We have been busy practising recognising and ordering numbers. We used shapes to make pictures and sorted b and d onto the correct grid. We had our first dance lesson and enjoyed lunch in the dinner hall. On Friday we met our prayer friends and spent time outdoors getting to know them. Next week we are looking forward to our visit to the Shoe shop.
Year 6 and Reception joined together this afternoon to find out who their prayer friends are. They had lots of fun spending time playing and getting to know each other!
We hope that by providing Reception children with a Year 6 prayer friend, they will have that extra layer of support and comfort as they get to know another familiar face. Year 6 are then there to look after them on the playground when necessary, talk to them about school, and accompany them to Mass, modelling how to behave and engage in prayer. Being a Prayer Friend is something which all children love and take very seriously – many long term friendships have begun from Prayer Friends.
The children are doing well settling into school life and we are very pleased with them. We have however had a few toilet accidents. This is often when children have been playing and left it a little too late. This is not a problem but could we ask that you place a spare pair of pants, socks and a skirt or trousers in your child’s P.E. box so that they can have their own clothes on. Thank you for your support in this.
In our RE lesson this week the children acted out the story of the feeding of the five thousand. After this they wrote the story and illustrated their work. In mathematics we have been problem solving and this has proved a little tricky, we will be continuing this next week.
Thank you for the photographs and heights of the sunflowers we are looking at them over the weekend and will decide a winner on Monday.
We have a busy week ahead with leaving assemblies, award ceremonies and Mass and ending with a party on Friday. The children are invited to wear a costume that makes them look like a toy for our toys party. They can bring in a favourite toy but please no electronic toys that may be damaged.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Book Fair earlier this year. With the funds raised, we have been able to buy new books for each classroom from Nursery to Year 6! These books will be shared with the children by teachers to promote reading for pleasure and to support their learning.
We were absolutely delighted with the support that we received, and know that the children will cherish sharing these stories with their teachers.
We will also be buying books to support the wider curriculum, so thank you!
This week we have been busy exploring jigsaws. We had a visit from an Alien called Zog who had never seen a jigsaw before. The children had to tell him how to put it together and they found out how tricky it is to give instructions! They then designed and made their own jigsaw. In mathematics we have been recapping addition and subtraction and looking at 3d shapes.
This week we are going to be looking at teddy bears of different shapes and sizes. On Friday we are going to have a Teddy Bears picnic. Please would you send a teddy into school on Friday morning. We will send out a reminder letter later in the week.
Thank you for the old toys and photographs you have sent in this week, the children have enjoy talking about their parents toys.
We have also been exploring mathematical problems and writing stories. We are praying for our brothers and sisters ready for their special day next week. We also made a cup and ball toy like we played with at the Black Country Museum. This week we are looking further at how the toys have changed over time and are looking forward to finding out which toys were your favourite. It would be great if you could send in a picture of your toy,