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Week 1


Welcome back to school Reception 1 families!

Thanks to everyone for a super first week back. It has been a week of learning about a few wonderful festivals, customs and celebrations that are special within our community. We started the week with a bit of a spooky theme and we talked about the Halloween fun that many of us had earlier in the week. We then learnt about the wonderful festival of light, Diwali. Anaia celebrated Diwali with her family in the holidays and she very eloquently told us all about Hindu customs and why Diwali is so special. With Bonfire night looming, we learnt about the custom and why we light bonfires and fireworks at this time of the year. This week we took part in week 1 of a 4 week course of Street Dance lessons with an awesome dance teacher called Courtney, The children carried out dance sequences, played games and did a lovely meditation to rest, at the end of a very fun filled hour. Courtney thought R1 were just brilliant!

This week's topic work brought a whole load of sparkly creative fun and we really did have the loveliest time together. We have used collage skills to create googly eyed monster characters and bonfire pictures. We have talked about the importance of keeping safe on Bonfire night and created some very useful and eye-catching Bonfire Night Safety posters. We used air drying clay to mould Divas and painted them in shimmering colours as part of our Diwali topic work. To top the week off, the children were treated to making yummy chocolate breadstick sparklers! Here's a peek at what we have been up to...

Next week we will begin to learn about our 5 senses and will focus upon hearing and touch in particular for this week. In phonics we will learn about 'e' and 'u' and in maths we'll learn about positional language and find out triangles, rectangles and squares and will explore their properties by making Kandinsky style art. 

Some reminders for next week:

  • Flu vaccines will take place on Tuesday 8th November
  • Parent's Evenings take place on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November. Appointment slips which indicate your appointments were sent home in your child's reading folder on Friday. Everyone has been given an appointment that I've endeavoured to be as close to your requested appointment time as possible.  
  • Individual school photos take place on Thursday 10th November.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Mrs Cook x