This week we have concluded our topic on Space by participating in lots of exciting learning which the children have thoroughly enjoyed.
In Literacy, the children had to list the items that they would take to space with them. Some children were able to write this in a sentence. Other space themed activities have included colouring, cutting and assembling split-pin space men, correctly ordering and sticking the planets onto sugar paper strips to make hats, using 2D shapes to make a space rocket, addition and subtraction space colouring and in PSHE the children wrote who they would like to take to space with them and why.
In Numeracy, the children have been comparing and ordering the weights of everyday classroom objects. This has included learning the vocabulary associated with weighing, such as lightest and heaviest, and also understanding how balance scales work and what happens to them when an object is heavier or lighter than an other object.
In R.E. the children have continued learning about Christianity and with Easter soon upon us, they have been focusing on Palm Sunday. The children were told the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey and being welcomed by waving palms; hence the name Palm Sunday. They then made paper palms of their own.
We have continued to receive some lovely homework, so well done to everyone that has been working hard at home. We encourage the children to complete at least two pieces each term, so if your child hasn't yet brought some in to share with their class, please have a look at the different options. A copy of the homework can be found on the Homework section of the school website.
A letter should have been sent to you all today inviting you to the Reception Easter Sharing Assembly on Monday 30th March, 2020. We would like to apologise for the change of date, but there was a curriculum clash which meant that we had to move the date from Wednesday 1st April. I hope this means that you will all still be able to attend, as the children have been working hard to learn lots of lovely songs for you. The format will be similar to the Christmas assembly, in that you are invited to the South Hall (opposite the main reception area) at 2.30pm with a proposed start of 2.45pm. Normal end-of-day procedures will apply. In addition to singing for you, we are also holding an Easter Bonnet parade, which we would like your help with. We are asking the children to make an Easter bonnet / hat at home and bring this into school for Show and Tell on Tuesday 24th March in preparation for the Easter Sharing Assembly. If you need any help or guidance, please contact your child's class teacher. A copy of the poster that can now be found outside your child's classroom can be viewed below.
As next week we are moving on to the topic 'Once Upon A Time', for Show and Tell, we are asking the children to draw a character from the traditional tale Red Riding Hood, which will be the main text that we will be focusing on for the week. This could be, for example, the wolf, grandma or Red Riding Hood.
Wishing you all a happy (and healthy) weekend.
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