Welcome to Capel's reception class page. We are known as Edison Class as we are full of inventors who love to explore and investigate the world around us.
It's so exciting to start school life together in Edison. Our school community welcomes you into the classroom every morning so that you can be actively involved in your child's learning journey. We are passionate about working together to create life-long learners. They are enabled to develop skills to make progress through play-based learning and activities whilst supported by the Early Years team. We support every child through offering stimulating and creative opportunities that inspire them to what to learn more.
Fit and Healthy Display - Friday 25th January 2019
Thank you to so many for attending Edison's display. We showed and explained how we keep our minds and bodies healthy, as well as how the physical development we do supports our writing development.
Phonics and Maths Workshop
Thank you for attending the phonics and maths workshops that have run recently in the EYFS classroom. The children are so enthusiastic about learning the super power of reading and number that it is great that you now know how they are learning it. Any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
School Readiness - I ran a school readiness workshop recently which was very successful. If you have any suggestions for future parents, please do let me know so I can pass it on.
Current learning - Our latest learning is below on our curriculum letter as well as the letters sent home. It has changed as we have embarked on a 'tell a story'time. We have developed our story telling but with an obvious interest in transport, we are now looking at stories with this theme. We have changed our role play into Capel Station and have visited Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells stations. As this learning takes off look out below for how we learn...
2019-20 New Intake dates for transition are already available
18th June 2019 - parent induction evening , an opportunity to meet all staff involved with your child's first year at Capel as well as experience the setting.
21st June & 5th July -Stay and Play, where the new children are welcomed by a buddy and allowed to explore the EYFS indoor and outdoor classroom with their new teachers.
15th July - Family Afternoon, a wonderful chance to meet other families that will have a child in the same class with activities and refreshments provided and their teacher and teaching assistant joining you too.
Thank you to anyone who attended to the 'School readiness' evening.
Train Station Visit
We rode on a mini bus to Tonbridge Station, where we met members of the station staff team who showed us around the station. This included a tunnel that use to have trains in it but now has paintings of Tonbridge station through time. We looked at the ticket machine and gates as well as the mess room and control room. Some of us made tannoy announcements. We all had a ticket and were allowed to board the train to Tunbridge Wells. When we arrived we in a lift and visited the ticket office. We asked lots of our questions and then had a turn going through the gate with our tickets. We had to be safe on the platform and stand behind the yellow line. We used a ramp to get back on the train because the gap was quite big. On our return journey there was a special announcement about us and birthday wishes for one of us. Following our return to Tonbridge we heard about the tracks and shoes and how the wheels move. Lastly we were given a goodie bag.
We loved sharing so many stories and dressing up as different characters.
The troll has a new home to live under...
Edison fireflies shine brightly in in the Christmas production of 'Tinsel'.
Flossie came to visit so we could compare her to Lola and learn how to care for a dog.
Capel Veterinary Surgery is now open and Lola the tortoise was our first patient....
We had a wonderful pirate day where we have been; reading pirate stories, playing matching games, completing playdough pirate mats, cutting, sticking and labelling maps, writing lists of what we need on board, adding to giant maps, building large and small ships, experimenting with floating and sinking, creating waterproof boats that go on real water, digging for treasure in the mud and sand, finding and counting gems, matching real shells with numbers on to dots, cutting and counting paper coins, writing lists of pirates, writing secret messages in glitter sand, finding a snake in phonics, being brave and walking the plank and playing with all our shipmates. Why are we good learners? Because we arrrrrgh!
We went on a wonderful Autumn walk and did lots of counting and measuring with natural objects that we found.
We have started school!