Welcome to Orangutan Class page
Orangutan Class consists of 23 vibrant, energetic and curious reception children. The class is taught by Mrs Steers (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) and by Miss Howett (Thursday). We are very lucky to have three teaching assistants working in Orangutan Class; Mrs Betts, Mrs Farrow and Mrs McGuire. We have started our new topic ‘All About Me’ and spent lots of time getting to know each other. As a team we have discussed classroom behaviour and expectations of each member of our class, so that we can play and learn in a safe and calm environment. We will then start our learning through the book ‘The Everywhere Bear’ by Julia Donaldson.
In phonics we have learnt four more sounds; ck, e, u and r, we have also learnt how to read the words; the, and & to. We have been writing and reading words with the sounds that we have learnt.
In Maths we have been discussing ‘finding the total’, the total of two groups and using language such as add, plus, equals, is the same as, altogether. In our topic we received a book, all wrapped up. It was a new book; ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. We have been looking at our book, discussing what it could be about, who we think the characters will be, where it will be set etc. We then read our new book and discussed the rhyme within the book. We looked at lots of animals and compared them to work out the similarities and differences.
We’ve had another fantastic week. Keep reading lots at home and practising writing the letters that are sent home. Many thanks for your continued support with learning at home and all the amazing Tapestry updates 🙂
We’ve had another busy week in Orangutan Class. In phonics we have learnt to read the word ‘and’ and learnt the new sounds g, o, c and k. We have also been very busy writing words using the sounds we have learnt, such as; tap, pat, pig, pip, pin etc
In maths we have been learning about more and fewer. We played a game linked to this which involved lots of number recognition, counting and discussions about more and less. Lots of fantastic EYFS activities can be found on the Nrich website. nrich.maths.org/13372
In topic we have been learning all about Bonfire Night and why it is special. We were lucky enough to hold and use sparkler each, so that we could talk about how to use them safely. We also learnt all about Guy Fawkes and why he is remembered on the 5th November
The children have been reading their new books beautifully, well done. Please remember to only have one book at any time, we don’t have enough to have more than one per child. Well done Orangutan class, another fabulous week!
PLEASE make sure your child has a fresh water bottle every day. Thank you
Orangutan Class have been learning all about people who help us. We learnt lots about firefighters and we were lucky enough to visit Mundesley Fire Station. We were shown around the fire station and we learnt all about the equipment that is kept on the engines. We all got to sit inside the fire engine, dress up in the protective clothing and use the hose. It was a fantastic morning; we learnt lots of new facts and had lots of fun.