Class 1: EYFS
Welcome to Class 1
In Class 1 we keep ourselves busy exploring all of the different areas of our classroom both inside and out. We have fun investigating different topics and where they will take us in our learning. Ms. Hood is our teacher in Class 1.
Please do visit this page often to find updates about our learning, photos of what we have been up to and useful information about what is happening in our class.
Our topic this term is Once upon a time...What happened next?
We are looking forward to delving into the world of traditional tales and learning more about the characters in the stories.
Our topic title last term was Would we have food without the sun?
We had a fantastic day out at Sandfield Farm near Evesham with the children from Cold Aston and St James and Ebrington schools. Despite the heavy downpour of rain we managed to get to see some of the animals and crops on the farm and spent a fabulous afternoon in the play wood.
Take a look at some of the photos!
Understanding the world.
We have been reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar; we have our own caterpillars that we are investigating. They are still at the larva stage but are getting bigger by the day. We use the magnifying glasses to look at the caterpillars. We are very excited to see the next stage!
We have also started our Sunflower Challenge this term; we are becoming sunflower experts! So far we have found out about sunflowers, investigated the seed packets and worked out if we have enough seeds for everyone. We chose the type of container we thought would be good to grow sunflowers in. We have now planted our sunflowers.
RE Week April 2022
Our Class Routines:
Throughout the week I will teach the class except on our creative curriculum afternoon which happens on a Friday. This term however I am with Class 1 on Friday afternoons.
Mrs Down will teach the class on a Friday morning and join with Little Pickles for the Forest Friday session.
Day to Day Essentials:
As part of the Early Years curriculum, we encourage the children to use our outside area and the field as part of their learning in all weathers. Please ensure that the children have PE kits, wellies and coats in school every day.
It is always useful to provide a spare pair of underwear in the children's PE or book bag in case of any accidents, you may also wish to provide a spare pair of trousers/skirt to change into. We will speak to you at the end of the day discretely and return any washing to you in a carrier bag if needed.
PE is on a Monday afternoon this term. Ms Hood will be teaching Class 1 for the session. All children should have their PE kits in school everyday, as we may do other physical development activities that require PE kit through out the week.
The children will be participating in Forest School and outdoor learning in our wonderful grounds whatever the weather. Please ensure that your child always has wellies, a warm jumper and a waterproof coat in school for these sessions. We have school waterproof leggings/dungarees and waterproof coats available so that all of the children can participate without getting cold or wet. We encourage the children to come dressed in outdoor clothing on a Friday. Mrs Down will be leading Forest Fridays.
Please do feel free to ask any questions you may have, I will endeavour to answer them as fully as I can. I hope to get to know you all over the course of the year and work with you in supporting your child in their learning journey in Class 1.
Recording our learning journey:
Your child's learning journey is always accessible via Tapestry our online learning journey tool. When your child starts you will be sent a parent log in via email (please check your junk mailbox). Your child's learning journey documents learning and exploration that takes places at school and how this meets developmental expectations for their age. In order to get the whole picture of a child's journey we ask parents to share pictures, video and comments for outside of school.
How to upload to Tapestry:
Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon on your iphone/ipad) and add the relevant information into the boxes on the screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option. When you have saved your observation, you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing the ‘Obs’ tab or clicking on the logo (on the cloud, top left corner).
Key Person Approach:
We operate a 'key person' approach in Class 1
Ms Hood is the key person for the children in Class 1