23rd November 2018

People who help us – The emergency services

This week we have been:

Learning about people who help us in an emergency. We read a story called EMERGENCY!, there were lots of different emergencies and we learnt all about the people that would help in those situations. We also learnt that if we need any of the emergency services we need to call 999. We have also been acting as policemen/women and firemen/women and have had lots of fun finding out what they do and then acting it out in class.

In phonics this week we continued exploring different sounds that we make with our bodies. We sang 2 different songs and used our bodies to make the sounds.

In maths this week we have been exploring shape. We learnt the names of 2D shapes and started to look at the properties of them. We learnt that shapes have sides/edges and points/corners. We drew around different 2D shapes and made then into pictures. We also had fun making pictures using 2D shapes on the lightbox.

In RE this week we learnt that God’s friends are our friends and they love us too. We spoke about some of God’s friends that we already know; St Cyprian, Mary, angel Michael and angel Gabriel, and the twelve disciples. Some of us drew some pictures of our friends.

This week we have working really hard preparing for our Early Years Nativity. We have been singing lots of Christmas songs and going into the hall to practice. I hope you have received your letter that tells you the character your child will play, if you have any questions please came and see us. Can I also ask that if your child has a line to say that you practice over the next couple of weeks so that they ready for show.

We have also started our Christmas creations that the children will bring home!

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about the Gingerbread man, that will lead onto people who help us in the bakers.
  • Focusing on name writing and forming shapes.
  • Using the gingerbread man story to support counting and measuring.
  • In RE we will be learning about how we show our love in God’s church, by taking Holy communion.
  • Getting ready for our nativity.

How you can help at home:

  • Continue name writing.
  • Counting games linking to the gingerbread man.
  • Baking at home and talking about what happens to the ingredients at each stage.

Messages home:

We hope that you have found a letter in child’s bag giving you information about our Christmas nativity. We do not expect you to spend money and encourage you to be creative! Please come and see us if you need any more help. Our Play will be Thursday 13th December, we hope you will be able to make it. If your child has a line to say it would be great if you could practise this at home.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne.

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno.