We have had a busy first week back in the early years. All the staff enjoyed hearing about all your holiday adventures and can’t wait to start sharing some of the activities they have been completing with their new topics. A warm welcome goes out to all our new children this term. We hope you have had a wonderful first week back and have settled well into to the school routines. Please ask your class teachers if you have any questions or drop them an email or message on Class Dojo. We are always happy to help!
This term is particularly exciting as all the children are preparing for Tet in their Vietnamese classes. F1 have been singing lots of Vietnamese songs while they also learn about the Arctic and Antarctic animals. They started the week with a small world play area for the animals to live in which included snow and some igloos. Everyone painted polar bears and made penguin masks.
F2 made creative Chung cakes for the Tet celebrations and 3D turtles as part of their new sea animal topics. Children rolled the dice and had races with the turtles counting them up and down the chart. They also enjoyed sensory and physical development with the animals in the new wet sand area.
F3 are moving on quickly in their learning and this term they have started to read words by sounding out the letters and blending them together. All the children will be getting special reading words and sound cards to take home over the next few weeks. Please help them to practice and sound these words out at home. They have also started to learn red tricky words which they cannot sound out. All the classes have continued with the Talk for Writing activities and this term the books they are focusing on are the ‘Gingerbread Man’ in the English classes and ‘The Hare and The Tortoise’ in the Vietnamese classes. The children will learn actions and words to go alongside these stories. They will also start to draw story maps and retell the stories using the puppets and pictures. Please encourage them to talk about the stories at home.
Miss Julie Walton
Head of Early Years