With Christmas fast approaching, we read the story The Jolly Christmas Postman in class this week. The children then used this as inspiration to think about what they would ask Father Christmas for if they were to write him a letter; so for Literacy the children wrote lists of items that they would include in their letters. In numeracy, the children looked at 'part part whole' as a method for calculating addition. In RE, Panda class also managed to combine maths in their lesson of comparing the birth of Jesus to their own birthdays, by using Venn diagrams to identify the similarities and differences between these two events. The children's handwriting continues to improve through the dedicated handwriting lessons and practise in RWI, which is evident in other writing activities that the children do, including making snowmen using the letters of their names.
Thank you so much for your amazing support today at the Reception Christmas sing-a-long. We are all so proud of the children, as I'm sure you are, for the effort they all went to with learning so many songs and actions. They also made some lovely props to enhance your enjoyment of the performances. The majority of the cohort are still only 4 years old, and for anyone to stand up on stage and perform takes real courage, so taking this into account, their achievements are even more impressive. All of the children that had speaking parts were also amazingly loud and clear and could certainly teach some of the older children how to project their voices! Great job everyone!
With next week being the final week of term, it will certainly be action-packed and exciting for the children, as there will be lots going on! To confirm, the Reception Christmas party will be taking place on the last day of term (Thursday 19th December), so please ensure that the party items that you signed up to provide are sent in to school in time. If you have already purchased items that don't need to be freshly prepared or refrigerated such as table cloths or crisps, you are welcome to send these in from Monday. This day will also be a non-uniform day.
Congratulations to the children that celebrated birthdays this week or who were awarded with a 'well-done'.
For next week's Show and Tell, the children have been asked to bring in a Christmas decoration.
Rushmere Hall Primary School have been selected to be the school of the day at Ipswich Town Football Club for tomorrow's match against Bristol Rovers. If you went into the draw for tickets for the match and were successful, I may see you there! Let's hope for a win!! Otherwise, I hope you all have a lovely final weekend before the Christmas holidays begin!
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