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Week 8

Miss Edwards and I would like to say how very proud we are of all of the children! They have been amazing! They have settled into school life like ducks to water. We have had a very busy half term. I can't believe we have come to the end of our first half term together!

This final week has been even busier than the rest. I am shocked at how much they have done in four days.

Lets tell you a little bit about what has been happening in Reception 1 this week.

At the start of the week Miss Edwards read the children a story called Give Me My Yam by Jan Blake. After listening to the story, the children discussed some of the fruits and vegetables eaten in different countries. The children were given the opportunity to peel and chop a vegetable. Later that day, Miss Edwards made pumpkin soup and all the children were given some soup to taste. It was very yummy!

Following on from that, the children listened to the story of Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne. They talked about the animals in the story and the different fruits. One of the activities this week was observational drawings of a pineapple, banana, mango, lime and other fruits. The children looked carefully at the fruits and discussed shape, colour, smell and texture. Just like Handa in the story, the children had a go at balancing a basket with fruit in on their head and slowly walked around the outdoor area. They discovered that you need to stand up straight and walk slowly, otherwise the fruit basket will fall off! The children also used coloured clay to create their own fruit basket. These looked fantastic!

Also this week Miss Edwards filmed a Harvest video of the children showcasing lots of the work and activities they have created. The children were very excited about making the video for their grown ups. Please have a look at The Harvest Assembly located on the Class Pages area of our website.

Have a look at how busy the children have been:

Miss Edwards and I would like to wish all our families a very happy half term! The children all deserve a well earned rest and so do the grown ups. We hope you manage to enjoy the half term during this very tricky situation that we are in yet again.

I am looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 2nd November: all ready for another half term of fun, learning, exploring and playing with our friends.


Take care and keep safe.


Mrs Spooner x