Hello and welcome to Base 2! We are a mixed Reception and Year 1 class. Our teacher this year is Miss Yeates and our support staff are Miss Collins, Miss Griffiths and Miss Kimberley.
Our focus for the second half of the Autumn term is 'Journeys' with the theme of 'Are we there yet?' We will be learning about transport, how to travel and where we might like to go. We will be thinking about our local area as well as further afield.
Reading and Homework
The school expectation is that children read at least 4 times a week at home. Please ensure you record your reading in the provided Reading Diaries so we know when your child is ready for a new book. Reading Diaries are checked regularly throughout the week so new books can be issued for you to share at home. Please spend time reading other texts with your child as well to foster a love of books.
Any child who reads 4 or more times a week will be entered into a weekly raffle to win a book!
UPDATE! 16/11/2020 - Our aim is to change books on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. Please make sure you have commented in your child's Reading Diary so we know you are ready for a new book.
P.E. and Little Explorers
Our P.E. days are on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school in appropriate clothing. Please note than P.E. may be inside or outside, so make sure your child also has a warm top they can wear. Please make sure all clothing (including trainers/sports shoes) are clearly named.
Our Little Explorers day is on Friday where we visit the woods in the afternoon. Please make sure that your child comes to school wearing appropriate and named clothing and shoes and with named wellies in a bag. Please also provide a change of clothes in case of poor weather.
We have had a great week celebrating Bonfire Night. We have learned a little bit about the Gunpowder Plot and found out that Guy Fawkes and his friends would have used 12 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Houses of Parliament! We made some beautiful firework pictures to show how we like to celebrate this special time of year.
We were very lucky to spend the morning outside in our woods with Rachel. We learned about how to look after ourselves, each other and nature when we are outside. We had a bonfire, toasted marshmallows and made smores and hot chocolate! Thank you Rachel for such a lovely morning and for such yummy treats.
We had a lovely (and a little bit messy) morning making our bread hedgehogs! We looked at the different ingredients we would need and talked about how we thought they might change when we combined them. The dough started off as very sticky and we had to knead it for about 10 minutes to make it soft and pliable. We enjoyed shaping our hedgehogs and then putting them into hibernation for an hour.
Once they had rested, we used scissors carefully and sensibly and snipped in their spikes. We added some raisin eyes and watched a grown up put them in the oven to bake. After 25 minutes they were ready. Delicious!