Dove Class / Nursery and Reception
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome to Dove Class.
Dove Class Work
September and October
After a successful 'Induction Fortnight' the children quickly formed positive relationships with the Early Years staff and their peers and settled into the routines of Dove Class.
Our theme for this half-term has been Amazing Me! Amazing You! The children have engaged with a variety of texts and activities to find out about themselves, their families, their senses where they live, their community and people who help us.
We have been learning about and embedding out whole school 'Rainbow Pledges' so we can 'Learn by Faith' and be the best we can be!
November and December
We have had a very busy November exploring the season of Autumn. We enjoyed an ‘Autumn Walk’ around the school field using our senses to see what we could see, hear, smell and feel. Tasting when we cooked apple crumble. The children crumbled developed their disruptive language by describing the different sizes and shapes of leaves and different textures. We explained some Nick Butterworth texts about ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ which linked with our Role-play Area. ‘Percy the Park Keeper’s Shed’
‘Fireworks’ went off with a bang as we found out about the story of ‘Guy Fawkes’ and worked with oil pastels, glitter and sequins to create ‘firework pictures.’
We learnt about the Hindu Festival of Light ‘Diwali’. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and how Diwali is celebrated.
We are so proud of the children and the progress they are making out new ‘Little Wandle’ phonics scheme and how they are applying their knowledge of letters and sounds and decoding in their reading and writing. The story of Christmas has been our main focus for the last few weeks of term and the children worked so hard to learn the songs and actions for our Nativity ‘Cheeky Cherubs’
They looked fabulous in their costumes and did themselves proud performing on stage!
They have made Christmas cards and decorations, enjoyed a visit from reindeer, sharing Christmas party with traditional games such as pass-the-parcel, musical bumps, musical statues and musical chairs to the end of term!
Mrs Amy Hurren - Class Teacher
Mrs Rebecca Valentine - Class Teacher