Friday, 8th November

Post date: Nov 10, 2019 9:56:56 AM

The Hedgehogs have worked really hard this week as we are pushing on with our learning of phonics and beginning to blend and read words which is great. We have also started to get dressed for PE which has been going well. I am pleased to say that all children are able to get dressed and undressed independently. Some shoes and shorts have been mixed up but because these are so well labelled we were able to find their owners.

Over the next few weeks, we will start to finish our project of ‘what do people do all day’. We have a few things left to do but we will finish by the end of November in preparation for Christmas. We have started to make decisions regarding the Christmas play and will let you know in due course what part your child will play. Generally children in reception do not have speaking parts but instead form part of a group dance. I hope to be able to discuss the parts with the children next week so they can decide which role they would like.

We were finally able to get into the woods last week for Forest School. The children really enjoyed it. Thank you for your support in making sure the children are ‘Forest school ready’. A gentle reminder that long hair needs to be tied up as we do light fires. Hats and gloves are also really useful as the weather becomes colder.

On another note, we have decided not to go ahead with the tooth brushing project. The dental team have only just got back to us to organise this and we felt at this late stage in the term it would involve too much time out of the classroom for me, and too much interruption to children’s learning. We will however still plan a session on oral health.

Please feel free to see me about any issues with your children’s learning.

Have a good weekend.