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.
Thank you for the great attendance at the phonics workshop EYFS classroom. The children are so enthusiastic about learning the super power of reading that it is great that you now know how they are learning it. Any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Maths learning workshop
I will be running a maths workshop after school in the EYFS classroom on Friday 30th straight after school. It will be based around what and how your children will learn theri maths. Mrs Hebditch has offered to run a creche for school age children as before. Hope to see you there.
School Readiness - I am running an evening for parents with children at pre-school or nursery to find out how to help prepare theri children for school. The local preschool and I have been asked many times so we thought we would invite everyone in to find out. It is on Thursday 8th November at 7pm in the EYFS classroom.
Current learning - Our latest learning is below on our curriculum letter as well as the letters sent home. It has changed as we have settled and shown a great interest in animals. The vets has just opened and the tortoise visit was a huge success. So much more to follow.
The children have also been looking at the fireworks code and understood how pets would feel at this time of year. We spent some time learning about Diwali, the festival of light, as well as Fireworks Night. 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.
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!