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As that big day draws ever closer it has been a special day for one pupil in Reception. Today we were joined by the Chief Commissioner of Durham Constabulary who came to tell us that we had a runner-up in a County competition. The competition was for children to design a Christmas card for the Police and with a fantastic card Joe was the runner-up in the whole County.
Joe won a number of prizes including a Voucher for a toy shop. We are all so proud of Joe and his fabulous PC Claus design.
We were greeted by a visit from the School Nurse today, who was teaching us all about brushing our teeth properly and also washing our hands correctly.
We now know that we need to brush our teeth twice a day and we only need to use a pea size amount of toothpaste! Our toothpaste will now go a long way. The school nurse also taught us a catchy rhyme to remember the best way to clean our teeth: "Front bits, back bits, bumpy bits and flick."
Following on from our teeth, we learned how to clean our hands. Mr Storey had to show off his hands which had a lot of germs on, yuk! He was sent away to give his hands a good clean.
The weather has been very wet lately, and wet weather means one thing... puddles! The children have been playing in big puddles which has soaked their trousers, underwear, socks and tights. Unfortunately we have no spare clothes as we have used all of ours up and it has not come back. Please can we ask parents to bring any clothing of ours back as it is really needed. If you have any spare clothes that no longer fit your child this would also be greatly appreciated as we do not like to send your child home wet. Thank you.
The children were amazed when they found a bowling alley in the middle of the classroom today. The children have had competitions all day in an attempt to knock down the most. There was work involved though, I promise.
The children had to record their scores and also figure out how many skittles they still had to knock down. The children were using fingers and counters to keep track of this. Here is an example of some of the recordings.
Over the past two weeks we have been busy tackling addition. The children have used a range of techniques to find out their answers and shown huge resilience. It hasn't been easy as we learn new mathematical language but the children have been outstanding. We have brought the outside indoors as the children have been using plant pots and stones to work out addition problems using counting to get an answer.
We have also been using the technique of say it, make it and write it to work out a sum. The children are becoming more independent and using resources around the classroom to aid their learning.