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Welcome to RM - Magical Monkeys

Autumn 2

Our concept this half term is 'difference'. Over the next few weeks we will be exploring the question 'Can we be the same and also have differences?'.

We look forward to sharing our findings.

Diwali celebrations

This week we are exploring the festival of Diwali. We have enjoyed listening to the story of Rama and Sita and Dipal's Diwali. We made mehndi patterns on handprints on our creative area, made rangoli patterns on our investigation area and created diva lamps using clay.

The children had a great time at the monster ball - They all look amazing!

Autumn 1

 

Our concept this half term is 'identity'. Over the next few weeks we will be exploring the question 

 

'Is everyone unique?'.

We look forward to sharing our findings.

Our Learning

Characteristics of effective learning in the EYFS

Characteristics of effective learning define how children learn, rather than what they learn. The three characteristics of effective learning identified by the EYFS are: 

  • playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;
  • active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
  • creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

At Ellison we explore these through the use of different animals, helping the children to remember and demonstrate the different characteristics in their learning and play.

Our classroom is full of...

Proud peacocks.

Concentrating crocodiles.

Choosing chimps.

Clever chameleons.

Persevering parrots.

Experimenting eagles.

I know rhinos.

Exploring elephants.

Linky snakes.

Keep an eye on the section below to see how we explore these in our setting.

We are...

What a fantastic week we have had! Mrs Manser, Miss Woods and I are very proud of all the children in RM, they have settled really well into the Ellison family already!

 

This half term we will be learning about the children through our concept, "Identity". Please keep visiting our class page to see our pictures and see what exciting things we have been learning about. 

 

Thank you  

 

smileyMrs Martin, Mrs Manser and Miss Woodssmiley

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Summer 2

Our main concept this half term is exploration. 

Our continuous concepts are: location, place and chronology.

We will explore the following question: What similarities and differences do you notice between...?

 

 

Visit from Mrs James

Summer 1

 

Our concepts this half term:  Life and Nature

We will explore the following key questions:

What will our world look like if..? What does life look like?

Spring 

 

 

This half term we have been exploring our focus concepts of growth and change and the following key questions: When we grow do we change? Do all things grow? Why do we grow up/ why do we change? Do some things stay the same when we grow? Why can’t I stay the same? Will I be the same person when I grow up or a different one?

Happy Easter everyone!

We are story tellers...

The eggs have arrived!!!

World Book day - the children in RM had a fantastic day; we listened to famous authors and illustrators and shared our favourite books along side many other activities!

The children in reception enjoyed learning about ‘The Little Red Hen’. They were very busy making a farm, making puppets and acting out the story.

We celebrated Lunar Chinese New Year; we had a really exciting day full of dragon dancing and Chinese food tasting.

Autumn 1 Homework menu

Parent Curriculum Evening

Mrs Manser, Miss Burton and I are very proud of all the children in RM, they have settled really well into the Ellison family already!

 

This half term we will be learning about the children through our concept, "Identity". Please keep visiting our class page to see our pictures and see what exciting things we have been learning about. 

 

Thank you  

 

 smiley Mrs Martin, Mrs Manser and Miss Burton smiley

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Please find the previous Reception classes webpages below.

Reception Homework menu Summer 2

The eggs have arrived!!!

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Spring Chicken

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As part of our Easter celebrations, the children made Easter bonnets and performed the song 'Spring Chicken'. We hope you enjoy our performance and have a fantastic Easter :)

RM's Christmas Nativity 2020

We hope you enjoy our Christmas Nativity! Have a wonderful Christmas!Mrs Martin and Mrs Manser :)

Welcome to Autumn 2 

 

RM have settled back into school really well; we are very proud!

Our new concept this half term is difference and we are so excited about our new learning!

This week we have been learning all about Diwali, the festival of light. To celebrate, we have listened to some Diwali music, made Rangoli patterns, learned some traditional dance moves, designed and made mehndi patterns and made diva lamps. The children have had a fantastic week, well done RM!

Anti-Bullying Week

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This week we have been learning about being kind to others. To celebrate difference, we are all wearing odd socks or clips.

Children in Need Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

The children enjoyed creating poppies using different textures.

As part of our celebration of curriculum golden time, reception enjoyed creating their own 'Picasso portraits'. They used three self portrait photographs which explored different angles of their features, to then create a portrait in the style of Pablo Picasso. We talked about and explored his use of warm, vibrant colours as well his cooler, hues of colours within his artwork.

Well done reception- remember that we are all artists.

Mrs Manser and I are very proud of all the children in RM, they have settled really well into the Ellison family already!

 

This half term we will be learning about the children through our concept, "Identity". Please keep visiting our class page to see our pictures and see what exciting things we have been learning about. 

 

Thank you  

 

 smiley Mrs Martin and Mrs Manser smiley

Parents Curriculum Information

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