Week 21

Date: 15th Feb 2019 @ 8:04am

Good morning and welcome to the Reception Week 21 blog.

The children have had an exciting week! The Big School Bird Watch was a success with Blackbirds, Blue Tits, Gulls, Starlings, Woodpigeons, Crows, Wagtails and, the inevitable, Magpies being spotted in the school grounds! Keep an eye out for any birds you may spot over the holiday. Your child may like to write a list of any they spot on your travels?

We have also been learning all about Grace Darling. She has really captured their imaginations and helped with their understanding of history. There is a super short account of her heroics on the BBC site (pathway below) that we have used in school and is well worth a watch.

https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-grace-darling

Thanks to all of you who have returned the child's questionnaire given out at learning review meetings. There's still time to return them after half term. Your child's views are greatly appreciated and help us inform our future practice (not sure we can conjure a unicorn park though!). 

Next steps were put in books yesterday. Please use these as your half term homework alongside reading both to and with your child. 

The phonemes for the week we return are "or" as in for and "ar" as in car.

Can you believe your child is half way through their first year of school!

Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday from the Reception Team