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Reception Week Ahead Information

25 January 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Reception

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Information and Reminders

February is usually one of 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.


Upcoming dates

Monday 6th February – First day of school

Wednesday 15th February – Early Years and Primary Coffee Morning, 9am to 10.30am

Thursday 2nd March – Reception Pastries with Parents and Stay and Play Session, 8.15am to 10.30am

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare Week and School Photos


Overview of Learning

After the Chinese New Year holiday we will be blasting off to space and reaching for the stars during our new topic ‘Blast Off!’ This topic will definitely engage the children as they explore and learn about rockets, space, planets, stars and aliens. We begin the new topic with the well-loved story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. The children will have the opportunity to listen to the story, use props and mini me characters to familiarise themselves with the characters and key parts of the story, sequence the story using picture cards and orally retell the story using actions. We will be revisiting shape, using them to make space pictures and rockets. The children will learn the mathematical language to name and describe the properties of 2D shapes.