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Reception what a lovely way to finish a busy week with a fairy-tale and traditional tales theme day.

You all looked amazing in your outfits, so a huge thank you to all your grown ups for helping you get ready. We began our day with a story from a mystery reader and then joined in lots of exciting themed crafts and activities. We also enjoyed some magical cakes from the wicked witch who made them in her cauldron from a pair of old socks, a foxes tales and a rusty rake!

In our learning this week we have listened to the story 'It's ok to be different' by Todd Parr as part of Anti-bullying week. This story helped us to understand differences and appreciate diversity and that sometimes these can cause issues when people are unkind to each other.

As part of our Spiritual Development, our mindfulness activity this week, made us think about good things that make us happy or smile. We made a little booklet with three good things that have happened at school this week and three good things that have happened at home.

Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum our postcard to the giant will make him feel glum! In our literacy development, we read the postcard from Jack to the Giant and thought about why people send postcards and where from. To help us write our postcard we used talk for writing and made a picture poster of the words as an 'aide memoire' and used Makaton actions to help us practice our message. We then looked at the postcard sent by Jack and thought about parts of the message we would like to send and how we could add additional information. We imagined ourselves to be on the beach playing in the sand and eating an ice cream! I hope it doesn't make him feel to glum when he receives our postcards.

In our mathematical development we consolidated our learning from last week on one less. Using washing lines we told one less stories as the socks disappeared one by one of our line! Hopefully we might find the missing one soon to make up the last pair!
We played short games of musical chairs and told one less stories as a chair disappeared each time the music stopped. These stories were then transferred onto five frames using counters and the story words: first, then and now.

For our physical development we recapped some of our dance moves in PE with Mrs Swan and put together a small montage. We recorded it so that we could watch it back and improve it next week.

And finally, we have begun to make preparations for retelling 'The Nativity' story and have started to learn some of the songs. Hopefully we shall be singing them in our sleep!

Mrs Taylor

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