Spring Term 1- Week 5

Date: 5th Feb 2024 @ 1:17pm

Hi everyone,

What a busy last week! 

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

This week, we talked about the non-fiction book The Lunar Year, which explains how the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) is celebrated around the globe. We also had a great time sampling some Chinese cuisine, such as egg noodles, vegetable spring rolls, and prawn crackers, as well as performing dragon dances to Chinese music, and creating special Chinese artwork. Check out some of the photographs below 😊.We talked about how important this festival is to Max B's family, who celebrate Chinese New Year, and we looked at some beautiful family photos of them celebrating. After half term, we will be visited by Max B's family, who will tell us about their year of the Dragon celebrations. 

On Tuesday, we were visited by Jonny Lomax, the captain of the St Helens Rugby team. He spoke to us about the importance of maintaining good health and how it affects our well-being. Additionally, Jonny Lomax discussed his experience as a rugby player, and how teamwork, as well as good listening and sharing skills, are very important in sports. We also looked at Jonny Lomax's rugby shirts, as well as some of his incredible medals and rings!

As part of our Mental Health week, we visited our Reception Spa. We enjoyed some juice, ate a fairycake, and took a foot soak while listening to relaxing music. We had a fabulous time. Please return any spare uniform items, such as socks or underwear. We are almost out of supplies. Thank you. 

In phonics, we reviewed previously taught letter sounds and practiced recognising digraphs and trigraphs within words. We will soon be moving on to Level 4 learning. There is no need to return the sheet to school, so please just do what you can and when you can. Use your imagination to practise letter formation (writing with paint, foam or even a twig in the mud, for example.)

In maths, we investigated finding and creating pairs with various objects. When we arranged quantities into pairs, we noticed that some had an odd one left without a partner. We have also been practising number formation from 0 to 8!

We wish you a happy and restful half-term, and we will see you on Monday, 19th February 2024,

The Reception Team