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Thursday 15th February 2018


What a busy week the children have had this week.  We have been learning about Chinese New Year; Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day; Valentines’ Day, as well as learning about the Winter Olympics.

For Chinese New Year the children have learned lots about the festival, such as how the different years are named from the story of the zodiac; this year is the year of the dog.  The children had lots of fun making dog puppets.  We have also changed our transactional role-play area into a Chinese restaurant where the children can write menus,  take orders, have a go at doing some Chinese writing, and much more!  We even had a special Chinese Day on Thursday where we moved around the different classrooms, taking part in various activities.  The children made: dragons and did some dragon dancing to Chinese music; decorated a paper plate with a willlow pattern; had a go at writing Chinese numbers in Mandarin, as well as using the laptop to play Chinese New Year games.

This term the children have been learning about our local area.  After visiting the village, a few weeks ago, the children have had a go at recording each other talking about what they found out, and importing it into a green screen app with pictures of the village!

As we have been learning about Chinese New Year, we have taken the opportunity to compare our local area to this contrasting locality in the world.  We have looked at the different types of clothes, food, eating implements, size of the countries, weather, and much more!

Our Maths activities this week have continued to involve us in: reciting numbers up to 30 and beyond, to and from different starting points; using number lines to read sequence forwards and backwards and identify the number before and number after; Counting in 10’s to 100; counting in 2s to 20; recognising odd and even numbers.

We will be holding our Eisteddfod on Thursday March 1st.  Forest School sessions and PE will continue on Thursday March 8th.

Have a restful half term break and we will see you on Monday 26th February.