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Week Beginning 29 May 2017

MESSAGES

  • Reception to Year One Transition Workshop Friday 2 June 8.45 – 9:30 Stage One: Miss Rawson, the Head of Year 1, will be able to give you invaluable information about your child’s move to Year 1 in August. You will also learn details of how we will prepare the children this term so they are confident and excited about this great new experience.
  • Outside clothing : As the weather changes and becomes warmer please do make sure your child has a named sunhat, and when appropriate apply sun cream before coming to school. Please also send then with a light rain coat as we try to go outside everyday when it is light rain too.
  • Spare Clothes: Please be reminded that it is very helpful for your child to have a spare set of clothes – underwear, socks, T-shirt and shorts/ dress. As the weather is warmer we are able to spend more time outside and enjoy the water and sand play.
  • Wanted - Jumble items for Tanzania Table at the Garden Party

We are a group of Y.8 & 9 students who are busy fundraising for the projects we will support in November when we travel to Tanzania on our amazing service project. We are looking for your help for contributions of second-hand toys, books and any other small unwanted household items for our Jumble Table at the Summer Garden Party. If you are leaving China or just having a Spring clean, please consider donating your unwanted items to our Tanzania Jumble Table. Please send them in to either the Primary or Secondary reception desks.

LEARNING THEMES – GETTING READY FOR YEAR 1

We are fast approaching the end of the year and the children are already getting excited about moving up to Year 1. We will start talking with the children about some of the routines that will change and in particular lining up outside before school which will begin NEXT MONDAY 5 JUNE. We will practise with the children so they know where to go, and what to expect.

PSED – SELF CONFIDENCE AND SELF AWARENESS

The children are beginning to know that they can revisit and improve their work and have increasingly been taking pride in their work which is great to see.

We will be encouraging this and supporting the children to talk about their work, and think about ways in which they can add to it and make improvements. This is a lovely way to encourage planning and also for the children to inspire each other to try new activities.

KEY VOCABULARY

plan, change, improve,  to feel proud

MATHS – NUMBER

The children will be consolidating their number skills; working with teen numbers and also reent learning about doubles and halving numbers in practical ways using counters, our fingers and pictures.

KEY VOCABULARY

teens, double, half of, share, halve

MANDARIN

We will focus on the Dragon Boat Festival,  a Chinese  traditinal holiday, this week in Mandarin . We will be talking about why Chinese people clebrate this holiday, the food and traditions behind it.

STORY

 端午节的由来(duanwujie de youlai)Dragon Boat Festival story

KEY VOCABULARY

端午节(duanwujie, dragon boat festival),龙舟(longzhou,  dragon boat), 粽子(zongzi, sticky rice-dumpling)

DUTCH

De kinderen van  Reception  beleven met Aadje Piraatje een nieuw avontuur.   Deze week komen we allerlei zeedieren en zeemonsters tegen.  Trossen los en heis de zeilen, pas voor die haai!

KERNWOORDENSCHAT

de zeekaart, het roer, het zeil,  de kapitein,  de matroos,  de haai, de inktvis, de oceaan ,  de hengel,  het anker, de sloep

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