Class RB 2018-2019
Welcome to Class RB.
Miss Bermingham and Mrs Slattery.
Autumn 2 - Decorating the Christmas tree
Our classroom is looking very festive this year all thanks to the children's decorative skills. We have not 1 but 2 christmas trees, along with Santa's workshop and a chrsitmas craft area.
The children thouroughly enjoyed decorating our christmas tree and they have done a fantastic job. The random scattering of baubles and beads makes it look all the more interesting, we wouldn't have it any other way! Our beautiful tree is surrounded by red and green paper chains that were also made by the children.
Despite only having 2 weeks left until we break up, our timetable is jam packed with festive activites including baking, the chistmas craft afternoon and of course the EYFS performance. All of which will be featured on this page, so keep your eyes peeled!
We have had a very busy first few weeks settling into school but the children are beggining to establish a routine and they have made lots of lovely new friends. We are very proud of them!
Have a look here to see some of the things we have been busy learning.
In RB we have been listening to lots of different sounds (some very silly, which I am sure they would love to tell you all about) to prepare us for when we start learning our first set of sounds. The children have also been listening carefully for rhyming words.
Our afternoons have constisted of lots of counting games, whether this be counting in silly voices or travelling to the land of '1/2/3/4/5.' The children are especially fond of this game as we have to travel on a aeroplane all the way to the land of a specific number. When we land in that location, EVERYTHING there correlates to the number that we have been looking at that day. Therefore we may land our plane in the world of '3' where we may see 3 cows, eat 3 chocolates bars and sleep in 3 beds. We even made up our very own '3' song and marching actions!
One of the areas we will be working on alot during this term is improving our fine motor skills in the funky fingers area. Some of the activities we have are pegging pegs onto numbers, placing buttons in a pattern and seeing how many spinning tops we can spin in 1 minute. It's harder than it looks! Through all of these activities we are strengthening our fingers in order to help to develop our pencil grip. We are also developing other skills such as hand eye co ordination and getting ready for reading and writing by holding one hand still while the other hand is moving. (peeling an orange is a great activity for this) We are also developing our learning behaviours like perseverance and resilience.
Here are some of the ways we are holding our pencils and equipment at the moment and we are all aiming for a tripod grip by the end of Reception.
The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage begins from a very early age. Children will have already learnt a great deal by the time they are three years old, particularly from their families, and will have varied interests and skills.
Children aged three, four and five are constantly encountering new experiences and seeking to understand them in order to extend their skills, develop their confidence and build on what they already know. They learn in many different ways.
Children deepen their understanding by playing, talking, observing, planning, questioning, experimenting, testing, repeating, reflecting and responding to adults and to each other.
Well-planned play is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge during the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Personal, Social and Emotional development
Supporting the children as they are admitted to the Nursery and Reception years. We provide opportunities for each child to become a valued member of the school and the community so that strong self-image and self-esteem are promoted.
By developing an enthusiasm for knowledge and learning and a confidence in their ability to be successful learners. Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and celebrate their achievements.
Playing and Exploring
By providing opportunities that enable them to learn how to co-operate and work harmoniously alongside and with each other and to listen to each other, they investigate and experience things by ‘having a go’.
Creating and Thinking Critically
By developing the capacity to concentrate on their own play or on group task. Children develop their own ideas and start to make links between ideas, developing strategies for doing things
Communication and Language
By providing opportunities for all children to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations, to respond to adults and to each other, to practise and extend the range of vocabulary and communication skills they use and to listen carefully.
Reading and Writing
By providing opportunities for all children to explore, enjoy, learn about and use words and text in a broad range of contexts and to experience a rich variety of books.
By providing opportunities for all children to develop their understanding of numbers, measurement, pattern, shape and space providing a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk about them.
Understanding the World
By providing opportunities for all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a variety of contexts, and to explore and find out about their environment and people and places that have significance in their lives.
By providing opportunities for all children to develop and practise their fine and gross motor skills and to increase their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to do to be healthy and safe.
By providing opportunities for all children to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of art, design and technology, music, movement, dance and imaginative role play activities.
The last year of the Early Years Foundation Stage is the Reception year when children are admitted to the Reception classes in the Infant School. The Early Years Foundation Stage prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 and is consistent with the National Curriculum.
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