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It was decided at the start of this Half-Term that we would visit Santa at Hall Hill Farm before Christmas. However, as we are a small year group the prices were slightly high. Therefore, we tried to reduce the price by having a bake sale. Somehow, we managed to bake and decorate over 400 cakes and biscuits, and made a whopping £210.60. Thank you to everyone who helped create the cakes and everyone who bought something!
It has been a jam packed week at school this week. Firstly, we were celebrating bonfire night and learning how to stay safe at the events. To make this even more special we decided to have our own bonfire where we celebrated with yummy toasted marshmallows. The children proved how sensible they can behave as they followed each instruction perfectly allowing us to have fun safely.
As part of our Bonfire Night festivities, we thought it was important to learn about the people in our community who work to help us stay safe. We were lucky enough to have two people from the police force come in to school to show us their police car. This was so much fun and we thoroughly enjoyed having a seat in the car and wearing their special helmets.
Also, a great big thank you for the wonderful gifts. Hopefully the children will remember who to turn to if they ever need help.
It has been a very busy week and as such, this has instigated lots of conversations amongst the children. It has even encouraged the children to ask each other for help. A lot of our conversations this week have focused on the people in our community who help us such as lollipop people, doctors, nurses, vets, shop assistants, librarians and parents. We have also talked about safety with a big focus on who to turn to if we need help, what number to call if we need the emergency services and what we might have to do if we can't get somebody to help us.
This week has already been so busy... To start, we have been on our FIRST EVER school trip!
We went to the local park to look at all the changes taking place as we are heading into autumn. We found lots of signs to suggest autumn in full swing for example, pine cones, yellow leaves, helicopters and an acorn! It was so much better to actually get out and walk around the local community and to experience the changes rather than learning about them through a screen. It gave us the opportunity to actually use all of our senses.
A big focus point in our conversations this week is the changes of autumn. At home, it might be nice to discuss what your children can see, feel, smell and hear outside. Our listening skills were so well tuned yesterday that we could even hear the beck.
A big well done to all of Reception. Your behaviour was exemplary and we are all so proud of you. We can't wait for our next school trip!
Teaching has started! The children are now becoming experts in our maths and phonics lessons and showing all of us how fantastic they are. They have been exploring the early numbers in our maths lessons and learning from a variety of different activities.
We have learned some special words to help us in our maths lessons. They are: counting, ordering and number.
In phonics, we have been learning all about the initial sound of words and trying our best to hear them. We have been super phonics frogs and have worked really hard to form our sounds and recognise them
It has been a busy couple of weeks and we have been getting to grips with lots of new vocabulary. In phonics we have used these special words: sound, phoneme, grapheme, segmenting, blending and initial sounds.
It is crazy to think we have had 9 days in school already. The EYFS team have been amazed at how well the children have settled in. Friendships are starting to flourish and the imaginative play is fascinating to watch. This week we have started to begin our teaching and the children have a good understanding of their expectations in the unit.
We have also introduced some new areas in the unit so the children have been busy exploring. We have a fantastic lesson prepared for tomorrow afternoon, so stay tuned for an update!