Oct 222016

Happy October holidays everybody!

What a great first half term we have had in Reception!  I think that most of the children are ready for a break and I hope that they are looking forward to coming back to school on 31st October.

This week we celebrated Kinderboekenweek.  It was such good fun especially on Monday when we came to school in our pyjamas and on Friday we we dressed up as grandparents.  Thank you to all of the mums and grandparents who were able to come into school and read to us.  The children really enjoyed it.

This week we finished our IPC topic about Food.  After the holiday we will start our next topic All About Me.  We also finished our work around the book Tanka Tanka Skunk this week and will be starting our work on Biscuit Bear after the holidays.

I hope that you all have a fantastic break and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Kind regards,

Miss Johnson.

Oct 142016

Hello everybody,

Once again we have had another fun week.  We have continued to enjoy Tanka Tanka Skunk and are now experts in clapping out syllables.

Today we will be making a sandwich as part of our IPC Food topic.

Next week will be kinderboekenweek and the theme is oma en opa.  On Mnday we are all coming to school wearing pyjamas ready for a bedtime story in the morning.  On Friday we are all coming to school dressed as a oma (grandma) or opa (grandpa) and taking part fun activities.  During the week we have omas and opas coming in to read to us.  We also have some parents who have volunteered.  If you would like to come and read a story to us (in any language) please let us know – we would be very happy for us to join us.  So far we have 2 Dutch grandparents, a French mum and an American mum.

From Monday onwards we will be insisting that the children wear their welly boots every time they go outside.  These will be their outdoor shoes.  If your child does not have welly boots in school please send some as soon as possible.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Miss Johnson.

Oct 112016

Hello everybody,

I have a couple of friendly reminders.

The reception door opens at 8:40am.  The school day starts at 8:45am.  The register is taken at 8:45am and then lessons begin straight after.  Please make sure that your child is in school by 8:45am to ensure that they, and others, do not miss out on valuable learning time.

The weather is now much colder.  Please send your child to school in suitable clothing especially a warm coat and hat.  The children have access to the outdoors throughout the day so it is really important that they stay warm and dry.

Kind regards,

Miss Johnson.

Oct 072016

Hello everybody,

We have once again had another great week.  Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend the parent meetings.  I will see everybody else next week.

This week we moved on from Handa’s Surprise to Tanka Tanka Skunk.  This is a fun book which focuses on rhythm and syllables.  We have enjoyed tapping out syllables in the animal names.  In numeracy we focused on counting and talked about how to count accurately.

In IPC we have continued our topic on food by looking at packaging.  We made a popcorn cone and popped our own corn to eat in our own cinema.  Today we talked about how cheese is made and tried 3 different cheeses.  It has been a yummy week.

This afternoon we will be going for our weekly library slot and will end the day with Rhyme Time.  Please come along if you can.

Some of you are aware that I got engaged last Saturday whilst standing on a mountain in England!  Thank you for your congratulations and best wishes.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Johnson.