Welcome to Reception!
We've had another really busy half term and have seen so much progress in the children.
Our reading is getting better - thank you to parents for supporting your children become readers by reading with them at home and sharing stories. We continue to read with every child in class three times a week. We are sure you will agree they love to take Bedtime Bear home for storytime, a great way to settle at bedtime. Daily Letters and Sounds sessions are going well and children continue to learn new sounds weekly with the letter sheets sent home for them to work on with parents.
We have been exploring the world around us looking at changes in seasons on our winter walk to the park and by looking at changes in the woodland too.
Celebrating Chinese New Year was so much fun and the children enjoyed tasting Chinese food and comparing similarities and differences between cultures.
Mental Health and Well Being week was great and generated lots of discussions about feelings and how to understand why we feel certain ways and how to deal with those feelings. As always a focus of healthy lifestyles was discussed and we loved having parents in to share a Yoga Bugs session, Middlesbrough Football Club's Roary's Club session with Miss Horsley, sharing a healthy breakfast and joining us for Monday morning singing with early years - all great ways to keep our mood high and put a smile on our faces.
This half term we had 10 eggs delivered to school. Nine of them hatched and we spent every day looking after them, cleaning them out, feeding them and when they had grown a little, we could handle them. This was great for learning about the life cycle and how to look after something that can’t look after itself.
Another busy half term and we had a brilliant but wet trip to Hardwick Park for a Very Hungry Caterpillar hunt. We found all the food that the caterpillar ate in the story hiding in the woods, listened to the story and made our very own creative butterfly to take home. Then after a picnic lunch we set off to explore the park. We splashed in puddles (with our wellies on), fed the ducks, geese and swans and even the five cygnets were quite hungry too. We finished the day off with a trip to the park café for a drink and a chocolate bar as a treat for being so well behaved.
Everyone Different, Everyone Loved