Vivaldi Class 2017-18

Welcome to Vivaldi Class!
(September 2017)
Having only just started full days, our reception class are focusing on making new friends and exploring our classroom indoors and out. Our topic at the moment is fruit and vegetables as we focus on our school value theme of Celebrate and Rejoice. We have been looking at Handa's Surprise, healthy eating and similarities and differences between us through our tastes.
We have been learning lots of letters and sounds, how to use numbers and how to take turns and listen to one another, and at the heart of everything we do is the development of the Characteristics of Effective Learning: Playing and Exploring, Active Learning, and Creating and Thinking Critically.
October 2017
As we approached the end of our first half term at school we focused more on the theme of Harvest. We did lots of work on fruit through Handa's Surprise and then thought about the things we are most thankful for, firstly our favourite foods, but then also the other blessings that God has given us, especially our families.
We now feel very comfortable in our indoor and outdoor classrooms and are looking forward to experiencing the changing seasons at school.
November 2017
This half term kicked off with a Room on the Broom Wow Day where we made magic wands, miniature broomsticks and generally got stuck into one of our favourite books. Room on the Broom was also a perfect way to start thinking about this half term's theme: Friendship and Trust.
We have since moved on to thinking about what being a good friend looks like in Rainbow Fish and will also move on to a focus on to friendship in The Smartest Giant In Town.