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1st February 2019

The story of the week was ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We have read different versions, may be you could find a copy at home or at the library. Discuss any similarities or differences in the story to the books we shared at school. Children have revisited estimation and counted ‘jelly beans’, started to look at 3D shapes and made a castle using a 3D construction kit, naming the shapes they used. Maybe you could look for some 3D shaped objects at home. Can you spot any cubes, cuboids, spheres, cylinders, triangular prisms or pyramids?

The snow was amazing this week and the normal planning was put on hold to allow children the opportunity to explore and play in it. The children had great fun, we even explored the main play-ground and field where there was some really thick snow!

Thank you to the many parents and grand-parents that have shared stories this week during story telling week, the children and staff have really appreciated them.

This week we would like you to complete pages 15 and 36.

The ‘word of the fortnight’ is: Dignity.

Next week is the last week of our topic. We will be looking at Three Little Pigs.We will also be looking briefly at Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig) and discussing Safer Internet Day on the 5th.

Thank you for all your continued support, have a good weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix, Mrs Ree (Thursday all day) and Mrs Rowland (Thursday afternoon)

 

                        

 

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19th December 2018
We are coming to the end of a very busy and long half term. The children are very tired and excited about the Christmas holidays. We will not be sending handwriting books home over the Christmas break but would like you to make a Christmas Diary. This does not need to be too big a project! Please help your child to record a few days over the Christmas break on to paper. They can draw, write, add photos of anything you and your family have done.
The children will be asked to talk about their Christmas holidays when they come back during the first week and these ‘diaries’ will help them to share their memories.
Our topic next term is called ‘Will You Read Me A Story?’ We will be looking at our favourite stories and traditional stories.
We will also be having a special history week, starting on 21st January 2019. We would like to ask any parents or grandparent to come into school during that week in the afternoon to read or tell stories from their childhood. Please tell a member of staff in the New Year if you are available or have a relative that would like to come in to support our work.
We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and wish you all the best for the New Year.
Thank you again for all your support, enjoy your children and family time this Christmas
The Reception Team

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7th December 2018

What a busy week, we continued talking about the ‘The First Christmas’. Thank you for all your support with dressing and coming to see our Early Years production ‘A Miracle in Town’, we are all very proud of the children who have managed to get in and out of costumes 4 times this week and still managed to smile and sing on Thursday. Well done everyone!

Please can children complete pages 18 and 33 this week in their handwriting books. Don’t forget children need to bring these books, phonics books or play sacks back to school for Wednesday. Please check that all resources are returned in story and play sacks as they are rotated and we don’t want some children to miss out.

This fortnight’s word is: Fair. We have talked about being fair; taking turns and also not using all the resources, leaving some for others.

Toast has now finished for the year, thank you for all your contributions. The children have really appreciated the mid-morning snack on these cooler days and helped the homeless at the same time.

Article 31 – ‘Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities’. This week children have taken part in our well-being scheme ‘Happy Minds’, yoga, all taken an active part in our Nativity play and continued doing ‘Rainbow Challenges’ in the classroom continuous provision.

Thank you for all your support, have a good weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix,

Mrs Ree (Thursday all day) and Mrs Rowland (Thursday afternoon)

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2nd November 2018

The story of the week was ‘The Little Red Hen’ a traditional story. This continued the work about friends and kindness from last half term. Following this story the children have all made bread shaped like hedgehogs, which we hope they have enjoyed.

In mathematics we have been looking at measurement; focusing on weight. We talked about things being lighter and heavier. During the bread making activity we carefully weighed out our ingredients and looked at words to describe measurement like grams, millilitres, teaspoon, tablespoon and half.

Please can children complete pages 5 and 15 this week in their handwriting books. Don’t forget children need to bring these books, phonics books or play sacks back to school for Wednesday. Please check that all resources are returned in story and play sacks as they are rotated and we don’t want some children to miss out.

We have introduced the ‘word of the fortnight’, this is to support the work we our doing on the ‘Right of the Child’ for our UNICEF gold award. This fortnight’s word is: Safe. From next week toast will be offered on Tuesday mornings, we are asking for a contribution of 50p for ‘Homeless in Manchester’, encouraging children to think of others.

This half term we will be looking at Article 31 – ‘Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities’. This week children baked bread, talked about Bonfire Night and took part in our weekly yoga session. Next week we will be using clay, talking about Diwali and starting our new well-being scheme ‘Happy Minds’.

Please keep safe this weekend especially if you are lucky enough to have fireworks or are going to a display. Thank you for all your support, have a good weekend.

Mrs Cundick, Miss MacIntyre, Mrs Hardman, Mrs Phoenix,

Mrs Ree (Thursday all day) and Mrs Rowland (Thursday afternoon)