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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

  • If you bring your child to school please can you ensure you arrive on time. It is a vital part of the day for the children to settle and socialise with their friends as well as complete the register and morning routines on time.
  • Any changes to pick up arrangements at the end of the day must be made the day before – if you need to change a pick up on the day please make sure you telephone school.
  • Spare clothes: please remember that accidents do happen and it is very helpful to keep a spare set of named clothes in your childs cubby basket. Please include socks!
  • 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.

LEARNING THEME: CELEBRATIONS   

THE BIG QUESTION: WHY DO WE CELEBRATE?

We have looked at lots of different kinds of celebrations, from birthdays and Christmas to Halloween, weddings and  Chinese New Year. We have thought about the range of things we do to celebrate; give gifts, have a party, eat special food, light candles. This week we will be thinking about planning our own class celebration. We will need a reason to celebrate and to decide together how we should do it. There will be lots of speaking,  listening and decision making to do to make sure everyone enjoys the celebration.

THE WORLD

Celebrations form part of our family customs and traditions and it is a great way to share our experiences with friends and see how we celebrate in the same and different ways. Please continue to let us know when you and your family have a special celebration.

KEY VOCABULARY

Celebration, party, birthday, wedding, anniversary, Christmas, Halloween, new baby

Development Outcomes

Enjoys joining in with family customs and traditions

COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

As a class and in smaller groups we will be talking about planning a celebration . We will need to take turns to speak and show our friends that we are listening attentively. We will respect each others turn to speak and our ideas.

KEY VOCABULARY

Speak, listen, look, plan, idea

Development Outcomes

Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation and discussion.

Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify ideas, feelings and events.

PHONICS

We will continue playing some simple phonics games with the children to develop their listening skills.We will consolidate sounds the children already know. Check inside phonics packs  to see if there are any new letters to learn. If you would like to check how the sounds are pronounced please click. 

MATHS

As part of our celebration planning we will continue to work on sequencing as the children will need to think about what happens at their celebration and in what order. We will support the children to talk about sequencing events clearly. We will use our visual timetables to talk about when things happen throughout  a day as well. We will continue to work with the children to measure periods of time in practical ways and talk about how long or short that time can feel.

KEY VOCABULARY

Days of the week, sequence, order, first, then, next, after, before, later, times of day, in the morning, afternoon, at night

Development Outcomes:

Orders and sequences familiar events

Measures short periods of time in simple ways

MANDARIN

THEME: Autumn Harvest

SONG: 秋天到(qiutian dao)

ACTIVITY: leaf painting

STORY: 落叶跳舞 (luoye tiaowu)

KEY VOCABULARY 

Autumn 秋天(qiutian), leaf  树叶 (shuye), Harvest 丰收 (fengshou), cool 凉爽 (liangshuang)

DUTCH

In het kader van de kinderboekenweek verdiepen we ons in het boek `Mijn oma is een ooievaar`waarin  we  een bonte familie van dieren ontmoeten.  De dieren hebben allerlei uiterlijke kenmerken en karaktertrekken van de 4 oma`s en opa`s .  Op wie lijk jij in je familie?

 In `Villa Letterpret`zoeken we voorwerpen met de `p`van pap.

Kan u enkele leuke foto’s van oma en opa mailen naar c-borger@bisspuxi.com of meegeven met uw kind?  Dank voor uw medewerking hierbij.              

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