The Reception staff are really looking forward to working with the new parents and children this year.
The Reception Teachers are: The Reception Teaching Assistants are:
Mr A Peri – Red Class Ms T Smith
Ms G Quinney – Yellow Class Ms J Vanderhyde
Ms H Oti – Green Class Ms O Gezici & Ms Z Khan
Ms T Hakki – Orange Class Ms G Page
Our Phase Leader is Ms C Bathija – Deputy Head – supported by Ms F Georgiou Assistant Head
In Green Class, we are getting ready for Christmas. We have made salt dough stars and paper chains to decorate our classroom.
For our core book Owl Babies, we made nests out of boxes and different materials for baby owls to live in. We also made owl masks to act out our story.
For our next book Ruby's Worry, we made our own class Worry box. This helped us to share our worries and talk about our feelings with our friends.
In orange class we have created our own snow man! We started off with the pumpkin, exploring the texture and discussing how it grows. As a class we decided to turn the pumpkin into a snow man to link with the Winter season. Our snowman sparks lots of discussions about snow, ice and melting- and some of us even wrote him a Christmas card!
In Yellow Class, we loved role playing our story The Tiger Who Came to Tea with tiger masks and tea parties. We explored mixing colours, and we made orange to paint tiger stripes and tigers. We're excited to watch the new Tiger Who Came to Tea film on Christmas Eve!
We are enjoying reading our new book The Jolly Christmas Postman. Our role play corner has been turned into a Christmas Post Office, and we have been making Christmas decorations. We are feeling very Christmassy!
We have been practising our number formation in Maths this week (some of us can write our numbers up to 100!) In English, we have been re-telling our Postman story, drawing our favourite characters and writing words using our phonics sounds.
In Orange Class we have been reading the story 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' We made our own cupcakes and enjoyed using icing to create tiger faces!
We have enjoyed making own our Christmas decorations for our Christmas Tree- we even had a great idea to use stickle brick to make decorations! We have enjoyed writing letters to our family and Father Christmas and posting them in our post box!
Please click on the link below for useful websites and other advice about phonics and Letters and sounds at our school. It also tells you what you can do to support your children with their reading.
Our topic this half term is Look at Me.
We will learn about how to express our feelings and respond appropriately. We will learn how to become independent and resilient to try new things.
Reading is very important at Eldon Nursery and the children will experience storytelling, puppets, actions and songs to develop rhyme and fluency. They will be introduced to the Letters and Sounds Phonic Programme to help them learn to read and write.
The children will learn how to count to 20, number names and their value. They will learn about space, shape and measurement in their environment – being able to name basic shapes and use non-standard measures.
Physical Development is important in the early years. The children have access to outdoor learning every day. They will learn to pedal bikes, dig, paint, climb and assess risk to keep themselves safe. They will also follow a ‘Funky Finger’ programme to develop their fine motor skills.
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