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Friday 14th September '18

This week we have continued getting used to new routines and have all been trying really hard to remember where we sit for different activities!

We have started our ‘Read, Write Inc programme with the children and they have learnt/revised the letter sounds m, a, and s.   The children have been involved in recognising and writing the sounds.  We will send a set of the first five sounds and words home next week when the children have covered them. Don't forget there will be a Read, Write, Inc meeting for parents to attend on Tuesday 25th September in the school hall at 2.30pm. You will be able to find out more about the programme and how you can support your child at home.  Please join us if you can.

The children have also shown the teachers how good they are with the maths activities.  This week the children have been involved in reciting, recognising and ordering numerals, as well as counting objects.

In Welsh the children have been learning to recognise and respond to Pwy wyt ti?  (Who are you?).  They have been practising using their welsh by playing with our class puppets called Flic a Flac.  They have also dressed up in disguise and had a go at using and responding to Pwy wyt ti? with their friends.  Da iawn blant!

We had our first P.E session on Wednesday! Firstly, we had a chat about what P.E. is. Then we just had a go at trying some different activities outside such as ball skills, jumping, as well as climbing off low apparatus. The children also had a go at riding a trike too. 

We will be getting changed for P.E. next week.  Please help your child to become as independent as possible when dressing/undressing at home.  We will be doing P.E. outside every Wednesday, weather permitting, for the next couple of weeks.  If you haven’t already, please send in appropriate footwear as soon as possible ready for next week.  Please make sure everything is labelled!

All the children should now have brought home a class reading book to share with an adult or older sibling.  Just to remind you, we have allocated each child a ‘reading’ day.  Please return the book on that day, every week, so your child is able to choose another.  New books will only be sent out on return of the last book.

This week the children have had a very exciting time experiencing their first strings lesson.  You should have received a letter giving you more information about this.  The children will take part in these lessons every Thursday afternoon.  There is no cost to you for this activity.

You should also have received a letter this week about your hopes and dreams for your child in Reception.  We would be very grateful if you could return the labels as soon as possible so that we can proudly display them around the classroom.  Please find a copy of the letter attached.




If you have any questions please drop us an email or speak to a member of the Reception staff.