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Apple Class

Foundation Stage 2


Welcome to Apple Class.

Week commencing 20th April 2020

Please click on the icons below to find planning for this week. Remember this is just a guide that you might find useful, but don't worry if you can't follow it. Pick and choose which elements suit you but reading, writing and some maths work is valuable if you can. Thank you all for your hard work and support. Take care and stay safe!

Mrs Blacknall x

We have thoroughly enjoyed our Superhero topic. We have read some great books and done lots of amazing writing. We finished the topic with a Superhero Day. We all got dressed up and had a fun filled day; decorating biscuits, making capes, making wrist bands decorated with repeating patterns, colouring pictures, making cone shaped characters and going on missions outside. What a super day!
As part of e-safety week we leaned all about the great things we can use technology for but also how important it is to stay safe and follow instructions given to us by grown ups. We also joined Maple and Willow classes to watch a LIVE read of the new Thomas story.

As part of Festive Science Day we were very lucky to have Mrs Green come in to Apple Class and make snow with us. This was a real chemical reaction and we learnt about mixing things and heat being produced. We made a new substance: snow. It was such fun! Thank you Mrs Green.

We also talked about how sun substances can change state from solids to liquids by melting and from liquids to solids by cooling. We demonstrated this by melting chocolate to decorate biscuits.

Sherwood Pines

Our day at Sherwood Pines was magical. We enjoyed playing in the mushroom play park; going on the Christmas tree trail where we learnt about different trees, animals, den building, objects made from trees and played games; made a Christmas craft and then had the really important job of picking a Christmas tree to take back for school. We definitely picked the best one Apple Class! Thank you to all the Mummys and Mrs Seddon and Mrs Flatt who accompanied us on our trip - you were brilliant!

People Who Help Us

This half term we have been learning all about People Who Help Us. We have had visits from the local Community Support Officer and Police Officer and the Southwell Fire Service. We are also very grateful to Emily's Mummy who came in to talk to us about being a doctor and Rafe's Mummy who came in to bake some yummy cupcakes with us. Thank you for making our learning so much fun!

Children In Need

We celebrated Children in Need day by dressing up, wearing Pudsey Ears and making lots of repeating patterns as part of our Maths learning.

Open Afternoon

We enjoyed having our parents and grandparents visit us for the afternoon after the MacMillan Coffee and Cake sale. We did box modelling, craft, played in the role play area and loved showing them around the classroom and outdoor area.

Black History Week

During Black History Week we enjoyed listening to the music of Louis Armstrong, our favourite was 'What A Wonderful World.' We had a visit from Bemma who talked to us about African tribal dancing and showed us a dance to preform, we also enjoyed listening to her stories too. Thank you Bemma!

Pictures of Reception Class to share before starting school