Beech Blog - Reception
What a super end to an amazing year. We have had had so much fun! We will miss you all very much, but we know that you are ready to begin Year 1.
Do pop back and say hello in September. Wishing you all a very wonderful and safe summer break.
Wednesday 28th June 2023
What a wonderful Sports Day we had on Wednesday. The EYFS team are so proud of all the children for taking part and trying their best. Thank you to all our parents for taking the time to come and watch. Well done EYFS! Well done Beech class!
Friday 9th June 2023
In PSED today, we have been naming and identifying body parts. We also talked about the functions of the following parts of the body- nose, ears, mouth and eyes. Super labelling Beech!
"We breathe and talk through our mouths." "We smell with our nose."
What can someone use/wear, if they have sight problems? "They can wear glasses."
Stay and Play
Monday 22nd- Thursday 25th May 2023
This week we have been inviting parents/carers into to see their child's work and see how much they have learnt and progressed since September 2022. It has been lovely to see lots of Mums, Dads and Grandparents. Thank you for joining us.
Easter Stay and Play
Monday 20th - Friday 24th March 2023
This week, each day, we were joined by some of the parents of the children in Beech class. This lovely visit is for the children to show their parents what we get up to in Reception. This time we were creating an Easter chick. Wow! Amazing work Beech class (and parents). We hope you enjoyed your stay.
Letter and Number Formation
Monday 20th March 2023
Mrs Vassiliou has found a great website to help the children (and parents) on how to form their numbers and letters correctly. It is free and easy to use.
You can choose the following:
* Size of the letter- small, medium, large
* Writing speed- slow, medium, fast
* Letter position, which should always be top
* Whether you want a midline
You can also choose how you view the number or letter- Follow (Press space or on the ball to start), Press and Follow (Press on the ball and follow with your cursor/finger) or Free Draw
Friday 17th March 2023
Emily was our mystery reader today. She very very kindly volunteered to read "Boa's Bad Birthday" byJeanna Willis and Tony Ross, to Beech class. We loved the story and we enjoy having parent visitors in class.
A Castle has arrived!
Friday 10th March 2023
Look what has appeared in Beech class... A castle! All our Reception children have been exploring this exciting addition to Beech class.
Friday 27th January 2023
In Beech class, we had a crowd of children desperately waiting their turn to decorate a foam dinosaur. Each colour group waited in anticipation. Wow! It was worth the wait. Look at our amazing dinosaurs. Super work Beech. Can you spot your one?
Computing: Design a talking dinosaur
Friday 13th January 2023
Today, Beech class have been designing their own talking dinosaurs on the computer. They have been perfecting their mouse control and key board skills. They had to decide what colour, size, type and noise their dinosaur would make. Well done Beech class!
New Years Resolutions
Friday 6th January 2023
Today, Beech class have been writing their new years resolutions. We talked about what we would like to get better at this year. The children came up with many targets, such as sharing, making my bed, swimming without armbands, being able to do the splits and many more. We have made some wonderful targets and I am sure these will be achieved with lots of perseverance.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The EYFS team would like to say a huge thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts we have received from our children and parents, this term. We wish you all a lovely restful Christmas. See you in the new year!
Balloon investigation and Mystery reader
Friday 16th December 2022
Beech class, took part in a science experiment today. We wanted to see, if our paper snowmen would stick to a balloon, which had been rubbed on our heads and jumpers. We loved creating static electricity and watching our snowmen stick. We worked out that the paper needed to be thin and light, in order to stick to the balloon. If the paper was too heavy, then it fell off the balloon. Fantastic exploring and hypothesising Beech class!
A huge thank you to Joseph who also came and read us "Little Lost Deer" for our mystery reader session.
Potion making and Mystery Reader
Friday 2nd December 2022
Today, Beech class have been making their own potions. The children were inspired to make potions, by the witch, from the story 'The Jolly Postman' By Janey and Allan Ahlberg. They had a choice of blood, witches nails, orange bogeys, baby slugs, dragon scales, frog slime and many more interesting ingredients. Wow! Look at those amazing potions! Well done Beech class.
A huge thank you to Mr Smith for coming in and reading us the story 'The Cat in the Hat' By Dr Suess. We are big fans of Dr Suess. Thank you for giving up your time. It is very much appreciated.
Cups of Kindness
Friday 18th November 2022
As part of Anti-Bullying Week, we took part in various, interactive activities to promote kindness. Today we drew pictures, on cups of kindness, which promoted happiness.
We also had a Mystery Reader, today, as well. Thank you so much to Ruby's Mum for sharing a story with Beech class.
Poppies for remembrance
Thursday 10th November 2022
The children have been creating different types of poppies, all week, as part of Remembrance Sunday. Each child has taken their time to create their poppies. Well done Beech class!
Zones of Regulation
Friday 4th November 2022
The children were asked to sort the emotion cards into the correct Zones of Regulation
Red (angry), Green (happy), Blue (sad) and Yellow (silly)
Friday 4th November 2022
Thank you to Mr Hundal coming in to read "Pirates in Pyjamas." We really enjoyed the story
Repeating patterns- Friday 7tyh October 2022
The children have enjoyed creating their own repeating patterns, on scarves. Have we used two colours or three colours to make our patterns?
Mystery Reader- Friday 30th September 2022
Beech class were very lucky to have a mystery reader, in class, today. Can you guess who they were? What story did they read? Many thanks to all parent volunteers for giving up part of their time to share a story with Beech class.
Rock Steady Music Assembly- Thursday 29th September 2022
Ash and Beech class joined year 1 and 2 during a special assembly today. The assembly was about a new club starting, after school, called Rock Steady Music. Some children from all year groups were able to take part and play the instruments on display. One of our very own Reception children got the chance to play on the electric guitar.
Remembering the Queen- 16th September 2022
The children are settling, very well, into their second week in Reception. One of our special tasks this week was to decorate a flower, in memory of our late Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. Here are some photos of the children in action! Please take a look at the classroom window for our beautiful display.
DT Engineer Day - 11th March 2022
Beech class enjoyed being engineers for the day! We listened to Ben, who works for Dyson, in our assembly and then became 'dengineers' by designing our own special dens as well as making dens in the outside area. In the afternoon, the children were challenged to make a structure using only spaghetti and marshmallows! They came up with some excellent ideas. A wonderful day with the children showing their fantastic engineering skills!
Beech Blog - Reception
Friday 12th November 2021
Beech class were very excited to welcome our first 'Mystery Reader' today. Thank you to Isla's mum who read us a lovely story called, 'The Busy Busy Day' by Claire Freedman and Daniel Howarth.