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This week, we have continued to work hard on our Nativities. We have been rehearsing as much as possible to make sure we are performance-ready! We have also been continuing our learning of the Phase 3 sounds. The children are enjoying the vast amount of words that they are now able to read and write. We have also been getting stuck into the latest 'A Symphony of Arts' activities. In RES, we are enjoying the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance'. The book has inspired us to create a list of things that the children find tricky, such as turning our jumpers in the right way and doing the buttons on our t-shirts. It has been lovely to see the children supporting each other to achieve these goals. A quick reminder that as the cold weather sets in, the children will need to do their zips up before going into the garden. We kindly ask that you support your child in learning to do this independently - Thank you!
This week, we have continued our topic: A Symphony of Arts. The children have been enjoying their new role play areas, in particular the costumes. They have also been completing a wide variety of activities, from making bubble wands to helping Nellie the elephant blow word bubbles. As we have come to the end of Phase 2 Phonics, the children have been completing their assessments. Feedback will be coming home next week so look out for this in their reading diaries! We kindly ask that you sign or initial it, to show that you have received it. The feedback will include information on how they did, and more importantly, how you can further support them at home! This week, we have also continued working on our Nativities and the children are making good progress. Please continue to support your children in learning and performing their lines, as this will help them greatly!
Our new topic, ‘A Symphony of Arts’ is well under way and the children are thrilled to be exploring the differing genres of drama, dance, music and art. This week they have been creating their own musical instruments, using junk modelling, and have also been composing and performing their own music. In literacy they have been looking at initial sounds in words and have been practising segmenting and blending simple cvc words. Your help in re-enforcing this at home really does make a difference, please continue.
Thank you also for your support with all things ‘Nativity.’ We have started learning the songs and I am sure that they will soon become very familiar to you too!
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
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.