What a fab first week back we have had. The children have all settled back into their routine really well and had a very exciting few days with the arrival of a parcel from our Barnaby Bear. He only got lost on his way to the North Pole and ended up finding lots of penguins so he sent us one to learn about! We have discovered lots about them this week, where they live, what they look like, what they eat (and what eats them!) as well as how they move and what their babies are like. We have begun to turn our Role Play area into the Antarctic and have made our own penguins using old toilet rolls! In Maths we have been learning to subtract using objects, first 1 then more than 1 and we have been trying to use some of the addition facts we know to help us, e.g. 4 + 1 = 5, so 5 – 1 = 4 and 5 – 4 = 1. It has been a bit tricky but they are starting to get the hang of it and will continue to practice more next week. Please help your child practice this at home by completing the Maths challenge they bring home. The children also have some new sounds in their letters and sounds bags and next week will be bringing home a new tricky word bingo so please ensure they have their bingo envelopes with them ready to swap their old board for the new one.
Family Story time will resume next week on Friday 18th January at 2:45pm. It would be lovely if you could come along and either enjoy some time reading with your child or join in with our end of day story and singing time. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂