Please find below a copy of the letter issued to parents regarding the school’s decision to become an Early Adopter of the new EYFS curriculum as of September 2020.
As the month of October draws to a close we shared in a whole school prayer service, via Zoom, to pray the Rosary together.
We reflected on the Luminous Mysteries, meditating on these Mysteries of Light work to bring us a deeper understanding to the life of Jesus. They fill in the spaces for the lesser known areas of the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross.
Five brilliant readers from Year Six treated us to the readings of scripture of these five mysteries and the other classes joined in with prayer and reflection.
It was a joy to see all the year groups from Reception through to Year Six sharing in such a special prayer.
We have been counting and matching, exploring Autumn, desinging and making brick houses
We have been very busy this week counting and matching, exploring Autumn, practising phonics, building bricks houses for the Three Little Pigs and looking at different homes around the world. We ended the week playing some board games to practise sharing and turn taking. Next week we will be finding out about our class saint Mother Theresa and learning how to measure height.
Thank you so much for your very generous donations for our Harvest celebrations. The charities receiving them will be most grateful.
Reception have had a exciting week with visits from pirates and building houses out of straw (Three Little Pigs) just two of the highlights. Both topics involved mathematics, literacy and understanding of the world in a fun way. The children now know that a house built of straw is not the best material to use, particularly when its windy (and cleaning up the mess by the staff will not be forgotten either!) They also had fun creating their own maps after following the one the pirates left to find treasure.
Phonemes this week were f ff l ll h b ss we will be recapping these next week to consolidate
Have a lovely weekend.
We have had a very busy week this week making shapes working together in a group. It was a little tricky but we managed to make squares, circles, triangles and rectangles. We have been continuing to think about Creation and went on a walk around the school grounds finding the beautiful things God made. We then used these to make pictures.
We all had our first reading book this week. Thank you for sharing them with your child. Please continue to practise the first nine words.
Thank you for the donations towards toys and activities, this will really help provide a fun learning experience for the children.
Next week Reception are joining in with bright colours for Cafod on Friday. Children can come to school in bright clothes and we are asking for a food donation to help support those in need. More information is on the school newsletter.
Have a lovely weekend, stay safe.
The children had a great time thinking about Autumn and the colours it provides for us. We made some Autumn sculptures using branches and coloured ribbon. When they had finished weaving the children went into the Forest School to find leaves and twigs to add to their work. Thank you to Year 4 for making the frames for us.
The children are settling well into school life and adapting to the new routines. We are adding to these by sending home our first reading book for you to share. The books will come home on Monday and we would like them returned on Friday (letter explaining more will accompany the book). We have also been learning phonemes (letter sounds) during our phonic sessions. Below are the phonemes we have covered so far. We would be grateful if you could practise these with your child. Thank you.
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