Weekly Update (Week ending 14-02-20)
Happy Valentine's Day - I hope you enjoyed receiving the lovely gifts that your children have worked hard to make this week. We've been very busy cutting, sticking, moulding, printing and painting. On Wednesday we toasted marshmallows again and sat still to listen to all the different noises we could hear up at Forest School. Differentiating between different sounds is an important part of early phonics - so that children can later start to distinguish between different letter sounds. We've been outside a lot this week tidying and organising our outside area and of course enjoying the puddles!
As you will see from Marvellous Me we have been discussing how we feel and which 'zone' we are in: The Blue Zone (sad), The Green Zone (happy and calm), The Yellow Zone (confused or anxious) and the Red Zone (angry).
Thanks to those of you that came to watch our mini song performance showcasing our number learning. As you can tell the children are very good at rote counting to 20 (and beyond). The important thing now is that they recognise these numbers out of order too and can count that many objects using 1:1 correspondence.
After half term...
The first two weeks back our topic will be 'monsters' to coincide with Book Week activities taking place throughout the whole school. Don't forget over half term to try and 'get caught reading' - what's the funniest place that you like to read a book? Take a photo and send it in for our class display. As well as this there will be a competition to design a book character out of a potato! Please see the separate 'book week' email sent home on 4th February for examples.
Supporting Your Child at Home
Dates and Reminders
MPL now has its own twitter account - this is another great way to keep up to date with what is going on in school.
Have a lovely half term break.
Mrs Kent, Mrs Pope, Mrs Tyler and Mrs Chikhlia