Class 2 is a class of 24 lovely Reception children, all eager to learn now that they are in full time school.
Ms Ford is the Teacher and she is helped by Mrs Greenbank and Miss Sarah Lomax in the morning and Miss Kerry Holliday and Miss Sarah Lomax in the afternoon.
All children follow the seven areas of learning and development as set out in the new 2012 Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Mornings are when the Reception children do literacy and mathematics activities and the afternoons are spent on topic work covering all aspects of the curriculum, through both play based activities and teacher led work.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Playing and co-operating well together!!
|Planting daffodils with our buddies.|
|We had some bulbs given to us by the Rotary club so we planted them at the front of the school. Mr. Dobie helped to dig the holes.|
|Using our outdoor area to develop lots of strength and skills in movement and balance!|
|We love PE! We have been learning lots of positional words, like through, between, over and under - then using the apparatus to move in these places.|
Communication and Language
Great listening skills!
Some of Class 2 have brought their own books into school to read to the class. Ms Ford was very impressed!
|Shark in the Park|
We read 'Shark in the Park' by Nick Sharratt, then used real telescopes and made some of our own too.
It was a wet and windy day when we used them!
|We have a writing cave in Class 2. We made it after reading 'Cave Baby' by Julia Donaldson. We go in there to write.|
|You Noisy Monkey|
|We read 'You Noisy Monkey' together and acted out the story using the masks we had made.|
|We have been working in groups with an adult writing stories and illustrating them on a long story map. The children had some great ideas.|
|We have been drawing round different shapes to make pictures.|
|We have been learning all about 3D shapes and their names. We made a castle using some of the shapes. We also made some great Duplo models and wooden castles.|
Do you like my shape picture?
|On Friday mornings we're really lucky to have some helpers who come in and join us for Maths workshop. It's a really popular morning with Class 2.|
Maths Workshop is fun! - We are lucky so many parents come in to help.
|We have a flower shop in Class 2. We use it in our lessons about money.|
Understanding the World
|Mrs Hopper made some feely bags and we used our senses to feel what was inside. This was part of our topic 'Ourselves'.|
|We collected some giant Autumn leaves, then used them for our class display. What beautiful shades! We made hedgehogs with the leaves.|
|We have been doing lots of work about China and finding out about a special celebration - Chinese New Year. On February 8th, it became the Year of the Monkey!|
|We ate noodles with chopsticks - everyone had a different technique!|
What great models!
Expressive Art and Design
|We enjoy playing with a variety of different construction kits.|
|We like to make up stories to support our small world play!|
|We had a great time making our own hand puppets.|
Do you like our new bunting? Ms Ford's mum knitted it!
|Do you like our K'nex model and our wooden block castle?
|Do you like my flower?|
|All About Me|
|We painted our hands and feet to make prints.|
|We had a great time at our Christmas party at the Kirkgate in Cockermouth. We saw 'Santa's Helper' and had a party lunch together with Year 1 and Year 2.|
|We all wore Christmas jumpers and the money we raised is for the Flood Relief.|
|Our class Assembly was all about Chinese New Year. We made dragon decorations, lanterns and cards. In Assembly we talked about the special food we had eaten and the twelve animal signs of the zodiac years. We even did a dragon dance!|
|We made some Easter pictures.|
|The Alter Musik Society visited our school and played some instruments and music that dated back to Roman times. It was very interesting. We joined in the Djembes.|
|We invited our mums into school for coffee and cake. We made them cards, place mats and candle holders. It was a lovely time.|
|World Book Day|
|We shared books with each other and had our pyjamas on - ready for a bedtime story.|
|The Wordsworth Trust came into our class to work with us. The session was called 'A Rucksack full of Rhymes'. We found out all about Wordsworth's Cumbria, tried some clothes on, held some animals and looked through nets at our world.|
|Easter Egg Hunt|
|Reception had a great time in the Eco area helping the Easter Bunny find her lost eggs.|
|Easter Egg Dump|
|We loved doing the egg dump!|
|Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all made Easter bonnets and paraded them in front of parents at the Easter Fayre.|
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We celebrated the Queen's 90th Birthday with a tea party. We had some lovely food to eat prepared by our families!Enter text...
The whole school, from Reception to year 6, had a fantastic sunny walk all around Buttermere.Enter text...
Chris Wright held a great sports day for us at school and we all had fun joining in with the events - even the teachers!Enter text...