Nativity!

This week we have been busy making our props, checking our costumes and rehearsing out songs ready to finalise our festive performance. As you are aware, we are...

This week we have been busy making our props, checking our costumes and rehearsing out songs ready to finalise our festive performance.

As you are aware, we are pre-recording our festive performance this year. The children are having lots of fun being filmed with their friends and we are sure you will love watching the performance very soon.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped with costumes so far.

Some groups are due to record their songs next week so please do send costumes by Monday if you haven’t already (Or speak to your child’s class teacher- we do have lots of spare options if you need! Please do not go out and spend a fortune on anything too fancy!)

In Phonics this week, we have been working on Unit 4 (d, f, v, e). It would be wonderful if you could continue to help your child to embed this knowledge at home.

During phonics sessions, we display the sounds needed for a word on post it notes and then ask the children to arrange them in order as an adult says the word slowly to support with hearing each sound.

Can your child write- dig, fed, vet, van and din.

Don’t forget- The Initial Code app is always helpful to continue to support your child’s phonics learning.

In Drawing Club we enjoyed the book Mince Spies by Mark Sperring and Sophie Corrigan.

We focussed on the vocabulary- delivered, surprise, culprit, target, jingling, shoved, chuckle and joy.

In the writing area, we have been writing letters to Santa and creating our own festive cards. The home corner has had a festive make over and we have enjoyed role playing Christmas dinners with family. Our Maths provision allowed us to work on our understanding of numbers up to five in different representations including the Hungarian tens frames.

Don’t forget to check Tapestry to see a selection of photographs from each classroom.

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Reception Team