On Thursday 19th October, children in reception will be learning about Diwali. If you would like to help your child to find out about this Hindu festival beforehand, you could:
create rangoli patterns
create a diva lamp
make and write a Diwali card
make a Diwali craft
These websites may be useful.
If your child does make anything for Diwali, they are welcome to bring it into school to share with their class mates on this day.
Recognising numbers ✅
Let's really understand numbers...
"Tell me about the number 3."
• 3 is one more than 2
• 3 is between 2 and 4
• 3 is bigger than 1
• 3 is less than 10
• 3 and 2 make 5
• 3 is how many sides a triangle has
• 3 is 2 and 1
• 3 is one less than 4
Let's help our children get to grips with numbers! Start with 1 and work your way up!
We'll be sharing this story next week as a mini topic. Children will be writing CVC words, writing captions, weighing and much more.
Practise continuing a rhyming string with your child...
hen, pen, _______
dog, log, _______
Lots of children tasted the sunflower seeds from our wilting sunflower head. There was a real interest in cracking open the shells and trying the seed inside.
Next week, we'll be looking more closely at the lifecycle of a sunflower so that we can find out what will happen now our sunflowers are wilting away.
Thank you for supporting our 'Humphrey's Pyjama Day'!
Children (and staff) enjoyed stories from 'Humphrey's Corner' and activities centred around Humphrey and his toy box. 🐘
What a wonderful story! What's not so wonderful however is that whilst the children have been in their beds sleeping, Stick Man has been into reception and left autumn objects all over the tables! I wonder if the children will notice anything about how these objects have been left when they come into school in the morning. We will see!
We have been busy capturing your child's journey through reception using our new online learning journals.
Very soon, you will be able to track your child's progress - as well as have special memories to treasure from their first year of primary school.
If you haven't already, please send in your email addresses so that we can begin to share your child's daily experiences with you!
Thank you for taking your child on an autumn scavenger hunt!
The children have brought in lots of exciting things to explore and use in and around the classroom and outside area.
Children have been sharing their all 'about me bags' and it's been wonderful to gain more insight into their likes and interests outside of school! These bags will be coming home as soon as your child has had the opportunity to tell us all about themselves so please bear with us!
If there is anything your child needs or would like to take home in the meantime from their bag, just let us know and of course that's absolutely fine!
Roald Dahl Day
What a wonderful day we've had today celebrating Roald Dahl day in reception!
The children looked absolutely amazing dressed up and they embraced the day with smiles upon their faces!
We based the day on the Roald Dahl story 'The Enormous Crocodile' and after listening to the story, children enjoyed making crocodile biscuits, concertina crocodiles and engaging in imaginary play using the mud kitchen and jungle animals, just to name a couple!
Don't worry if your child hasn't made a biscuit today as we'll be continuing our Roald Dahl day tomorrow!
Thank you for you ongoing support!
Day one went extremely well and children settled beautifully into school life at Fairhaven! Here's hoping the novelty won't wear off by the end of week 1!
This week, we will be getting to know the children and helping them to explore their new surroundings.
Next week, we will be starting our mini topic 'All about me!'. Look out for 'all about me' bags coming home soon with your child!