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School trip to Ecclesall woods

Just a check that everyone received a letter about our class trip next week. If you didn’t please see me as soon as possible. If any parents could volunteer their time to come with us we would be very grateful, please let me know if you can help.

Thank you.

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Our trip down to the woods – 15.1.18

We braved the weather this afternoon to take a trip down to our wooded area. We had talked about the different animals we might find living in the woods and the children were tasked with going on an animal hunt.  They loved exploring the woods. I do apologise if they have returned home muddy especially as it is only Monday!!

 

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Happy New Year / beginning of term

First can I begin by expressing a huge thank you for all your kind gifts we received at Christmas. Although it seems a long time ago now, after a week back at school, I hope you all had a great Christmas and wish you a happy new year.

We are back into the swing of things and the children have all had a good first week back. They have been very excited to see the changes in the classroom and I hope they have told you about them this week.

Mrs Mannion and Mrs O Sullivan have been off timetable this week sorting out our outside area activities. These will be ready for Monday for the children to start using. We have a Gruffalo theme out there with a gross motor skills area involving building homes for the different characters and mapping these,  our mud kitchen is a Gruffalo cafe and our performance area has instruments and puppets for children to retell the story. To reinforce our work in RE we have created a church in our quiet garden which will be interesting to see the children use.

Our overriding topic theme this term is ‘What lies in the deep, dark wood?’. We will hopefully be spending a lot of time in our school woods. Please could you send in a pair of wellies and an old pair of trousers/jogging bottoms for the children to keep on their pegs. Please could these be sent in on Monday, in a named carrier bag, as we plan to spend Monday afternoon down there.

In our RE topic we are covering celebrations and we need some photographs for our class quiet corner. Please could you have a look at home and see if you have any photographs of birthdays, weddings, baptisms or other family celebrations that we could add to our display board. Thank you.

As a last request can I send out a plea for any wicker baskets you might have at home or received over Christmas with presents in that you no longer need. They make really useful containers for us to use in class and outdoors. Thank you

Sorry for the lack of photographs this week. I promise to post lots next week showing you our new areas of provision and our expedition down to the woods!!

 

 

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Party day

The children can come to school in their own clothes today for our party day. Just a reminder that we do have mass this morning though and the party will be this afternoon.
Thank you

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Nativity costumes

Just a reminder that the children should have brought their nativity outfit into school today. We do have our dress rehearsal on Monday and they will need their outfits for this. If you are struggling please just email me and I will try and help in any way.

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Christmas Party

We will be having a Reception and Key stage 1 Christmas Party  on Thursday 21st December. We would be very grateful if you can send in some party food with your child on that day.  I will have a sign up sheet with me next Monday if you would be willing to sign up against a small item of food. These include items such as sausage rolls, carrot sticks, sandwiches, crisps, biscuits, satsumas. If you are not dropping off please feel free to email me to let me know what your child can bring on that day. Please be assured you do  not have to provide enough for 30 children as we always have plenty of food just a small amount is sufficient.

Thank you for your help with this the children always have a lovely, fun afternoon.

Many thanks.

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Christmas

Christmas has well and truly arrived in our classroom and the children have been having lots of fun accessing the different activates.

Here is just a taster of what has been happening.