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Creswell Class

Hello and welcome to Creswell Class!
Foundation Stage 2

A big welcome to everyone in Creswell class, I hope you are all ready for a fun and exciting year. Since we last met, I have been thinking about all the lovely ideas you suggested for this year. Here are the names of the topics for this year:

Autumn term 1 – My world - Houses and homes, Where do I live? Who lives in my house? My family and friends.

Autumn term 2 – Let’s celebrate! – Bonfire night, Christmas, Nativity, Celebrations/festivals around the world.

Spring term 1 – Once upon a time – Fairy tales, Our favourite stories.

Spring term 2 – Help! Emergency! – Emergency services, police, fire service, doctors and hospitals.

Summer 1 – Food Glorious Food – Growing our own fruit and vegetables, Where does our food come from? Creating new recipes!

Summer 2 – Animal adventures – Minibeasts, Farm and Zoo animals, Dinosaurs.

Below I have tried to answer some questions that will hopefully give you more of an insight into our school day. If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me.

Who will be my teachers in Creswell class?
Your teachers will be Mr Bell, Mrs Wood, Mrs Bellamy and Mrs Batters. If your grown – up’s have any questions please tell them to come and ask us any questions/concerns. The best time to speak to Mr Bell and Mrs Wood is after school, as you can appreciate that during the morning we need to register and begin lessons. Mrs Bellamy and Mrs Batters will be on the door each morning to welcome the children in and to help them hang their coats/bags on their pegs. Alternatively your adults can always call the school to arrange a time to come in and see us.

What day do I need a P.E Kit and what shall I wear?
It is a good idea to bring your kit with you on a Monday morning and collect it for washing on a Friday. Our P.E days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This term you will need both indoor and outdoor P.E kits in your bags.

When do I need to hand my homework in?
You will be given a book called a ‘Learning Journal’. In this book will be any messages from myself and a short homework task/spellings etc. This will be given out on Friday and collected in on Wednesday. The task will be a fun task either about something we have been learning about in class or researching something for the following week. Let me know if you have trouble accessing a computer at home for these tasks. You will be rewarded for how hard you try with team points. You can also write a comment/message in these books, if you want to ask me anything.

When will I be reading?
You will be doing a reading task each week in class but will also be bringing home a range of books to enjoy (choosing book from our library) and another book from our reading scheme. You will also be given a reading diary where your parents/carers can write comments about your reading. If you get three messages in your diary over the week, you will then be able to move your car around our race to read track. You will need your book bag, book and diary each day, which can be placed in a box in the entrance. I will also be sending a password and username for our blogging site and our online reading scheme the ‘bug club’ (more details to follow).

Can I bring my own toys in from home?
I would always advise that your toys stay at home, unless you have been asked to bring something in for show and tell or for an activity in class. Each week I will choose a new tree team to take part in ‘Show and Tell’. Show and Tell days will be on Wednesday and Friday.

Will I be having a snack?
We will be having a piece of fruit/veg and a drink each morning. Water will always be on offer at anytime during the day. So don’t forget to bring your water bottle each day.

What happens at home time?
We will open the gates at 3.15pm and send you to your grown-up as we see them. If anyone different will be collecting your child, please let us know that morning.

Children’s University passports
Your child has been given their children’s university passport in school today and they will be bringing this home with them tonight. Each time your child spends an hour at one of our validated After School Clubs they will receive a stamp on their passport. Your child can also use the passport to gain stamps from other locations that are validated by Children’s University. For any further information or queries you may have about Children’s University and where passports can be used please follow the link to the Children’s University  or speak to Mrs Bellamy.

I am really looking forward to working with you all this year!

Mr Bell
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Picture 5 They will need water.
Picture 6 Sunflower planting!
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Picture 8 Designing our plants.
Picture 9 The greatest plant in the world - BIG write!
Picture 10 My Ice-cream plant!
Picture 11 Super neat handwriting and imaginative ideas!
Picture 12 How far have these fruits travelled?
Picture 13 At the fish counter with Gary the fish monger.
Picture 14 Look at all the different fish and seafood.
Picture 15 Gary let us hold some of the fish.
Picture 16 We had to wear a bakers hat!
Picture 17 Let's go to the bakery!
Picture 18 What ingredients are used to make bread?
Picture 19 Ready to learn how to make bread.
Picture 20 Andy shows us how to make bread.
Picture 21 Kneading the dough.
Picture 22 Our freshly baked bread rolls.
Picture 23 Fruit tasting!
Picture 24 We enjoyed trying new things.
Picture 25 Thank you Tesco's!
Picture 26 Our tomato plants are growing really tall now.
Picture 27 Growing peas!
Picture 28 Our cress experiment.
Picture 29 Green fingers!
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Picture 31 The tiny snails.
Picture 32 I wonder where they will travel to?
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Picture 35 BIG maths - doubling and halving numbers
Picture 36 Fantastic teamwork from this group
Picture 37 Doubling spots!
Picture 38 Keeping the eco-house super tidy
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Picture 41 Giving the tiny plants some water
Picture 42 Tomatoes and peas have been planted.
Picture 43 Look at our flower garden
Picture 44 Super designs!
Picture 45 Great work!
Picture 46 Fabulous Fire Engines!
Picture 47 Happy Mother's Day
Picture 48 Time to build
Picture 49 Christmas creations!
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Picture 51 How far does it travel with a soft push?
Picture 52 Science investigations - Push and Pull
Picture 53 Sorting objects in Science
Picture 54 Music time!
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Picture 56 Our Gruffalo display
Picture 57 Our friendship display
Picture 58 Doubling spots!
Picture 59 Water fun!
Picture 60 We love wet sand!
Picture 61 Smiley Pizza Muffins!
Picture 62 Super number writing
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Picture 64 Super number writing
Picture 65 Super number writing
Picture 66 Super neat numbers
Picture 67 Super number writing
Picture 68 Super number writing
Picture 69 Super number writing
Picture 70 Super number writing
Picture 71 We try hard to write each number in the squares
Picture 72 Super number writing
Picture 73 Look at my zeros!
Picture 74 Super number writing
Picture 75 Baking time!
Picture 76 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 77 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 78 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 79 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 80 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 81 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 82 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 83 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 84 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 85 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 86 Our 3D 'three little pigs' houses
Picture 87 Counting our treasure
Picture 88 Using numicon pegs to touch count
Picture 89 Placing the pegs in the shapes
Picture 90 Checking our estimates
Picture 91 How many pegs have you got?
Picture 92 Welcome to our class Pudsey!
Picture 93 Fundraising fun for Children in Need
Picture 94 Friends together!
Picture 95 Being good friends