In our large outside area, which we share with our friends in Duckling class, we have got a fabulous teletubby mound which we can climb up and crawl through, a log built play house, a large sandpit as well as daisy tables to fill with water and toys. We have just had a brand new road painted on the playground and we love riding the bokes and scooters round this. We are learning about zebra crossings and traffic lights and stopping when someone wants to cross the road. The musical instrument stand outside is fantastic and noisy. Sometimes the other children upstairs come out on their balcony and watch us making music. We enjoy building and making mazes and assault courses with the wooden blocks and playing with the basketball nets too. We have some lovely grass areas too where we can sit and chat to our friends as well as joining in with quieter activities.
We have been learning about animals and the life cycle of a frog. We explored what frog spawn feels like by playing with tapioca. It was very slimy but lots of fun!
Roecroft in all the classes, values continue to be part of our ethos and how we learn. We have a fantastic values galaxy display in Cygnet class to help to remind us what our value is each month. We discuss the values and learn what they mean and how to live them both at school and at home. We get certificates in assembly if we have been living the values and a pebble goes in our class jar for each one we earn. The class with the most pebbles at the end of the term can decide on a treat to have as a class. We are working hard to live and show our values to try our best to win!
Mrs Valpy cat had kittens and she bought them in to show us. We got to have a cuddle with them. They were very cute but so tiny!
We have show and tell in the class on a Monday. We encourage children to being in something from home that they would like to talk about and show the rest of the class. This may be a photo, something they have made or drawn, a leaflet from somewhere they have been at the weekend or their favourite book for example. They may have something to tell us from an experience they have had or something that has happened to them, but nothing to show, which is always lovely to hear about. However, we do emphasise no toys.
PE days for Cygnets are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, however PE kits can be kept in school on your child’s peg all week.
||We did out class assembly all about Valentines Day. We made cards and hearts, sand some songs and showed some of our work. Our families came to watch us so we had to remember to use big voices so they could hear us. Miss Ashby was very proud of us when we did it.
Your child’s reading book will be changed once a week so please store their book and reading record in their book-bag and ensure the reading record has been signed to show the book has been read. Alongside this there will be a yellow phonics book. This book is for your reference and we will add new sounds as we cover them in school. Key words are also sent home during the year for children to practice and become familiar with. These are common words that they will find over and over again in their reading books so it is very important that children know these words instantaneously by sight. Please help your child to practice their reading, sounds and key words at home. They also have a library book to share at home that is changed on a Thursday but please also keep this in their bag all week.
Homework will be collected on Thursday so please ensure it has been completed, and new homework will be sent home on the Friday. It is important that this work is complicated and that parents and carers work with their children to encourage that it is done to the best of your child’s ability. Children really love working with their families at home and will really be proud of the work they bring in and share.
When it was Chinese new year we celebrated by tasting some Chinese food. We
pretended we were having a chinese takeaway and it was very yummy!