Welcome to the send half of the Autumn term, which is going to be a long one! We hope you all had a restful half term and that you're children are fit and raring to go for their second term in Reception.
This week we have been learning about Diwali. We have shared the story of Rama and Sita and learnt how Hindus celebrate Diwali and why. We have also made Diva lamps, Diwali lanterns, Diwali cards and used Rangoli patterns in our maths.
In the Secret Garden this week, the children have been exploring all of the different colours of Autumn. They have been learning about how the leaves change colour and how Autumn changes the plant life. They scavenged, collected and matched their findings against different autumnal colours.
We didn't manage to have a celebration assembly this week as the morning was interrupted with flu vaccinations! Those children that had these were incredibly well behaved and didn't make any fuss - we were most proud of them.
Next week the children will be formally starting their Read, Write, Inc lessons in their new groups. They met with their R.W.I. teachers today and found out where their lessons will be taking place. To help you better understand how we teach phonics in EYFS, we will run a ‘LIVE’ lesson that will take place on the stage in the South Hall. The 'live' lesson demonstration has proven very popular in the past and most enlightening for parents. I hope to see many of you there.
LIVE LESSON 1 – Monday 11th November 9:15 – 10am with Mrs Dunne
You have already been advised that the way reading books are to be distributed to the children is changing. In order to explain the introduction of these new reading books and for the school to provide guidance on how best to support children at home with reading and how the reading programmes work, the school will be arranging a series of workshops for parents to attend. Key information will be recorded and shared online.
WORKSHOP 1 – Wednesday 6th November 9am – 10am
WORKSHOP 2 - Wednesday 6th November 5pm – 6pm
These sessions will be very valuable and informative and I would strongly recommend that you attend if you are able.
Next week for Show and Tell, we would like the children to bring in something sparkly, which links to our firework theme.
If you're a rugby fan (like me!) fingers crossed for a successful match on Saturday!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
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