Thank you for all the Easter Bonnets and Eggs you sent in. We really have some creative parents and children out there. Unfortunately we could have only one winner in each class. A big well done to Oliver and Charlie!
Our readers of the week this week are Joshua and Ela Batak – well done to both of you for reading at home and trying really hard! Don’t forget to read over the holidays and to practise your phonic sounds everyone! There are videos on ‘You Tube’ for Jolly Phonics songs which demonstrate the actions and sounds. In addition to ‘Reading Eggs’, there are lots of free apps available for tablets which can support your children’s learning in a fun way. One we use a lot in school is ‘Hairy Letters’ which helps children to form letters correctly.
After the holidays our topic will be ‘Gardens and Growth’. We would like to do lots of planting outdoors and would be very grateful for any donations of seeds, bulbs, compost and gardening equipment.
For homework we would like the children to see what they can find in their own gardens. They could take pictures, draw or write about what they see and any changes they have noticed now it is Spring. These could be flowers, trees, mini-beasts, birds etc. If you are feeling really ambitious and want a challenge, we would love to have some items that we can put outside such as a bird feeder or small bug hotel. Pinterest is a web site that has lots of ideas. As usual there will be a ‘Dip in the Box’ for the most creative item sent in!
We are really pleased with the progress the children have made in writing. After the holidays we will be encouraging the children to write a short sentence rather than their name when they arrive at school. We will give all the children a book and we would be grateful if you could write the date above the sentence so that we can see their progress.
Thank you as usual for your continued support and we wish you a lovely holiday! Let’s hope the sun comes out!
The Reception Team.