A message from your teachers
A huge well done to all of the children for completing their first half term! They have all settled in so well to school life and we are very proud of them. They have already learnt lots of our class and school routines and have enjoyed playing and learning together. We are all looking forward to all the exciting things we will be learning this half term, especially during the run-up to the children's first Cradley Christmas!
Our daily routine
As the children move through their Reception year, our daily routine and timetable changes to meet their needs. This half term, we will offer lots of opportunities for indoor and outdoor play and exploration. Lots of time will be sent in provision, playing games and talking to the children. Some of these activities will be adult-directed and children will be completing a range of different adult-directed activities during the week.
We will continue to have daily phonics and maths carpet sessions and will continue to take part in dough disco and 'squiggle-while-you-wiggle sessions'. This half term we will begin to focus on handwriting and will start our Kinetic letters handwriting program. Children will be learning to form letters correctly and will write these in the air, in the sand tray and on white boards. We will also be practising writing our names in preparation for writing our Christmas cards,
Further details of the skills we are working on each week will be provided on the weekly class newsletter.
Autumn 2 - Where have all the leaves gone?
This half term our topic sessions will focus on the changing world around us. We will be investigating the signs of Autumn and creating some Autumnal crafts based around leaves and hedgehogs. As we move into Winter, we will be investigating freezing and melting and learning more about parts of the world where it is always cold. We will end the term by preparing for Christmas and enjoying a range of Christmas activities including performing our Nativity play.
There is such a lot to do and learn this half term; we can not wait to get started. Full details of our Autumn 2 curriculum can be found below. If you have any questions, please speak to one of the team and we will do our best to help. Please check the class newsletter (sent via ParentMail each Friday) and the class page on class dojo for further information about our learning in class each week. Take care everyone.
Mrs Darby, Mrs Price and Mrs Raxton.