Well done for a fantastic first week at school! You’ve settled well into your new routines and I’m feeling very proud! I’m very impressed by how independent you’re trying to be in the mornings. If you’re ready, try to wave goodbye to your grown up at the door and, if you’re already doing that, try to wave from the balcony gate. Remember, the grown ups in your classroom are there to help and we will always check your book bags in the morning to find stray water bottles and forgotten snacks!
Over the last few days, we’ve followed a similar routine. We begin with songs, listening games and a short speaking and listening activity, such as sharing a shoe box. Then it's time for'Play and Explore' where the children lead their learning in the indoor or outdoor classroom and they choose when to eat their snack and drink their milk or water. After play and explore time, we play number games and then exercise our hands and arms during dough disco.
Next week, you will stay for lunch. Mrs Barker’s dinners are delicious so get ready for a real treat! We’ll also be opening the large construction area and the gully, as well as introducing further resources into the indoor classroom. We introduce resources gradually so that we can show the children how to play with the equipment and how to clean and tidy it away. We’re introducing the creative area on Monday with different mark makers to choose.
Enjoy your weekend my little stars and I’ll see you bright and early on Monday.
Mrs Webb, Mrs Reid, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Cain and Mrs Roberts xxx