During the half term break please encourage your child to put on and take off their coat independently. They may need a little bit of support to begin with. We have been really pleased with the children for trying their best to do this at school.
Thank you for your support.
Please take a look at our Harvest Festival.
You will find it in the Video Resource Centre.
Well done Pear Class!
We have been very impressed with all the wonderful learning that you have done. We are so glad that you have enjoyed playing at school. You have learnt lots of new routines and made new friends. Next half term we will be learning about festivals and celebrations as well as following the children's interests. Please continue to sing lots of rhymes and songs and share lots of books at home together. The children have enjoyed playing schools this week - so they might decide to be the teacher and play schools with you at home! Please take a look at our rhyme of the week on the internet; Barefoot version of 'If You're Happy and You Know It.' The children have really enjoyed joining in with the actions. We hope that you have a lovely half term break. We have really enjoyed teaching Pear Class and we are looking forward to seeing you again in November.
Dear Parents, please could you email Pear Class two or three family photographs, that can be printed off at school and displayed in Pear classroom. Last year we had a lovely display of family photographs which encouraged empathy and illustrated to the children that families had similarities and differences. It was great to see the children looking at the photographs, with big smiles on their faces. It also encouraged speaking and listening between the children, as they were very enthusiastic to talk about their families with their classmates. We will create the same opportunity for Pear Class this year. Thank you.
A Super Week!
We have had a wonderful week in Pear Class. The children have been busy exploring lots of different activities and engaged in lots of playful learning. Here are some examples of the learning experiences your child might have chosen; exploring the percussion instruments, fun playing hide and seek - taking turns to count or to hide, colouring, 'cooking' food, sand play, playing with the dinosaurs, describing the dinosaurs, naming the dinosaurs and talking about how the dinosaurs are feeling, threading beads (I was given a beautiful bead necklace to wear), building models with lego and duplo, climbing the climbing frame, going to the 'beach' and 'swimming in the sea' - escaping 'sharks' and riding the wheeled toys. The children have enjoyed joining in with nursery rhymes. It has been great to see the children beginning to get to know each other too.
Teaching and Learning...
Observing, listening and playing alongside your child enables valuable teaching to take place. This week the children were showing a great interest in using scissors... an ideal opportunity to make this a teaching focus - holding and using scissors safely and effectively. Their careful cutting and super snipping has been displayed in Pear classroom. The children listened well and displayed determination!
The children have enjoyed looking at books and listening to stories. Some of the stories that they have enjoyed this week are; Dogs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Terrific Trains.
Nursery rhyme of the week...
Please take a look and sing together at home. Your child might even like to add actions or act out the rhyme.
Next week's learning theme...Dinosaurs!
We have an exciting week planned - looking forward to seeing you all!
Welcome to Pear Class
We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday.
We have been getting your classroom all ready for you to start school next week and we cannot wait to meet you!
Please watch our little video introducing ourselves. We will be waiting with a smile to greet you next week