Information and Reminders
An exciting week for all our students as we begin our Chinese New Year celebrations in school starting with the Temple Fair this Sunday and ending on our Chinese New Year dress-up day on Thursday.
January and February are usually the coldest months of the year in Shanghai. Please make sure your child comes to school every day wearing the correct Early Years winter uniform, and with appropriate layers to equip them for the playground.
Sunday 22nd January - Chinese New Year Temple Fair
Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th January – Chinese New Year Celebration Week
Thursday 26th January – Chinese New Year Dress-Up Day
Friday 27th January – School closed for Chinese New Year holiday
Monday 6th February – First day of school
Wednesday 15th February – Early Years and Primary Coffee Morning, 9am to 10.30am
Tuesday 28th February – Nursery Stay & Play
Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare week
Overview of next week’s learning
As part of our themed activities the children will continue to develop their understanding of opposites with our focus being on weight and capacity. The children will enjoy exploring different ways of filling and emptying containers of water and comparing the weights of different objects. During focused maths sessions the children will continue to explore numbers and comparing two sets of objects and represent the numbers counted using marks or writing the corresponding numeral.
During early phonics activities, the children will explore rhyming and alliteration through games, songs and stories. As well as developing listening skills through taking part in environmental walks and identifying different environmental sounds through playing sound bingo in small groups.
As part of our literacy development the children will begin to look in depth at the story Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins over the next couple of weeks. The children begin to retell this simple story through using actions and a simple narrative.