Easter celebrations in the reception class.

The week started with feverish practising of a hastily put together class assembly. I hope that the film put onto the school website yesterday, helped you to appreciate the hard work that the children had put in over a very short period of time.

With Easter cards and baskets to make, seeds to be planted, soil to be ‘topped up’ on the shooting potatoes and the Easter story to finish it was an action packed week. The Easter egg hunt was done early in the week in case there was a change in the weather. Only two eggs still remain to be found!

In our science lesson we looked at melting and what better product to test than chocolate. This melted chocolate had to be used up and what better to make at this time of year than Easter nests!

The second third of the reception year is completed and a two week break gives the children an opportunity to rest from the daily routines, but also time to practise some of their learning skills. I have asked you to concentrate on a couple of areas that we have been working on at school. Please look in your child’s book bag and find the sheets that identify the areas that need to be worked on. These may include; writing lower case letters with the capital equivalent, practising the diagraphs and words containing them, numeral writing to ensure correct orientation and recognition of rhyming words and the ability to continue a rhyming string.

After half term we will be looking at recycling and then moving on to mini-beasts. Please remember to find a small plastic bottle to bring in.

We hope that you have an opportunity to rest and work quietly with your child to reinforce the skills acquired in school. Have a lovely Easter and fingers crossed for lots of glorious sunshine.