learning, living, loving and laughing
Welcome to Earth Class...Welcome to Earth Class...
Welcome to Reception and Little
We are a Foundation Stage Unit, with both Reception and Pre-school
in our setting. Our Little Stars Pre-school children are in the setting
during the mornings, until 12. They have the option to stay for Lunch
Club on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 1 o'clock.
Our Reception children are in full-time school and start at 08:50am in
the morning. Doors will be open from 08:40am and the children are
welcome to come in as they arrive. School finishes at 3:15pm.
We have three members of staff who work in our Early Years Unit;
Miss Mason the class teacher, Miss Gipson the Pre-school
Practitioner, Mrs Pitts the classroom assistant.
Welcome to Earth Class Booklet - Here is a booklet outlining the day
to day running of Earth Class and any important information that you
may need to know throughout the year. Earth Class children have
been sent home with a copy of this booklet, alongside a copy of our
Curriculum Overview - Here is the overview of what we will be
learning in Earth Class. We are a school that mixed year group
classes and therefore follow a two year rolling plan.
Spring Term 2018
Sports Relief Week!
We have chosen to explore Sports Relief week
by focusing on healthy living. We created a diagram to show our
current understanding of a healthy lifestyle and then added some
questions and ideas that we wanted to explore further. Here are
some of the activities we took part in this week.
We explored the importance of drinking lots of water. We learnt that
as children we have to drink 1 litre of water a day. Miss Mason
showed us a litre bottle of water and we discovered this equates to 6
snack cups a day. After that we played a relay game to explore this
concept, taking it in turn to fill up a sponge with water and run to
squeeze it into cups. The first team to fill up 6 cups won!
We have been thinking about healthy habits and the importance of
cleaning our teeth. After a class discussion we decided to take part in
some process art; using a toothbrush and toothpaste we painted a
picture representing what we have learnt about teeth!
We continued to look at healthy lifestyles, thinking about how
important it is to exercise, have fun and be happy. We decided to
take part in some parachute games to encourage activity and
laughter. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing some different
games and they can't wait to play with the parachute again.
As part of our focus on healthy living this
week, we chopped up some exciting fruit
and made fruit kebabs for healthy snack!
We then had to choose our own healthy
snack out of fruit kebabs, cheese and
pineapple sticks, vegetables, chocolate
biscuits and crisps.
(Please remember your P.E kits)
Check back for some useful documents
to help you out during your time in Earth
As part of our exploration of New Life
relating to Easter and in preparation for
our new topic Living Things, Miss
Gipson kindly bought in her baby rabbits
for Earth Class to experience. The
children loved petting the rabbits and
were very careful to take care and be
gentle. Thank you very much Miss
Gipson for this exciting and very cute
This week we have been learning about
the importance of Easter and how
Christians celebrate this special time.
We explored each day of the Easter
story. When thinking about Easter
Sunday, we looked into how Christian's
go to church to celebrate; we discovered
that some churches make flower crosses
to symbolise Jesus dying on the cross
and how he rose again, celebrating new
life. In Earth class we decided to make
our own flower crosses to celebrate
Easter. We were very lucky that Mrs
Lowe then used our Easter cross for the
Easter Sunday service in church.