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Reception Class News 03:12:21

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What a lovely way to end our busy week, than sharing it with our families as they joined us for class worship at the end of the day.

Reception class I am so proud of the way you clearly shared your message as part of your Communication and Language Development and sang your little hearts out, you certainly shone your lights for all to see.

I look forward to seeing your message being spread into the community as you share your homemade apple pies with a neighbour or family friend in the spirit of advent, where we celebrate the gift of Jesus by the giving and receiving of presents.

Let's share our learning...

In our Literacy Development, we have excitedly begun to share our advent books, opening a wrapped up new Christmas book each day. We have loved all the stories so far and can't wait to open the rest over the next two weeks.

In our writing task we have looked at instructional writing through our story 'How to make apple pie and see the world' by writing up a list of ingredients we needed to make our apple pie for our courageous advocacy activity this weekend.

In Heartsmart this week, as part of our Social, personal and emotional development, our lesson began by thinking about our fingerprints. Using magnifying glasses, we looked at our fingerprints to see the patterns that are formed. It was lovely to discover that we all have different fingerprints making each and every one of us unique. We thought about the meaning of unique and we decided that it means there 'is no one else like me' and 'if we were all the same it would not be special.' We used this idea to make fingerprint artwork in the shape of a tree. Our prints created lots of lovely leaves and this helped us to remember what Boris the robot says, 'We are all unique. There is no one else like me!' Our Bible link is from Matthew 10:30, 'Even the hairs on your head are numbered.

In our wellbeing time, we met briefly with our year 6 buddies for a quiet read, thank you year 6, we love our story time with you.

In our Physical Development, our Nutcracker dance with Mrs Swan is coming on nicely. We are learning to count in time with the music and make our gestures strong and purposeful.

In our Expressive Arts and Design Development, we looked at traditional Christmas songs and learnt the song 'Away in a Manger' with Mrs Swan.

In our Mathematical Development, we practiced the concept of braking a whole into parts using the part-whole model. We began by splitting groups of objects into two groups by identifying features rather than by trying to share equally. We then explored finding different ways to break groups into two distinct parts, then finally finding number bonds to 3, 4 and 5.

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Ward

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