This half term our topic is 'Once Upon a Time'. We will be listening to and discussing lots of traditional tales but our three focus stories will be:
Intent: For the children to retell, act out and write their own narratives.
Implementation: The children will be exposed to a variety of stories with repeated phrases. They will act out and retell the stories using a variety of styles including Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing'.
Impact: The children will have the tools to write or retell a familiar story.
Why Now?: The children will have had the opportunity to embed phonic knowledge and use this in a formal writing style.
The Gingerbread Man
We have had so much fun exploring the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. When we came into school one Monday morning there were some clues for us to follow. After solving each clue we found a piece of a picture. When we got back to the classroom we put the pieces together and made a picture of a gingerbread man. Later we made some gingerbread with Mrs Snape and then took them home to eat. They were yummy! We did lots of lovely activities to help us learn about the story, for example making a boat for the gingerbread man to get across the river, making gingerbread man puppets and ordering pictures to help us retell the story.
Merry Christmas Seahorse Class
We worked so hard and had lots of fun learning our Christmas song 'When Santa got stuck up the chimney'.
Please click the link below to see a video of us performing it.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Sit back and enjoy!
Our vehicle for our learning in the Autumn Term will be:
Into the woods
Intent – Using a teddy based theme to encourage the children to settle into Reception, we hope this will make them feel comfortable and safe in their new environment.
Implementation – Having a Teddy bears picnic as a Hook Day where the children will bring their teddy to school to show it their new Reception class and the way of life in Reception. Teddy related books will be used to gain pleasure and interest in reading which will be the vehicle for beginning the Early Years Curriculum. Children will be introduced to fairy folk who live in the forest who will then pop up throughout the year.
Impact – Children will have a smooth transition into Reception and will feel comfortable and safe in the new setting.
Our First Days
Seahorses are having lots of fun settling into school. We are getting used to our new routines, making new friends and starting our school learning journey. Mrs Snape, Miss Hughes, Mrs Moore and Mrs Barrett - Meade are super proud of us!