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Jackson Class

At Reed First School, Jackson Class covers the period of time the children spend in Nursery and Reception. The class teacher is Miss Ingram.

We operate a flexible induction programme so that the needs of each individual child can be met.

In our Early Years unit we have created an environment which supports, encourages and stimulates the children to become independent learners.

Please view the class letter for news from Jackson Class.

Celebration Assembly

A selection of this weeks celebration assembly photographs.

Autumn Term 2022

This half term we have been learning lots about Autumn. We went on an Autumn walk around the local area and found lots of signs of Autumn.

We learnt about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and used the items that we had collected on our walk to create our own Andy Goldsworthy inspired artwork.

In phonics, nursery children developed their listening skills to identify environmental and musical sounds. They also started to explore rhyme. Reception children have started to learn phase 2 phonics and all are now reading decodable phonics books.

In maths we have been focusing on subitising amounts to 3. This means knowing how much an amount is without counting.

We have enjoyed regular cooking sessions. So far we have made pizza wraps, apple pastry slices and spider biscuits.

Everyone has also been really busy learning, developing and refining new skills in Child Initiated Learning (play).

Summer Term 2022

We have enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a sunflower and bean and have planted and cared for our own. We were worried that the rabbits might eat them but so far we have been lucky.

We had great fun learning about people who help us and worked cooperatively to make a Police car and a ladder for a firefighter.

We enjoyed learning about keeping our teeth healthy and taking turns to be the dentist.

Spring Term 2022

This term the children have been busy exploring the outside and inside environments to learn about Spring, life cycles and the wonderful world around. They have also enjoyed a topic about knights and castles.

We have enjoyed using the outdoor area and our P.E sessions to develop gross and fine motor skills through a range of games using a variety of equipment and during our Gymnastic sessions.

We enjoyed our mini Alice in Wonderland topic during World Book Day. We used our independence skills to follow recipes and made some jam tarts all by ourselves. We also had fun exploring and making mini gardens and ‘Drink Me’ Fizzy potions.

During Science week we had fun exploring and observing reactions with vinegar, baking soda, milk, oil and food colouring. We made milk explosions and fireworks in jars. We also planted some beans in a bag and attached them to our window so we can make observations of a life cycle of a plant and made magnetic maps and treasure bottles.