Welcome to Opal Class
Our Teacher is Miss Yates.
Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Rielly.
Our lovely indoor and outdoor classrooms 😊
Non-Negotiables for Reception
We have learnt all about the Easter Story.
We made palm leaves and flags to welcome Jesus. We acted out the Last Supper with Jesus and his friends. We wrote prayers to say to God in the Garden of Gethsemane. We felt sad when we listened to the story of the Dreadful Day when Jesus died on the cross and we made crosses to remember Him. We were happy when we found out that Jesus was alive again and could go to be with God.
Happy Easter from Opal Class!
We have been learning about Pirates. We found out abut some famous pirates and what they are remembered for. We became pirates and found out our pirate names. We made pirate accessories and played on the pirate ship in our outdoor classroom. We even wrote our own pirate story!
We have been enjoying spending lots of time at Forest School this half term. We are starting to see the signs of Spring with new life arriving. At the pond we have observed frog spawn and some tiny tadpoles. We have watched new plants grow and buds appear on the trees.
A couple of weeks ago we made fairy doors and wrote a wish to leave by the door, we hope they will come true!
Opal Class have been working hard to become Maths Masters. We have been finding out about the numbers to 10 - recognising them, writing them, counting them and making them in lots of different ways. The NumberBlocks have been helping us along the way.
Take a look at some of the super activities we have been trying.
What a wonderful end to the half term!
We have had a great half term of blended learning at home and at school. Last week we enjoyed planning and making a chair for baby bear and writing instructions to make a jam sandwich. This week we have been helping Biscuit Bear make some new friends after they got eaten by Bongo!
Well done Opal Class you have been super learners this half term and I am so proud of each and every one of you!
This week in Forest School we read the story 'Stickman'. After reading it we went to find a stick that we could make into a stick person. We used a potato peeler to make a flat surface for a face and used string to attach some arms and legs.
The stick people went for an adventure around Forest School. We visited the beach, took a mud bath, went for a swim and went home to the family tree.
After all that fun, we had a hot chocolate to warm us up.
Learning at home and at school
What a great week of learning Opal Class!
In phonics we have learnt new letter sounds and even a digraph - y, x, z, qu - and have been practicing reading and writing sentences.
We have been learning about how Jesus was a good friend and helped others when they were in trouble. We read the story 'Calming the Storm' and used different resources at home and at school to retell the story.
We have been learning about why sharing is important and, after reading Sharing a Shell, we thought about ways we could be better friends by sharing and taking turns.
We had a fantastic time at Forest School this week, take a look at the photos above!
We learnt about a different type of weather, wind, and made wind spinners to see how strong the wind was. We also tested the strength of the Three Little Pigs houses when they were blown with wind to see if they fell down or not.
Finally, we ended the week with a lot of noise by seeing how loud different instruments were. We made our own shaker instruments and tried to make one quiet and one loud!
Wow, Opal Class what a lot of learning!
Learning at home and at school
This week we have had some children learning at home and some children learning at school.
I have been so proud of all of the children who have been joining us for learning at school, from their houses!
We have been learning new sounds - j, v, w, x - in phonics. We have been making number bonds to 5 in lots of different ways. We have been learning about people who take care of us, the weather and the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
Well done Opal Class!