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Week Beginning 7 September 2015

Please could you send in a family picture or email it to your class teacher. We will be using them throughout the week.Thank you to all those parents who have already done this.

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  • Thursday 10 September Early Years Parents Workshop in Stage One 8.45-9.30am.
  • Library Extended Opening Hours: From Monday September 14th the library will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm for parents to borrow books. Parents register directly with the librarian and are allowed up to five books for a 2 week loan period. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Parent Helpers:  We are always grateful for parents who are willing to come in to help read with children, help in the Dinner Hall, make resources etc.  Please let your class teacher know if you are available.

Learning Theme  

We will continue our leaning theme of “All about Me” but rather than thinking about just ourselves, we will be looking at our whole family. Who is in your family? Are all our families the same?

Key vocabulary : family, Mum, Dad, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather.

Personal social and emotional development

This is one of the most important areas of learning at this point in the year. The children are creating bonds with their teachers and exploring friendships with their new peers. As a main focus point this week, we will be playing lots of games as a whole group, remembering each the names of our classmates and talking about ourselves.What do you like to do?

Key vocabulary : friends, name, I like….

Mathematics

Throughout the week we will be playing with the children in a variety of maths games and activities,  observing closely their mathematical development. We will focus on counting to 10 and shape recognition.

Key vocabulary: count, number,  triangle, square, circle, rectangle, star and oval.

Physical Development

Next week we will have both P.E and swimming. The children will be moving in lots of different ways, running, slithering, jumping, hopping and skipping. Can they stop when asked? Can they start again? They will have to use their listening skills too!  Our first swimming lesson will also take place this week. It will be a nice slow introduction for those children who have not been in the pool yet. It will be lots of fun, singing songs and moving through the water in different ways.

Dutch

De kleuters hebben een geweldige start gemaakt in de Nederlandse klas.  We hebben kennis gemaakt met Jules en hebben hem al uitgebreid verwend en vertroeteld.

Volgende week lezen we het boek `Mama kwijt`. Kleine uil valt uit het nest en is zijn mama kwijt.  Samen met de kleuters zoeken we naar mama.  We vertellen over onze eigen familie en maken een familieportret. 

Mandarin

We are going to talk about "my family" next week. The kids will  learn how to introduce their family  in simple mandarin words and  recognize some name of family members.  Children will try to draw "my family". We will learn new songs called  我的好妈妈(wo de hao mama)and  我爱我的家人(wo ai wo de jiaren)

Key words:  妈妈 mother(mama), 爸爸father(baba), 姐姐sister(jiejie) , 哥哥brother(gege), 弟弟brother(didi) ,妹妹sister(meimei), 家人family(jiaren)