Do take a look on Tapestry to see all the wonderful photos of what your child has been up to this week. If you haven't managed to get onto Tapestry yet please tell Elaine in the office - she can help you get on board.
This week ahs been all about 'The Day The Crayons Quit' - if you haven't ever read this brilliant book, by Oliver Jeffers, you should see if you can get it from the library or bite the bullet and get a copy from the bookshop. It's one of Mr Finch's all time favourites. The book gave us lots of jumping off spots for talking, drawing and writing. You should have found a crayon puppet in your child's book bag tonight if it didn't quit and run off to make its way in the world.
Next week the children's learning will be based around Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler. The children will be venturing into the forest school area to make their own 'Stick Man' and making clothes for him. Sounds like a lot of fun.
The children's phonics work is just phenomenal at the moment - I see all the children accurately recognising and writing sounds. I see the majority of children sounding out simple words which gives them enormous satisfaction. I'm very proud to see some children starting to write consonant - vowel - consonant words by working them out themselves. This is a brilliant foundational skill and the fact that some of our children are choosing to do this independently as part of their continuous provision makes me very proud indeed.
We have been having a good old clear out in the Reception Classroom and trying to make the place seem more orderly and purposeful. To me it's feeling miles fresher and calmer already - huge thanks to Tina, Miss Pindard, Chloe Bennet and the others who have pulled a big extra shift to do this work - what a brilliant team. If all goes well there's goig to be something new and exciting in the EYFS area on Monday - I wonder who will be the first to spot it.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone - see you on Monday.
Mr Finch, Miss Pindard and all the team.
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