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Week Beginning 31 October 2016

Liz Peacock, Head of Early Years Cubs will be on maternity leave from Friday 4 November. Currently she is planning to return on Monday 6 February. During her absence Miss Peacock’s teaching time will be covered by Katie Riordan who is an experienced teacher who is very familiar with life at BISS and knows Early Years well.  During Miss Peacock’s leave, if you have any questions or concerns please speak first to your class teacher as usual. You may also contact our Head of Reception, Emma Lunt via e-lunt@bisspuxi.com or Head of Nursery and Pre Nursery, Natalie Walker via n-walker@bisspuxi.com  as appropriate.  For any other concerns please contact Eleanor Jess, Head Teacher at e-jess@bisspuxi.com.

MESSAGES   

  • As the weather is beginning to change please make sure your child comes to school with suitable named outdoor clothes;  a raincoat with a hood and rain boots, which they can change into to go outside when it is wet. Please label all items with your child’s name!
  • Swimming days: if your child swims at school, please can you make sure that they are wearing leggings or trousers, and not tights.  Many thanks.
  • NO ECA’s, next Tuesday and Thursday, due to PTC. Children need to be collected at 3:30 or go home on the bus as usual. BISCAP and swimming will continue as normal.

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

There has been a lot of interest and enthusiasm around Halloween. We have had class discussions about dressing up and how it is fun. We have also been talking about what makes us feel scared and why? To extend the children’s thinking and understanding of this concept we have been exploring the story “A Dark Dark Tale” by Ruth Brown and “Funny Bones”. Both of these stories have been extremely popular with the children. 

We  have also been exploring the “Winnie the Witch” series by Korky Paul and Valarie Thomas. Next week we will extend the children’s int erest in this series by bringing the story alive. Teachers will act out the story and we will be doing magic tricks and exploring colour mixing.

MATHS

We have observed that most of the children have very good number skills and can count aloud by rote. We are now focusing on them counting quantities and using one to one correspondence.            

KEY VOCABULARY

How many? Careful counting, one by one, check

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Last week our PE sessions were outside where the children had a great time running on the large field and developing their ball handling skills. When possible we will use the large field for PE to keep the children lots of opportunity to practise big movements and develop control.

This week the children will begin learning about celebrations. To support this learning we will be baking birthday cakes. This will provide us with the opportunity to talk about hand washing and good  hygeine practices  when taking part in food preparation.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

The children will be encouraged to act out stories and make magic tricks. They will mix colourecd paint and create  pictures.

KEY VOCABULARY

Colour names, story language, character, who will you be?

DUTCH

Deze week praten we over hoe onze oma’s en opa’s eruit zien.  Heeft jouw opa een baard of een snor? Heeft oma grijze haren?  We verkleden ons in oma’s en opa’s en zetten onze leesbril op om te speuren naar opa’s en oma’s in allerlei soorten en maten.

MANDARIN

THEME: Colour

SONGS: The Color Song 颜色歌(Yan Se Ge)

STORIES: Rainbow Flower 七色花(Qi Se Hua)
Blue  and Yellow 小兰和小黄(Xiao Lan He Xiao Huang)

ACTIVITIES:

Color Mixing

Make a Rainbow Flower Crafts

KEY VOCABULARY

red 红色 (hong se), yellow 黄色 (huang se), pink 粉色 (fen fe) , blue 蓝色 ( lan se ) , green 绿色 ( lv se ) 

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