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Wk beg 19.10.20


It is Week 8!


As this first half term of Reception draws to a close, it is an important time to reflect on all of the amazing things the children have achieved. They have so much to be proud of and have settled so well into school-life, even in the most unusual of times. This half-term has been a complete pleasure as a teacher and I have really enjoyed helping your children grow, develop and flourish as they have so far. Thank you also for all of your support from home too, which has really helped the children to settle and learn as they have. 



This will be the final week of our 'Bears' Topic in Reception before we move on to a new topic next half term called 'Let's Celebrate' in which we will be considering the ways in which lots of different people celebrate, including birthdays, family events (e.g. weddings, christenings), national events (e.g. Bonfire Night, VE Day) and religious festivals (e.g. Christmas, Divali, Hannukah). If you or your family celebrate any interesting events that you would like to tell us about, please let us know.



Our final focus text on Bears this week will be 'Bear Snores On' by Karma Wilson. This book focuses on the way in which bears hibernate in Winter, preparing for this is in the Autumn Time. We will also be doing some work with the text 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?' by Eric Carle, including making our own books. Online versions of both texts can be found below:


The Phonics Olympics


Earlier this week, I asked the children for ideas to improve our Literacy and Phonics area in class. We have put in place all of the suggestions we could. Lots of their ideas however were for outside games so we have decided that to celebrate the end of this half term, next Friday we will be having a 'Phonics Olympics Day' in class. Children can wear sporty clothes to school (Winter PE kit or sporty clothes from home). They must have trainers/sturdy shoes and trousers (no shorts or skirts) and a coat. They do not need to bring anything in or do anything differently on that day other than their clothes.


Please find below the week's Class Learning and Home Learning. Keep posting on Tapestry to let us know how you are getting on with these tasks and with any other learning you are doing at home.


We all hope you have a happy, healthy and safe half-term break and look forward to all the exciting learning that is to come in the second half of this Autumn Term.


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