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FS Update 24.03.2016

Foundation Stage update 24th March 2016

Words of the week: Easter, exhausted.

Personal, Social and Emotional development
This week we have been thinking about how we can demonstrate care and concern when looking after the chicks. The children have been fantastic and were incredibly gentle when they held the chicks yesterday. It has been great to see the children telling others to be quiet and not frighten the chicks. We have really enjoyed watching the chicks hatch and will be sad to say goodbye to them.

Physical development
The children have been demonstrating their fantastic dance moves whilst playing outside this week .They have some fantastic moves and have been teaching each other their dance moves and performing to others. We have finished our week with an Easter egg hunt around the garden. The children had to work as a group to find all the clues, moving in different ways around the garden.

Communication and Language
This week we have been working with our talk partners to share the information we have found out about chicks and caring for them. I have also been really impressed with the children’s turn taking and negotiating skills whilst playing, especially at the end of term when they are all feeling tired. When we read the Easter story we had some great discussions about some of the words that we came across. They are getting really good at explaining the meaning of words and reflecting on their understanding.

We have continued to fill in our chick diaries this week, recording what we observe and writing the correct day of the week. In our phonics sessions we have been reading words that contain our sounds of the week ‘ar’ and ‘oo’. We have also been revising all the sounds that we already to know and making sure that we can remember all our ‘red words’. Please continue to support your child with their writing at home.

We have been playing lots of games in maths this week, taking turns, rolling dice and adding numbers together. We have also been counting lots, how many Easter eggs, how many chicks, how many children are in school.

Expressive art and design
This week we have been busy creating our Easter hats for the parade this morning. The children all worked incredibly hard and their hats are all their own work. Thank you to everyone who brought in things for their child to stick on their hat. The children really enjoyed taking part in the parade with the rest of the school.

Understanding the World
Our focus this week has been the Easter story and we have been talking about why Christians celebrate Easter. We had some really interesting discussion about some of the words that we discovered whilst reading the Easter story.

Easter holiday homework
Please use the paper provided to help your child write a story. It could be a story about them, someone they know, or completely make believe. All stories need to be in school by the end of the first week.

Baby photos
Next term we will be talking about how we have changed since we were babies. To help us please bring in a named photo of your child as a baby/toddler.

Phonics keyrings
Just a reminder that all keyrings need to be returned by Thursday each week. We have noticed that quite a few are missing and are therefore missing the most up to date sounds.

PE kits must be in school every day next term.

Have a lovey break and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 12th April.
Rebecca Honey