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Week 7

Well where do I begin?  I can hardly believe it’s our last week. This half term has been truly amazing. The word for this first half term is PROUD!   Mrs White and I are so very proud, as I am sure that every one of you are of your little people.  How amazing were they in our Harvest festival?   They continue to blow me away with their confidence and resilience.   They have made a fantastic start on their school journey.  We have had so much fun, learning and playing together.

 This week we changed our intended topic focus as the children were really interested in autumn.   We decided to follow their interests and explore the autumn theme in our play, as well as our activities.  The children went on a leaf hunt around school, searching for their favourite two leaves for our autumn table.  We have listened to the story ‘Don’t Hog the hedgehog’ and used the text as a base for our literacy this week.   We have made hedgehogs from Giotto plasticine and match sticks. As well as collage hedgehogs using leaves. 

 We enjoyed playing in the sun this week.  The children were particularly interested in the spooky book hut.  They enjoyed making magic wands and reading stories to the witches’ spiders.  While playing outdoors, the children spotted a flock of birds on their travels.  This provoked a fantastic discussion about hibernation and migration. Darwin was very excited to share his knowledge of these with all his friends.

This week our maths has focussed on the numbers 1, 2, and 3.  They have enjoyed sorting objects and subitising.  We had fun playing the number 1,2,3 memory game.  Maths is always fun in R1, with lots of practical activities, which the children enjoy participating in.  This week the children used our autumn finds for lots of their maths activities.

Our medal winner this week is Aleena.  Her performance in the Harvest festival was truly incredible.  She sang every song with a big smile and an abundance of confidence.   Well done Aleena. 

The children have learnt the sounds c and k in phonics this week.  We have now learnt a good number of sounds, which is fantastic.  Many of the children have mastered the skill of blending, which is fantastic. 

Please continue to practise blending the sounds together to make and read words.

Mrs White and I would like to say a huge thank you to all the grown-ups for your patience and support this half term.

Have a fantastic fun-filled half term break and look forward to seeing you all on Monday 31st October.

I hope you enjoy looking at the photographs showing some of the fun we have had this week.

Miss Edwards