Another wonderful month spent with an absolutely incredible class! The children continue to impress not only myself, but all members of the school with how well they listen and engage with all aspects of school life.
The first week back to school bought
plenty of new challenges and exciting opportunites for our class. The children
experienced their first whole school Autumn walk last Tuesday and we thoroughly
enjoyed our voyage around the castle grounds alongside our good friends in
Class 2. The children had plenty of delightful sights to witness and once again
showed off their fantastic seasonal knowledge and bought with them huge bundles
of inquisitiveness about the world around them. Our favourite part though, of
course, had to be dancing and running through huge piles of leaves we found
along the way.
In other areas of the school, children
in Class 1 have continued to blow me away with their fantastic questioning and
curiosity about topics we have been learning about. We spent the first week
learning about the celebration of light and special festivals that happen
all around the world, before focusing in on the story behind bonfire and
fireworks night - some wonderful art work with plenty of glitter and colour! This was in addition to creating posters about Guy Fawkes whereby the children applied some
fantastic phonetical skills to have a go at writing his name alongside
their beautifully decorative pictures.
This week, we have delved further into
our 'After Dark' theme, exploring the story of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt',
bravely creeping our way into the bear’s deep and mysterious cave. The children
have thoroughly enjoyed acting out the story with many natural performers
amongst the group; our classroom more frequently being transformed into a
stage! We look forward to going on our very own Bear Hunt during next week's
In RE, the children have already
developed a real sense of the Christian Ethos as well as thinking carefully
about our role in taking care of God's beautiful creations, with a focus on all
things great and all things small. The children came to value that no matter
the size of a creature, all deserve to be treated with respect and cared for.
In Mathematics we have been thinking
carefully about 2d shapes and describing them before moving onto number work in
which children have been ordering numbers to 10, 20 and even higher numbers
Reception children were also
introduced to a very naughty rocket that has been zooming its way around the
United Kingdom - taking a very important tour around London before joining us
in Eastnor. The children have been developing some of their Computing skills by
filming their very own version of the Naughty Bus story transforming the bus
into some spectacular Rockets.
Along with all of this busy
curriculum, the children have also been enjoying a huge range of extra curriculum
activities such as our recent visit from the Fire-fighters team, which the
children thoroughly enjoyed, particularly having a go at squirting the hose.
Luckily, no shots were aimed at Miss Davies - must be a good sign! Other events
such as Neon night and our continued Collective Worship sessions have been
popular as ever with our youngest members of school.
Another brilliant few weeks with a
truly spectacular class! I'll say it again and will continue to feel truly
lucky to be part of each child's learning journey in their first step of
Eastnor life. They are a joy to teach and make us all, children and staff,
smile each and every day. Well done Reception, you're doing an amazing job!