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.
Current learning - We have embarked on the topic of 'Tell me a story'. This will mainly focus on traditional tales so that the children can write their own hooked on to the form of many they will have shared.
From the children’s suggestions and efforts the role play has changed once more. As we are starting so many stories that involve animals it is now Capel Vet Surgery. As we visit the Three Little Pigs, we will build their homes and write materials lists as well as respond to the wolf's letter regarding catching the pigs. We will be trying to persuade a troll and other characters to change their ways as in the outside area we will be building real wooden bridges for the goats. Goldilocks may need some help with her behaviour choices too! Maths and Understanding will be focused on by continuing to learn to count objects, recognise numerals, describe shapes and problem solve through addition and subtraction. This will be supported by the development of a castle then a shop, so that the Little Red Hen and Jack and the beanstalk can sell their produce. Also in terms 3 and 4 we will be learning about Chinese New Year and Pancake day with Easter, this will include the story of the Runaway Pancake. What a busy time.
'Staying Healthy' Presentation - Thank you to all those who attended this event.
Edison shared how we use physical exercise and other techniques to keep mentally and physically healthy as well as build strength for writing.
Thank you to all those able to attend the workshop. A hand out was sent hoe with all but of you need anymore information please do not hesitate to call in.
2020-2021 New Intake dates for transition
9th June 2020 - parent induction evening , an opportunity to meet all staff involved with your child's first year at Capel as well as experience the setting.
19th June & 3rd July 2020 -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.
13th 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.
I am often asked about some ideas before they start school. This link is a great way to explore speech and language from birth to five years old. These skills ar essential in their development. https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
Billy Goats Gruff
We have been solving problems. We needed to help the Billy Goats gruff build bridges across real water with a hammer, wood and nails, as well as design them on paper and with lego. We also had to get the goats across the numicon number bond bridge and find the troll with our WANTED posters offering a description of the troll and his crimes. We are trying to trick Mrs Farr into thinking there is a real troll prowling around Capel.
Xin nian kuai le/ Gong Hei Fat Choy...Happy New Year
Edison have been celebrating Chinese New Year with Chinese tea parties, a noodle investigation, Chinese numbers, dragon, ribbon and fan dancing, facts files, traditional tales, decorations, building the Great Wall of China and dragon puppets with shape sequencing.
A real dog visits Capel Vets
.Flossie came to visit today. We learned about her care. This included; brushing her teeth and hair, going to the groomers, feeding, training (to sit, stay, high five, lay down, wait for a treat), car safety, exercise and mental health through playing and activities. We also pretended she was poorly and took her to the vets as we listed this in the responsibilities of owning a dog. Lastly we discussed similarities and differences between us and dogs, e.g our feet, teeth, habits, interests
Great owner ship skills and kindness shown all day!
Guinea pigs arrive at Capel Vets
We had guinea pigs visit today . We learned that they live until they are about 7 years old and eat hay, straw, carrots, dried food and spinach. they love to hide and use newspaper to soak up their wee and poo. they also eat their poo because they reuse the nutrients.They can live outside or inside but must not keep going between the two places.We saw their nails being clipped and filed and you must not cut near the pink bit as it would bleed. These ones came from an animal sanctuary called Raystede. These ones came from an animal sanctuary called Raystede and were a teddy breed called Bow and Yoyo.Tom asked how much they cost and knew that spinach was good for them and walking helped keep their claws down.
The three little pigs need our help...
The wolf wanted us to help him catch the pigs but we decided to write lists of building materials needed for the pigs so we could help them instead. We then thought we ought to build the houses for them and luckily the stormy weather put them to the test for being waterproof and stable. We also decided to write to the wolf and offer some ideas about how to be kind and what he could do instead of eating the pigs for his dinner.
Three little pig maths ...
We have been adding together and finding the number for the three little pigs. We played it like a board game and were really good at following instructions, taking turns and listening to each other as well as recognising our numbers, counting and adding.
Starring as the sheep...
An elf visit...
Rainbow the Christmas Elf visited to tell us all the lovely things Father Christmas knew about us. We received a book for our kindenss. later we wrote to her to tell her about our cheeky elf.
An Autumn walk
Perfect for thinking and writing great descriptive words!
Diwali lit up our classroom this week.
EYFS celebrated Diwali. We looked at the story of Rama and Sita and how it relates to Diwali. We built temples, designed and made rangoli patterns, looked at differences in clothing worn at celebrations and in different countries that celebrate Diwali. We made our own healthy Diwali dip and chopped up our own fruit to have with it at snack time. We compared different styles of dance and made up our own firework dance. This led us to look at firework safety too.
Year 6 came to share a book...
Look at our new playground and how it inspired us!
We are exploring and learning...
We have started school!