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Tuesday 9th February | No comments yet

It’s the last week of this half term and the busiest yet!

On Monday we celebrated Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Monkey and the children learned about the naming of the years and how the order was determined. The children acted out the story and then had a Chinese banquet – a stir fry and prawn crackers. Did your child enjoy it? They listened to Chinese music, made lanterns and Chinese dragons.

As if that was not exciting enough, today it is Shrove Tuesday (but most people know it as ‘Pancake Day’). The children made and tossed pancakes. They chose their topping and really enjoyed eating them. In class the children went around their friends asking them which was their favourite topping and recorded it on a tally chart. Some children chose to write about making pancakes and others returned to class and used the playdough to make their own.

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In Phonics this week all the children will be revising the sounds they have been learning over the last few weeks. They will be practising writing them and be encouraged to use them in their independent writing.

In Literacy and Maths the children will have opportunities to use different skills in relation to the activities we have been doing. In Maths the children will be using tally sheets and in Literacy they will be writing about Chinese New Year and Pancake Day.

Later in the week the children will be making emergency vehicles to end off our topic on ‘People Who help Us’.

After half term our topic will be all about knights, dragons and castles and we will be having an exciting pyjama story evening (more information soon!).

Have a good half term from The Reception team.


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