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Week 10

What would you pack in your suitcase...?


This week we have continued with our story 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers and have been discussing what we would pack in our suitcases if we were to go on an adventure to the South Pole. We thought about what a list was and how it looks, and then wrote our own lists of things we would take. Our lists included hats, scarves, coats, maps, pens and lots of snacks! I was so amazed at how the children were using their phonics to help them to sound out the words they were writing- Superstar writers! yes We also practised our cutting skills by cutting out pictures of the things we would take and sticking them onto our suitcase.

What is growing around us?


We ventured out into Forest School to look for further signs that Spring is on it's way! The children saw some new shoots growing from the ground and new buds on the trees- Spring is certainly coming! smiley The children then enjoyed playing amongst the trees, building their risk taking skills and working as a team. 

Swirling and Whirling...


We all really enjoyed our Dance lesson in P.E this week where we used scarves to move like a sparkler. We danced in a circle using our colourful scarves to swirl and whirl, moving up high and low, moving the scarf round in a circle like a Catherine Wheel. We watched each others performances and moved to the beat- it was wonderful to see.

Show & Tell


All the children have now brought their favourite soft toy in to talk about in front of the class. They spoke clearly about their toy, telling us all about it and answered questions about their toy from their friends. The children are getting very confident now at talking clearly in front of others and it was a pleasure for me to listen to- thank you for all the work you have put in at home in preparation for this.

Red Nose Day


On Friday we all came dressed in something red, bright or something that made us smile for Red Nose Day. We talked about what Red Nose Day is and how we can raise money to help children around the world who are less fortunate than us. 

Thank you for all the donations towards our Junk Modelling collection. The children have really enjoyed doing their Junk Modelling this week, using skills they have been taught to join materials together. I wonder if they have brought you home one of their wonderful creations! smiley

Parents Evening 


Thank you to those who have already signed up for a Parents Evening appointment. These appointments are really valuable to discuss and celebrate all of your child's fantastic achievements and progress this term, and also any support which has been put in place. If you haven't already, please return your slip so that we can book you in. Keep a look out in book bags for a slip which confirms the date and time of your appointment. 

Thank you once again for your continued support.


Enjoy a wonderful weekend,


Miss Parker & the RP Team smiley