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Week 8

 

Dear Reception 2 Families

A huge thanks to the children and all of their grown ups for smiling your way through what had been a very unusual half term! Despite all the challenges that have come their way, the children have all shown incredible resilience and they are an absolute credit to you!

This week we have had a HARVEST TIME mini topic. The children have learnt about the role of  the farmer and where and how food is grown and we have shared various non-fiction texts to help to find out lots of facts about Harvest time.  We have all reflected upon how lucky we are to have lovely nutritious food so readily available and chatted about your kind donations to those in need. 

Hank's Grandma, who is a farmer herself, kindly sent us some examples of the grains that are grown on her farm and we discussed their many uses, including a grain that they export to North Africa and a seed that is used to make lipstick!

The children have enjoyed getting stuck into some Harvest themed crafts and I hope that your scarecrow fridge magnets have taken their pride of place! 

Mis Hodgeson worked closely with the children on sequencing the story of the Little Red Hen for their literacy adult led activity and in maths we have focused upon learning strategies for counting carefully. We have practised counting objects that can and can not be moved with a focus on careful 1-1 counting correspondence. 

The children did a super job of learning to use Makaton sign language to sign our Harvest song 'Thank you Farmer'. I hope that you have enjoyed our Harvest Festival assembly here on the website. In case you haven't seen it, here is a link...

Autumn 2, the second half of the term is upon us now. It is a busy and exciting time but at the same time, it is an uncertain time. One thing that is for absolute certain however, is the fact that we will be having a lot of fun in Reception 2!!!! Bonfire Night, Diwali and Hannukah (and the big C!) are some the wonderful festivals that are celebrated at this time of the year and we will be learning about how people in our community celebrate these special times. 

The most important thing that the children need to do over the hols is relax, keep safe and enjoy being at home. For those of you who would like to do some home learning, here are some links to websites that will provide you with some fun activities...

 

Miss Hodgeson and I wish you all a lovely half term break but before I say good bye, here are some photos of week 8 fun times!

Keep safe and happy!

 

Mrs Cook x

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