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Spring 1 in Rio Class.
This half term has been a lot of fun for the children of Rio class. Our classroom topic of ‘Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes’ has been so interesting for the children. It’s really eye opening to hear their knowledge of different stories and songs. During PE in the hall we have been playing traditional ‘ring’ games such as Ring-a-Roses, Duck, Duck, Goose, There was a Princess Long Ago and Oranges and Lemons. Outside we have been thinking about the effect of exercise on our bodies by running in big spaces, and also in limited space. We learnt how to dodge, and move our bodies so not to hurt others.
I can’t express how proud I am the progress the children have made in English. Most children are writing beautifully now, and can write their name in a recognisable way. Some are even writing simple and tricky sentences! Our daily phonics session in a pleasure to teach and we are zooming through the phases 3 phonics at a very fast rate. The children love learning their phonics with Geraldine the Giraffe and are able to apply their knowledge to their reading, writing and speaking.
Maths has been so much fun this half term. Jack and the Beanstalk helped us with our measuring and estimating, whilst the Gingerbread Man helped us to understand ordinal number! We have continued to strengthen our number knowledge and excellent progress can be seen in most children.
I am very proud of you all Rio class. You continue to impress me with your cleverness. I can’t wait to see what Spring 2 brings. Have an excellent half term break.
After a short but well-earned break, Rio class came back to school ready for action. We have seen the confidence levels of the children go up such a lot and there is very rarely anything but smiles in Rio class! This half term the children have started to undertake more challenging maths tasks, such as number bonds of 5 and 10, and measuring! Christmas is always a wonderful time of year, and in Reception it is especially magical! We injected a bit of Christmas magic into every part of our day and have read endless Christmas stories, taken part in Christmas maths challenges and have danced to many, many Christmas songs. Our Christmas Production was a great success and we are so proud of the amazing confidence and joy the children showed when on stage. Well done Rio and London Classes!
2018 is an important year for the children of Jubilee Reception. In English we will be consolidating the phonics skills the children have acquired in the first term of school, using those skills more and more in our guided reading, writing and communication. We will be looking very closely at Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes, both traditional and more contemporary. We will be combining fairy tales and nursery rhymes with our music sessions and PE too. In maths we will be bringing together all of the children maths skills and taking on more challenging activities to do with number, shape and space, measures and problem solving!
As well as all of this, we will continue to run, dance, keep fit and healthy, play kindly, be imaginative and learn about the fascinating world around us!
Wish Everyone a very happy and successful New Year!
The children settled fantastically into Rio class and quickly showed us how clever and creative they were. Our class topic ‘Me, myself and I’ meant that we were able to really get to know the children wants and interests, and base a lot of our classroom learning around them. We danced, sang and learnt so happily. Mrs Revers and I are very proud of the play skills the children have shown and at how keen the children are to learn! We learn in a very book based way and have read lots of amazing books to help us with our phonics skills, reading writing and imagination. One of our favourite books this help term was ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. We are also lucky to have a class of budding mathematicians! Keep it Rio class – Well done!