Welcome to Miss Jackson’s class
Welcome to our class page. We will keep you updated on all of the exciting things we do in Reception!
The children in Reception have been excited to play in their new travel agents! The children have been interested in holidays so we decided to change the role play area. Mrs McKinnell and I took small groups of children into the travel agents to show them the different jobs that need to be carried out. Isaac was a natural and is now in charge of staff development within ‘Kibblesworth Travel’. The children have selected a wide range of holiday destinations from Seahouses to Botswana! Once all of the children are confident were hoping to open a travel money bureau-watch this space!
In Early Years we promote child initiated learning and we encourage the children to follow their own interests. We do this through ‘plan, do, review’ by encouraging the children to create their own ‘plan’, thinking about which area they would like to plan in, what they would like to use and how they will achieve this. During ‘review’ time the children reflect on their learning, thinking about what they would change and where they would like to take their learning next. During plan, do, review some of the children planned to build a campfire outside. They discussed and negotiated what each person would do. Oliver was in charge of setting out the plates and cutlery, Harvey picked some leeks from the allotment and Elliott was in charge of ‘cooking’ the food. The children discussed which tool would be the best to chop up the leeks and they also risk assessed how they would do this safely. During review time the children explained that next time they would like to improve their plan by having a real fire so they could toast some marshmallows. The children planned what songs they would like to sing in the yurt and they made invitations inviting all of the children. As you can see we had lots of fun!
For the second year, our school has raised money for the People’s Kitchen in Gateshead through our Millennium Centre soup kitchen. In October, our school council visited the Millennium Centre and served soup to local residents – soup that had been prepared and made in school by after school club and some of the classes using vegetables from our school garden, and donations from the allotment holders and our friends around the village. It was a real community effort, and Mr Baker – a former teacher at the school – came to school today to collect the money on behalf of the charity. He assured us that the money would be put to good use, and for the second time in a day, we had helped others, and made ourselves feel good in the process – another huge drop in the bucket for everyone!