January 5, 2018 at 12:06 pm
The children have enjoyed coming back to school and settling back in to routines.
This week we have discussed New Year’s resolutions and what they are. We linked this to the work we did before the holidays for charity and explained that the money the children raised for Oxfam meant they were being ‘good citizens’. We talked a lot about the word citizen and what it means. The children came up with lots of resolutions including helping with cleaning and cooking at home!
We have also learnt about:
*Estimating – we have discussed what the word estimate means and discussed how to make a good estimate by linking it to larger or smaller amounts.
*Fossils – we have learnt about what fossils are and where they come from. We have put some fossils in the freezer ready to dig out of the ice next week!
*Hospitals – we have talked about hospitals and what Doctors and Nurses do to help us. We read ‘Topsy and Tim go to the Hospital’ and the children spoke about their visits to hospitals.
Don’t forget we have a second ‘Learning about Literacy’ event on Thursday 11th January at 6.30pm. This is a repeat of the Literacy event that was held in November and is being held for those who couldn’t attend the first one.
Have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you on Monday.
The RH team
December 15, 2017 at 3:51 pm
We have raised a grand total of £94.87 for Oxfam!! A massive thank you to everyone who has contributed. Musa is very proud of his work and he is very grateful to all his friends and their families who have helped make today happen. The money will be going to Oxfam in the new year.
Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year. Don’t forget, school is open for children on Wednesday 3rd January.
December 15, 2017 at 11:56 am
What a busy and fun filled week we have had in RF!
Last week the children presented the Nativity and each child had a very important part to play.
The children started this week by making Christmas cards and calendars. Some of them were very enthusiastic with their use of glitter as you will see when they bring their cards home. The calendars are very individual and each child has designed and drawn their own.
On Wednesday we had our trip to Abbey House Museum to take part in the Christmas workshop. The children had great fun dressing up in various outfits related to father Christmas. Then they had some time doing a craft activity which they all enjoyed. Finally, all the children went to see Father Christmas and received a present.
Thursday was Christmas party day! The children came dressed in party clothes and were very excited from the start.
We played games throughout the day including Pass the Parcel and Musical Statues. Unfortunately, we didn’t get time to play Sleeping Logs!
The final treat of the day was when we had an unexpected visit from Father Christmas.
Thank you for all the thoughtful presents.
Have a lovely Christmas and a restful two weeks off.
From all the staff in RF.
December 15, 2017 at 8:04 am
The last week of term has certainly been a super busy one. At the beginning of the week we enjoyed having a little snow outside so we got the sledges out and had a lot of fun! It was also the opportunity to throw snow at Mrs Kumar!
The children were shown how to use a mirror to draw a self-portrait of themselves. We talked about the features we have on our faces. For the children that chose to draw their self portraits we turned these pictures in to beautiful calendars.
Some children chose to bake this week, we hope more will in the New Year. The story of the 10 Little Elves was enjoyed. We have talked a lot this week about saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. The children are trying really hard to say ‘I would like…’ rather than ‘I want…’.
We are sending another ‘holiday task’ through Tapestry today, so please have a read – tell us what you have been doing in your 2 weeks off school.
Thank for so much for the gifts you have sent us. We wish you a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Nursery team.
December 15, 2017 at 7:31 am
All the children enjoyed a super party day on Wednesday. We played pass the parcel, musical bumps and musical statues. We also did a lot of dancing!! We ate lots of yummy food and then the highlight was obviously seeing Father Christmas…
December 13, 2017 at 4:07 pm
We certainly haven’t had a quiet last week of term in RH. We have watched KS1’s Christmas production, made cards and calendars, been to visit Santa at Abbey House Museum and we’ve been busy organising a Charity Day which will be on Friday.
Musa in RH decided he wanted to raise money for a charity in Africa to help people who may not have enough food and water over Christmas. The children have decided to raise money for Oxfam. As a class, we have discussed why we raise money and have looked at the Oxfam website. We have looked at where Africa is and discussed that it is a very hot country with a large desert.
Musa has enjoyed planning the Charity Day with the help of his friends. This is what they have been up to….
The children decided that they wanted to make biscuits and have face paints. Musa also wanted to make a ‘music book’ so we have made a book containing songs from our Christmas play. Face painting will take place on Friday at 50p per child. The ‘music books’ will also be sold at 50p per book.
Envelopes have been handed out to every child for voluntary contributions to go in alongside a letter that explains our activities. The envelope has a form stuck to the front for you to tick if your child wants face paint/a ‘music book’. We do require permission for face painting so we need a ticked envelope for this activity.
Musa and Imaan writing letters to parents:
Making biscuits for our sale on Friday at 3pm (outside the classroom or inside if it’s too cold!):
Musa’s charity box:
The ‘music book’:
The money raised will be collected and counted on Friday and we will reveal the grand total during the first week back after the holidays.
We had a great day at Abbey House Museum today. The children have taken part in craft activities, dressing up and received a present from Santa!
We have covered the phonemes /j/, /v/, /w/, /x/ over the last two weeks. We have practised recognising the phonemes, reading and writing them. This week we also revised all the tricky words we have learnt this term.
Tricky words learnt so far: I, to, the, no, go, into, he, she, me.
We have been working on and ordering numbers to 20 and continuing to work out one more and one less.
Don’t forget tomorrow is Party Day. Children can come to school in their party clothes.