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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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A change to Forest School

Dear Families,

 

Due to church rehearsals, Forest School will not take place on Friday. Children should come dressed to school in their full uniform. However, on Thursday afternoon, we're hoping to have a campfire. The children will wear their Forest School coats and trousers so their uniform will be protected. On Thursday, the children can wear their uniform to school.

 

Thank you to all of those families who have 'Away in a Manger' on repeat! Keep practising as every little helps. Here are the words:

 

Away in a manger
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Lay down His sweet head

 

The stars in the sky
Look down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay

 

The cattle are lowing
The Baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes

 

I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
'Til morning is nigh

 

Be near me, Lord Jesus.

I ask thee to stay

Close by me forever

And love me, I pray.

 

Bless all the dear children

In Thy tender care

And take us to Heaven

To live with Thee there.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Webb :)

Friday Fanfare 9

Hello Red Class, 

 

It's the Friday Fanfare...on a Saturday! That's how busy our week has been! First of all, we would like to wish all of our poorly children a speedy recovery. We're all missing you at school but we hope to see you very soon. 

 

This week we've tasted, created and evaluated our sweets (coconut and melon barfi) and we opened our Indian Festival. Then we created Father Christmas and angel tree toppers to sell at the fair.  By the way, some of our delightful creations are still available to purchase. Please see Mrs Webb or send £2.50 into school. 

 

Our Indian Festival was fantastic! You worked incredibly hard dancing, retelling your story, giving out sweets and playing a game to entertain your grown ups. You're only 4 and 5 so to do all of those things alongside Green, Purple, Yellow and Blue was amazing! Just standing up in front of all of the grown ups was an achievement. Well done Red Class. We feel incredibly proud of all of you!

 

Next week you will practise your part for the Christmas play and continue to work on your songs and dances. Red Class will be performing 'Away in a Manger' so if your child could sing this at home (a lot) it would really help. Alongside Christmas crafts, we will continue our work on the Christmas story and listen to some Christmas poems. In Maths, we will work on number formation (0,3,6,8). I thought your 'straight' numbers (1, 4, 7) were fantastic this week. In Phonics we will continue our work on vowel digraphs (two letters making a vowel sound). You worked hard on ai and ee this week. 

 

 

Finally, thank you to those parents who attended the workshop on Friday. You should find a pack in your child's book bag including a Maths games sheet and a Phonics games sheet. I hope these ideas are helpful but remember I'm always happy to answer questions and to suggest ideas. 

 

If you have any small boxes, tubes, cartons or pots, please send them into school for our workshop area. We always need spare 'junk' for modelling so we will never turn a cardboard tube away!   

 

 

Have a super weekend Red Class. Shine brightly my little stars. 

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin. 

Friday Fanfare 8

Hello Red Class,

 

Well done for another good week at school. Thank you to those families who were able to attend the reading and writing workshop today. You will find  a pack in your book bag tonight including the PowerPoint slides, keyword games, progression in handwriting and letter formation sheets. Next week (Friday - 8.45am-9.15am) there will be a maths workshop. This will include some practical activities and games so be prepared to play Bing Bong Zong :)  

 

This week we've learnt ch, sh th and ng in Phonics. Remember to teach your grown ups that you need to poke your tongue out a little for some words using 'th' such as thin and further out for words like thumb. In Communication and Language sessions, we've been starting to find and read sentences and think about what makes a sentence.  In Maths, we've been counting back from 10 and learning how to take away a small number of objects. Practise counting back at home by passing a ball/small object between you and a grown up. You could make the game harder by clapping your hands  once as you count so that you have to start at 10 again. We play this game at school but Mrs Webb uses a bell.  You  could also pretend to be a rocket. Start at 10 and blast off when you get to 0. Even better, you could find 10 objects and as you count back take one item away. This will help you to match the number name to the correct number of objects.

 

In PE, we've started to learn our dances for the Christmas play. We've been practising our Christmas songs too. On Monday, there will be a slip in your book bag to tell your grown ups which part you will be playing in the Christmas play and  if we need any additional items for your costume. We usually ask for tights/tops (of various colours depending on the part). In previous years, parents have bought packs of tights to share which has worked really well. 

 

The Indian festival will take place Wednesday and on Friday it is the Christmas Fair so there is a lot to do next week Red Class! We will start the week by tasting and making some Indian sweets. A note to parents, we will be tasting and making some sweets with coconut. We already have a list of known allergies but should you require further information, please speak to Mrs Webb. We will continue to practise our bhangra dance routine and our retell ready for the festival! Then we'll be making something special to sell at the Christmas Fair. 

 

Have a super weekend Red Class. Get plenty of rest.

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin :)

Friday Fanfare 7

Hello Red Class,

 

Well, we started the day wearing something yellow (it's a good job the grown ups wear high-vis jackets to Forest School) for Children in Need. Thank you for all of your kind donations. 

 

We had a super time at Forest School learning how to use a new tool...a vegetable peeler! We made a forest friend by stripping the bark from a twig to make a face and then we decorated our friend using felt tips and natural objects. We will continue this activity next week so there will be more opportunities to use tools and to make a friend! Remember to pack one or two pairs of thick socks next week as we had quite a few cold feet this week. 

 

In Phonics, we've been learning y, z, zz and qu and reading words and captions using our focus sounds. Maths sessions have focused on 3D shapes where we've named, matched and looked for cylinders (silly cylinders), cubes, cuboids and spheres. The Counting Queen has also been keeping us busy in the mornings. It's a good job we're good at spotting the missing numbers. I've been very impressed that you can even tell me how you know they're missing i.e. 10 is missing because it's one more than 9. 

 

We've started to learn about Hinduism too. We've used big books, pictures and short films to help our learning. We even found out about Hindu temples called mandirs and what happens in a mandir. We will continue to learn about Hinduism next week. In PE, we've created motifs (dance actions) to help us to retell the story of The Enormous Yam and you had some very imaginative ideas!

Well done for another good week Red. Have a super weekend my shining stars.

 

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin :)

 

 

Friday Fanfare 6

Hello Red Class

 

You're certainly working hard at the minute! This week we've been practising our retell of The Enormous Yam, using a story map to support our storytelling. You're getting really good at the actions now and some of you know it so well you're retelling the story in your play! We even had an enormous yam in the sand-pit this week!

 

In Phonics we practised 'ck' again and then moved onto 'v' 'w' and 'x'. You should all have a new phonics book in your book bag. Check your old book as most of you had a few pages left so your sounds might be hiding there. In Maths we've been working on one more and adding two sets of objects. We also met the Counting Queen who likes to steal the number cards from the number line. I bet there will be some missing cards on Monday morning! 

 

In Geography we used a big book and photo cards to find out about India. We started to think about how Blackwell is the same and different to a village in India. In Music we created a rhythm (coffee, tea, coffee, tea) and played this rhythm on different body parts and with an instrument. We've also been learning some very special songs for...CHRISTMAS! Here are the words for Spinning Away if you want to practise at home:

 

Spinning, spinning, spinning away,

Spinning, spinning, spinning away.

Making thread ever so long,

And singing a song.

Singing a song. 

 

Spinning , spinning, spinning away,

Spinning, spinning, spinning away.

Making thread lovely and strong,

And singing a song. 

Singing a song. 

 

Spinning, spinning, spinning away,

Spinning, spinning, spinning away.

Making thread ever so long,

And singing a song,

Singing a song. 

 

 

Thank you to all of the families who attended parent consultations this week. The children are working really hard and making all of their grown ups very proud! I hope you all enjoy using your name cards. I have already received some wonderful examples of name writing from home. Well done Red Class...keep up the good work!

 

Finally, if you feel your child is appearing very tired at home (we do take part in 2 wake and shakes each day...sometimes I need a rest), there is an option to collect your child at 1.40pm before the start of clubs. Just inform the grown up on the gate in the morning and they will let me know. 

 

See you on Monday Red Class when we'll be finding out about Hinduism and 3D shapes. Remember to shine brightly my little stars.

 

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin

Friday Fanfare 5

Hello Red Class,

 

Well done for a super first week. This week every child entered the classroom without their grown up and completed their routines independently...fantastic! Let's keep it up!

 

On Monday we introduced our new topic, 'Cooking Around the World' with a special focus on India. We spent the morning learning a bhangra dance and playing a a special drum from India called a dhol. Yes grown ups, every child played a drum! We can't wait to show you some of our dance moves during our Indian Festival on Wednesday, 30th November.  More information will be available very soon.

 

We have also started to retell a story for the festival called, 'The Enormous Yam'. Can you show your grown ups the actions for some of the characters (old man, woman, daughter, son, dog, cat and mouse)?  In Phonics we found out how two letters can make one sound (ss,ll,ff,ck). In your book bag you will find a sheet to remind you of the actions for the letter sounds and some words you can sound out and blend with your grown ups.

 

In Maths we played a new game called, 'Bing Bong Zong' to help us to think about the value of numbers. Remember, we chant 'Bing, Bong, Zong' whilst we tap our knees and then we show our learning partner a number of fingers. The person showing the most fingers is the winner. We also played the game where the person with the least number of fingers was the winner too. You could teach your grown ups how to play. You could also sing our bean song  to help you to count back.

 

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0....b.b.b.b, baked beans, baked beans, baked beans, b,b,b,b baked beans, baked beans pop!  Repeat for jumping beans, runner beans, jelly beans...any beans! Just remember to start from different numbers.

 

Finally, as part of our work in Geography, we took a little tour of Blackwell to find the main features of the village (shop, school, church, nursery, park) and then we made a map of the village with our learning partner. What a lot of learning!

 

In your book bags you will find two newsletters (one for Red Class and one for the whole school). On the whole school newsletter, Mrs Moss has mentioned parent workshops for reading, writing and maths. During these workshops I will share useful information and activities to support learning at home including how to sing the bean song! If you're lucky, we might play Bing Bong Zong too! They are really useful workshops and a great time to ask questions about learning.

 

Finally, on Monday we introduced the 'special person'. Each week a child is picked at random to become the special person. For one week they take the register, sit on a chair in the classroom, sit on a bench during assembly and they line up first! They also wear a special golden star to show they are the special person. Every class has a special person and it's a great way to celebrate each child and to boost their confidence and self esteem. Every child will have a turn at being the special person. I wonder, who will it be Monday?

 

I can't wait to see you Monday my shining stars when I'll have my storytelling crown (don't tell Grace) to go with my storytelling cloak! I will look a treat! I'm also looking forward to seeing all of your grown ups next week, at parent consultations, so that I can tell them about your wonderful learning. 

 

Keep safe and have fun if you're going to see some fireworks. 

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin :) 

Inside your book bag...

Hello Red Class Families,

 

Inside your book bag you will find a very special sheet of paper showing your child's card. These cards have been designed by the children during art sessions and can be purchased for a very special 'festive' reason. The design is a present with a bow at the top. You will need to turn the paper to see the picture correctly!  Thank you for a lovely day at school Red Class. See you tomorrow, Mrs Webb x

Friday Fanfare 4

Hello Red Class,

 

This week we have been making repeated patterns in maths, learning l,f,b and j in phonics and starting to read and make very simple captions (a fat cat). In handwriting we've been drawing circles and eights and exploring curved movements. We even had time to tie a clove hitch knot at Forest School and to dance at the dough gym! These activities help to develop both small and big movements. In geography we've been thinking about the places we've visited. We've been drawing maps of our favourite places on wallpaper and making 'small worlds'. We even created our own version of Bishops Wood with the blocks and small world resources!

 

Next week we have a new home corner to explore and it's the wake and shake assembly on Tuesday. Keep practising those dance moves!

 

Thank you for your cardboard tubes and cartons. We have plenty for the moment. I will let you know when supplies run low :) Finally, a big 'happy birthday' to Mrs Allen who will be celebrating on Saturday.

 

See you all Monday,

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Franklin

Friday Fanfare 3

Hello Red Class,

 

Another super week of learning with WOW moments every day! Including, the construction of the longest water slide I have ever seen at Blackwell! Mrs Moss helped us to learn about working as a team in Monday's assembly and you certainly had to work as a team to create your slide! There was lots of good science learning too as you tried to make the water run through all of the tubes and pipes.

 

This week phonics sessions have focused on g,o and u and reading real and alien (gan, ud, omd) words using our sounds. We really like a game called Buried Treasure where we practise reading and sorting words. You can find the game at:www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html. Remember to show your grown ups the special dance if you get the answer right.

 

In Maths sessions we have been learning to find one more and learning how to find a number of objects by seeing a pattern (subitising). So, when we roll a 6 using a die, you can see 6 spots without having to count.  

 

In PE you showed me some excellent body shapes. Do you remember how to make shorts, trousers and a dress with your body? Can you show your grown ups how to make an iron shape? Remember to point your fingers and toes. 

 

Art has been fun this week too! We've been learning how to print using everyday objects such as milk lids and yoghurt pots and how to print on/around and next to strips of paper. We've also started to think about repeated patterns which we will learn more about in Maths next week.  Look out for our prints. They will be appearing on something very special soon!

 

Forest School was also a highlight this week. The children really enjoyed making dens with their new knot last week so this week we introduced a new tool...a mallet! We found out how to use mallets safely and then used them in our Forest School work. 

 

Finally, a really BIG thank you for all of the tins, wallpaper and fabric we've received this week. The tins have been used to make an assortment of baked muddy goodies and the fabric has already been used by the children in their role play to create princess, ghost and dog costumes. Open-ended resources, such as fabric and pegs, really help the children to use their imagination and to be creative. I'm sure I've got the next Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney in Red Class!

 

 

Have a lovely weekend little stars.

 

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin x

 

 

Friday Fanfare 2

Hello Red Class,

 

What a busy week with your first school trip, first photo shoot and your first Forest School knot! We've practised h, m, r and d in Phonics and taken a pencil for a walk to practise curvy lines and loops in handwriting. In Literacy we discovered labels in the classroom and we started to read very simple labels using photos and pictures to help.  We met Suzie Square, Robbie Rectangle, Selena Circle and Timmy Triangle in Maths. Can you sing our shape song to your grown ups? Here are the words for Timmy Triangle's verse:

 

Can you draw a triangle with your finger in the sky?

Can you draw a triangle with three corners and three sides?

I can draw a triangle with my finger in the sky.

I can draw a triangle with three corners and three sides.

 

Next week our afternoon sessions will focus on art. We will be learning all about printing. In Literacy we will start to find and read simple lists and in Maths we will be continuing our counting work and finding 1 more. 

 

Thank you for finding plenty of cardboard tubes. In Reception we like to collect weird and wonderful things so if you have any of the following, please send them into school:

-old baking trays (for the mud kitchen)

-fabric (for role play)

-wallpaper (for handwriting sessions)

 

Have a lovely weekend Red Class. Remember to practise your letter sounds and to draw pictures for each sound. I look forward to seeing your little blue books each week. Your pictures are fantastic! 

 

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin :)

Katy the Caterpillar

Hello Red Class,

 

Today we met Katy the Caterpillar who helped us to learn about mini beasts and their homes. First we shared a story about Katy and how she changed from a caterpillar into a butterfly then we searched for mini beasts. We found them hiding under the logs in the forest and in the pond too but the mini beasts in the meadow were hiding because they didn't like the rain. Do you remember Mrs Winterbourn's newt? What a find! 

 

My highlight of the day was pond dipping. I really enjoyed discovering what lived in the water. Some creatures were quick, some were slow and some did somersaults! 

 

Red Class, I was amazed by your attitude and positive attitude today. It rained most of the time we were at Bishops Wood but nobody complained (we were wearing sensible clothes though). Every child took part in every activity with enthusiasm and lots of grown ups commented on your good manners and behaviour.

 

Well done Red Class! You really are my shining stars.

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and a very DRY Mrs Franklin :) 

 

 

Friday Fanfare

Hello Red Class,

 

Another fantastic week with exciting new experiences such as sewing, sport and French. I know it has been tiring but you've coped very well.

 

In Phonics we've practised new letter sounds and actions  (i,n,c,k,e) and we've started to put some sounds together to read words. In Maths we found out that a total stays the same even if we start counting from a different object or if we move the objects around. Can you teach your grown ups our dancing flower song? "There is 1 little flower dancing in the sun...". Remember to make your hands dance.

 

We also enjoyed finding different ways to tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears (big book, pictures, props) and in circle time Granddad helped us to find out why we need to clean our hands. Do you remember the glitter paint (germs) all over my hands? I had to clean them very well. 

 

At Forest School we played games to learn important rules. Do you remember Oak, Oak, Ash? We also had time to 'meet a tree' where you explored your favourite tree in the forest, looking closely at the shape of the leaves and carefully feeling and smelling the bark. You enjoyed making dens, building a bonfire, finding and looking after the mini beasts (one worm was carried to the mini beast hotel) and making fishing rods with Mrs Allen. Lots of you needed to tie knots to be successful so next week I will teach you how to tie your very first Forest School knot. Just one thing to practise at home...try to fasten your coat all by yourself. 

 

Next week we start our new topic about nature. We're visiting Bishop's Wood on Monday to learn about mini beasts and where they like to live. It will be very exciting. Please come dressed to school in your jogging bottoms. We will change into our wellies at school. If it's cold please bring a hat and a pair of gloves. 

 

Well done for a super week Red Class. I can already see the progress you're making. I'm a very proud teacher and you're all my shining stars!

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin :)

 

 

What a great week!

Hello Red Class,

 

We've had a fantastic week and Forest School was lots of fun today. We played games in the forest to learn how to stay safe (finding the animals and 1,2,3 Where are you?) and you were given time to explore your own interests (making a bed for a fox/building a den/finding secret pathways/looking for bugs). Some of you started to make dreamcatchers to practise your weaving skills. I was very proud of your behaviour and your learning. You're my little stars!

 

You will find a few letters and your phonics book in your bag. I've mentioned a link in the phonics book to help your grown ups but the link is tricky to read at the end.The last part is  f_0Om8 (zero then a capital O). I hope that helps! Have fun drawing the pictures. I can't wait to see them on Monday.

 

We're now moving to weekly posts. Every Friday I will tell you all about our week and our magical learning moments. Clubs start next week. If you want to collect your child at 1.40pm please let Mrs Moss know on the gate in the morning. Mrs Allen will say goodbye to the children (except Wednesdays) at 3.10pm. 

 

Have a super weekend Red Class. You really do deserve it (and so do your mums and dads)!

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin 

It's nearly time for Forest School!

Hello Red Class,

 

Another good day at school. Today we practised 'p' including the song and action. Then we met our learning partner and played a good looking/copying game because this is such an important skill to be a good learning partner. We practised reading some numerals and then matched our numeral card to a number of objects i.e. 5 to 5 counters. Finally, we finished our self portraits.

 

Tomorrow is your first Forest School session. Please come dressed to school in jogging bottoms, thick socks and trainers. On the subject of socks...the children love our outdoor area but our outdoor area doesn't like their socks! It might be a good idea to keep a spare pair of socks in your child's book bag. Please also remember to change your traffic light (in your reading pack) to green if you would like a new book.

 

Finally, Red Class mums and dads get a Mrs Webb 'thumbs up' (worth their weight in gold) for all of the cardboard tubes we've received. Please keep sending in your tubes and cartons. Thank you very much!

 

See you tomorrow Red Class,

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin

 

 

What a wonderful Wednesday

Hello Red Class,

 

Today we practised 't' with our action (looking side to side like we're watching a tennis game). We met our new learning partner and played a copying game to help you to practise your good looking. You pulled some very funny faces.  Remember to look at the board in the classroom to find your photo and your partner's photo. The board will help you to remember your partner. We also sang some number songs and practised our careful counting. We're trying very hard to show a number in different ways using our fingers.

 

The final highlight was starting to use the water in the outdoor area. Some of you were fascinated by the gully and enjoyed watching your little 'boats' moving along in the water. Some of you even used the hose pipe to fill your containers for various reasons (we had a coffee station at one point). Lots of great team skills, talking to your friends to explain what to do, asking questions and some strong leadership skills!

 

Well done Red Class. What a super team!

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin

 

 

A fantastic day

Hello Red Class,

 

I'm feeling very proud of you. I was amazed by all of those lovely smiles this morning as you walked into school and completed all of your jobs and at lunchtime I received some lovely comments from grown ups to say how well you've settled into your routine.

 

Today we practised the sound for 'a' and learnt a little song to help us to remember. We also enjoyed our first music lesson, learning how to 'warm up' our voices (think about Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle) and how to find a pulse (remember tapping our knees, heads and noses). We even had time for a birthday party in the outdoor area where the crates turned into tables and chairs and we enjoyed cups of hot chocolate (sand) and a birthday cake. Some of you sang to me (we were pretending it was my birthday) and when I asked my age one child said 68!

 

Thank you to every Red Class family for taking the time to label all belongings. The staff in Red Class really appreciate your hard work. 

 

See you tomorrow Red Class when we start our self portraits.

 

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin :) 

 

A new week

Hello Red Class,

 

Today was full of new adventures. First, Mrs Moss helped you to learn about 's' and then we enjoyed our first PE lesson where you showed me different ways to travel. This week we just changed our shoes for PE as little steps will help us to be successful. Next week we'll be changing into shorts/jogging bottoms too!  You tried very hard to eat your dinner with lots of clean plates and you even put your plate and cup away. I was very impressed!

 

A Few Bits and Bobs

 

1) Inside your reading pack you will find a traffic light. If you would like a new book, please turn the traffic light to green. If you would like to keep the book, please leave the light on red.

 

 2) Some of the names on the water bottles have been removed by super efficient dishwashers. Please make sure all water bottles are named. 

 

3) Please check your book bag each night. The children are settling into their hometime routine but sometimes they might pick up the wrong jumper or water bottle by accident. They're developing their skills of independence and that's really important. Well done Red Class! 

 

4) If you have any clean tubes or cartons at home, please send them in for our workshop area. 

 

 

See you all tomorrow with lots of smiles,

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin :) 

Fantastic Friday

Hello Red Class,

 

Well done for completing your first week at school! I particularly enjoyed drawing volcanoes with you today. You tried very hard with your turn taking.

 

Today I've sent home your first reading book and keywords. Grown ups can look at the newsletter (on the website) to find out a little bit more about reading at school. Paper copies of the newsletter will be sent home Monday where you will find a list of keyword games on the reverse of the letter.

 

On Monday you have a treat...Mrs Moss will be teaching you in the morning! You're very lucky to have our headteacher helping you with your learning. I will be waving goodbye to my little girl as she starts her first day at school. I'm looking forward to seeing my Red Class stars later in the morning.

 

I hope you have a super weekend. Make sure you get plenty of sleep. 

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin :) 

Thrilling Thursday

Hello Red Class,

 

We've nearly completed our first week at school with lots of WOW learning and behaviour moments. The first week/s can be very tiring with so much to learn but you're doing a fantastic job! I'm very proud of my Red Class stars. 

 

Today we opened the large construction area outside. The children worked together to build dens, towers and boats. Inside, we made some 'silly soup' to help us to think about rhyming words and we enjoyed learning the volcano dance. We also visited the hall today to see and smell those delicious dinners! We watched our Blue Class friends so we know what to do. 

 

The tuck shop is open every morning with Mrs Allen. If your child is entering school on their own, please remind them to go straight to Mrs Allen to buy their snack. Our first PE session will be Monday 12th September and Forest School starts Friday, 16th September. 

 

 

Thank you for a super second day with the parent/teacher meetings. I look forward to seeing our final families tomorrow. 

 

See you tomorrow Red Class with those big smiles,

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Wednesday

Hello Red Class,

It really was a wonderful Wednesday today. There were so many pairs of muddy hands and very happy faces and many skills on show: problem solving, working with others, asking and answering questions and talking about learning.

 

Today we started to learn some new keywords, listened to unfamiliar nursery rhymes and we've started to spot the rhyming words. We've also played some fun maths games to help us to think about what numbers actually mean. You could play 'bunny ears'at home. Say a number to your grown up and then ask them to show you two bunny ears and to make that number using their fingers. If you said '3' they could show 2 fingers on one hand (bunny ear) and 1 finger on the other hand (bunny ear).

 

Tomorrow we start Write Dance which is a fun movement and mark making session developing skills for handwriting. If you hear 'volcanoes' then the children are thinking about Write Dance.

 

Well done to those children who are starting to come into the classroom independently and thank you for a super start to the parent/teacher meetings. We'll see you all tomorrow. My smile will be in my coat pocket.

 

Mrs Webb, Mrs Allen, Mrs Winterbourn, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Franklin