We have really enjoyed welcoming all the children back to reception. It is wonderful to see how they have become much more confident learners whilst working from home. All the children have settled back into the classroom setting with ease and we are so proud of them all.
During the first week back at school, we have focused on well-being activities and have been allowing the children lots of time to play together. Miss Thomas and Miss Harper have enjoyed watching the children continue to develop their strong friendships in class. The children have enjoyed talking about what they would like to learn now they are back in school and their aspirations for the future. Following our return to school, we have started to take part in the daily mile to keep ourselves fit and healthy. We have challenged ourselves to see how many laps of the playground we can walk, jog or run every day.
In class this week, we have continued to learn about topics that we covered during home learning. In literacy lessons, we have continued to learn about Jack and the Beanstalk. The children have really enjoyed accessing our giant’s castle role play, retelling the story with confidence. During our child-initiated learning session, the children have enjoyed drawing their own story maps. In class, the children have been getting sticky, making their own collage of the beanstalk to display in our classroom.
During our maths lessons, we have been recapping all our skills through daily maths meeting sessions. We have practised counting, number recognition, positional language, pattern, 2D and 3D shapes and much more. The children have been applying all the learning they completed at home during their play.
We look forward to seeing how much the children progress through the rest of the Spring and Summer term. Once again Miss Thomas and Miss Harper would like to thank parents/guardians for all their hard work during the period of home learning, it is clear that this has had an impact on all of the children.