It's been such a busy week this week! There's certainly been a lot going on...
In Literacy the children have had a wonderful time learning from The Gruffalo; they have become expert story tellers and have written some super adjectives to describe The Gruffalo. The children have also visited The Secret Garden where they gathered natural materials to produce a large collage.
On Monday the children had lots of fun learning about teeth and how to look after them. This was supported by a visit from the dentist who spent a lot of time with the children showing them what they needed to do to have healthy teeth.
On Thursday's Modern Foreign Language Day, the children looked amazing in their black, red and yellow clothes to symbolise the German flag. During the day the children learnt some German greetings, listened to German music and practiced counting to 10. They also tasted some German food, where it was clear that the bread wasn't as popular as the biscuits! They also decorated gingerbread men, as gingerbread is very popular in Germany.
Congratulations to all those children that received a 'well done' in the assembly and if they celebrated a birthday.
Next week for 'Show and Tell', the children are being asked to bring in something that they would take on a bear hunt e.g. a map, binoculars or a magnifying glass for finding clues. The children can use their imaginations, but should be able to explain their choices.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
This week we have continued with our 'into the woods' theme and have been reading and learning from the lovely book Where's my Teddy? In literacy the children have been using positional language to describe where the teddy is located and in numeracy the children have been producing repeating patterns using different sized and coloured bears. In the celebration assembly this week, we celebrated our first successes of the year, but in truth the children are all doing brilliantly and are continuing to adapt well to whole days in school and are quickly picking up the school rules and routines; although changing for P.E. is still proving quite a challenge!
Next week promises to be as action-packed and on Monday they will have a special visitor in school; but we will share this with them next week so we don't spoil the surprise! Next Thursday is also the school's Modern Foreign Language Day, where each year group will be learning about a different country. In Reception, the children will be finding out about Germany. In addition, they are welcome to come to school in the colours of the German flag (black, red and yellow), but please don't feel under any obligation to buy a special outfit for the day.
For Show and Tell next Tuesday, we are asking the children to bring in something that they might find in the woods.
Wishing you all a relaxing and sun-filled weekend!
The children have coped brilliantly with their first full week of school and have really embraced everything we have asked of them; even if they have been rather tired. This week, the children have been learning from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, where they have been sequencing the story in Literacy and ordering objects by size in Numeracy. They have also worked hard at producing class rules and learning the different routines; there's certainly been lots going on! We have all been particularly pleased with how well the children are managing the dinner hall and getting themselves organised. They have definitely got more confident (and quicker!) as the week has progressed.
We had our first Celebration Assembly on Tuesday, during which time we celebrated the first 3 birthdays of the year group, began to learn a new song and shared a story. It will also be a time where we celebrate success.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Meet the Teacher sessions. We hope that you found them valuable. If you were unable to attend, you will be able to access the powerpoint that was shared by your child's class teacher on the Reception page of the school website.
Each Tuesday we will have a 'show and tell' session with the children, where we will ask them to bring in something from home; this week they have been asked to bring in a teddy. The sign will be displayed on boards outside of the cloakrooms on the playground each week, to advise you what the children are being asked to bring in, but it will also get a mention on the weekly blog.
Finally, a gentle reminder please to label all of your child's belongings.
Thank you so much for your support so far and if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to speak to us.
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