Welcome to Inkpen Class – Foundation
Class Teacher: Mrs Wilkinson
TA: Mrs Townsend
Here you will be able to find out what is happening in our class as the year progresses, I hope you find this useful.
We generally work on a topic based curriculum linked to our literacy theme.
STAR OF THE WEEK
April 2017 –
- Daily routines
- Forest School
What is forest school?
Summer and Winter kit list
- This term
What we are doing this term
- Up and coming events – please look at the calendar on this page to see what is happening in Inkpen class.
- Inkpen Newsletter – our newsletter will be posted to this page.
Summer Term 2017
This term we are going on an epic adventure across the seas on our pirate ship. we will set sail just before half term and end up in a strange new land (I wonder where – Shhh!) for our final term in Reception.
To start our journey we are going to learn and tell the story of Peter Pan, looking particularly at that nasty Captain Hook.Within our literacy sessions we will be sending messages in bottles, learning about pirates, following instructions and finally ending with a pirate exhibition (we hope you will be able to visit to see this at the end of term.
In maths we will be continuing with our weekly maths challenges as the children are doing fantastic at this. As well as this we will be using our new found skills to estimate coins, solve problems, go on treasure hunts and lots more.
We will be using the pirate theme to help us understand the world around us and we have the Marvellous Music Man (Mr Campbell) coming to teach the children a piece of music for our ‘Around the World’ Music Assembly.
We are waiting in anticipation for our class butterflies to wrap themselves up into their cocoons and turn into beautiful butterflies. they are very active at the moment and will soon fall asleep for their fabulous transformation. This term’s trip follows on from last term’s topic of bugs and life and we will be visiting Earth Trust for a wonderful day outdoors finding bugs. We will continue our search for all things ‘Spring’ and ‘bug like’ in our weekly trips to Forest School.
As part of our PSED we will be asking the children to bring in a collection of 4 or 5 items that are special to them (or a photo if the item is particularly precious). They will be making treasure chests and will be able to add their items to their treasure chest and share them with the rest of the class. We will be starting the boxes in the 2nd week of term so anytime after that if you can send in the objects in a named carrier bag we will try to cover your child that week. Towards the end of term we will be sharing travel stories. If you have photos or information about a journey that your child has enjoyed, we can use these to help our discussions. If you have been on travels that you would like to share with the class we would love to hear your stories.
As we head through this term I will begin to look at the children’s progress against the Early Learning Goals, please keep doing as much with your child as possible at home and putting any WOW! moments on Tapestry. The children are now all able to have a go at writing independently so the more practice they get the better and more confident they will be. We will continue to hear your child read every week and change their books when they are ready.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to talk about your child with one of our team then please let us know.
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