Naughty bus, but a good week!

Well done everyone, a great half term with lots of new things learnt and now we are all ready for a break to get rid of colds and colds and renew our energy for the six weeks up to Easter.

In literacy this week the children received a challenge from ‘Magic Granddad’ when they received a present from him of an empty box. He challenged them to use their imagination and turn their box into something. We had an array of ideas ranging from a jewellery box, a chair, bed, house, a doll, a rocket, cars, a train, a party, to name but a few. The children then described what they had made.

We watched the story of The Naughty Bus. You can watch it again on:

 The children worked in pairs using their bus and other play equipment to make up their own journeys for Naughty Bus using ‘positional language’ such as around, under, next to, between, behind, next to, in front of and over. Our ‘Big Write’ topic this week saw the children carry on the story of Paddington bear from where the video clip left off. A great time to think back to their trip to the cinema to see the film, but also an opportunity to use the imagination!

 Thank you for providing our main resource for our maths work on Monday, sorting and counting coins. The money boxes were full to bursting and raised in excess of £70 for Samali our sponsored child. The children had another lesson using coins to pay for items in a toy shop. This is something that could be practised over the holidays with 1p,2p and 5p coins, especially trying to count on from the 5p coin to make amounts up to 10p!

The children have learnt a lot about old toys over the last couple of weeks. All old toys used for our ‘toy museum’ have now been sent home and thank you for sending them in. The completion of paper dolls following on from Julia Donaldson’s magnificent book ‘The Paper Dolls’ and finally our sock puppets rounded off the topic brilliantly.

After the holiday we start a new topic about houses. Don’t forget to make the most of a fine day and get the children to sit outside and draw your house. Your child could show off their photography skills and take a photograph of their house to bring in! We will use these pictures to make a ‘wall hanging’ and a clay plaque.

Just a reminder that on World Book Day on 5th March the reception children will not be dressing up as they are going out on a book adventure. They will get their turn to dress up as pirates during the summer term.

It was good to catch up with you all at the ‘Parents Evenings’ and thank you once again for the support you have provided for the activities we have done this term. I have sent home the spellings, stuck into the front cover of their purple spelling book and a ‘Show and Tell’ list will come home during the first week back. Have a good week and fingers crossed for some fine weather to bring on spring!