Welcome to class ROD
Thank you for visiting our class page. We are a wonderful class of 24 four/five year olds, who are happy, friendly, and eager to learn new things. Our class teacher's are Mrs Dwan and Mrs Oldhams and our wonderful teaching assistant is Mrs Turner.
We are looking forward to an amazing adventure during our time in Reception and we hope that you enjoy watching us learn and develop.
Spring 2 term
We are having another very exciting half term. We have been learning about space and dinosaurs and also the Easter story. We have taken part in World Book Day, Enterprise Week, art and DT week to name but a few. We have also had a very exciting trip to the museum and Central library where we visited the Picton Library and felt like we were in Hogwarts school!
Also this half term we are taking part in a skipathon, Red Nose Day, our first 'Reception family Assembly,' and also working hard with our friends in year 1 and year 2 to plan for our Infant Easter Service.
We are enjoying learning in a variety of exciting ways both indoors and outdoors, through play and through small group work with adults. We are having lots of fun as we continue on our learning journey towards year one xx
Spring 1 term
We were very excited to be back at school after Christmas, especially when we found out that our next theme was going to be pirates. We have been having lots of amazing learning experiences linked to pirates whilst having tons of fun with our friends.
After Pirates, we will be looking at Chinese New Year celebrations and also starting to learn about space. Remember to keep an eye on our twitter feed as we put lots of exciting tweets on each week.
Chinese New Year
The children have had a fantastic time exploring celebrations from other cultures, focusing on Chinese New Year. They have been looking at Chinese writing, taking part in Chinese cooking, attempted to use chopsticks, made Chinese crafts, listened to Chinese music, and took part in a dragon dance. Lots of the children also went into town with their families to experience Chinese New Year and they were able to share their stories about the celebrations with us.
Buddy the Elf
We are all so excited in class RD as we now have one of Santa's Scout Elves, visiting our class each day. He arrive on the 1 December 2016 and was found hanging from the Christmas decorations holding a letter to us all! We think he is going to be a little bit naughty and we are looking forward to being detectives and finding our more about him and his adventures. Follow our blog each morning as we see what he gets up to next. We will be keeping a diary and writing reports about our findings. Lets hope he keeps us all on the 'nice list!'
Class RD, Mrs Dwan, Mrs Oldhams and Mrs Turner xx
Friday 2 December
Today we have come into class to find that the Finger Gym had moved! We looked around and found that naughty Buddy had pulled it over to the carpet area and had flicked the pom poms everywhere! We hope that he used the special tweezers to help with his finger muscles! We are all wondering how he got there so we are investigating throughout the day!
Please follow our daily learning adventures on our very active twitter feed @standrewscoe
Parents, grandparents, younger siblings, carers etc, are welcome to join us for stay and play every Tuesday morning from 8.50am - 9.30am in the Reception classrooms and outdoor area.
The children have all settled back into school after the half term break and are eager to move on with their exciting learning journey. We are flabbergasted on a daily basis, by how much progress the children are making as they continue to develop their academic, social and physical skills through activities in the classroom and outside in our garden.
The children are all enjoying their daily phonics sessions and are starting to use their phonics when they write throughout the play provision. Thank you to all of the families who continue to help with early reading and writing skills at home and when out and about.
This half term we will be looking at birds and using the lovely Owl Babies story as a stimulus. We have put a link onto this page so that you can enjoy the story at home too. We will also continue to set home/school weekly challenges which will involve lots of making and doing. This half term is very busy as we move full speed ahead towards Christmas. Please keep an eye on our EYFS weekly newsletter which will continue to inform you of dates for your diary and ways in which we can work together to support the children.
Stay and play is still as busy as ever, and it is lovely to welcome family members into the classroom and garden every Tuesday morning.
Keep an eye on our class page and also our regular updates on our twitter page, to see what we get up to each day.
It's great fun being a St Andrew's Reception child xx