The children have enjoyed celebrating different saints this week. We had a particular focus on St Frances Xavier Cabrini, who showed love and mercy to the poor. The children recognised that they can show love to everyone and they have been trying to do that this week. I hope they continue to do this as they grow. In RE, we have been learning about The Annunciation this week. The moment when Angel Gabriel came to Mary to share the good news; she was chosen to have a baby boy, God’s son, to be named Jesus. In a few weeks, we will begin our nativity rehearsals and the children will bring home their lines to practise. Reception’s nativity performance will be in the school hall on Friday 13th December at 2pm.
We have continued our Read Write Inc this week, the sounds we have learned are:
l - Down the long leg
h - Down the head to the hooves and over his back
sh - The individual letter rhymes are used for writing this sound. The children have learned that we can have two (or more) letters together that make one sound. We call these ‘special friends’ and we remember this one by: the snake was hissing and the horse told him to shh
r - Down his back, then curl over his arm
In maths this week we have been sorting - looking at objects and recognising what is the same and different. The children have chosen two objects and explained to their friends what is the same and what is different. We have also been grouping objects and animals using a variety of headings e.g. patterned animals and non-patterned animals, wings and no wings, woodland creatures and ocean creatures. I wonder if you can spot some things that have similarities and differences at home or outside.
Our new book focus is the owl babies, we have enjoyed learning about what it means to be nocturnal this week. The children have all sequenced the story and made their own owl babies books. Next week we will be learning more about light and dark.
Important request - Please put your name on your child’s school uniform and on hats, gloves and scarves. This can be written on labels, stuck or sewn in. Items of clothing that can be removed from your children are placed on their peg, items can fall off and be placed on the incorrect peg easily. Without their names, it is very difficult to ensure children have their own items.
Please could children wear their PE kit on Tuesdays aswell as Mondays and Fridays for the next four weeks (From Tuesday 12th November - Tuesday 3rd December). The children are going to have a go at some yoga with our wonderful yoga teacher. There should be no jewellery, including earrings on PE days.
If you are at the park or the woods this weekend, please collect some woodland objects, for example: leaves, acorns, conkers, feathers and twigs and bring them into school for us to use in the coming weeks!
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Dixon and the Reception team