RD Class Page
Welcome, my name is Miss Douglas and I am the Reception teacher in RD. What you may not know about me is that when I was a little girl, four years old to be precise, I became a pupil at St Francis Catholic Primary School. It was always my dream to become a teacher and come back and teach in the school that I went to as a child. Now, I am not only a teacher at this school but I am also the Early Years Leader. I love the fact that I can be a positive role model to the children and instil in them that they can achieve anything they put their minds too!
I have an amazing Reception class with hard-working children who love to play, pray and learn together. RD are the best class in the whole school! (Shhhh don’t tell everyone!) and I have the pleasure of teaching them. In RD we have fun every day, we learn through play and are happy, inquisitive and independent learners.
I am special- All about Me!
We kicked off the year finding out all about each other. We had a wow day where we came to school dressed in traditional outfits from our culture. We taught each other how to say hello and goodbye in our languages and made us realise that we are all different and unique and special!
We found clues that someone had been in our classroom and made a great big mess, we became detectives and discovered the culprit was Mummy Owl! Mr Humphreys even found video footage on the CCTV. We were learning the story Owl Babies and Mummy Owl had flown away and the baby owls did not know where she was. We made wanted posters and wrote a letter to mummy owl asking her to go home to her babies. And she did! We learnt about size and were able to order the owl babies by size and use the correct mathematical language to describe them. We also wanted to find out more about owls so we did some research in books and on the IPads and we made fact files all about owls.
During playtime we found a bear lost on the playground in a puddle. His name is the Everywhere bear, he was left cold and alone with no one to look after him so we decided we would look after him. Every weekend the Everywhere Bear goes home with a child who cares for him and together he has lots of adventures with them
Local History & Family History:
We had some special visitors who came to share their family history with us- our families! We found out lots about where different members of our class come from in the world and what life was like where they are from. We also learnt about the different religions that we have in our class and found out more about each other. Even Miss Douglas invited her grandparents to talk to us about where they come from. We enjoyed finding out more about each other and discovered the many reasons why we are all so special! We made flags from the countries our families come from and shared more of our languages with each other.
Thinking and caring about others:
We found a bin liner with an old patched up gown and old brown sandals. We enjoyed finding out that these clothes belonged to George. George is a very Kind giant who shares and looks after others- we became just like George. We learnt all about shapes and patterns and made a new crown for George using repeating shape patterns.