Headteacher: Anna Moss

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Friday Fanfare 23.10.20


Hello Red Class,

Well done for completing your first half term in Reception. We’ve achieved many things together. It feels like two minutes ago you were walking along the snake for your first day at school. Now, you’re reading words, counting objects, making friends and learning new skills every day.

This week, we recapped all the letters and sounds taught so far. We thought about garland and arcade loops in Write Dance as we discovered ‘The Train’ and you created fantastic train pictures using straight and curved lines. Visit our You Tube channel to see ‘The Train’ dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkvM-baoqZI

It’s been a very sporty week too. We developed balance skills in PE using various equipment (balance track, skipping ropes, golf balls, spoons and bean bags). Later in the week, we joined our first ‘Zoom’ assembly where we took part in the Wake and Shake competition. Sadly, it wasn’t our turn to win the cup, but we did try very hard. Well done Yellow Class for being the wake and shake champions this half term. We’ll be dancing to S Club 7 after the holiday (Don’t Stop Moving). We finished the week with our sponsored mile event. I’ve never heard so many giggles in a long-distance event. I think running in wellies might be the way forward! The next Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe might just be in Red!

On Thursday, we collected all the reading books to get them ready for the new half term. You should find a comic, called ‘Rick the Duck’, in your book bag and a matching words and pictures sheet where you need to cut out the cards and then mix and match. You might also like to play a few online games using the website: www.phonicsplay.co.uk including ‘Buried Treasure’ and ‘Picnic on Pluto’ . Both games can be found in the ‘Free Resources’ area.

When we return, our new topic will be, ‘Tell me a story’. I’ll keep our class story a surprise for now. So, until then, enjoy sharing your favourite stories at home and you can tell me all about them when we return. I remember seeing lots of your favourites on your ‘All About Me’ cards.

I hope you enjoy a lovely half term holiday with lots of time for rest and play and when you return there will be a few changes to spot in the classroom and some new toys and equipment for you to explore.

Lots of love,


Mrs Webb, Mrs Hampton, Mrs Dyson and Mrs Flynn xxx