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We have had a very exciting week in Reception thinking about the different ways that we can celebrate birthdays. What a very busy week…We have been making lists...

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We have had a very exciting week in Reception thinking about the different ways that we can celebrate birthdays. What a very busy week…We have been making lists of the things that we might need for a birthday party and cutting out pictures of the food we would like to eat at a birthday party to make our own party plates and shopping lists. We have also been learning about repeating patterns, we were so impressed with the way the children challenged themselves to print repeating patterns with more than two colours! It was a real pleasure to talk with so many families during the learning conversations about the wonderful start that the Sunflowers, Pumpkins and Acorns have had in their first year of school, thank you to all the families that came to these learning conversations.

Next Week: we will continue our Festivals theme by thinking about the colours and sounds of the Carnival.

Key Things to know…

Book Focus: A range of stories and non fiction texts around the theme of ‘Carnivals’

Group Time Focus: this week we are looking forward to spending time with the children in the different areas of provision, extending play and developing peer to peer communication.

Maths: Ordering numbers 1-10 and beyonds.

Phonics Focus: sounds ck (end of words such as ‘sock’ and ‘duck’) and e (scoop the top off the egg).

Rainbow Challenges (independent, open-ended provision)

Red Challenge – To make a carnival hat.

Blue Challenge – To complete a tally to find out which is the most popular musical instrument.

Yellow Challenge – To independently write a list of CVC words.

Green Challenge  – To play purposefully in the outdoor provision.

Purple Challenge  – to make up a dance routine in response to different music.

Universal Children’s Day

Next week, on Tuesday the 20th November, we will be celebrating Universal Children’s Day and thinking about the rights of all children around the world. As a school we want to show empathy towards refugee children, who unfortunately live in very difficult situations and sometimes struggle to enjoy the right to play and education. For this reason, we are going to organise a fundraiser for Action For Education. This charity works in Athens and Chios to build pathways back into education and provide safe spaces for children and young people.
 Miss Natale (Year 3 teacher) volunteered for the charity last year and will share with us some of the experiences of the children and young people she interacted with.
 Therefore, we invite all children, who would be happy to donate a GOLD coin (£1, 2) to refugee children, to bring it in on Tuesday the 20th and the class teachers will collect them.
Thank you for being  compassionate citizens, who are contributing to making the world a better place!