What an exciting occasion it is as the Reception children embark on their first steps into school life. The EYFS Team are so excited to work with the Oak families to begin our learning journey together. In our classroom we will be discovering, investigating and questioning the world around us. Our core values of Pride, Achievement, Responsibility, Teamwork and Enjoyment are at the centre of everything we do and we look forward to watching Oak Class develop into their ‘Bowsland Best’.
We are so proud of how quickly the children have settled into Oak Class and of the high quality learning, discovery and investigation that has already taken place. We have been very busy learning new routines, spending time getting to know each other, have begun using picture books to look at the structure of stories ad to discuss key characters, are learning the mastery of numbers to 3 and have started our phonics learning; hearing initial sounds in words.
Who we are:
Mrs Dickson (Class Teacher Mon-Weds pm).
Mrs Burden (Class Teacher Weds pm-Fri).
Mrs McClean (Teaching Assistant Mon-Fri).
Please keep checking our web page and Tapestry to keep up to date with all of the exciting leaning opportunities that will take place this year and to share Oak Class’ achievements. We look forward to seeing any posts uploaded by our Oak Class families to Tapestry to see what adventures you get up to outside of school also.
We are very excited about the year ahead!
The EYFS Team
Term 2: DT Week
During DT week at Bowsland, Oak Class designed and made their own monster puppets. They chose stencils and drew round them, developed and practised their cutting skills; using scissors to cut out the different body parts. They then had to make holes safely in their puppets to join the body parts with split pins. After they had designed, made and constructed the puppets they decorated them with different media. Once they had completed their monsters they did what all designers do and evaluated the puppets. They talked about what they thought were the best bits of the puppets and, if they were to make them again, what they would do differently. It was such a fun and enjoyable week!
This term we are mastering numbers to 4. So far we have been learning about number 1 and number 2. We are able to identify numbers one and two in their many different forms, such as; on dice, on our fingers, as a numeral, as objects and as numberblocks. We know that “ 1 and another 1 is 2” . We also know that “2 is 1 and another 1”. Using a range of resources we are also able to practise our number formation too.
Phase 1 phonics
We are beginning our learning to read journey. We are starting right at the begin with phase 1 phonics. This means we will be tuning our ears just like we would an instrument. We are listening to the sounds of the environment, rhythms of music, creating and copying rhythms we can hear and we also are listening out for and identifying rhyming words. This is all in preparation for starting our set 1 sounds soon.