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Mountfields Lodge School

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Mountfields Lodge School

Coral

Welcome to Coral!

 

In class Coral we have lots of fun exploring, creating and learning through play. Every day we have time to work together as a group or independently on our own choice of task. We work hard to develop our confidence, independence and resilience. If you visit our classroom you will see a variety of activities both indoors and outdoors that enable us to develop our skills, knowledge and understanding of the EYFS 7 Areas of Learning. (see link) Whilst in Class Coral the foundations for our future learning will be established to prepare us for our journey through school.

Parents and carers are always welcome to come in to speak with any member of our class team if you have questions or concerns. We will keep you informed of our successes and achievements, once you have joined Class Coral, via Tapestry Online Learning journey with updates, photographs and video.

Just a few reminders

  • Please please make sure all clothes, coats, shoes, wellies and PE kits are ALL NAMED.
  • Please send your child with a named water bottle with fresh water in each day and a healthy snack.
  • We always need waterproofs and wellies in school as we are outside no matter what the weather.
  • We have PE on Fridays so need to have our PE kits in school.
  • We ask parents to read with their children every day. Children who read every day at home make much more rapid progress.
  • Phonics underpins so much of what we do. Please reinforce the sounds we have been learning at school when you are at home.
  • Keep an eye on Tapestry – any reminders or information about what we will be learning next week will be on that.
  • Please send us in photos and notes on Tapestry about what your child has been doing at school. We see your child’s education as being a 2 way process.

Summer Term

We have loved the sunshine since the start of Summer term in Class Coral.

We started the term with a topic on growing. We planted potatoes, sunflowers, cress and beans. We have learned what plants need to help them to grow and have been looking after our plants in our classroom and outdoor area. We have been on walks around the school grounds looking for signs of spring including buds, blossom, birds, nests and mini-beast. We compared different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk in literacy then had a go at telling our own version. We have solved adding and subtracting problems using magic beans in Maths.

 

We then  followed the children's interests and moved on to a topic on Dinosaurs. The children had lots of questions about Dinosaurs such as; What happened to them? What did their babies look like? How big were they? Could they swim? Did they all eat meat? We set out over the next two weeks to answer these questions and we found out lots more along the way.

 

Luckily the sunshine has stayed with us for our walk to the Library, Museum and Queen's Park recently. We were able to continue our search for signs of spring on our way, look at the swimming dinosaur fossil at the Museum and read some books in the library before having an excellent time on the park. What a brilliant Summer Term and we are only half way through!

 

 

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School Opens on Wednesday 29th August 2018
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