Well done to all of the children in Reception for all their achievements so far and their wonderful efforts.
This week the children have been focusing on the Religious festival of light 'Diwali'. All of the children have had the opportunity to create their own Rangoli patterns, both inside and outside of the classroom. The children all created some fantastic bonfire paintings which are on display for all to see. The children have been working fantastically hard in their mathematics and phonics.
In mathematics this week the children have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes, alongside different patterns. All of the children created their own patterns and could identify different properties of shapes.
The children have been creating their own mehndi patterns and some of the wonderful children have even learnt this term how to ride a bike! In computer club we have had the lovely opportunity to complete some programming work with our bee bots. The children all loved this.
In literacy this week the children had the opportunity to write about the festival of Diwali, following their exploration of the story of Rama and Sita. The children also had the opportunity to participate in exciting activities outside of the classroom to extend their learning, including trim trails (outdoor exercise course).
Please can I politely remind all parents that we are not responsible for your children's clothing in regards to labeling, all items of clothes should be clearly labelled with your child's name so that we are aware of which item belongs to each child.
Can I also take this opportunity to remind parents that book-bags need to be in school with your child every day so that we can assess the children's learning in terms of their reading (and change their books!).
Furthermore, in terms of supporting their phonics progression through the medium of high-frequency words (in their plastic packs) these should be being practiced with your child daily. Please ensure your child is reading to you and that you are not reading their reading books to them, all parents should be writing a simple statement in their child's yellow reading record to keep myself and Miss Doohan up to date on their progress.
All homework is given out on a Friday and is to be returned completed on the following Wednesday, can all parents please ensure their child brings their homework book back into school with them when completed so that we can further support the children.
We have an exciting upcoming trip to Dunham Massey soon, please ensure all children are appropriately dressed for the trip e.g. have a warm coat or a waterproof coat with them. If your child usually has a packed lunch, please ensure this is also with them on the day of the trip as there will not be an opportunity to purchase lunch for the children on the day.
I hope all of Reception have a wonderful break, I am very proud of the progress that each and every one of them has made in this first exciting half term.
I hope they continue to make such brilliant progress next term!
As always, if there are any queries or worries please do not hesistate to contact myself.
Last week the children made excellent progress in their number recognition and counting between zero and twenty. They all completed fantastic homework and have been working really hard with all of their parents/caregivers with their reading.
The children continued to explore Judaism and had a short introduction to this week's Religious Education topic of Diwali. The children all enjoyed themselves outside and inside with continuous provision and have been practising how to ride their bikes.
Unfortunately, I have been poorly so I was unable to see how fantastic they worked last week, but rest assured I have seen all of their wonderful efforts on my return.
Please can you make sure you are listening to your child read their reading book every night and that you are practising their high-frequency words with them (found in their plastic wallets) as these are tested frequently.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me,