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Bottesford Infant School

Tall Oaks From Little Acorns Grow


 In this reception class Miss Brown is the  class teacher and Mrs Walker and Mrs Brand are the teaching assistants. Miss Blades will also be teaching orange class this term. Please come and see us if you have any queries or questions. 

We also have some volunteers who help with small group work and reading. We would like to thank them for supporting the children in red class. 

The theme this term will be 'All creatures great and small' We have immersed ourselves in this topic and our classroom has become a jungle.
Throughout the term we will be covering the following areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

Circle time, talk partners, group games with rules, critiquing own and other's work, talking about ideas in a group, leading activities, persevering at an activity


Physical Development:
Gymnastics with gym coach-balancing, shapes  rolls, stretches and using apparatus. Sport's day practise and athletics, finger strength rhymes, neat writing, joined up writing, healthy foods and importance of exercise jungle inspired dance routine and skip to the beat challenge.

Communication and Language:

story and information maps, project discussion, presentations of learning, talk partners, group work,asking and answering questions, retelling information about chosen animal, critique

Read, write inc, talk for writing,  reading, discussion of stories and answering questions, labelling, adult led guided writing sessions, story writing simple stories, story maps, information texts, floor book

doubling, halving, addition, subtraction,  counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, capacity, distance, measuring, problem solving, money

Understanding the World:
retelling Easter, learning about the jungle, information about endangered animals, fundraising,  book creator app, apps for literacy and maths, gardening, school trip, 

Expressive Arts and Design:
dancing, making music to accompany dance routines, jungle inspired music with instruments, listening and creating jungle sounds, jungle animals pictures, making animals masks, props for immersive classroom

General reminders...

  • The children will be participating in PE lessons twice a week on Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has his/her PE kit in school on a Monday and that it stays in school all week. Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled. If your child wears earrings, for their own safety please could you remove these on PE days, if possible. 
  • Please ensure that you send your child with water in their water bottle and not juice. 
  • Please make a brief note (or initial) every time your child reads their reading books with you. We then know that they are ready to change their books each week.

The websites below are very useful to support your learning at home. Have fun!

Please visit your class page again soon as the gallery will be updated regularly! To keep up to date with what is happening in our class, follow Miss Brown on twitter at @L_E_ Brown. Photos and information are regularly updated on there. 
We have some new resources in our classroom. They are fantastic!
Working with our NEW talk partners

We love reading in the sea!

We love writing and mark making!

seaside immersive classroom

exhibition-What does a real Rocket look like?