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Week beginning 25th September
Well what another fantastic week in F2B, we all settled quickly into the routine on Monday morning and came into school with our happy smiles on our faces again. We have had such a busy time learning all about the Little Red Hen and how her friends wouldn't help her to make bread. We thought it was funny at the end when she ate it all herself and we thought carefully about whether that was the right thing to do or whether she should have shared it! I'm pleased we all chose to share the bread we made with our lovely Teaching Assistants, Miss Crawford, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Jennings! What super stars they were baking with all 60 children and the bread was absolutely delicious....we have some young cooking stars in the making at Jesse Gray already!
We have been getting Harvest ready in singing practice and I know lots of children are teaching you 'The Big Red Combine Harvester' at home! We liked the part of the story where the corn began to grow and I wondered if we should grow something in class... maybe not corn as I am sure the boys and girls would expect to see it grow overnight but maybe grass heads would be good so grass seed has been added to my shopping list for tomorrow...any skin coloured nylon tights would be much appreciated! We have been doing lots of other learning as well as finding out what plants need to grow and have been busy recognising our numbers, counting objects and finding out which numbers are bigger or smaller than others. We have started learning how to form our letters correctly and have learnt new letters in phonics which we have sent home for you all to share. We have been practising our cutting skills to cut out pictures of our story and order them. It has been exciting working in our brand new books! Miss Crawford and Mrs Taylor have been teaching us how to use oil pastels and we have some wonderful self portraits ready to go up on our wall. Busy Books have been a wonderful way for us all to share with each other what we have been up to and thank you so much for sending them in!
This week we will be practising writing our names and forming our numbers. We will be reading another hen story this week which will help us learn more about positional language as well as labeling pictures from the book too.
Miss Law brought her bear, Spencer, into F2 and read us all a story this week and we all had a lovely time. We thought it would be nice to have class bears we could take home with us. This led some of us to finding Bear stories in our reading area and we have enjoyed listening to Barnaby Bear and reading a selection of stories from the 'This is the Bear' collection. Wow! What a busy week of playing and learning again. I expect the children will have been so tired by hometime yesterday!
THANK YOU all so much for the generous donations to Genes for Jeans, we were still finding more contributions in book bags at home time and almost £500 was raised.
Finally, another thank you for being so understanding about PE/uniform niggles as the children (and grown ups!) get into the routine of helping 30 children get ready and changed. We have a missing red shirt, a missing jumper and a red coat (all named) that have gone astray and we will be checking all bags again on Monday and asking other teachers to check too.
I will endeavour to add more photographs on later (I am not very technical and had a hitch with the others!)
Have a happy weekend everyone.
See you all again on Monday love Miss B xx
Week beginning 18th September
What another fantastic week in F2B! All the children stayed for their first full day at school on Wednesday and enjoyed a scrumptious school lunch. We have all been practising using our knife and fork so we can cut the food ourselves. Everyone looked after each other as we practised walking in a straight (and quiet!) line to the dining hall and we all remembered our super good manners. The grown ups looking after us at dinner time were very impressed. Miss Law spent lots of time with us too and said how amazing we were both in the dining hall and playing outside together afterwards.
Alison and Mary came in to take some of us to the school garden and we picked apples and raspberries the bigger children had grown. We also dug up some potatoes and had to wear special gardening gloves (although it was fun getting a bit dirty in the soil!) and Miss Crawford said we should practise our maths by counting how many we had found. The apples were called 'Scrumptious' apples and were some of the biggest apples we had ever seen. Mrs Taylor cut them up for us to eat in the afternoon after we had washed them.
We went to Assembly this week too and met the Key Stage 1 children and their teachers. We all sat beautifully and listened really well then practised the 'Team Work Makes Dreamwork' we had learnt about by helping each other in class playing and sharing together nicely.
We have been so busy learning our letters and singing new songs to help us remember them. We enjoy playing games with different letters and spotting where they are hiding. We have been singing lots of number songs too and some of us are recognising our numbers to ten and even twenty. We know lots of shapes and are beginning to name their properties too.
We have had lots of time outdoors this week (running in and out of the cover in the heavy rainshowers) and are playing and learning alongside F2H in our little garden area and the shared area inside the clasroom. We sometimes go onto the big yard although on Friday it was full of Year 1 pirates! We had a special treat on Friday afternoon as we were all feeling rather tired as when we went outside we found lots of bikes, scooters, cars, tractors and trailers and pushchairs to wake us up and get us really fit and active. Noah gave me a big hug and said, 'thank you, thank you, thank you I am having the best time ever' and it made me so happy that I could have cried!
F2B is a fabulous class of polite, hard working, kind and caring children and I am one very lucky and happy teacher. We are all looking forward to another wonderful week and I haven't told the children yet that we will be baking bread as our story next week is 'The Little Red Hen.' I am sure they will enjoy baking and eating it together as we share the story and do lots of fun and exciting learning around the story.
Miss Crawford will also be setting up our Story Sacks again with one of our lovely Mummy helpers this week so you will be able to share these with your children. (If you would like to help too please let me know.) All the children will also have a reading book for you to share with them when they are ready and we will send more information about this to you over the next two weeks.
Finally, myself and our lovely Teaching Assistants have so many photographs to share with you all of your wonderful children and I will add these on Monday once I have re checked that everyone can have their picture on our class page.
See you all on Monday morning and please bring Busy Books in if you have had any spare time this weekend to pop anything in to share!
Love Miss B xx
Autumn 1 - Weeks 1 and 2
Wow Wow Wow! Firstly Miss Booth and Mr Hassall would like to say a huge well done to all of FS2 for your first days at Jesse Gray Primary School. The children have been confident and cheerful every morning helping us to have some lovely days of learning and fun. With so many new things to learn just about the school day we have been so impressed with how well the children have focused and remembered what to do and where to go.
This week and next week we have been getting an idea of where individuals are at in terms of some Maths and Literacy skills. Whilst we have been doing this the children have had fun choosing activities in the classroom, shared area (see pictures below) and outside area. The whole school topic of hats has been brilliant, with FS2 producing some lovely artwork and having some great photos taken based around the story of 'Mrs Honey's Hat' (see the display board in the main entrance to school).
Hopefully you have all received some information this week about what this half term has in store. Please feel free to email us with any questions and queries, our email addresses are at the top of our class web pages.