Welcome to Station Class!
This is Mrs Welsh who is the Station Class Teacher.
This is Miss Horn who is the classroom Teaching Assistant.
In Station class we are always very busy learning and developing our skills. Here are some ways we do that:
Our Independent writing area.
"We can write our own stories here and draw lots of pictures too", Eden.
"We can use these name cards to help us write our friends name", Eliza.
"Our sounds are there to help us with our writing", Jesse.
In Station Class we love to be Engineers!
"Look at this house for my dinosaurs, it's got lots of plants because dinosaurs are Herbivores", William.
We are great Mathematicians in Station Class and we enjoy using Number Blocks to support our Development.
"We can see that this is still 5 even though it is not in the same shape", Jack.
In Station class we love going outside. Our outside area is always open throughout the day for us to learn in a natural environment and is a great way for us to develop our gross motor skills. Every week we also do outdoor learning where put on our wellies and waterproofs and go and enjoy the outdoor area whether that is wellie walks, puddle jumping or the outside classroom. We learn about fire safety and enjoy using the fire pit (and we even toast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate).
DT and Art Projects
At the end of each half term the children complete either a DT or art project that develops their skills and knowledge.
At the end of the Autumn term we based our art project around the painting 'Red Bridge' by Paul Klee. The children explored how he created his picture using prints and they had a go at printing their own ' Red Bridge' pictures at the end off the week after practicing lots of printing using different colours and shapes.
At the end of spring 1 the children completed a DT project based around 'Jack and the beanstalk'. They had to create a contraption to help Jack remove the egg from the giants castle safely. The children had to plan and design there contraption first and think about what materials they were going to use. They then built their contraption and had a go at rescuing the egg. They also enjoyed making protection for the egg so if it was dropped it wouldn't crack. The children tested this by dropping their eggs from different heights. After the children had tested their contraptions they had to evaluate it to see what went well and what could be even better.
When your child first learn their sounds we encourage parents to go through the sounds for 10 minutes a night and practice writing a sound. When your children start bringing home reading books we encourage them to read a book each night ready for it to be changed the next day.
The children will be set up with a Num-Bots account and this is a great way for them to practice their maths. 5-10 minutes 2-3 times a week would be great.
Reading a story to your child each night is a great way of extending their vocabulary and encouraging their love for books.
In station class we follow the EYFS curriculum and these are the areas of development that we cover:
Online Learning Timetable