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Reception Class News 03/11/23

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Welcome back Reception Class.
We've had a busy and exciting start to the term, let's share...

We began our week by listening to Patch the Pumpkin's story. Patch is a small pumpkin with a big heart, which is filled with the light and love of God that he then shines out into the world through his words and actions. We happily accepted his challenge to be pumpkin heroes, spending our week shining our lights by doing good deeds for others. Reception class, you really are kind and thoughtful children.

In our mathematical development we continued to build upon our subitising skills, that instant recognition of number, by saying the number of sounds we could hear, such as claps, drum beats and percussion sounds without needing to count. We looked closely at arrangements of numbers, observing whether the quantity had changed or just the arrangement. Progressing on, we started to observe sub groups in larger number sets, developing our understanding of part whole numbers and the composition of number.

After a week spent with our families over half term, we enjoyed sharing our holiday news as part of our literacy development this week, discussing our adventures and writing labels on our pictures.

On Thursday it was lovely to welcome all our Reception Class families to school to join in with our welcome worship and share our school's Christian vision and ethos.

'The message : 'Here's another way to put it, you are here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket do you?
I'm putting you on a light stand. Now I've put you on a light stand-shine!'
Matthew Chapter 5 verse 14-16

Reception class, you definitely shone your lights so brightly to your families and all week really. We are so very proud of you.

As part of our physical development, we have been out each day on the daily mile track. We love getting out in the fresh air, running, jogging or walking, developing a healthy body as well as a healthy mind. We sadly missed our session with coach James this week, due to delivering worship to our families, but it gives us something to look forward to next week.

As well as rehearsing our worship songs we have really enjoyed watching and listening to musical stories with orchestras' supporting the story telling and character depictions as part of our expressive arts and design development.

Today, we had a very special visitor PC Nick who came to talk about his role of a police officer in the local community. We loved seeing his flashing lights on his car and hearing the police siren. Luckily he didn't need to use his handcuffs as we were extremely well behaved!
We each got an activity booklet and a sticker to take home. Thank you PC Nick.

Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Ward and Mrs Wainwright

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