Class Blog 2021-2022
Spring Term (1st Half)
'Starry Night'
So far in our new topic, our writing and role play has been based on the story "Whatever Next!". In art, we have been experimenting with the primary colours, making lighter shades and using fine brushes for painting. We have also been making Playdough aliens, using a variety of media. In our PSED lessons we have been thinking about our bedtime routines and talking about the importance of brushing our teeth.
Autumn Term (2nd Half)
'Sparkle and Shine!'
We have enjoyed learning the Nativity story and playing the part of villagers in the school play. In class, we have been busy decorating our tree and making paper chains to hang up. We have also been busy little elves in our 'Elf Workshop', making, wrapping and labelling presents to slide down the chute into Santa's sleigh! In literacy, we have been writing letters to Santa. On Wednesday 15th December, we tucked into our delicious Christmas dinner and then were so excited to hear sleigh bells and have a surprise visit from a very special visitor!
During the week beginning 9th November, we talked about how and why birthdays are celebrated and how the children have changed since they were babies! We read the story 'Kipper's Birthday' by Mick Inkpen and then planned a 5th birthday party for him, writing lists and invitations. We had great fun at the party and the children were delighted when Kipper joined us so they could sing happy birthday to him!
During the week beginning 15th November, we found out all about the Hindu festival of Diwali. The children listened carefully to the story of Rama and Sita and re-told it using puppets and props. In Literacy, they wrote a sentence about their favourite character and learned a poem called 'Im a Little Diva Lamp', which they enjoying rehearsing so they could perform it to others! In art, we made diva lamps using our skills of modelling and making impressions in clay. Later, we finshed we painted the clay lamps in bright colours. We also created a beautiful, class Rangoli pattern, using coloured rice. At the end of the week, we made Diwali sweets by mixing condensed milk and desiccated coconut and rolling the mixture into balls - delicious! 
During the week beginning 8th November, we have been creating explosive firework art by learning the skills of flicking paint and sprinkling glitter. In Literacy, we used our Fred sounds to write some describing words for fireworks and we also listened carefully to the story of Guy Fawkes and his gunpowder plot!
On Thursday 11th September, we talked about the significance of poppies on Remembrance day and made our own clay poppies to put in the garden.
Autumn Term (1st Half)
'Do you want to be friends?' and 
'Exploring Autumn'
On Friday 22nd October, we compared the process of harvesting wheat and making flour in the past and the present day. We had a go at grinding corn into flour - it was very hard work! We then enjoyed making bread, just like the Little Red Hen in our class story, using the skills of measuring, mixing and kneading. We really enjoyed eating the warm, fresh bread - yum!
On Thursday 30th September, we went on a walk through the woods to spot signs of Autumn. The children enjoyed finding and naming seeds in flowers and trees. At playtime, they couldn't wait to show us the ones they found along the edges of the school field! We also harvested some vegetables from the school garden and looked for seeds inside. We cut open the pumpkin and drew observational pictures of the inside. At snack time, the children were excited to look inside their fruit to find seeds, some of which they chose to plant in the garden! The children asked to try the pumpkin we had harvested, so the following day we roasted one to try - yum!
On Friday 17th September, we went to Pentewan beach as part of our Wild Tribe week! We created beach art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy, and sat quietly under the parachute, mindfully listening to the sounds of the sea.
Wonderful Wild Tribe Week!
Welcome to Pedrevan Class!
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Our EYFS team are Mrs Clare Hayes and Miss Catherine Humpage
In Pedrevan we cater for both Nursery and Reception children, taking children from their 3rd birthday all the way through to the end of their Reception Year. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and lessons and activities are carefully planned to develop children's knowledge and skills, through a topic-based approach. Through building trusted relationships and providing stimulating and challenging experiences, we nurture, support and encourage our children to become confident, resilient and independent learners.
Growing together in God's love...
Loving, Learning, Living!
We love outdoor learning!
Children are taught to read and write using the systematic phonics scheme 'Read, Write Inc'. From the very beginning of the year, children are introduced to letter sounds, which they will quickly start to use to read and write simple words. Pronouncing the letter sounds correctly is very important and this short video demonstrates exactly: how to say the sounds! For more information about the program, please click the image below...
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