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Week commencing 7th October 2019

This week the children have been learning all about Harvest. We have enjoyed stories, songs and have even done some Harvest Printing. The children have been demonstrating their fine motor control to complete 'Wakey Wakey' work on whiteboards - this includes tasks like writing their name, writing the numbers to 20 and drawing pictures (linked to our latest graphemes). In Phonics this week, we have learnt /i/, /n/, /n/ and /d/. We have also learnt our first Tricky word: 'I'. The children have enjoyed spotting this Tricky Word in story books around the classroom. 

Week commencing 30th September 2019

This week the children in Reception have been excited to learn their first four phonic sounds. They have been busy applying this new phonic knowledge through all areas of learning and we have been impressed with their enthusiasm and ability. We look forward to welcoming you to our first ‘Come and Play’ session next Thursday afternoon and have some creative autumnal activities ready for you to share with your children.
Week commencing 23rd September 2019
What a week of rain! Despite being trapped inside for most of the week, the children have been getting stuck into a wide range of activities. We have been junk modelling, practising our pen/pencil grip by drawing on our rolls of paper on the carpet and continuing with our 'This is me!" collages. The children have continued to learn new school routines, including Golden Rules and Achievement Assemblies. Remember to check their bookbag on a Wednesday evening to see if your child has been chosen that week!
Week commencing 16th September 2019
This week the children have enjoyed their first full week of school! Although everyone is very tired (ourselves included), we have loved watching them become more confident and making new friends. Thanks to the fantastic weather, the children have enjoyed a great deal of time in the garden; they have been exploring the mud kitchen, showing us their drawing with chalk and climbing on our adventure playground. Inside, the children have been working on their 'This is Me' pages. They have been writing their names, painting their faces and drawing their families. We look forward to finishing these next week. Thank you again for your ongoing support as we settle into life at Coten End! 

Week commencing 9th September 2019

It has been a delight getting to know the children during Induction Week! They have been very busy exploring all areas of the classroom and getting to know some of the rules and routines of the school. We look forward to welcoming all the children on Monday morning and would also like to thank you for your co-operation and support as the Reception children embark on their school journey.