What a week indeed! This will be a lengthy post so I hope you are sitting with a cuppa ready to read it.
I have been collecting money for a number of things, our excursion, swimming, and the Lapathon. I hope you are managing to keep up with all of the special events that will be taking place this term. Today I sent home a form for a performance to be held in the school hall for Bookweek. All events are free except Super Duper which is $6.
Here is a poster that details all of the Book week events to help us all remember what’s on and when. By the way, it’s time to start planning for the dress up parade.
A reminder that we have school photographs next week. Money will be collected on the day or if you wish you can pay beforehand on line. Prizes will be given out at next weeks assembly to the children who raised the most money for the Lapathon.
Today we went on our very first excursion and the children all behaved beautifully. We had such a good time, the performance was true to the story book which Simone read to us as part of the National Simultaneous story time. So we had all seen the story before. I hope your child will be able to recount some of the fun they saw on stage.
Thank you to the two volunteers who came along with us and helped with supervision both in the bus and at the theatre.
It is amazing how quickly this year is flying by. I love to watch my organised, independent children each morning. Independence in Reception means children can carry their own school bag, organise themselves, do their morning jobs and say good morning to the teacher. Independence means that you look out for the board outside the building and show us you can do it any day of the week.
This week in Maths we have been comparing lengths and are now developing some rules to help us measure objects.
We have been looking closely at the vowels for the last two weeks. A lot of this has been revision, along with the introduction of the silent, magic e. You will notice that we haven’t had any new sounds in our sound books for this reason. We will be spending a considerable amount of time learning all about this tricky letter magic e. I hope your child was able to tell you something they had learnt about it the other day after my seesaw post. Feel free to send me their responses on seesaw. Looking forward to reading them!
We will begin our History curriculum next week. If you haven’t sent along your photos for this, please do so as we don’t want anyone to miss out. You can refer to my seesaw post dated Monday 10th July for further information.
If you are able to listen to children read in the morning and have the required screening, there have been some changes to volunteering within class. You must sign in the volunteer book in the classroom upon arrival and sign out when you leave. This is so that we have a record of who is on site. You will also be issued with a lanyard to wear whilst on site.
Thank you to those families who returned their helping hand along with their donation after the holiday break. These small donations are really appreciated and do help our classroom run smoothly. If you happen to have one of my hands at home could you please return it so that we can recycle it for another time.
You may’ve noticed that our morning routine has changed a little this term. Well done to my fabulous class for knowing exactly what to do each day.
Our mornings are really settled and the children are now able to use various parts of Doolette for their morning play. Can you help us make our play more exciting? Here are a few things that we would like in the central play area, your donations of unwanted household items would really help us out. Here is a list of supplies we are seeking.
😊 old curtains, bedsheets, fabric, cane baskets, clean unwanted glass jars, seeds, buttons,
😊 recycling..empty boxes etc. NO EGG CARTONS PLEASE, due to allergies in our building.
😊 magazines, old pots and pans
😊 ribbon, pegs, bread tags,
😊 old birthday/ Xmas cards
😊 clean odd socks..yes that’s right socks, big or small we don’t care.
😊if you have an old kitchen sink, we’ll take that too!