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Edition 9 – 15th March 2019

By James in Butterflies


A message from the Early Years Team

Dear Parents We wave farewell to our 9 chicks at the end of this week with mixed feelings. Watching the eggs hatch and handling the chicks has been a magical experience for pupils throughout the school, but they are outgrowing the brooder box and already have some wing feathers so it really is time for them to move on to pastures new. It was a pleasure to meet with so many of you last Tuesday at parents evening. The remaining Butterflies’ consultations will take place this Tuesday 19th March. Next week we will be preparing for our Mother’s Day celebrations at the end of term and beginning to look forward to Easter. Reception girls join Year One for their first inter-house football match on Tuesday morning (parents very welcome) and we celebrate our wonderful school community on our first Insieme Day this Friday which is a MUFTI Day, (no uniform), ending with the parents and teachers netball match. Please do come along and lend your support if you can. School Council girls will be running a ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’ fund raiser next week. They will be on the bandstand each morning if your child would like to take part: proceeds to the Sacred Heart building fund. Wishing you all a joyful week The Early Years Team

Insieme Day: Friday 22nd March Insieme means ‘together’ and we will be celebrating our school community this Friday on our first Insieme Day This is a whole school celebration day to celebrate our school community. It is MUFTI Day so the children can wear their own clothes. There will be special treats such as watching a play and taking part in making an art collage.

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Nursery Butterflies

Lent 2 Week 4

Dragonflies

What we are learning this week in Butterflies and Dragonflies Week beginning 18th March

Our topic this half term is, “Pirates” Our theme of the week is: “Treasure” We will be baking Chocolate Easter Nests We will be making an Easter card for our family. Outside, we will go on lots of treasure hunts! We will be listening to stories and singing songs about pirates searching for treasure. Sound Table - Objects or pictures of things which start with the ‘b’ sound. Here are some of the things we will be learning:            

To share our favourite ‘treasures’ for Show and Tell on Wednesday and say why they are precious. To learn the ‘b’ sound in Jolly Phonics and find objects for our ‘b’ sound table. To play rhyming bingo. To listen to the story, Pirate Pete’s digging for treasure. To draw treasure maps and make up treasure hunt stories. To learn about number 8 and listen to the Numberblocks song, “I’m 8 but you can call me Octoblock!” To learn about the ‘flat’ 2D shape, the octagon with 8 sides, and make an Octagon treasure jewel. To learn about the ‘flat’ 2D shape, the heart and make hearts for our Mothers, for Mother’s Day. To recognise numerals and search for numbered golden treasure coins in the sand. To order numbered treasure coins. To help the Pirate Pete by counting his bags of treasure coins or jewels and finding the matching number to label each bag. To make treasure chests out of different sized construction toys for different sized treasures.

Our current RE topic is, “Growing” This week in Nursery we will be focusing on Good Friday and looking forward to Easter. Good Friday is a special day. It is a sad day because people remember that Jesus died on the Cross. It is a good day because people remember how much Jesus loved us all. We will learn Easter is the Church’s celebration of new life for Jesus and for everyone. We will talk about how we celebrate Easter at Church, at home and at school.

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It has been another very busy week in Nursery. We have been learning about beaches. We danced, sang & acted out stories about beaches. We had beaches PE lessons, which included bucket and spade relay races. We made hot cross buns. We had a visit from author Paul Geraghty who told us all about his love of frogs, who are in all his books. We had an Eco Hero workshop and we finished off the week with Red Nose Day.

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Reception What we are learning this week in Ladybirds? Week beginning 18th March

Our topic this half term is, “Step into Spring” This week we will also be taking part in our first inter-house football match- all parents welcome. We will be tasting hot cross buns and baking cakes We will be thinking of our mummies and why they are so special to us. Here are some of the things we will be learning:            

To appreciate all the things our mummies do to help us To combine different media to collage a picture To listen and respond to stories: Mummy do you still love me? 5 Minutes Peace, The Egg Hunt To write an invitation containing all the information it needs To think of messages to write in different greeting cards To use describing words in our writing. To form letters correctly. To recognise the trigraphs igh, ear, air and ure. To work together to retell a story. To begin to understand sharing and groupings (lots of). To use our kicking skills and work as a team in football. To join in with group singing and learn some spring songs.

Our current RE topic is, “Growing” This week in Reception will be focusing on Good Friday and celebrating Easter. Good Friday is a special day. It is a sad day because people remember that Jesus died on the Cross. It is a good day because people remember that Jesus died because he loves all of us. We will hear about how Mary, Jesus’ mother was by his side when he died, along with his friend John, and how Jesus asked them to look after each other. We will learn Easter is the Church’s celebration of new life for Jesus and for everyone. We will talk about how we celebrate Easter at Church, at home and at school.

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