 children are doing an amazing job at school, always
having a smile to brighten anyone’s day.
No matter how tired they may feel, they are all willing to have a go and
have so much to offer! They are enjoying their welly walks and exploring the
local area, questioning and challenging their thinking, as well as us adults at
times! They have showed fantastic understanding and reverence when walking to
church, as well as many of them becoming particularly fond of Rev. Joan and her fantastic
stories. We explored the story of creation using the bible and our friends Tessa
and Tom to learn all about how Christians believe the world was created. It got
particularly messy and sticky when we decided to use jelly!
We have also thoroughly enjoyed spending time in our role play areas: the Post Office and the Car Wash. The children have shown great imagination and everyday is a new adventure!
I am so pleased with everyone and am so excited to see what
new adventures come our way over the next few weeks!
Miss Davies and Class 1 children xx