Week 8

Date: 2nd Nov 2018 @ 9:39am

Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable time with your child over the half term break. The children have been sharing their holiday news with us and it sounds like there were some very exciting activities going on!

Our Healthy Hursthead Day (yesterday) saw the children spending the day learning about how to keep healthy. They took part in Yoga, Hip Hop (street dance), Scooting and tried to beat their previous best in our Smile for a Mile. Just to let you know, in Reception, this involves running around the big playground running track as many times as you can. Initial tries in September saw a range of outcomes from 2 laps all the way up to 16 laps! The children also discussed all the other ways to keep healthy including getting lots of sleep, drinking water, getting out in the fresh air and having "relaxing" time. Healthy eating was a big topic yesterday and the children chose "healthy" foods to produce a healthy eating plate (which is now stuck in their learning books for you to see at next Thumbs Up time).

Next week we are looking at the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy. His scupltures are made of natural materials and, if you are unfamiliar with his work, well worth looking up. With our topic of Sticks this half term we are trying to take full advantage of the outdoor spaces at school and the children will be creating their own natural sculptures in the outdoor areas. These sculptures will be transitory so each child will take a photo of their work using the iPad.

In bags tonight will be a note inviting you to a "Share a Story" session which will run in each class at 2.55 on Monday 19th November (details on the note). As always, if you have any questions please do ask your class teacher.

After the excitement of Halloween we are now looking forward to Bonfire Night and have learned all about how to keep safe. Please ask your child if they remember some of the safety tips!

Whatever your plans for this weekend we hope you have a fun and safe time!

The Reception Team