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Well what a great final week to our first half term. On Tuesday we re-enacted a baptism for our class bears, Bradley and Cuddles. We had parents, godparents, priests and friends and family celebrating the occasion. We didn’t forget the celebration cake either. Thank you for all the photos to support our “Welcome” topic. 
Today we have celebrated “Brighten up “ day. The children were incredibly kind when they were thinking about how to brighten up someone else’s life. 
Have a great half term holiday everyone.

formation of "p"

At the start of the week the children learnt about Sir David Attenborough's campaign to involve younger children to become aware of how we can care for our wonderful world.  We chatted about how they could help by letting others know the damage the world is suffering.  We read a story set in Antarctica and how the penguins that live there could be affected by global warming. We enhanced their learning by creating a frozen world in our small world play. The penguins had lots of fun until their world melted!! 

All the children have been showing off their football dribbling skills.  I was really proud of how the children encouraged each other.  They even helped one another to measure the cones as they required to be 1m apart.  Reception have also been improving their core strength by balancing on different surfaces.

Some of the children have been using cubes to measure one another this week!! Great team work was seen as friendships continue to develop.

As part of our RE topic of “welcome” the children have each made a flag to create the wonderful bunting displayed in Reception outdoor area. Thank you Mrs Hibbert for all your sewing.

Formation of "t"

The children learned about Mrs Hibbert’s weekend adventure at the indoor sky centre this week.  They listened with amazement at how Mrs Hibbert had “flown” through the air and asked some interesting questions.  

Thank you to everyone for supporting today's Macmillian event.  As you can see from the photographs all the children enjoyed our afternoon treats very much !! 

This week the children have had a great time learning. Look at their happy faces. 

Formation of "A"

Formation of "S and s"

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Please find below a collection of short videos that will help to support your child's writing of the sounds we are learning in class.  Each week I will upload the sound we have been focusing on during that week.  Please watch the introduction videos below first though to ensure you are offering the same mirrored learning we do at school as there are many different writing formations we really do not want to confuse the children.

1. Froggy Fingers

2. Tripod Grip

3. Warming Up!

4. Letter Names and Sounds

5. Flour, Sand, Glitter!

6. Weekly Homework

Reception have been enjoying European Sports Day and Personal, Social and Emotional Development by learning how a healthy body assist a healthy mind.  We started the day with a "Wake Up and Shake Up" session, we then enjoyed a PE session with Mrs DiFranco and a Yoga session in class to understand how to calm and control our bodies.  Well Done Reception.

Reception are having a great time with Phil, our sports coach this afternoon. Ask them to show you how they can make themselves into a cheetah, or a giraffe, or a rabbit or even a bird. 

We have using mirrors to help us look carefully at our faces so we can accurately paint our self portraits. 

When we are in our phonics sessions we have to listen really well, some of the children got to wear our BIG listening ears!

Leah brought a cricket she had found for everyone to look at. We used the magnifying glasses so we could see it much clearer. 

We have been using our playground trolley to help make all our muscles strong. Having strong cores helps us to sit up straight when we are learning during whole class carpet time. 

The children have been sharing their “All About Me” with their friends in their group.  It was lovely to hear them tell one another about their special times and places. 

Lots of number work to help us understand the value and place of number and where each number lies on the number lines. 

This week in Reception the children have been getting to know each other.  They have been learning about one another in small groups using their "All About Me Books."  They have been learning all the routines we have in Reception to keep them all safe and happy and of course building their friendships.  What a great week we have all had. Please check in your child's bag tonight as they all will be coming home with their own certificate to congratulate them on a their first full week in school.

Today the two groups met together for lunchtime and a playtime afterwards. I am sure everyone will agree the children look very relaxed in their new surroundings.