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Hello to the children and parents of Class R!  We will be busy over the coming year adding pictures of all the learning and exciting things we have been up to. We hope you enjoy looking at all our activities. Thank you for your support.  Miss Mitchell & Team

 

 

5/6/17

Welcome back to what will be our final term for the current Class R! Where did the year go?  Our final topic is Minibeasts, and we will be exploring lots of different minibeasts and their life cycles.   We will be watching real caterpillars as they grow and then metamorphosize into butterflies, and will go on a minibeast hunt at the local Abbey Woods.  The children will also be taking part in Sports Day - we hope to see you there cheering on your child as they take part in the races (fingers crossed for good weather). We look forward to an enjoyable last term.  Miss Mitchell & Team

26/5/17

What a busy first half of the summer term we have had! Our topic has been 'People Who Help Us' and we have explored Shopkeepers, Vets, and the Emergency Services.  We have looked closely at money, paying for different items, and adding and subtracting simple amounts. We have learnt about the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts, and written and typed our own information texts.  We finished our topic with a visit from the Fire Brigade at Erith - thank you to 'White Watch' for allowing us to explore all the equipment and teaching us about fire safety.  We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of all our activities below.                       Miss Mitchell & Team 

3/3/17

Welcome back to the second half of the Spring Term!  We have already been very busy exploring the story of 'Jack & the Beanstalk' - we have built castles using different materials, and have been practising reading and writing 'alliteration'. We have been learning to  tell the time and have become experts at making o'clock times! This week we celebrated 'Book Week' at Northwood and we all dressed up as a character for 'World Book Day'.  Later on in the term will will be celebrating 'Mother's Day' and 'Easter', and growing lots of plants. We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of our activities below.  Miss Mitchell & Team

3/2/17

Class R have been very busy exploring the stories of 'Goldilocks', 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'The Great Race'.  We have been drawing story maps of Goldilocks, writing speech bubbles for the Gingerbread Man, and made our own real Gingerbread Men.  This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year - we have created Chinese Dragons, Happy New Year Cards, and have even had a go at writing numbers using Chinese symbols!  We have also enjoyed being lions and dragons in PE and creating our own dances, working in teams. We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of our activities below.  Miss Mitchell and Team. 

9/1/17

Happy new year!, and welcome  to the start of Spring 1.  This term our topic is 'Traditional Stories' and we will be exploring and retelling many well known tales such as Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood, and The Gingerbread Man. We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year at the end of January, which this year is the year of the Rooster. Please watch this space for photos of our learning activities.         Miss Mitchell & Team 

18/11/16

Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term (it will soon be Christmas).  This term we are exploring 'Nocturnal Animals' and Winter festivals.  We have already found out about the story of 'Bonfire Night'  and created our own fireworks using different materials.  We have been learning how to create repeating patterns. and have been practising ordering numbers to 20 and beyond!  We will soon be moving onto learning about the Christian festival of Christmas, and of course, we will be learning lots of Christmas songs for our Nativity Play!  We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of all our activities below:

14/10/16

What a busy term we have had so far!  We have completed our 'On-entry' assessments of the children and they are now busy learning about the theme of 'Ourselves'. So far we have looked at our facial features, our homes and healthy eating, and the children are now very good at talking about the differences between themselves and others, the different homes they live in and why food is healthy or unhealthy.  We have also began to be 'Northwood Explorers', where we take our learning  into our woodland area on the school field, linked to different stories we have been reading. So far we have explored 'Owl Babies'  and 'Percy the Park Keeper' stories. We hope you enjoy the photos of our activities below.  Miss Mitchell & Team

3/10/16

The children of Class R have been very busy over the last few weeks settling into school and exploring their classroom and it's resources. They have been taking part in lots of child initiated play and learning, and this has enabled us to find what they can already do and what their next steps are.  The children are getting used to working in large and small groups, aswell as one-one with an adult, and we now look forward to supporting the next steps in their learning. We are exploring the theme of 'Ourselves' and have been talking about our bodies, our families and our homes, and discovering and celebrating how different and unique we all are!  Next we will be exploring how to keep ourselves healthy.  Soon we will be adding photographs of our activities for you to enjoy.  Thank you for your support.