This month we will be continuing our learning on our community with a focus on the post office and postal workers who are very busy at this time of year! We will be writing letters and walking to the post office to send them. We will also be making a post office in the classroom for the children to write letters and ‘send’ them to each other. They will be using their writing skills to write their letters, their number skills to pay for stamps and envelopes and their knowledge of the world to decide where to send them. We will be reading the Jolly Christmas Postman and looking at the different places around the world that Christmas is celebrated.
We have been rehearsing for our Nativity, which will be in the church this year. The children are looking and sounding fabulous.
The nativity performances will be held in the church opposite the school at 9.30 and 5.30
Foxcubs performances are on the 9th December
Otters performances are on the 10th December
Rabbits performances are on the 11th December
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day and that everything is named. We will send kits home at the end of term.
Nativity costumes need to be in school in a named bag by Friday 7th December.
With the weather getting colder the children are bringing more layers into school. Please make sure you name all hats, gloves, coats, scarves etc.
Ideas for home
- Can you recognise your name? Can you try and write it?
- Fill in your phonics book each week with items that match the sound we have been learning.
- Practice taking your jumpers, cardigans and coats on and off as well as turning the sleeves the right way around.
- Practice opening and closing your fruit pots and school bags.
A typical day in Early Years
Start of the day
At 8:45 a.m. we come into the classroom by ourselves, we find our name and peg in. We then hang up our coats and bags in the cloakroom.
Lots of our learning takes place outside. Each of us will spend some time learning in the outdoor classroom.
We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.
After lunch we do handwriting and find out what we will be learning in the afternoon. Again we will spend part of the afternoon outside.
Ready steady go time
When we come into the classroom we choose one of the activities at the tables. When we are in the classroom we use our ‘Indoor Voices’.
At fruit time we make sure we wash our hands before getting our drink and piece of fruit. We sit down when we are eating and sometimes listen to music.
We have our hot school meals we eat in the canteen. Then we have time to play with our friends from the other classes.
We all go to the cloakroom and get our coats and bags ready to go home after a hard day at school.