Wk beg 21.9.20
Week Four... already! What a fabulous week we had last week. I have never seen children so engrossed in a book as they were when we read 'Bear Hunt' by Anthony Browne. This simple book really inspired the children and reminded them of all the amazing things they can do with a pencil. The children spent so much time last week mark-making, problem-solving, role-playing and investigating in response to the text, all of which is so beneficial to them as they grow and develop as friends and learners.
This week we will be focussing on the text 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. Lots of the children will already be familiar with this text and, for that reason, we will be using it to support us to retell the story, develop our vocabulary and create our own new versions of the story, using the order, language and structure we know from the book. This book really lends itself to story telling as it has such a clear and repetitive rhythm.
Michael Rosen also wrote 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo' which is another favourite of ours in Reception class.
A quick note to say how amazed the grown-ups were by how well the children got ready for both Forest School and PE this week. They were so sensible and so independent, with most able to change with little to no support, which is fabulous. Well done Reception! We were so proud of you. It was a really calm, stress-free experience (which is not always the case in Early Years!)
We found that going home in PE kit worked well on Thursday so we will do this every week from now on. Supporting the children to learn to get changed themselves and take responsibility for their own things when getting changed is an important part of our curriculum so we will still ask them to come in uniform in the morning but we will send them home in kit as it gives us longer to enjoy and benefit from our PE lesson.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD'S DRINKS BOTTLES, JUMPERS, CARDIGANS AND COATS ARE LABELLED!
We have some jumpers and cardigans missing already, some of which are named and some not. We think some children who had unlabelled jumpers have gone home in someone else's jumper. If all jumpers and cardigans were labelled, we would be able to find out who has accidentally put on someone else's by mistake much more easily than if we have a pile of un-named jumpers/cardigans left at the end of the day. If you have a jumper/cardigan at home that does not belong to your child, PLEASE return them as soon as possible.
We cannot wait to see what the children get up to this week... off on a Bear Hunt we go!
From Miss Bagnall, Mrs Roath, Miss Davies, Mrs Painter, Mrs Leach and Mrs Bromley