Headteacher: Anna Moss

0121 445 1622

14th October 2022

Happy Friday All!

It was lovely to see you at Parent Consultations this week and have a chance to catch up to discuss how your little one is getting on.  Following requests from a few parents, the class list will be coming home in bags today (next week for non-Friday friends) so you are able to talk about friendships that are developing. 

We have met a new friend in our Music circle time as we have sung our name to our bee Hickety Tickety and, in the afternoon, we took a popular song outside and found some hammers to hammer in the outdoor area!  This leads us beautifully onto a new circle time session that will begin after half term – Phonics, the start of our reading journey!  Rowing the Boat as part of our Write Dance was fun and we even added a prop today, an oar.  We have introduced two Listening games this week as we have practised two listening rules – sitting still and staying quiet.  Musical bumps and chairs are always a popular way to show off how good we are at sitting still – we just need a little practise at applying this now during snack/lunch times.  Autumn Bingo was fun - can you remember any of the signs of Autumn on our boards?  I wonder if you will be able to spot any this weekend….?  In Maths we have been putting together our learning of Number 1 and Number 2 as we had to make our own groups of 1 and 2 and then, with the use of a blanket, put our soft toy friends into groups of 1 and 2.  I wonder whether your toys at home can make these two groups at the weekend?  Outdoors, Mrs Allen has been having fun with you sharing a special scarecrow story and you have had the chance to make a special Harry O’Hay scarecrow ready for the festival tomorrow.  I do hope you come and give him a wave tomorrow!  We chose him as our hero as he is all the things we are trying to be – kind and always looking after his friends.  Your story session has been Pumpkin Soup and you have had the chance to role play the story in the Quiet area thanks to Mrs Allen and her favourite toys!  Dough Disco this week was chosen by Harriet – Mamma Mia, Abba.  If you have dough at home, get moving it and show your family your first disco routine by remembering when to squash it with a pat!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unfzfe8f9NI

A message for parents – next week is a week learning and talking about circles and ovals.  If the children have any clothing with circles or ovals on, please wear them as they always make the best talking points.

Enjoy the festival all!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin X