It has been a very busy week, full of fun and creativity.
In maths, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have discussed their properties and sorted them into groups.
Winter Wonderland Day, despite being wet, was a fun day and the children enjoyed getting creative. We made a wonderful snow scene outside, with each class creating their own life-size snowman! We all enjoyed a great Christmas lunch with crackers and Christmas music.
Earlier in the week, the children made some colourful Christmas cards with their own message inside. The children had to follow instructions in order to make their cards, which involved looking and listening.
The children have also made lovely Christmas jars using tissue paper and glitter, some beautiful, festive wreaths and their own Christmas baubles!
Jingle and Elfie have been up to their old tricks, leaving surprises for the children every morning. They stepped it up a notch this week, reflecting the rising excitement inside our bubbles.
We have continued with our Phase 5 phonics work this week, looking at wh, ph, ew and oe. The children have done brilliantly at picking up the new graphemes but it is really important that they keep recapping these over the Christmas break.
Please keep up with the Oxford Owl reading, as well as reading other texts.
This LINK provides some information on the changes the changes that have taken place on the Oxford Owl website.
Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.
This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.
Letter formation video:
The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9:
TUESDAY 5th JANUARY 2021: Term 3 starts. Children can also come to school in bright colours ready for the start of the term’s topic ‘World of colour’.
A huge ‘Thank you’ to you all for bearing with us during these strange times, not hanging around and having to communicate via the office. It’s not ideal, especially at the start of a school year, but needs must. We would also like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to the children who have shown resilience and an understanding of keeping people safe. We are incredibly proud of them.
We hope that you all have a fantastic Christmas break and look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Wishing you a happy, healthy Christmas.
Mrs MacIntyre, Mrs Kelly and Miss Worsfold