1st December 2023

People who help us

This week we have been:

Learning about the police service and what they do. We have had lots of fun pretending to be the police and learning about what they do. We have had fun building police stations using the big blocks. We have been exploring walkie talkies, we wrote down some ideas of things we might say and then we used actual walkie talkies!

We also read a book called ‘Emergency’ this week. It was a great story to finish our ‘People who help us’ topic. We know what an emergency is, who we might need in an emergency and what number we need to call. We also found out the fire service are involved most emergency situations. 

In math’s this week we have been sorting objects into groups and learning about the number 9. We have also been measuring walls and ladders and using tall and short to describe them. 

In science this week we have been exploring over and under. We watched Kit and Pup and made a ball travel under and over our legs! We then explored over and under in the water tray and with the big blocks, making bridges.

In RE this week we have been learning about why we light candles in church and when we do our prayers. We also lit a candle and blew it out. 

This week we have also been thinking about ‘Pants’. We read the story ‘Pants’ and then had a talk about our pants and that they are private to us and if someone asks to see them we tell them NO. Please watch and enjoy this video at home. 


Over the next few weeks, we will be:

  • Learning about the Nativity story and why we celebrate Christmas.
  • Reading the Gingerbread man and The elves and the shoe maker.
  • Learning about the number 10 and reviewing our learning of numbers to 10.
  • Exploring shape and size.
  • Learning about winter.
  • Enjoying getting ready for Christmas and celebrating it together.

Messages home:

  • Our Early years Nativity will be on Tuesday 12th December. We hope you can come and support the children. We have sent home letters asking for help with the children’s costumes. The children will be either shepherds, sheep or stars. We have the costumes we need we are just asking for all the children to wear black. We would like the children to bring in their black clothes in a named bag by Friday 8th December so we can make sure the children have everything we need for the day.
  • Christmas jumper day is Tuesday 7th December.
  • Christmas lunch will be on Friday 15th December, all children are welcome to stay for the day if you wish the children to stay for lunch.
  • Our Christmas party will be on Tuesday 19th December. We will be providing food and games for the children.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Huter and Mrs Woode