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Wk beg 14.9.20


Welcome to Week Three!


 What a fabulous week we had last week, with so much amazing language, laughter and learning! It was so lovely to have everybody together for the first time on Friday, although I for one, was in bed by 8:30PM! We have put lots and lots of observations on Tapestry to give you an insight into how your child is settling in with us at Cookley and how proud we are of all that they have already achieved. The children really enjoyed and engaged with our first Book of the Week "Please, Mr Panda," amazing the grown-ups with the huge range of ways in which they took this learning, including a fantastic Panda stage show, some amazing small world and loose parts play and some very imaginative story-telling. 


Some reminders and information for this week:

  • Your child will be issued with their first reading book on Monday. This book is a Phonics stage book and should be returned on Thursday when they will receive a library book for the weekend. Their Reading Record will go live on Tapestry on Monday also so that you can track your reading and make comments, if you would like to.
  • We will be beginning Forest School on Tuesday so children will need to bring their Forest School clothes with them in a large Bag for Life bag.
  • We will be doing PE on Thursday this week in the classroom as we cannot use the hall. We will be encouraging the children to change into their PE kit as being able to undress and get changed independently is an important skill for young children to develop.
  • Each week, Home Learning challenges are posted on this website. We would love to see how you get on through Tapestry. Thank you to those who have uploaded their Home Learning. It gives us a different insight into your child as a learner. 


Book of the Week



This week's 'Book of the Week' is 'Bear Hunt' by Anthony Browne. Anthony Browne is a fantastic author and illustrator for children, who hides so many clues and details in his illustrations. The language which comes from his stories are incredible and I would highly recommend having some Anthony Browne books at home. I have chosen this book because of how much the work of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) fascinated and captured the imaginations and hearts of the children last week, when we discussed how pandas are being saved from extinction. In this book however, it is not the WWF who saves Bear from the hunters, but the bear himself, with his trusty pencil. He draws a range of weird and wonderful ways to escape, which all come to life!


Here are some other amazing Anthony Browne books for younger children that I would highly recommend:



We cannot wait to see where the children take their learning this week!


From a very lucky team of very happy teachers,

Miss Bagnall, Mrs Roath, Miss Davies, Mrs Painter, Mrs Leach and Mrs Bromley smiley