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Weekly Update (Week ending 14-02-20)

This Week...

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

  • Make sure you are reading lots to your children and talking about the story 
  • Go out to play and have fun!
  • Use number language where possible e.g. counting jumps across the pavement or pushes on the swing


Dates and Reminders 

  • February 24th - Term begins
  • w/c March 2nd - Book Week
  • February 29th - PTA Family Bingo Night
  • March 5th - Online safety meeting for parents 2.15pm and 6.30pm
  • March 20th - PTA Mother's Day Surprise Room 
  • March 29th - Community tree planting
  • April 3rd - PTA Easter Egg Hunt
  • April 3rd - Term ends 


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



Introducing our class fish: Arnie, Nemo and Millie

Introducing our class fish: Arnie, Nemo and Millie 1

Van Gogh 'Vase with Red Poppies' display

Van Gogh 'Vase with Red Poppies' display 1
Some useful websites...

Phonics Song 2 (new version)

It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter. This is designed to help children learn the sounds of the letters in the English alphabet. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2012 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved.

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