What a fabulous first term the reception children have had. This last half term the children used the story "The Owl who was afraid of the dark" to discover how fun the dark can actually be.
The children have worked incredibly hard this half term and have learnt many new skills in numeracy including recognising numbers, counting, early addition and subtraction. Alongside learning these skills the children have also learnt the associated vocabulary.
In literacy the children have learnt to read and write the first 26 sounds, now they can do this they are able to read and write simple words. The children in Class Wilbur love reading and sharing books with their friends. Please continue to support us with this by regularly sharing their home reading books and library books. These are changed on Mondays and Thursday so please make sure the books are back in school.
We were incredibly proud of all the children during our "Cock-a doodle-doo" performance. As you can imagine it is quite daunting for the children to stand up and sing lots of different songs in front of an audience. We did take photos of each child and these will be available for you to view in their learning journals. Please make sure that you log on to their learning journals over the next few weeks to see how well your child has done this last half term.
Last Thursday the children were incredibly excited to visit Father Christmas at Cedar Barn. The children loved their ride on the train and their chat with Father Christmas. Again, we were so proud of how polite and well behaved the children were on the visit and were a real credit to you all. Many thanks to all the mums who came along to join us on this cold and frosty morning!
To enjoy the Christmas celebrations this week we had a joint party with nursery where we played lots of traditional party games; pass the parcel, musical bumps and statues. The children had a great time.
We hope that all the children and their families have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas break and look forward to seeing you all in 2018. Please make sure that when children return to school in the new year they are wearing the correct school uniform and everything is clearly named.