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2017-2018

Fun at the farm!

Welcome back we have been very busy already! We came back to a letter from the local community asking us to find out all there is to know about the local farming area. We went on a fantastic trip to Nineveh Ridge Care Farm what a super day! The children had an amazing time feeding the chickens, donkeys and horses. Although it was very smelly we had great fun cleaning out the barns. We were so excited to receive our certificates from the farm qualifying as farmers. During our time we also went on a fact hunt and have been able to bring back all of the facts about farm animals and have been reading these in our reading area to help us become true experts. Since returning we have transformed our classroom to ensure it is the perfect environment for us all to learn even more about farming. We have built our very own farm shop, as well as deciding to change the Bayton Den into the Bayton Barn. We cannot wait to learn even more! Keep your eyes and ears open for any more exciting news and events.

 

Ugly Bug Ball 

 

Thank you to all the parents that attended the Ugly Bug Ball we absolutely loved you coming into see all the fantastic learning we had been doing. We felt so proud sharing our hungry caterpillar stories, our songs and dance. We hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did! Hopefully we will be able to share our next learning journey with you too.

 

Bayton's Bugs

In Reception we learn by playing and exploring inside and outside. We use our school values and Christian values in order to help us be the best learners that we can be. We try really hard to earn as many Dojo points as we can, alongside the different lollipop sticks for our challenges; enabling us to be rainbow learners in all areas. We also know it is good to be on green and that by staying on green all day or going higher; earning silver and gold cards, we could have golden tea with Ms Simmonds. However, if we do not make the right choices we may get an orange or a red card.

We try really hard to think about our learning behaviours and our attitude towards learning by focussing and concentrating, pretending and taking on a role during our play as well as solving problems and being determined to solve them. This is based on the characteristics of effective learning and we work hard to earn Dojo points for this.

On a Tuesday afternoon we do PE in the hall and on a Friday afternoon we have PE outside. We ensure that we have our bike helmets and appropriate clothing like outdoor shoes, coats and hats so we can take our learning outside at every opportunity and in all weathers.

We have phonics every day at school and learn three new sounds each week. We then practise these in our phonics books at home, so that our parents know what we have been learning.  We always enjoy story time and circle time where we get to share our important news. We also enjoy learning about our own religion and other faiths. We often carry out RE activities and learning which is based on our Christian values in our prayer corner.

At the moment we are very excited to be learning about minibeasts, thinking about all of Bayton’s bugs. We have been growing our own butterflies after receiving a parcel from the author we are studying (Giles Andreae). They are growing nicely and we cannot wait for them to become butterflies so that we can release them. We love his story - Mad about minibeasts and enjoy lots of the rhymes, joining in with all of the parts we know. We have spent a long time planning our ‘ugly bug ball’ and are in the middle of making sure we have everything we need to make our party a professional one. So far, we have created butterfly life cycles, information leaflets, created our own hungry caterpillar story and minibeast art work. As part of this topic we are also thinking about our surrounding area and taking part in our very own Bayton project to help the community to look after all of the minibeast creatures. We have invited little learners to come and see everything we have learnt about Bayton’s bugs and hope to teach everybody all that we know.

 

Welcome to Reception Class

 

Our topic this term is the Naughty Bus and our children are learning cross-curricular through this story.  We have looked at cuboids and cones and are currently measuring height using cubes and blocks.  The children have been recreating a London scene from the book using construction bricks and role playing the story.  Next we will be looking at ordinal numbers and ordering number in place value.  We have looked at manners, saying please and thank you as well as thinking about what makes a good friend as part of this term's Christian Value, and linking these qualities to last week's anti-bullying focus.  In creative arts our children have made kites and created lollipops on sticks to cross link with their phonics learning of initial graphemes.

Today, we have had a visit from the Dogs' Trust when we learnt about how to look after a pet dog responsibly.

Please try to listen to your child read as often as possible to give them confidence and help them share with you their reading journey.  Please could you also ensure that your child has a drink bottle in school every day and that they have a full PE kit to be kept in school.

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