Welcome back Reception!
I hope you all had a wonderful week last week and are now ready for the run up to Christmas! We have enjoyed hearing about the children’s holiday activities this week.
Firstly, thank you to those who engaged in the ‘The Little Red Hen Home Learning Challenges’. It was so lovely for the children to share their creations and pictures with their friends.
Secondly, you should have now all received a letter about the nativity production and what to bring in. We will provide the rest of your child’s costume. You should have also received a slip informing you of your child’s role in the play and if they have any words. Please practise these at home over the next few weeks. If you have any queries regarding the nativity play then please do not hesitate to ask.
Important dates next week:
Thursday 15th November- Jack and the Beanstalk banquet 2.50pm
Parents are invited to come and share their child’s books with their child. We will be having a special ‘topic exit point’ in which the children will dress up, enjoy food and dance together. Please ensure your child’s dressing up clothes are in a named carrier bag.
Friday 16th November- Children in Need
The children can come to school wearing spots and stripes and they may bring in a donation if you wish. We will be learning about the support Children in Need provide to many children around the UK.
It has been a week of special occasions!
Bonfire Night- The children have enjoyed sharing their experiences with each other and next week will be doing some writing around fireworks.
Remembrance Day- We hope you have noticed our poppy display outside the front of school this week. The children have been learning about what Armistice Day is all about and how special it is this year, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. We enjoyed creating hand print poppies to contribute to this display.
Diwali- We have been learning about the Festival of Light which was celebrated on Wednesday this week. The children created their own mehndi design on an outline of their hand, watched some fireworks (on the board), tasted some Indian sweets and danced to some traditional Hindu music. We acted out the story of Rama and Sita as a whole class which the children really enjoyed. In Forest School, the children created rangoli patterns using the Autumn leaves.
Literacy- The children have been thinking of words to describe the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk and writing these words around a picture of the giant.
Maths- We have been practising matching numeral to quantity matching the correct number of beans to the numbered leaf. We have also been practising number bonds to 8 using the ten frames.
Science- The children have planted their own broad bean. We are hoping to grow some huge beanstalks! We will be observing how these plants grow over the next few weeks. The children discussed what plants need to grow.
We also carried out a ‘Colour Clash’ investigation which was linked to our learning in RE about Diwali. The children observed what happened when the Smarties were placed in a circle on a white plate and hot water was added in the middle. The effect was amazing!
Phonics- We have been learning the phonemes for the graphemes ai, ee, igh and oa. The children have also learned the new tricky words ‘my’ and ‘was’.
All of this in just four days! What a busy week.
Have a super weekend Reception!